A 16mm motion picture film featuring a short television commercial for Kodak film, aired in the lead up to Christmas and designed to give viewers an overview of the film types available for purchase. Produced in 1962 by Fanfare Films for Kodak Australasia, it features the same music and backdrop as the Kodak Camera Parade campaign, but does not feature the marching girl.

This film is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

Television commercial advertising Kodak film. It opens with a cartoon bird flying out of a Kodak camera saying "Here's a Christmas gift idea for camera owners". It shows the four different formats for film and closes with the line "Pictures remember when you forget". Music and a male voice over are heard throughout.

Physical Description

16mm cellulose acetate motion picture film; Black and White; Television commercial (TVC); Optical sound; 1962 Originally housed in a cardboard box with Fanfare Films Pty Ltd branding on it, wound on a black metal Kodak Australasia reel.

More Information