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Green fingers produce blue hands. A surreal, brooding animation from a future Oscar winner
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1988 6 mins Silent
A storm is brewing. The oppressive, sticky heat of a greenhouse is tangible in this surreal, brooding animated short. Flat coloured graphics and twisting perspectives give the film an early computer aesthetic, although it was produced by entirely analogue means. Three years later, and in a completely different style, Daniel Greaves would go on to win an Oscar for his short Manipulation (1991).
The Animator’s Art
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 8 mins Silent
A film by an early British pioneer of computer generated filmmaking.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 5 mins Location: Fulham
Iconic images by photo-pioneer Eadweard Muybridge come to life in this striking video collage.
The Pecking Order
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 0 mins
A beautifully painted animated critique of modern intensive farming methods
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 28 mins
A feminist collage/essay film that takes a critical look at certain feminist theories.
New Computer to help Animators
News 1981 3 mins Location: Cambridge
Character animator Chris James, a Grierson Award nominee, chats to Anglia TV at the Cambridge Animation Festival in 1981.
13 Cantos of Hell
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1955 20 mins
Follow Dante through Hell in this progressive silhouette animation with a musique concrète soundtrack by talented sculptor Peter King
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -
Behind the Scene
Amateur film 1962 5 mins Location: Stanmer
The Sussex village of Stanmer becomes Occupied Holland in this short film from the Scotts Film Unit - where the film makers are as evident as the cast members
Canterbury and Dover
Amateur film 1960 8 mins Silent Location: Canterbury
Peter Mills' film provides a glimpse of Canterbury and Dover in the early 1960s - where buildings, ancient and modern, sit side by side and Dover's castle is a backdrop to the port
A Buoyancy Test in the Boating Pool at Easter
Amateur film 1946 4 mins Silent Location: Margate
Margate's seafront is the venue for this short film from Bertram Doughty - showing visitors enjoying the attractions of Kent's famous resort.
Demolition in Dartford
Amateur film 1964 11 mins Silent Location: Dartford
The era of pedestrianisation and out of town shopping is about to hit charming old Dartford - as this film captures the beginnings of the town’s transformation
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers