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The History of John Gilpin becomes even more diverting when paired with illustrations by Ronald Searle
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1951 10 mins
If you haven’t already been diverted by the history of John Gilpin, or would like to venture that way again, you couldn’t find a better accompaniment than the drawings of Ronald Searle. The BFI commissioned four films from Halas & Bactchelor to be screened in the “Telekinema” for the Festival of Britain. Pitched as an experiment in combining verse with illustrations, this fourth and last edition was the only one that contained a single work, with plenty of room to breath.
The Animator’s Art
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 5 mins Location: Fulham
Iconic images by photo-pioneer Eadweard Muybridge come to life in this striking video collage.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 28 mins
A feminist collage/essay film that takes a critical look at certain feminist theories.
The Pecking Order
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 0 mins
A beautifully painted animated critique of modern intensive farming methods
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 8 mins Silent
A film by an early British pioneer of computer generated filmmaking.
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
Daz with the Blue Whitener
Advert 1967 2 mins Location: Devon
Mrs Cross takes the Daz test but what will the outcome be?
T.V. Talk - Lintas
Advert 1954 20 mins
Points of view from a production company at the outset of commercial television in the UK.
Lyons Ice Cream Commercial
Advert 1938 1 mins Silent
From out of the vaults comes this pre-WWII cinema advert for ice-cream
Just the Ticket!
Advert 1953 2 mins
A hard-working Catford clippie and her family star in this cinema ad for hot chocolate.
Heinz Baked Beans : Common Market
Advert 1972 1 mins
In 1972 Britain entered the European common market full of beans. What could go wrong?
Advert 1952 2 mins
A cup of Horlicks helps a struggling husband bring home the bacon in this 1950s advert.