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New Computer to help Animators

Character animator Chris James, a Grierson Award nominee, chats to Anglia TV at the Cambridge Animation Festival in 1981.

News 1981 3 mins

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New York-born Animator Chris James, famous for the award-winning films ‘About Face’ and ‘After Beardsley’, is at the 1981 Cambridge Animation Festival, taking a look at the Quick Action Recorder (QAR), a new computer which has proven to be a great advance in the animation world.

American-born animator Chris James settled in England in the mid-60s. His film “About Face” was runner-up in the Grierson Award for Best Short Film of 1978 and was screened on the inaugural day of the launch of the television Channel 4 in November 1982. In 1981 he produced the film “After Beardsley” about the artist Aubrey Beardsley.