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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.
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.
Green Men, Yellow Woman
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 4 mins
Even Clark Gable doesn’t live up to his image in this off-beat cartoon about a woman fed up with the attentions of little green men
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1971 6 mins
Do not adjust your set! This off-beat jukebox cartoon is definitely more freaky than footbally
Pye Cinema & TV Advertisement starring John Cleese
Advert 1970 1 mins Location: Cambridge
Actor, comedian, and Monty Python, John Cleese plays to type as a sophisticate loony in this advertisement for Pye Electronics of Cambridge.
Bumping Race (Cambridge May Races)
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
University teams navigate a bend on the river Cam in no ordinary rowing race.
School programme and Educational film 1964 11 mins Location: Cambridge
First catch your wriggly pig! Pig rearing from birth to market, and the sale of pedigree pigs overseas. A classroom film by Hugh Brandon-Cox.
News 1981 6 mins Location: Cambridge
Disabled graduate Peter Thweeney simply wants the opportunity to be economically independent, and has ambitions to become a lawyer.
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
News 1979 5 mins Location: Cambridge
How factually accurate is the 1979 American sci-fi movie 'The Black Hole'? Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking sheds light on the matter.
Disabled Boy Invents Speech Machine
News 1973 5 mins Location: Cambridge
Anglia TV report on the young disabled entrepreneur that has invented the Lightwriter, a communication device that won a British Design Award
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
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