The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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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.
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 0 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1989 28 mins
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Green Men, Yellow Woman
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 4 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1971 6 mins
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Tennis - The new VASSS Points System
News 1968 5 mins Location: Cambridge
American Real Tennis champ Jimmy Van Alen insists that his new scoring system VASSS-tly improves the game! Anglia TV remain unconvinced.
News 1975 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Judy Finnigan, early in her career as an Anglia TV reporter, interviewing 'real tennis' pro Brian Church.
Cambridge and Oxford
Travelogue 1953 10 mins Location: Cambridge
Time has taken an interesting toll on this contrasting portrait of Oxbridge by pro-am filmmaker Mathew Nathan
'Bumps' On the River Cam
Sport 1927 1 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
Tense scenes from Cambridge's unorthodox boat race.
Multi-cultural Fortnight in Cambridge
News 1978 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Welcome to the Multicultural Fortnight in Cambridge where children learn to banish cultural stereotypes learned from TV.
Poppy Day Rag in Cambridge
Amateur film 1951 6 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
Outrageous behaviour that’s all for a good cause. Cambridge students ‘rag raid’ on Poppy Day in 1951. Captured on 8mm by student C.D. Cooper.
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Silent Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Silent Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Silent Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.