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The Boy Who Wanted to Make Pictures
Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist in this early advert based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.
Advert 1924 4 mins Silent
A cartoon advertisement for Kodak demonstrates that their pocket cameras can be perfect for those who don’t feel gifted with other artistic talents. With cartoons by H.M. Bateman, famed for his The Man Who... and The Boy Who… newspaper series, animator David Barker brings movement to characters only previously seen in print.
Pioneers of Screen Advertising
Advert 1902 1 mins
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Advert 1925 3 mins
Deceptively simple early animated ad for Shell petrol
Advert 1926 10 mins Location: York
There's no need to renew your socks with the Trojan Utility Car - you simply can't afford not to have one!
Advert 1898 1 mins
One of the earliest films showing off a brand: three women pack Vinolia soap into boxes
Advert 1900 1 mins
One of the earliest surviving British adverts
Advert 1922 5 mins Silent
Pretty in Pink 1920s style: an innovatively hand-coloured cinema advert for Twink dye.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.