Category Archives: # 4 Spring 1983

Editor’s Comment

With this issue you will find a poster for the Animator’s Association (ANIMA). If you belong, to a cine club we would be grateful if you would take it along to put on the club notice board. We would also like to encourage juniors so if you know of a school or college with a… Read More »

Reader’s Letters

ANIMATING WITH VIDEO Dear David, I just thought I would write and ask if you read the letter in the December edition of Movie Maker magazine from the American gentleman about ‘Animating with Video’? It seems that somebody has already come up with a practical answer to the problems of animating using video. I feel… Read More »

The ANIMA Report

THE ANIMATOR’S ASSOCIATION WAS LAUNCHED IN ISSUE NUMBER THREE OF ANIMATOR’S NEWSLETTER AND NOW TWELVE WEEKS LATER WE HEAR HOW IT IS GOING FROM MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY NEIL CARSTAIRS. So far we have thirty-seven members which is not bad considering the small number of people who make animated films in this country. I am still the… Read More »

The Shadows Move – the British pioneers

The Shadows Move
Part One

KEN CLARK HAS SPENT MANY YEARS RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF BRITISH ANIMATION. IN THIS ARTICLE HE LOOKS BACK TO THE BIRTH OF THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY.

Dr. Mark Roget’s paper ‘Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel seen through vertical apertures’ was presented to the Royal Society on 9th. December 1824. It dealt with a strange phenomenon: the persistence of vision, prompting the invention of a large number of rotating toys.

The Shadows Move – the British pioneers

In the peace that followed, Dyer, ‘Poy’, and J.A. Shepherd each made three films for a Cecil Hepworth series; Philip Philm Phables. Dyer stayed with Hepworth to make six Shakespearean Burlesques; while Buxton went his own way and introduced series of MIFFY cartoons and BUCKY’S BURLESQUES.