Category Archives: #13 Summer 1985

Bye! Bye! Biographic Studios

On 22nd March 1985 Biographic Studios closed their doors for the last time. Ken Clark went along to pay his last respects and talk over old times. In the beginning, Bob Godfrey, Keith Learner, Vera Linnecar and Nancy Hanna were all working at W. H. Larkins studios. In company with other larger units they were… Read More »

Bye! Bye! Biographic Studios – Page 2

Although editing became more sophisticated it did not benefit Biographic, they lost money on the final series of “Square World”. But the charisma of being on the top TV comedy programme each week with a credit on screen and in the Radio Times was a blessing in disguise. This form of advertising was infinitely more… Read More »

Clarence Nash – the voice of Donald Duck

Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck for over 50 years, died on 20th February 1985 at the age of eighty. We print this interview between Father Robert Murphy and Clarence Nash as a tribute to one of cartoon-lands best known voices. Interspersed throughout the following article is a three-way interview conducted by Father Robert… Read More »

How animation paint is made

Graham Beeching of Filmpaint explains the art and craft of making animation paint. The article is based on a taped interview conducted by David Jefferson. Paint consists of two basic ingredients, pigment mixed with a liquid with film forming properties. Custard is an example of a liquid with film forming properties. You could make paint… Read More »

How animation paint is made – Page 2

Although I realised it was not essential for animation paint to use very permanent pigments, because I have painted pictures all my life and made my own paint, I have always gone for the best I can possibly achieve. I set about making paint as if I was making paint for myself, using the most… Read More »

How animation paint is made – Page 3

The ingredients that are added to make the paint flow all require high water contents and this gives longer drying times. Thick paint does not necessarily mean it has got more pigment in. There are some of the cellulose thickeners where you can put one-and-a-half or two percent in water and produce a thick jelly.… Read More »