This is a film made by three members of the Mercury Movie Makers – Alan Sidi, Ken Leckenby and Reg White – which explains in detail how they added soundtracks to films using a sophisticated system designed by Alan Sidi. Sidi also provides the commentary to the film. The men give a demonstration showing the audience how to add sound to the film 'On Every Child's Shoulder.’ The film takes place in Sidi’s personal editing room in his house, Val D’or.
This is a promotional film made by Harrap Brothers to promote their Sirdar brand of knitting yarn. Accompanied by a commentary, the film takes us through the process of spinning wool into yarn at their factory in Wakefield, showing the workers at work, including those hand knitting designs for testing.
This is a promotional film made by C.H. Wood for the Miraclean system produced by Thomas Hill Engineering of Hull. It provides an overview of the revolutionary cleaning machine they designed in the early 1980s for bottle cleaning, the Miraclean. Here it cleans Hammond sauce bottles (Shipley), soft drink bottles from Bradford, Guinness bottles from Liverpool, wine bottles, vials for medicines and bottles of pop.
This is a film sponsored by the Textile Department of the University of Leeds which shows the process of the production of yarn in several West Riding woolen mills. Through the extensive use of intertitles, each stage of the process is explained in great detail and shown in operation.