This amateur instructional film, with a staged scenario involving a film scriptwriter and toothache, is one of several made on small-gauge film by the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) as an introduction for new members, and probably as a filmmaking exercise itself.
This tongue-in-cheek promotional film was produced for the North East Region of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (NERIAC), which hosted the national IAC Annual General Meeting and film festival in Newcastle in October 1987. It was written and directed by Michael Gough, a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association. Includes time-lapse footage of South Shields-born animator Sheila Graber at work.
A stop-motion animated advertisement for the Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. Produced to promote their first Christmas display window in 1971, the films feature a number characters from the popular BBC children's television programmes Camberwick Green and Trumpton. The advert is narrated by John Le Mesurier.
This amateur footage by Stephen Gray records two events in the 1980s: the first is a York Run that starts from the Knavesmire, and the second is the demolition in 1987 of tower blocks on the Nursery Farm Estate in Gateshead. The towers were commissioned by Felling UDC and completed in 1968. The consulting architect and engineer for this development was John Poulson. The compilation also includes brief footage of the film-maker's colleagues in the Environmental Health Department of Gateshead Council and on site at slum housing due for demolition.
This short amateur film by Stephen Gray documents the 'Run With the Stars' Newcastle Theatre Royal Appeal event to raise money for the theatres refurbishment in around 1985. Includes the celebrity guests Alan Robson of Metro Radio and Wendy Gibson, BBC Look North presenter. The film also features local actor Billy Fane who would go on to star in 'Byker Grove'.
Amateur narrative home movie by James Dudfield Rose of a typical Sunday at home at 'Ruskin House' in Croft Terrace, Jarrow, with his parents (Jim Dudfield Rose Senior, a former pharmacist at 18 Ormonde Street, East Jarrow, and his wife Mary Ann nee Skelland), featuring Sunday lunch, gardening, listening to the radio and tea in the garden. In the evening the family, (including James Jnr and fiancée Elsie Adeline Richardson) get together, James Jnr editing film footage and Elsie hand painting the colorful title cards, whilst the parents settle in with knitting and the radio.
Jazzy and fast-paced Turners of Newcastle cinema commercial advertising their photographic and cine sales.
This is a Tyne Tees Television news report and interview by Anne Avery with Marvel comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee on the launch of 'Captain Britain'. This report was transmitted 19th October 1976.