Steps in Time is a collection of eight films made through the Renaissance Partnership Initiative to create a contemporary filmed history of the story of dance in Leeds. Made in collaboration with Leeds Museums, Mojo Media, and the Yorkshire Film Archive, this project follows the inspiring, heart-felt, true story of dance through the eyes of the people who dance to live and live to dance. This is a promotional film advertising the project.
This is a comical film about what goes on behind the scenes of a film screening and the many accidents which can occur.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a film of a woman making a patchwork quilt. The film is accompanied by a musical soundtrack.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short comedy about a member of the Cine club who dreams he is prosecuted after making a bad film.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a short fiction film about a young couple who fall in love, but a love which almost ends in tears. The film is narrated by the young woman, Helen.
The idea of 'what if cars were people' is adopted in this comedy, acted out by members of the Halifax Cine and Video Club. As a man's broken down car is taken to a garage, the garage is operating as a 'hospital', and the car is worked on by a 'surgeon'.
This is a comical film by Halifax Cine and Video Club, showing the travails of a novice filmmaker, and encouraging aspiring filmmakers to join the club.
This film contains footage of an Asian event which is held in St. George's Hall in Bradford. There is a mixture of Indian dancing, singing and music.
This film is a piece of fictional drama made by the Leeds cine group Mercury Movie Makers, directed by Alan Sidi, and distributed with help from the Yorkshire Arts Association. The films boasts a spectacular pyrotechnic display during the climactic sequence.
This film documents the recording of a scene from Alan Sidi's film, 'The Devil God'. Alan Sidi, a member of the Leeds cine group called Mercury Movie Makers, produced this film with funding from the Yorkshire Arts Association. This funding enabled him to create a spectacular pyrotechnic display with expert assistance from specialist effects company 'Action Incorporated', and this film is a voice over lead documentary chronicling the production process of the explosive stunt.
This is a short extract of Calendar News, broadcast on 25/1/2008 and recorded off-air.
Part of the Bradford College Collection, this footage consists of students doing a variety of dancing performances on stage as well as a section in mime and some gymnastics moves.
The film depicts the Sikh Temple in Bradford in 1972. Men, women and children have a meal in a hall, read books and attend a ceremony.
Part of the Bradford College collection, This film contains footage of a woman dancing against a psychedelic background.
This is one of several films entitled 'Out and About' made by Ken Leckenby, a member of the Mercury Movie Makers cine club. The film documents events from 1978-1979 including the 21st Anniversary at Springfields Gardens, Spalding, the annual West Indian Carnival in Leeds, and a trip to Scarborough Zoo and Marineland.
This film is one of the products of a scheme set up in 1948 at Ellerby Lane Primary School that aimed to teach English and Film appreciation. It was directed by, shot by, and starred pupils enrolled at the school, and the film was completed in the July of 1953.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane primary school in Leeds between 195 -1953. This particular piece of film shows some intertitles which the children used in their fifteen minute “Brought to Justice” film, along with brief footage of the school playground.
This footage comes from a set of five films which were shot by pupils of Ellerby Lane primary school in Leeds between 1951-1953. This piece contains scenes that the children shot to practise using their camera.
This is a film made by West Yorkshire Police of a Rolling Stones concert in Roundhay Park in July, 1982. The film focuses on the spectators and some of the behind-the-scenes activities.
'A Change Of Mime' - written and directed by Leeds filmmaker Simon Glass - is the story of a mime artist drowning in creative competition. Lost, he decides to take a more reliable job in the city, one that undermines his silent art - forcing him to speak.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for pupils with physical disabilities and medical conditions based in Rotherham. This short documentary, made in Haworth, asks members of the public their opinions on Emily Bronte's novel, 'Wuthering Heights'.
This film is made by pupils at Newman School, which is a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions based in Rotherham. This film is a music video made by media studies students for the indie hit 'Golden touch' by Razorlight, which uses a hospital location, fun dance routines and stylised editing to create a real music video feel.
Made by pupils of Newman School based in Rotherham - a special school for students with physical disabilities and medical conditions - this film uses stop motion animation and plasticine models to enact the biblical parable of the 'Good Samaritan' from the Gospel of Luke. The voice over work is done by the students, who put their own linguistic spin to the tale.
This film is from the West Yorkshire Archive Service collection and was made by Jewish tailor and amateur filmmaker, Alec Baron. The film contains footage of a fancy dress party held in Leeds Town Hall.
Part of the West Yorkshire Police collection, this film features aerial views of Yorkshire and a West Indian Carnival in Leeds.