This is a film from the Noel Beardsell Collection of the family at home and on holiday during the Second World War.
This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
This is a humorous, animated film about a mean-spirited industrial tycoon who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for his lost youth. It is a version of the Faust legend set in Batley, Yorkshire. The film was made by Tony Hall and others at Leeds University and was also based on a story by William Beaumont, a local writer now deceased.
Made by members of the Leeds Camera Club Cine Circle, this film documents the Festival of Hobbies which was held at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. Many different tables and stalls have been set up for display in celebration of hobbies including model railways, weaving, pottery, stamp collecting, and filmmaking.
Part of the Kathleen Lockwood collection, this film shows some reservoirs in Yorkshire as well as mentioning a drought caused by the long hot summer of 1975.
This film includes views of the Thruscross reservoir taken on the ground and from the air.
Part of the West Yorkshire Police Collection, this film is a record of officer training at the Dewsbury Gasworks in 1979. Officers, equipped with riot shields, work in formation in order to subdue groups of demonstrators at the gasworks.
Made with the purpose of encouraging prospective employees to apply for work at the Crossley Carpets factory in Halifax, this film includes a tour of the works and glimpses of the various jobs that the workers might do.
Made as part of the Yorkshire Media Consortium project, this documentary follows individuals connected by their interests in new technology and ways of using it.
'Home Grown' is a film about life-style, personal choice and principles. Set in the fields of Brickyard Farm, Ackworth, West Yorkshire, Home Grown tells the story of an organic farmer John Brook who forms an unusual attachment with eco-activists. Home Grown is shot at the third annual Northern Green Gathering and captures the spirit and hope of a growing contemporary culture of grass roots activism.
This film contains footage of agricultural practice in the 1930s followed by footage of a garden.
This is a comical film about a man who tries to stop the relentless noise he encounters in his everyday life. The sound is very muted throughout and may be the result of a poor quality soundtrack.
This is a film documenting work being done in Leeds to clean up the rivers, waterways, and restore old buildings. The film was made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers.
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, this is an instructional film showing various techniques about how to incorporate still images and slides onto 16mm cine film. The film is accompanied by music and commentary.
This is a comical story about a man who takes up filmmaking as a hobby. During his exploration with the world of cine, he eventually makes a name for himself before being accidently killed whilst shooting an action sequence for his latest film. The story is told by the narrator in a humorous way with the use of rhyme.
Made by members of the Leeds Movie Makers, this award-winning film is a witty animation using Lego Pieces. The characters are animated to the David Bowie's 1969 song, Space Oddity.
This is a film about Bradford and its energy conservation.
Part of the BBC Planning For People Series, this film focuses on the redevelopment of Bradford. This film is about the application for an extension to the Leeds Bradford Airport runway. The airport has been losing passengers and wants to expand to include some flights to Western Europe to improve the situation. Local people who live on housing estates at the Leeds end of the airport are objecting to this on the grounds of air pollution.
This is two separate films. The first film is a comedy skit based on the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ It features an exhausted man struggling across a ‘desert’, and is accompanied by the theme music of that film. The second documents the demolition of the two cooling towers of Kirkstall Power Station.
Made in the style of a thriller, but without any dialogue, this is a short film about an attempted murder that may, or may not, have gone disastrously wrong.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this is a film about their course in electrical engineering. It provides a detailed breakdown of the course, integrating study at the college with placements in industry.
A film made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this film concentrates on their scientific research facilities, specifically regarding animal research and testing anaesthetics.
Made by Bradford Institute of Technology, this film shows the demolition of Carlton Street School and houses to make way for the construction of the new Main Building for the Institute.
This is a promotional film made for the Bradford Institute of Technology which highlights the facilities of the Institute.