**** In 1967, Tony created a 2 minute cartoon, THE FLEXIPEDE ****
!!!!! THE FLEXIPEDE is Britain’s bit 1st bit of computer animation and the world’s 1st computer-animated character !!!!!
+ + * The film was created using…* + +
> One of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
> A high-security fusion research lab.
> A squeaky office chair.
====__ Tony Pritchett eBook __====
This site contains an eBook that documents Tony + colleagues’
pioneering computing work (c. 1963-1983).
58% impressionistic portrait, 42% technical manual / resource for further study, it sheds light on an exciting time at the beginning of a fast-developing industry.
The Archive Contains:
> 8mm, 16mm, 35mm film, Umatic and VHS tapes.
> Mag track audio, optical and 1/4″ tape.
> Stills photography in many formats including stereoscopic.
> Listings, punch cards, paper tape.
> Manuals, magazines, books, publications, brochures.
> Scripts, production notes and materials (Film and TV).
> Correspondance, reports, essays.
> Hardware, (including part of the London University Atlas!)
> 16mm master neg and Letraset titles from THE FLEXIPEDE!
The Archive’s Current Home:
> My house and garage.
The Archive URGENTLY Needs:
> Physically storing.
Please Get In Touch:
If you are able to help.
(Digitisation of film materials would also allow me to feature them in a documentary project about Tony’s career.)