The Tony Pritchett Archive is temporarily safely homed in my house and garage.
The BFI will eventually home the celluloid, once I have raised funds to digitise it. Huge thanks to Jez Stewart for arranging this.
The researching and celebrating of the archive contents has evolved into a group-project involving artists, scientists, friends and colleagues and fans of Tony’s, to whom I am eternally grateful:
> Prof. Bob Hopgood O.B.E (Chilton Computing Alumni)
> Prof. David Duce (Atlas Lab Alumni)
> Dr. Victoria Marshall (Chilton Computing)
> Dik Leatherdale at The Computer Conservation Society,
> Dr. Nick Lambert (Computer Arts Society)
> Hugh ‘Ras’ Riddle (Provider of a reel to reel recorder for The Flexipede co-creator of ‘Sidebands’ with Tony.)
> Sebastian Martienssen (Software Generation)
> Alan Joy (Software Generation)
> Tim Bierman (Software Generation)
> Terry Froggatt (Elliot Users Group)
> Elliott 903 (chief tape digitiser)
> Jez Stewart (Animation historian and head of animation archives, BFI)
> Dr. Catherine Mason
> Dr. Simone Gristwood
> Stan Hayward (Writer/Director)
> Janet Payne (Programming colleague of Tony’s)
> David Nicholls (retired IBM engineer making a punchcard-reader to aid our archiving).
> Bea Haut (Moving image artist, 16mm)
> Dr. Dean Todd (University of East London’s Steenbeck guru).
> James Holcombe (Moving image artist/16mm filmmaker and scanner).
> Dr. Ryan Shand (Lecturer / film historian).
> Dr. Oleg Chechlov (Scientific programmer at STFC and translator of Russian documents about early cartoon cats)
> Dr Paul Brown (Artist and writer specialising in art, science and technology since 1968)
> Ian Thompson (Sound recordist)
> Izzy De Rosario (script editor)
> Ewan Mulligan (cinematographer)
> Nigel Kellaway (Videographer)
> Alan Gilbey (Screenwriting guru, Doctor Who and Tony fan)
> ‘Keith and Dave’ (reel to reel restorers)
> Cerys Hogg (Artist, musician, contraption-maker and friend of Tony’s)
> Special thanks to Celia Blois, Hellen Hullock and all of Tony’s family.
> Cine Film (8mm, 16mm, 35mm)
> Photographic film, negs, prints (some hand-tinted), 3D stereo-cards and slides (35mm 120mm)
> 1/4 ” audio tape
> Magnetic computer tape
> Umatic tapes
> VHS tapes
> Paper Tape
> Handwritten programming notes/diagrams
> Plotter prints
> Hardware/software sales brochures
> Collected essays and articles on developments in computing and computer animation technology
> Scripts, storyboards and countless production materials.
> Photographic developing equipment
> London University Atlas’ data link cable
> A mystery DIY electronic contraption
> Apple II
> Handmade (using felt tips!) Antics user interface ‘labels’ to be placed upon a drawing tablet.