027 > Film Storage: Progress Report
BFI Master Film Store in Warwickshire is designed to house 190,000 canisters of volatile nitrate film and 240,000 acetate reels at minus 5 degrees Celsius, in a controlled humidity environment – and it looks a bit like The Flexipede.

027 > Film Storage: Progress Report

"As the Curator of Animation at the BFI National Archive it has become increasingly apparent to me that Tony Pritchett’s work represents a vital continuity though a foundational shift in British animation…

Continue Reading
025 > Terry Froggatt & Elliott’s
A photo of Terry Froggatt's Elliot 903. In 1963, Tony learned to program using an Elliot 803. Tony: “I suddenly found something I could do! I thought, wow, this is wonderful. It felt natural to me.”

025 > Terry Froggatt & Elliott’s

Recently, two of my biggest eBook related problems were solved in one fell swoop by Terry Froggatt and his Elliott 903.Problem One: Elliott Automation History Gaps:I have some great audio…

Continue Reading
024 > RAL Lecture
Above: Tony Pritchett and 'The Chilton Atlas' (console). The 'Atlas Laboratory' was situated at Harwell A.E.R.E. (which is now home to The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory). Photo by Nigel Kellaway.

024 > RAL Lecture

Professor David Duce, Dr Victoria Marshall and myself gave a lecture on how (we think!) Tony Pritchett made Britain's first piece of computer animation, The Flexipede.The talk was based on…

Continue Reading
Close Menu