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SET IN BRISTOL in 1787, Clarkson is an historical drama based on actual events and characters. It features Thomas Clarkson, an unsung hero in the campaign to abolish slave trading, and recounts his time in Bristol.


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Made in 1971 this affectionate documentary relates the history and restoration of this broad water canal.

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KENNET AND AVON CANAL

A project to mark the millennium utilising some of our archive of films and videos with pieces to camera from members.

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IMAGES IN TIME

Made in 1936. A snapshot of the activities at the Long Ashton Research Station. Focuses on the harvesting of the cider apple’s, pressing, storage and bottling

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THE CIDER INSTITUTE

The Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-1977. The Queen comes to Bristol and we are there to record the event.

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BRISTOL CELEBRATIONS, 1977

A record of the events that took place in and around Bristol during 1963 starting with heavy snow and ending with the closure of the Embassy cinema in Clifton.

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SCRAPBOOK, 1963

Made in 1989. A polished production on the history of the Bristol Floating Harbour and River Avon. Captures the demolition of the Bonded warehouse and the beginnings of the redevelopment and transformation to today’s new housing and leisure activities.

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TIME AND TIDE

In the Broadmead area of the City of Bristol, is the worlds' oldest Methodist chapel.

This video was made for the trustees and will be used to increase awareness of this internationally important building.

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THE NEW ROOM

Private detectives, drugs and a small dog. There's plenty of action, and a few laughs before justice is out.

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THE PINK BALLERINA AFFAIR

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MONTAGE 1

MONTAGE 2

Night location filming.


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Creating action sequences.


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MONTAGE 3

Costume pieces.


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The title came first with the basic idea of a man returning to a small seaside resort for the last time. Local amateur actor John Stevens took the premise and fleshed out the story to give it an 'ending'

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Mr Davidson's Autumn

MR DAVIDSON’S AUTUMN

Made in 1956 this is a description in broad technical terms of the construction of this world famous bridge.

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An ageing Shakespearean actor is forced to reconsider his Destiny, the Meaning of Life and Everything.

One of the 10 Best winners at the 2006 Melbourne Movie Makers Club International Amateur Movie Festival.

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VERNON’S PERMUTATION

The Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary.  This, the first film produced by the club, was of course using the medium of the time - black and white 16mm film with no sound.

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BRISTOL CELEBRATIONS, 1935

CLARKSON

BRISTOL 600

Made in 1973 to record the celebrations marking the 600th anniversary of the granting of the charter by King Edward III which gave Bristol the right to call itself a County.

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SHORT            EXTRACTS FROM ABOUT 20 PRODUCTIONS TOGETHER WITH

THEIR FULL LENGTH            VERSIONS.

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CABOT

Dramatised documentary on John Cabot's voyage of discovery on the Matthew in 1497.

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CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE

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