[These are a mix of topics and film titles covered, and events that relate to them DS]
Grandad on night shift Father brought us back to London Ranleigh Road School Moved around, dads work; 1941 bombing in London Docklands on fire; Back to Yorkshire
First day at school Dad bought caravan - Runnemede [Runnymede?]
1942 Left school Fulham Motor Repair Centre
Unhappy - surveyor Jack Chamberlain - Eric
Told I have a meeting at Shell Mex House
"ALL ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY" Horne Brothers [Clothing Store]
Alexander Wolcough Head of SFU [Shell Film Unit].
Edgar Anstey Animation Dept - Frank Rodker
Cutting Room - Sam Napier Bell, Alan Gourlay. - Film nitrate, metal transit cases - Holywood Moviola - Horses, 4 way synchroniser, bins with liners - paper clips, steel rule, lick, razor, cement - Cutting sea gulls
Neg Cutting - Miss Barnes; Bell and Howell Pedal Joiner
Projection - George 'spiv'
Films for Ministry of Information Locations - PRE-NATAL CARE; CIDER, hitch hiking. ASDICS a three hour epic directed by Alan Gourlay
Stanley Rodwell Lighting; Exposure; Silver; Debrie Super Parvo; Newman Sinclair; Grease the gate; Hand tests.
Newman Sinclair, clockwork, oil industry 35mm standard Wratten ﬁlters, *G' "23A' Grads Looking at image on the ﬁlm, composing, focussing and exposure
Debrle Super Parvo; Fades and mixes in the camera Weather, sun
City and Guilds and Institute of British Photographers
1946 Call up, conscription. Coal mines Training Demob number
Back to SFU
1947, Joined RAF Photography Trade designated, RTO
1949, Back to SFU, Told job unavailable, but somehow I got back; Second Projectionist, with Douggie Sleight
Colour Film - Mirror shutter - Colour temperature, lights
Soon in the camera department: Sidney Beadle: Perfectionist, Dress emaculate, Tea Caddy, Time lapse, Fresnel lenses, Equipment
"HOW AN AEROPLANE FLIES" Vertical dive, Swindon
1952, 3D "POWER IN PERSPECTIVE"
Camera; Testing; Air-to-air; Alan Pendry; Sidney Beadle; Maurice Picot; Raymond Spottiswoode.
i963, "MILLE MiGLiA', director Bill Mason
Maurice Ford; B and H Eyemo; Practical jokes; Scratches.
1954, "RIVAL WORLD", directed by Bert Haanstra
Arriving Kenya -MAU MAU Prison Camp- Sid landing alone -Trunk of white Arrow shirts - Fridge- Getting back at night - Carisberg - Locusts, hoppers - air-to-air - Anson - turning point in my career -Alan Pendry, - appendicitus Studio -silk moth,- bees.
Nine International awards, seen by more people than any other Shell ﬁlm.
Bert Haanstra Inspired me - Camel shot - Mentor.
THREE PEOPLE HELPED ME IN MY CAREER, Gave me a Break: -
ALEXANDER WOLCOUGH TO BECOME A TRAINEE-
BERT HAANSTRA - TO BECOME A CAMERAMAN
GORDON BEGG - TO BECOME A DIRECTOR
I didn't get a break from the peopie I felt should have helped me.
1955/6, "HIGH SPEED FLIGHT SERIES", Directors Peter de Normanville and
Denn i s Sega11er
Colour schlieren [?]
Air-to-air - Eastman color at 40,000ft. Lancaster, - Meteor, - bends.-Supersonic pass - Peter brief for Hunter - Model shooting
Wally Veevers, Bill Warringham, Pinewood*
"TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH"
clouds on ﬁre. Mirage Fighter, Starﬁghter - Peter with the bombs
Kllkicker - Point Vulcan, "Strategic Air Command"
1957, "COLOUR SCHLIEREN" Directed by Peter de Normanville
1956, "SONG OF THE CLOUDS", directed by John Armstrong
1958, "COUPE DES ALPES 1958" directed by John Armstrong
Ford Zephyr rally car - Dean Delamont arrives, tests, G force. Refuelling at the start- Catching up the rally! "No brakes" - Hitting walls, vehicles 'G' force on camera Arrie stops on bends - Delerious Title scenes rally shooting,- Stelvlo
I960 Nervous breakdown Jungian analysis
Left Shell Film Unit to freelance - Samuelsons - Cygnet - Wine, parachute drop. - Random Films - Michael Brandt - Film Centre - David Cobham - Furlong Films -World Wide.
1961, "SINGLE BUOY MOORING SYSTEMS". SFU, Sarawak
MIRA on roof of camera car. - Shooting Motor Torpedo boat - Shooting Construction Shell Centre - Shooting International Six Days Trial, Isle of Man.
Company cruel to Sidney Beadle.
1965, "INVASION", Jack Greenwood, Merton Park Studios
Special Effects "
THE WINE FILM" with Sarah
Supplies - Filming without a lens
"THE STEEL FILM" with Peter Griﬂths
- Pylons - Crate on crane
1965, "UNDERWATER SEARCH" directed by John Armstrong
Sleeping on the oil rig in the Gulf
Land Rover breakdown in the desert with Ian Brundle, - Gattar.
1967, "DEAD SAFE", producer Gordon Begg, Millbanh Films
Turning Point in mv career
Closed door - Zita Plaque Award
1967, "THE GARCHEY SYSTEM", Mathew Hall Gold Award, USIF. Chicago, USA.
1968, "MEXICO OLYMPICS", Samuelsons
Jesus - Horse Event -Gymnastic Final
1968, "FOCADAS PIPELINE" Nigeria, SFU - Pole vaulting - Mau Mau
SIDE THREE [?]
1970, "THE CHOICE", producer, Gordon Begg, Millbank Films
Taking over - Starting in Teeside - The synchronicity that made it possible - Gold Award
1971, "THE PROTECTORS", Robert Vaughan, 2nd unit director.
1972, "MIRAGE" LE MANS GT FORD FOR GULF for Michael Brandt
1972, "COMMUNICATE TO LIVE", Basic Films,
Cutting problem - Gold Award, BISFA. [British Industrial & Scientific Films Association]
1973, "IT'S PEOPLE THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS", director/producer, Ronnie W.
1973, "I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH BABIES", BBC - Without commentary - Angela at career interview
1974, "WE PLAY IT COOL", AGA, producer John Spencer
Comedian - Topless girl
1974, "ROUGH RIDER", AGA, Laurie Hardy-Brown,
BBC GOLF SERIES
SENIOR TOURNAMENTS, sponsored by Teachers
1980, "ALL ABOUT TIME", Rotary Watches
"AMAZING MORLD OF QUARTZ", Rotary Watches
Developed my invention
1987, "CHANGING WORLD", Chase Manhatten Bank, Betacam.
1995/6, Research and wrote Screenplay "HIGH-WIRE" ...the Circus Movie!
1997, Wrote novel, "SOS STARSHIP-EARTH"
1998, Working: on ﬁnancing "HIGH-WIRE" ...the Circus Movie"
AMBITION To direct the movie from my novel.