Brian R Pritchard - Motion Picture and Film Archive Consultant






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My aim is to provide useful, practical and accurate advice. I can assist with technical reports, investigations, consultation and help with suppliers.

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Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid

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Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid
In June 2014, following the closure of Technicolor and Deluxe film laboratories, Andrew Dawson and Sean P Holmes produced a short documentary highlighting the skills and creativity of the men and women who worked in film laboratories. While most film and television industry experts welcome the digital revolution this documentary draws attention to the significant cultural and creative losses involved in the switch from celluloid. The documentary can be viewed at:

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45 including UK Postage

A new book that looks at the developments of

motion picture film technology from a

British perspective from 1895 to 2015.

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Some aspects of the technical side of

Motion Picture Film 1895-2015

     For UK delivery only, for overseas prices please see: How Films Were Made and Shown