The filming of Carry On Camping began 50 years ago on 7 October 1968. The house where Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw collect Joan Sims and Dilys Laye is at Pinewood Green, Iver. A mere 300 metres away from Pinewood Studios which is on the other side of Pinewood Road. Some of the neighbouring houses […]
Ken Loach made the keynote speech at the 54th BFI London Film Festival. He said television has become the ‘enemy of creativity’. Update (Sep 2018): the video is no longer available on the BFI’s YouTube page.
Fifty years ago today, on 10th April 1960, the premiere of the film Hell Is A City took place at the Apollo cinema in Ardwick.
Watching the G20 protests on TV it seemed that every other person had a camera. Yet only two video clips of the Ian Tomlinson incident have come to light so far. One was shot by a member of the public, the other by a broadcast news team and despite professional cameras being outnumbered by ‘activist’ […]
If you have a stack of camcorder tapes from the 1980’s and 1990’s (and hopefully the camcorder to play them on) time is running out to preserve that footage for the future, by making a copy.
As a photographer myself, I broke out into a cold sweat reading how this poor man lost most of his image library in the Lever Street fire. Equipment can be replaced but unique transparencies, negatives and digital images can’t be.
It comes as a breath of fresh air to realise that there are still good people around in Manchester who are not focused on relieving you of as much cash as possible.