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Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420730

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.001.0001

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Reimagining Boundaries: Amateur Animations

Reimagining Boundaries: Amateur Animations

(p.196) Chapter 8 Reimagining Boundaries: Amateur Animations
British Women Amateur Filmmakers

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Heather Norris Nicholson

Edinburgh University Press

Very few amateur women filmmakers chose to focus on animation and none have been identified in the colonial settings considered in this book. This chapter discusses varied approaches to animation and suggests that early stop motion experiments were entertaining acts of story-telling and capturing scenes of childhood. Some filmmakers added animated titling sequences to their films and used special visual effects, either working on their own, with a partner or as part of a larger group as seen in films by the Grasshopper Group and Leeds Animation Workshop. Working at home characterises many of this chapter's examples although some teachers have explored animation with children of different ages. IAC records and reminiscences trace over eighty years of women's involvement including still active practitioners and many invisible and under-acknowledged contributors to Britain's professional mid century animation industry

Keywords:   animation history, Sheila Graber, Grasshopper Group, Leeds Animation Workshop, experimental film-making

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