British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS AT FARNHAM - ANIMATION RESEARCH CENTRE ARCHIVE

Description
The ARC aims to promote, contribute to and support the under-researched discipline of animation theory. The Animation Department was originally established by Oscar-winning animator Bob Godfrey, and over the years it has developed into one of the outstanding British animation programmes. The appointment of many noted international animators and theorists has contributed to the increasing excellence of the programme, and graduating students have a high placement in industry upon graduation. The aims of the archive are to maintain and expand holdings of UK animation and to develop and produce teaching and other support materials for animation curricula and other disciplines affiliate with international archival institutions.

The LLRC Library has a significant collection of animation films on video as a research resource for students and scholars. These videos represent one of the largest animation film study collections in England. In May 2001 the ARC initiated a project with the library to screen the animation videotapes situated at the Farnham campus and gather data of all films not recorded in the Library OPAC on-line catalogue. To date, 1,600 uncatalogued films were found on the LLRC animation video tapes.
Website
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11263
Keywords
Animated films; Computer graphics
Access
The Collections are currently housed off-site. Researchers are welcome to make an appointment to view and peruse the Collections.
Access for outsiders
Yes.
Facilities
Viewing on premises.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Masters
To date, 1,600 uncatalogued films were found on the LLRC animation video tapes.

Catalogues

Computerised database
The ARC Archive Catalogue Database currently has 10’000 individual metadata entries (40,000 catalogued items are as yet not in the database).
Online catalogue
The ARC Archive Database is not currently online.

Additional Information

Notes
No catalogues are yet available.
Other information
Although varying from production to production, information held at SIIARA includes scripts, dope sheets, production letters, storyboards, press clippings and original promotional material.
Conservation policy
At this stage of the development of SIIARA nothing is discarded.

Main Contact

Name
Jim Walker
Job title
ARC Archive Manage
Telephone
01252 892 806
Fax
01252 892 787
Email
arcinfo@ucreative.ac.uk
Address
Falkner Road
Farnham
GU9 7DS

Alternate Contact

Name
Kerry Drumm, ARC Administrator

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