Student practical work in Lab This section aims to document all the films that I have worked on. The early 8mm films, our own 16mm films, my own personal films and those made as part of a film project by the Language Teaching Centre at the University of York.

This will be a work in progress for a long time, and will include contributions from others involved if possible.
analogue film maker




The original use for this web site was to host experiments in the support of learning and teaching in various aspects of electronics. The domain name is from EDUcation in elecTRONICs. It now hosts studies of web material to support practical work.

A personal research topic for 2020 is the role of audio in the web based support of practical student work. Electronics and Embedded Systems are the main subject areas to be considered.
John and Ian working on film
An interest in photography lead to use of 8mm film and joining with others to produce more ambitious work. [The exhibition in 2017 called 8mm Film in the 1960s covered those early years.] This section deals with the making of 16mm film from 1969 onwards, with details of current work to be found below.
More recent 16mm Film Projects are listed here, including those still in progress.

Apollo Poster

8mm FILM IN THE 1960s

A group of young film makers from the 1960s celebrated after 50 years with an EXHIBITION. It all started after the chance discovery of some of the old films during an attic clearout! On April 2016, three of the group visited the Yorkshire Film Archive with the films. After an interesting tour of the archives, they were able to view their standard 8mm material on an amazing piece of equipment used to digitize this gauge of film. The content of the material, and it's image quality, could be judged from this initial viewing. The three, John Skelton, Ian Symonds and Bill Thomson, were very pleased to see the work again after all these years and left to work on a plan for an exhibition. All the original group members worked on this project, some from a considerable distance, thanks to the Internet! The exhibition was held on OCTOBER 21st 2017 in the BLACK SWAN, Peasholm Green, YORK. Equipment used and films that they made were the main focus of the day. However, two visitors from that era, Mr Michael Saville and Mr Neil Guppy were an unexpected highlight.

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