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Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid

Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid

Dawson, Andrew and Holmes, Sean P. (2014) Culture, Creativity and Disappearing Celluloid. [Video]

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In May 2013 Technicolor Laboratories closed its British processing plant. In March 2014, Deluxe Laboratories in Denham, just outside London, also ceased production. There are now no large-scale film processing laboratories in the UK. Most commentators on the film and television industries welcome the creative possibilities heralded by the digital revolution. But this transformation comes at a cost in terms of the destruction of existing work cultures and associated creative practices. On one level, this documentary sets out to record and, perhaps, memorialise laboratory practices and the voices of those who work within at the precise moment of its anticipated demise. But, on another, by highlighting past and existing production processes it also pinpoints some of the important cultural and creative losses we are about to experience as a result of the disappearance of celluloid and the switch to digital.

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film laboratories; British film and television industry
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > History Research Group (HRG)
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 14:39

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