Collection John Midderigh
A collection of films by John Midderigh featuring his local area and travels abroad in the 1960s and 1970s using unusual film stock and anamorphic aspect ratio (2.66:1).
|Collection ID||702||Reference code||WS 050317|
|Dates||1950s - 1970s|
|Materials||FILM 16mm FILM EQUIPMENT|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This collection by amateur film-maker John Midderigh include a selection of vivid travelogue style documentaries filmed on location in Africa, Italy and Yugoslavia. The films document the film-maker's travels and his local surroundings, though a 'Supermidavision' or CinemaScope Anamorphic aspect ratio (2.66:1), on Kodachrome II colour reversal stock at 16 FPS. Mr Midderigh experimented with the format and aspect ratio to best capture the beauty of the natural and built environment to the full.
Films in this collection:
Showing 4 results.
Brighton and Other Places of Interest
This well-made amateur film extols the sights and activities that Brighton had to offer visitors during the late 1960s. The film, which includes a commentary and music, captures scenes from Brighton, its seafront, parks and gardens.
Portrait of Venice
This amateur travelogue-style documentary film explores the Italian city of Venice, supported by a voice-over narrative with music soundtrack. The film tours the canals, churches and markets of the city providing an historical overview of the construction and occupation of the islands. Views of the 'Regatta Storica' in 1971 are also shown.
[Glimpse of Yugoslavia]
This amateur travelog-style documentary explores the former country of Yugoslavia supported by a voice-over and commercial music soundtrack. The film tours the regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia; visiting areas of cultural note, markets and countryside.
East African Safari
This amateur colour travelogue-style wildlife documentary shows a group safari tour in the Nariobi, Tsavro, and Sarengeti National Parks in Kenya and Tanzania. The film, accompanied by a voice-over and sound effects, describes the characteristics in behaviour, diet, and habitat preference, of a variety of native animal and bird species seen throughout the tour. The film features dubbed animal and ambient background sounds.
Showing 4 results.