1 October 2004
BBC Motion Gallery, the footage licensing business of BBC Worldwide, has agreed a deal with new London gallery, Kemistry, to license classic BBC clips for its first exhibit.
The exhibition, Timeframes: Lodge, Jeapes and McGhie, TV Titles Pioneers, features the work of three influential designers working at the BBC during the 1960s. The clips, licensed by BBC Motion Gallery, include Doctor Who, EastEnders, Points Of View, The Late Show, Thorndyke, Colditz, Softly Softly, Life On Earth, Late Night Horror and Adam Adamant.
Celebrating the art of the title sequence, the exhibition, which runs until the end of this month, combines these moving images with stills, screen prints, storyboards and lightbox slides from artists Bernard Lodge (creator of the first three Doctor Who title sequences), Charles McGhie (Late Night Horror) and Alan Jeapes (Thorndyke).
Paul Maidment, Sales & Marketing Director, BBC Motion Gallery says, “This type of innovative use of BBC footage is exactly what the archive is there to do. We are gratified BBC motion imagery is being embraced by the wider creative community and we are delighted to be involved with this exciting exhibition.”
Kemistry’s co-founder, Graham McCallum worked with these artists in BBC Design. Of the Time Frames exhibition, he says, “I wanted to capture the artists experience and recollections, and out of conversations with them, the idea of an exhibition was born which has developed into a book and other merchandise. These are classic and iconic BBC title sequences.”
Amy Castle BBC Worldwide
Ricky Churchill Kemistry
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Notes to editors:
BBC Motion Gallery launched in June 2004, incorporating and extending BBC Worldwide’s footage sales business. Developing new opportunities outside the traditional broadcast market, the business provides cost-effective, creative solutions to media professionals on a global basis. As part of its offering BBC Motion Gallery has a website – www.bbcmotiongallery.com – with a core collection of more than10,000 moving images from which media professionals around the world can search and license clips for a wide variety of uses ranging from corporate videos, new media and advertising to TV and feature films. Providing an effective and efficient business tool, the new online platform is the commercial gateway to the vast range of content held in two of the largest broadcast archives in the world – BBC and CBS News Archive.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the commercial consumer arm, and a wholly owned subsidiary, of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company was formed in 1994 to develop a co-ordinated approach to the BBC’s commercial activities: television, channels, publishing, product licensing, internet and interactive. BBC Worldwide exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence payer, and re-invest in public service programming. In 2003/2004 BBC Worldwide returned £141 million to the BBC.