Category Archives: Arty Stuff

Anything that happens to fall out of my brain and on to the page

Selfridges film unit – 1948 to 1953

Does anyone have any information about this?

My late Father used to tell me about his days helping out the Selfridges film unit when he worked there as an electrician sometime between 1948 and 1953.  I am in touch with Selfridges themselves about this but so far no luck.  It would be great to be able to find out exactly what this film unit produced – if it indeed existed!

My recollection of his stories were that they used to make short infomercials about products they sold in the store.  Normally the Internet would throw something useful up – but nothing so far.  I’d like to expand on this a little more in the 2nd edition of Video Artisan so it would be great to know.

If you don’t know – please help me spread the word about my quest with a re-tweet, FB like or other share.  Many thanks.


IOV at BVE London – the last stand!

I’ve been sorting out furniture and logistics for the IOV’s stand at BVE today.  Its going to be my last time working for the IOV at an exhibition (probably!) – which is both a sad and happy thought all wrapped into one!

I am looking forward to BVE though – and putting some flesh on a few tasty propositions that have been put to me in the last few weeks.  VERY interesting stuff!