Subfonds GSAA/AV - Audiovisual material

GSA Fashion Show film GSA Fashion Show film GSA Fashion Show film GSA Fashion Show film GSA Fashion Show film

Key Information

Reference code

GSAA/AV

Title

Audiovisual material

Date(s)

  • c1950s-2000s (Creation)

Level of description

Subfonds

Extent

114 physical media consisting of 6 x 16mm films, 2 x 35mm films, 12 x audio cassettes, 2 x audio CDs, 1 x CD Rom, 1 x DV cassette, 1 x DVD, 1 x Floppy disk, 2 x Reel to reel audios, 1 x Super 8 film, 9 x U-matic films, 65 x VHS tapes and 11 x Video 8 tapes.  This corresponds to 119 digital files.

Content and Structure

Scope and content

GSA Archives and Collections hold 216 audiovisual files, covering a range of topics and a wide date range. The audiovisual material has been created both by GSA and by external organisations, such as the BBC (television and radio), STV and ITV, other educational institutions and the Scottish Arts Council. Media in the collection include 16mm films, 35mm films, audio cassettes, audio CDs, CD Rom, DV cassette, DVD, Floppy disk, Reel to reel audios, Super 8 film, U-matic films, VHS tapes and Video 8 tapes. The audiovisual files pertain to topics including the GSA Fashion and Degree Shows, and Activities Week; students discussing their work; lectures by architects; presentations by, and interviews and conversations with, GSA alumni; centenary of the Mackintosh Building; Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh; plays; and documentaries on GSA. Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers. As at August 2017, only the fashion show audiovisual material has been catalogued. The remaining uncatalogued material is therefore not currently accessible for researchers.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

This material has been arranged into series thematically i.e. fashion shows.

General Information

Name of creator

(fl c1970s-)

Biographical history

Chris Webster studied Design and Visual Communications at GSA, graduating in 1980. Chris filmed the 1978 fashion show. He was awarded a maintenance scholarship for a further four terms at Glasgow in session 1978-79. Chris is a freelance television producer and director, and has been based in the Middle East since 2013.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s-)

Biographical history

Denis Crossan studied at GSA in the 1970s and filmed the 1978 fashion show. Whilst at GSA he exhibited photographs. He has worked as a cinematographer for all his professional life, from the 1980s and into 2017, on a number of Hollywood films and television programmes. Denis is also a member of the British Society of Cinematographers.

Name of creator

(fl 1970s-)

Biographical history

Colin Carruthers studied Graphic Design at GSA in the 1970s and was a cameraman for the 1978 fashion show. He was awarded a maintenance scholarship for a further year at Glasgow in session 1978-79.

Name of creator

(fl 1978-)

Biographical history

Lyn McLaughlin started as an AV Technician in the Architecture School in 1978 and then went on to work as a Technical Assistant to the whole school in various departments. As at July 2017, she works as part of the Learning Technology Resource unit. Lyn filmed and edited the films for the fashion shows from 1982 to 1986.

Name of creator

(fl 1980s)

Biographical history

Ken Plater was involved in filming the 1984 and 1986 fashion shows.

Name of creator

(fl 1980s)

Biographical history

Marise Plater was involved in filming the 1984 and 1986 fashion shows.

Name of creator

(1914-1987)

Biographical history

Born 11 April 1914 in Stirling, Scotland. Died Quebec, Canada in 1987. Animator and filmmaker. Attended Glasgow School of Art from 1931-1936 gaining a Diploma in Interior Design in 1936. He won Winsor & Newton Prize 1932, James Brugh Memorial Prize, 1934. He also took part in GSA Dramatic Society (1934) and was a member of GSA’s Kinecraft Society. After art school he went on to be a highly successful filmmaker. The Mackintosh Building foyer contains a Scottish Film Council plaque, installed in 1996 as part of the Film Council’s celebration of 100 years of Scottish Cinema.

Name of creator

(fl 1950s-)

Biographical history

Robert (Bob) M Finnie was a student at The Glasgow School of Art c.1952-57. He was awarded a diploma in Printed Textiles and a post diploma award in the same. He lectured in Printed Textiles from 1958 to the mid seventies. He set up a screen printing facility for general student use but CNNA rules decreed that it must belong to a School. At this time he was promoted to senior lecturer and opted to become part of Fine Art in the Department of Printmaking. Here he was instrumental in setting up a pilot Fine Art photographic area in anticipation of the creation of a new degree in Fine Art Photography with the appointment of a new head of the same. About this time he was appointed a Governer of the School and served on the Building and Fabric Commitee until his retiral from the School in December 1989. Bob is credited on the 1978 fashion show programme for printing.

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Physical Description

This collection consists of both original file media and digitised copies of the audiovisual files. The media included are 16mm films, 35mm films, audio cassettes, audio CDs, CD Rom, DV cassette, DVD, Floppy disk, Reel to reel audios, Super 8 film, U-matic films, VHS tapes and Video 8 tapes.

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Related materials

DC 093 Undergraduate Fashion Show

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Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 GSAA/AV

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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