BIOGRAPHY

PETER CLARIDGE

In my opinion, the only advantage of growing older is gaining experience.

I've always had a very inquisitive mind.. and that's what led me down an incredible path of innovation and creativity. Technology is amazing but in my small world it has opened up so many opportunities. It's hard to believe that I've been lucky enough to be close to the front edge of so much innovation.

But.. without creativity, the technology is just "Nice to have!"

TIMELINE

BBC
1973

​​BBC Television - Film Department - London

Asst. Film Dubbing Mixer.
Trainee Assistant Film Cameraman.
Production Assistant - Trainee Director.

1982
CAL Videographics Ltd

Founded the first video CGI company in the UK. We made visual effects for films including Superman III, Emerald Forest and Peter Greenaway's 'Dante's Inferno’  - TV Station idents for all major UK and many European TV channels... Music Videos for Elton John, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Mike Oldfield etc. etc.

Media Technologie MTC AG 
1988-1990

Founded as a production company based at Limelight Studios in Zürich where I wrote and directed "Always in Time" a visual effects film for Swatch using the latest technology.. "Motion Control".
 

Bavaria Film Studios
Munich - Germany
1990

For three years I was the Digital Production Supervisor at Bavaria Film where I also wrote and directed `The Castle’ a multiple award winning promotional film for the studios.

MTC GmbH
1993-1995

Co-founded MTC GmbH as a production company with Christof Gurland within the Bavaria Studios complex. During this time I was also a consultant to French investors during their purchase of Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. Finally I sold M.T.C. GmbH to Bavaria Film GmbH to form their daughter company ‘Bavaria Interactive’.

​​CAL Production Ltd.
1978

Established my first Video and Film production company.
Directed over 150 image films, documentaries and shorts.

Opened one of the first video rental shops in the UK.

1986
CAL Group Ltd

​​CAL Group Ltd.  - London

The group of companies included CAL Videographics, Axis Associates Design, and Peter Claridge Pictures based at Shepperton Studios. The concept was to provide a "total service" for Design, Computer Animation and Live action shooting.

VIA - The Media Network
1990

I developed a concept for delivering media over the telephone network using hardware from Sony. Their business development manager said "It was the best business concept he had seen in the last ten years!". (The Internet was not officially defined until 1995.. five years later!)

Scanline Animation
Munich - Germany
1990

Together with Thomas Zauner and Stephanie Stalf we co-founded Scanline Animation as computer animation production company based in Bavaria Film Studios, Munich .

Peter Claridge Pictures
Munich - Germany
1996 -

After many years of setting up and running companies, I decided to just concentrate on my directing. 

Please look at the WORK section to see a selection of some projects I have been involved in over the years.. both as a Director and Visual Effects Supervisor.

 

AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR
CRAFT AWARDS
ITVA AWARDS

I’ve been lucky enough to receive many Awards over the years and would like to thank all the clients and crew that made that possible. 

PETER CLARIDGE PICTURES

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