FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1964/65 - Animated model cars and crude clay figures on 8mm film. (10 minutes)

  • 1969 - Tree clay animation. (2.5 minutes)

    • Experimented with several other minor clay efforts; first attempt at morphing and free form psychedelic movement.

  • 1970 - Clay battle scene with more detailed figures. (2.5 minutes)

    • Hot wax on glass to simulate a lake of flowing lava.

    • First attempt at line animation.

  • 1971 - Last Battle on Flat Earth clay animation. (4 minutes)

    • Received the "The Northwest Artist Award" at the Bellevue Arts Festival.

    • Line animation: first attempt at animating the lava tornado image.

  • 1972 - CAS'L' pieces and bar room scene. clay animation. (15 minutes)

  • 1973 - Start of the Quest clay animation short. (3 minutes)

    • More lava animation done in wax.

  • 1974 (early) - Little Boy in School (featuring Gus Reeves as a child) clay animation short. (4 minutes)

    • Did extensive line animation images of the lava tornado.

  • June 1974 - Moved to LA to work for Frank Zappa; turned over to him most of the films done in the early 1970s. A Token of His Extreme concert video with animated scenes. (Later remastered a the Dub Room Special)

    • Did occasional line animation scenes.

    • Worked extensive replacement animation series.

    • Got heavily involved in morphing clay.

  • 1979 - Premier of Baby Snakes in New York City.

  • 1980 (early) - Zappa release of Dub Room Special and Video From Hell. (Featuring some animation scenes)

  • 1987 - Bickford completes Prometheus Garden 27 minutes. (With sound track and line animation intro).

  • 1990 - Release of Zappa's The Amazing Mr. Bickford.

    • Though the 1990s Bickford continued doing a work in progress called CAS'L' - 39 minutes (to date)

  • 1991 - Spent two weeks in LA doing preliminary work for a feature called Ecotpia.

    • Did an animation segment for a music video entitled, "Mr. Blue Veins" by the LA group Carnival Art.

  • 1993 - 25 second line animation for a television commercial.

  • 1994 - Bickford made an appearance in a documentary about animators.

  • 1995 - Animated a few scenes for a live performance kiddies musical Searching for Father Christmas.

    • 18 second spot for MTV Latino with music by Dweezil Zappa.

  • 1999 - Work was begun on Monster Road a documentary about Bickford by Brett Ingram.

  • 2004 - Monster Road won various awards traveling the film festival circuit including,

    • Best Documentary

      • Slamdance Film Festival.

      • Ann Arbor Film Festival.

      • Independent Film Festival of Boston.

      • Red Bank International Film Festival.

      • Indie Memphis Film Festival.

    • Best Documentary Runner-Up.

      • Aheville Film Festival.

    • North Carolina Filmmaking Award.

      • RiverRun International Film Festival.

    • Independent Spirit Award.

      • Sonoma Valley Film Festival.

  • 2015 - Bruce Bickford completes CAS'L' Clay Feature.

    • Release to DVD.

    • Screens CAS'L' at Ottawa International Animation Festival.

  • 2017 - May 6 World Premier of line animation short "Atilla" at the Stuttgart International Animation Festival