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.