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Claude Wickstead

Sound

Claude Wickstead started working at the Government Film Studios in 1938. After serving in WWll, he joined the National Film Unit’s sound department, where he contributed to the soundtracks of a great many films including the long-running series Weekly Review and Pictorial Parade. He was in charge of the NFU Sound Department from 1951 until his retirement in 1977.

All set for a take? OK she’s away! Claude Wickstead at work, as heard on the soundtrack of 1947 film Exhibition Loop

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The Years Back - 4, The New Decade (Episode Four)

1973, Subject - Television

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This is New Zealand

1970, Sound Director - Short Film

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The Glacier Climbers

1964, Sound - Short Film

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These New Zealanders - Motueka

1964, Sound - Television

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These New Zealanders - Taupō

1964, Sound - Television

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These New Zealanders - Benmore

1964, Sound - Television

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These New Zealanders - Gore

1964, Sound - Television

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Holiday for Susan

1962, Sound - Short Film

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France vs New Zealand (first test, 1961)

1961, Sound - Short Film

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Drums Across the Lagoon

1960, Sound - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 99

1960, Sound - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 96 - The New Army

1960, Sound - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 98 - Expanding Auckland

1960, Sound - Short Film

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Jetobatics

1959, Sound - Short Film

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The Lion and the Kiwi

1959, Sound - Film

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The Eventful Years

1958, Sound - Short Film

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Antarctic Prelude

1956, Sound - Short Film

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Hot Earth

1955, Sound - Short Film

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Kotuku

1954, Sound - Short Film

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Outdoor Dogs

1953, Composer - Short Film

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White for Safety

1952, Sound - Short Film

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Pictorial Parade No. 1

1952, Sound - Short Film

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Aroha: A Story of the Māori People

1951, Sound - Short Film

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The First Two Years at School

1950, Sound - Short Film

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Beautiful New Zealand

1949, Sound - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 413 - From Potter's Wheel to Mass Production

1949, Sound - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 416 - Prelude to Aspiring

1949, Sound - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 350 - New Zealanders for the Olympics

1948, Recording - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 367 - Crippled Children Society

1948, Sound - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 346 - Rhythm and Movement

1948, Sound - Short Film

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Weekly Review No. 374 - The Coaster

1948, Sound - Short Film

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Exhibition Loop

1947, Subject - Short Film