“The Western Australian TV Pioneer and philanthropist Sir James Cruthers is the subject of the next AMMPT ‘inFocus’ presentation. On screen, we will see Sir James Cruthers himself, presenting anecdotes about key events from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. Other early TV personalities will add ‘behind the scenes’ stories to enrich the presentation. Sir […]
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Ahh not again” When I arrived at Epsom Ave in Belmont, there was, as far as the eye could see, dozens and dozens of Swan taxis and police cars down the whole length of the ave….called back to Darcy…and he sent Don H. … We ended up in Gnagarra pine plantation to where Robinson had escaped, and spent the night with TVW 4 wheel drive with generator and lights on the roof searching for the villain…..continued through to the following afternoon and he was eventually captured in a bush block in Beechboro ?
ON-AIR PRESENTATION – “The Way It Used To Be” as recalled by former TVW Senior Director, Keith Mackenzie. Behind the glass wall is Terry Green in AMU1 VMU1 personnel Left to Right: Keith Mackenzie, Gerry Swift, Max Taylor and his Lighting Assistant. When you watch Television in Australia, today, in 2009, and view a Commercial […]
Vic Jones (TVW 1960-1966, 1983-1995, 2006 ‘till now) reflects on the early days of Audio. Vic Jones remembers back when things were a “bit different”. People say how great things were back in the 60’s…I say how great things are now. In those early days basically “good sound” was when you could make out what […]
How technology has changed… In the early 1960’s, videotape cut editing was common for major program productions, such as Homicide. Often the master tapes were distributed, and one could hear and see the splices pass through the video headwheel assembly of the quadraplex machines during broadcast. The technique was used by TVW too, though there […]
Shane Nugent worked in the TVW videotape area from 1974 to 2004, during which time Channel 7 made the transition to colour. Videotape equipment evolved considerably during this period from quadraplex two inch low-band black and white reel to reel, to two inch high-band colour reel to reel and cassette machines. The technology also improved […]
Starting in telecine, where she operated 16mm film and slide projectors and the massive caption scanner which housed the station clock, the crawl for program credits and two carousels of caption card, that contained artwork for either program or advertising content.
… Barry Hodge at the controls of Telecine TVW underwent a massive expansion in 1968, relocating all the technical and operational facilities in a new purpose built building, to house the new colour telecine chain and videotape, in preparation for the arrival of colour television in 1975.