TELEVISION SOUND – A PERSONAL HISTORY. THE EARLY YEARS – PART ONE.
I thought I’d talk a bit about my early working years in television sound and when I’m able too put in some photos from those times.
I hope that describing the techniques we worked with, starting in my case in the 1960’s, will help point out what a primitive technological world we worked in and how far things come since then.
I started in the summer of 1966 when Sid Denney, the Head-of-Sound at the ITV broadcaster Anglia TV, took a gamble and let me join the Sound Department in Norwich. He didn’t have much to go on as there were no college courses at that time…I’d just showed an interest in sound and had been tinkering with tape-recorders, but Sid set me off on a really great career.Continue reading