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Posts tagged ‘sport’

News of the World Darts

I was asked to make a film of the “News of the World” Darts Championship which took place at Alexandra Palace each year.

I did it with three cameras, one of which was permanently on the dartboard, another from behind the thrower and the third looking back at the thrower.  It worked well.  However, I nearly missed the start of the tournament. Read more

Delivering hot news or sports very fast 1959

As Senior Film Editor at ABV2 Ripponlea, Australia, I had been introducing into the editing rooms, and, indeed, the whole production system, was the ability to deliver hot news or sports very fast.  This had not been done before.

Film of a sports event could lay overnight in the cutting room for attention the next day.  I decided that it should be made available as fast as possible.  I spoke with the labs who were only too willing to process the film as soon as they got it and send it on to us immediately. Read more