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  • www.terencegallacher.com

    www.terencegallacher.com

    October 30, 2010, 7:18 am
    Terry Gallacher: recollections of a career in film

    A continuing series of articles about documentary film making from the days of Movietone in 1945.

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    • Editing news and documentary film at GTV9
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      Editing news and documentary film at GTV9

      October 1, 2013, 4:32 am
      By the winter of 1957, I was editing most of the twice nightly news service, at GTV-9 in Melbourne, as well as the Focus documentary shown on a Sunday. The early evening news would include around four or five stories that need complete editing while another three or four would need partial editing.   For the […]

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    • Episode forty four
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      Episode forty four

      August 30, 2013, 4:48 am
      “Movietone editor Charles Ridley” Charles Ridley was an editor and an expert in the art of manipulating movie film negative, the result of his most famous example of film manipulation proved an enormous morale boost to the Allies during the Second World War. The following articles relate to the subject of the podcast: Colleagues: Charles...

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    • The Movietone Years Podcast - recap
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      The Movietone Years Podcast - recap

      April 26, 2013, 4:48 am

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    • The Movietone Years - episode thirty one
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      The Movietone Years - episode thirty one

      April 19, 2013, 4:52 am
      When I joined British Movietone News, for a second time, in early 1961, the work was quite leisurely, by 1963, however, there was far more workload as a result of many more clients, that took some getting used to. The following article relates to the subject of the podcast...

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    • Podcast: The Movietone Years - episode eighteen
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      Podcast: The Movietone Years - episode eighteen

      January 18, 2013, 7:55 am
      "Returning to Movietone 1961" This week’s podcast recalls my return to England and soon after, British Movietone News in March 1961 after my time in Australia with GTV9 and ABV2 in Melbourne. Before an offer of work from Movietone I looked at the BBC and had an interesting offer to do the sound dubbing on...

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    • Podcast: The Movietone Years - episode seventeen
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      Podcast: The Movietone Years - episode seventeen

      January 11, 2013, 7:55 am
      “Film editing: Finishing School” This week’s podcast recalls moving on from Movietone and learning the nuts and bolts of film editing in preparation. The following article relates to the subject of the podcast: Thoughts about moving on – 1955 Click on the player below to listen to this week's episode: You can also click on...

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    • Giving a Lecture on film techniques 1960
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      Giving a Lecture on film techniques 1960

      January 8, 2013, 9:02 am
      On Wednesday 30th November, 1960, I gave a lecture to the Institute of Motion Picture Technicians in the preview theatre at Ripponlea.  The subject was "Films For Television" and I made a point of talking about multi-camera techniques (and the editing thereof). At the time I was Supervising Film Editor at ABV2 in Melbourne...

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    • From guest contributor Derek Evans: Visnews Part 1
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      From guest contributor Derek Evans: Visnews Part 1

      October 9, 2012, 8:23 am
      In 1971 I received a telephone call from Fred Tucker Head of Film at Southern Television asking me to contact Peter Marshall, News Editor at Visnews as it may be of interest. After several interviews I was appointed Chief Film Editor - News Division. My responsibilities included the management of a team of film editors...

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    • The Movietone Years
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      The Movietone Years

      October 2, 2012, 10:33 am
      On October 1st 1945, I walked through the front door of British Movietone News at 22 Soho Square to start a career in the news and documentary film business. Later I became a film editor, producer and director. More information, and stories can be found at: http://www.terencegallacher.com/

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    • Thoughts about moving on - 1955
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      Thoughts about moving on - 1955

      October 2, 2012, 9:16 am
      I had worked at Movietonews since 1945 and, by 1955, I was well schooled in the technique of motion pictures.  I had sat through miles of "rushes" and seen them edited. I had seen the rushes of almost four thousand news stories.  As time went on, I became more and more critical of the Movietonews...

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