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September 27, 2011, 2:31 pm
New Decade was founded by Stanley Marks along with his father John Marks in the early 1960's and were located on the top floor of 12, Orange Street just off the Haymarket in London. I had known Stanley from British Movietone and maintained contact with him while working at Southern Television. Stanley Marks was a...
August 12, 2011, 11:25 am
In 1959, Les Hendy, ABV2's Senior Cameraman, came to me one day with a proposition. He had been approached to make a short film for a company down the Nepean Highway. He had spoken to John Cameron to get permission. Cameron could not see any reason why it should not be done. He was not...
July 26, 2011, 8:49 am
John Abbott, the cameraman, knew that I was a film editor and he asked me to help him from time to time. I would go to his house in Harrow where, after building an extension, he had a large bedroom converted to a cutting room. I would go there after work and do his job...
June 20, 2011, 7:07 am
A slice of editing history from the 1940's and 50's (and the characters involved), describing how Movietone planned their news output, how the stories were filmed and edited and released and the process it took.
June 3, 2011, 11:25 am
The Coronation of our new Queen was announced for June 2nd 1953. For months before there were build-up stories. These ranged from dress makers at work on the Queen's robes to the arrival of Commonwealth and Empire troops who would be in the parade. Decorations were going up everywhere and souvenirs of everything were available [...]
June 2, 2011, 3:32 pm
As a young man at Movietonews, another of my Sports fixtures was the Epsom Derby. I was recruited each year to run the rushes from the start, across country to an assembly point behind the Grandstand, where dispatch riders whisked them off to the Laboratory at 22 Soho Square. The distance from the start to [...]
Gordon Burkell sits down to discuss Selina MacArthur's Emmy nominated work on Black Mirror's USS Callister.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Beth Morgan to discuss the costume design for GLOW.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tanya Swerling to discuss her work on the show GLOW.
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