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October 25, 2011, 10:18 am
In December 1952, Spyros P. Skouras, President of 20th Century Fox, and Earl Sponable, Fox's head of development were in Nice, France, where they witnesses a demonstration of an anamorphic lenses put on by its inventor Professor Henry Chretien. They were impressed. Chretien had invented and produced the lens in 1929 and Skouras made an...
February 1, 2017, 8:01 am
In the the podcast of the series, Terry recalls preparations for the first ever episode of “In Melbourne Tonight” with host Graham Kennedy at GTV9, on the 6th May 1957. The series ran until 1970. In April 2011 I recorded this interview with my father, Terry Gallacher, for the National Film and Sound Archive of […]
January 25, 2017, 7:21 am
In the second podcast of the series, Terry describes a typical day for him, editing the early evening and late news for GTV9, starting at 9am and ending at 11pm. The first newsreader Terry worked with was Tom Miller, and later Eric Pearce,in the early days the cameramen were Peter Hansford and Bill Beams and […]
January 19, 2017, 6:21 am
Today, 19th January 2017, is the 60th anniversary of GTV9‘s opening night in Melbourne, Australia. To mark the occasion here is the first in a series of interviews given by Terry Gallacher about his time in Australia during the early days of Australian Television. In April 2011 I recorded an interview with my father, Terry […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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