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George Martin – “In My Life”

10/03/2014 |

Sir George Martin, the legendary record producer who engineered the rise of The Beatles, talks about his hearing loss to Dawn Dimond. “I couldn’t hear the high frequencies – it was a moment of truth” It’s a cruel irony that rock music’s most famous record producer attributes his hearing loss to over-exposure to the very…

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What does a £2,500 record sound like?

10/03/2014 |

Audiophile Pete Hutchison has gone to extraordinary lengths to reissue golden era classical recordings in their purest form. He talks to Killian Fox about the price of perfection, the ‘digital con’, and the sound of a truly analogue recording. ‘It’s not just about vinyl, it’s about a whole philosophy’: Pete Hutchison in his studio in…

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Prince Charles highlights the lack of training

12/11/2013 |

HRH The Prince of Wales has warned of a growing skills shortage in UK television training. Speaking at the start of the RTS Craft Skills Masterclass Day held at the Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden on 30 October, the Prince recalled how a conversation with documentary film maker John Bridcut and his crew led…

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Walter Murch

Walter Murch: searching for the sound of the God particle

04/07/2013 |

A rare audience with Hollywood’s best editor, fresh from cutting Particle Fever, a documentary about the search for the Higgs Boson at Cern. To relax, Walter Murch likes to sit in front of the TV. With a stopwatch. Counting the number of times a politician blinks as they give a speech. “I’m just fascinated by…

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Imogen Stubbs hits out at mumbling actors

04/07/2013 |

Rada boss and Imogen Stubbs say language is being mangled in bid to imitate American film stars – and audiences are being let down. Too many actors mumble their way through their lines, neither enunciating nor projecting words clearly enough for audiences to understand them, according to leading figures in theatre. Edward Kemp, artistic director…

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Ofcom UK Frequency Allocation Table 2013 (issue 17)

05/03/2013 |

Ofcom has published the UK Frequency Allocation table 2013 (issue 17). Relevant pages: 266-8  Annex H Download the here (pdf 2.6MB)

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Quality Saga pt 7

02/01/2013 |

Following our meeting (Quality Saga pt 6) this response was received on 28 November from Anne Morrison,  Director of the BBC Academy. Subject: Re: Institute of Professional Sound : Meeting 6th November 2012 Dear Louise, It was good to meet you and Simon and discuss some of the skills shortages in this area. I am…

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Quality Saga pt 6

02/01/2013 |

Very shortly after our letter (Quality Saga pt 5) was received by Director General, George Entwistle, and despite the ‘Savile’ and Newsnight turmoil going on at the time, our Secretariat was contacted requesting an urgent meeting between the IPS and the Director of the BBC Academy, Anne Morrison. Chairman, Simon Bishop, and EC member, Louise…

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Quality Saga pt 5

02/01/2013 |

Simon Bishop, Chair of the IPS, wrote to George Entwistle, the new (albeit short-lived) Director General of the BBC, on 16 October 2012 in response to Mark Thompson’s letter (published on this website – see Quality Saga pt 4.) This is what IPS Chairman’s letter said: The Director General British Broadcasting Corporation White City Wood Lane…

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Training initiative launched – BAFTA CREW

06/12/2012 |

Creative England is joining forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy to launch BAFTA Crew, a major new skills development and networking programme for experienced craft and technical crew working in film and television in England. BAFTA Crew is designed to develop the…

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