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Adventures In Television Recording

Feature | Topic: Live, Recording, Video / Film / Picture | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1986

John Harris draws on personal experience to reveal some of the problems encountered when recording TV pop music programmes.

Aliens in the Arcade

Feature Audio | Topic: Composing for Business, Multimedia / Graphics / Visuals, Video / Film / Picture | The Mix, Jan 1995
Games Feature

Now that computer games are available on CD, they’re no longer restricted to naff sound effects and music. We talk to games producers Ocean and composer Debbie Wiseman about the arrival of serious sound for games...

Amiga Notes

Feature | Topic: Computing, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992

Animating Film Sound

Feature | Topic: Composing / Art, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

Catch a glimpse of what goes through the mind of a Newcastle musician commissioned to provide a suitable soundtrack for an animated film whose subject matter revolves around a woman living alone in a high-rise block of flats. John Goodenough relates his experiences.

As Seen On TV

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | International Musician, Jun 1986

Want to get on in the music biz? Then you'll have to get on TV. Mike Hrano shows you how

Auntie's Playroom

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Recording Studios, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Plenty has changed since E&MM last ventured into the hallowed chambers of Maida Vale. Simon Trask reports from the studio that started it all, but now seems aloof from the modern music scene.

Box Clever

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Rockschool

Has the BBC finally woken up to rock music?

Box Pop

Feature | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Performing, Video / Film / Picture | Phaze 1, May 1989

trying to get on telly could be the most frustrating experience of your musical career; we pinpoint the pitfalls

Camera Shy

Feature | Topic: Live, Video / Film / Picture | Making Music, Apr 1987
TV Sound

How the experts go about getting better concert noise on the box

Doing A Video - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Cheap ways of getting your band on the box.

Doing A Video - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | One Two Testing, May 1984

Cheap images, part two

Down the Tube

Feature | Topic: Live, Video / Film / Picture | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1986

John Harris and Shirley Gray take a look behind the scenes to find out how the tube is recorded and how much planning is necessary to produce the apparent unrehearsed chaos that we all know and love.

Electronic Music For Films

Feature Audio | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982

Richard Mitchell explains his use of electronic music for film.

Film Bluff

Feature | Topic: Humour, Video / Film / Picture | One Two Testing, Sep 1985

how soundtracks changed one star's life

Four soundchecks in one day...

Feature | Topic: Live, Location Sound, Video / Film / Picture | The Mix, Sep 1994
Later with Jools Holland

Behind the scenes at TV’s premier music show

Getting into Video - Part 5

Feature Series | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990

PART 5: In this final installment of the series, David Mellor looks at sophisticated timecode generators and readers in the Fostex range, and at complex timecode systems.

Getting into Video - Part 3

Feature Series | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989

PART 3; David Mellor looks at how the requirements of different types of music for TV and film can dictate the sophistication of your synchronising capabilities, and at how machine synchronisation works in practice.

Getting into Video - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Home Studio, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Is video a mystery to you? Would you like to dip a toe into its murky waters, or are you worried about getting out of your depth too quickly? In this new series David Mellor explains the essentials of synchronising audio to video, and finds out what it is like to upgrade a home studio to audio post-production standard.

Getting into Video - Part 4

Feature Series | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989

In the fourth part of this series, David Mellor looks at the Fostex 4030/4035 synchroniser system, and how it is set up and operated.

Getting into Video - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989

PART 2: Timecode - much talked about but little understood - is of increasing importance to musicians and recording engineers. Whether you are synchronising audio to video, or MIDI to multitrack, at least a working knowledge of SMPTE/EBU is required. In the second part of this series, David Mellor explains what timecode is and how it is used.

HiFi Sound - A New Video Standard?

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985

At last! A new system that gives you hi-fidelity sound from a standard video recorder. Could it become the stereo reel-to-reel machine of the future? Judge for yourself.

Instant Pictures

Feature | Topic: Performing, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Feb 1987

From Canada comes Mandala, the first instrument capable of translating video images into MIDI data - and vice versa. Jim Burgess points some pretty pictures and assesses the implications.

Mainframe: Five Minutes...

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985
...on the making of their video

Always eager to expand their experiences. Mainframe duo Murray Munro and John Malloy talk to Ian Gilby about the processes involved in the shooting of the promo video that accompanied their recent Polydor single release.

Making A Video Demo

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
...On A Shoestring Budget

Having a problem getting your music listened to by film production companies? Paul D. Lehrman tells the tale of how he put together a showreel of his music without it costing him the earth.

Making Your Own Video - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1992
Part 2: The Edit

Last month we looked at how you can use a domestic format like S-VHS to shoot footage good enough for use in a video demo. But getting the right footage is only half the battle as Paul Wiffen and Darrin Williamson found out. This month we follow them through the editing stage.

 

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