Recreating the magic of TV’s early days

This article was published in “New Zealand Trucking”, August 2020. To read the original version please click here.

Reproduced with permission from New Zealand Trucking –

Story by Ruth Slavid. Photos by Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group.

A newly formed charity in England is preserving and using a number of vintage outside broadcast trucks that were originally used in the UK in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

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David Taylor’s Postfade website

Richard has been in contact with David Taylor who runs the PostFade website. On the site he looks at broadcast and recorded sound, exploring the techniques from the 1950s and 1960s to the present.

He joined the Anglia Television sound department in the summer of 1966 and closed his ‘Postfade Sound’ television post production suite in 2012.

The articles on his site are mainly concerned with sound, but cameras, vehicles and lighting also feature.