Dec 2, 2015

PM Magazine with Maria Shriver and Star Wars

In this 1983 episode of PM Magazine, Maria Shriver interviews Mark Hamill before the release of Return of The Jedi and asks him why there is
so much secrecy around this film as well as if it's true that he will star as Luke Skywalker 18 years into the future.

He replied,

"2004 or something. But he's(George Lucas) being very cagey about it. He says it may take place in another plane of existence or will not be the same kind of character. I can't really explain why without getting into sensitive material."

Nov 27, 2015


"Professional Techniques for Deluxe Paint III
(from Prism Computer Products, 1989)

With this one hour of tutorials, tips and techniques, the new user, as well as the seasones professional, is easily shown how to best
utilize Deluxe Paint III's tools to achieve spectacular effects with professional results. You will be guided step by step through
DPaint's features including: -Cel Animation
-Texture Creation
-3-D Prespective
-Combining Effects--New Tools
-The "Move" Menu
-"Text Manipulations

---- Jeff Bruette has created Amiga graphics for "Max Headroom", "Amazing Stories", "Secrets & Mysteries", "Coca Cola", and "Oingo Boingo".
Jeff has developed and produced this video to demonstrate a variety of tips and techniques that he finds useful in creating
professional graphics and animations at Prism Computer Graphics

Dan Silva developed Deluxe Paint for Electronic Arts in 1985. Now, two versions later, with the desire for more powerful tools and
computer animation, he now brings us Deluxe Paint III. In this video, Dan reveals his own insight and comments on getting the most
from Deluxe Paint III."

Nov 12, 2015


Videowest is best known for creating a new genre of video journalism, widely acclaimed as a "worldview from the rock generation" in the early eighties.

An independent TV studio based in San Francisco, California, Videowest produced hundreds of TV magazine shows and music videos from

1978 to 1984. Its award-winning weekly series (Backstage Pass, Best of Videowest, Rock On, Take Off) were released on a variety of broadcast and cable outlets including ABC, BBC, Disney, MTV, Showtime, USA and public TV.

Videowest's creative trademark was a fast-paced montage of interviews, comedy, music and news around weekly themes like "Beauty" or "TV" (see sample videos in the sidebar). Over the years, Videowest featured hundreds of popular artists like Laurie Anderson, Ray Bradburry, the Clash, Francis Coppola, Elvis Costello, Devo, the Ramones, REM, U2 and many more.

Videowest started as a grassroots movement, with thousands of young volunteers joining forces to create "television for the rest of us." Founder Fabrice Florin spearheaded that community as a labor of love, inviting viewers to help produce the weekly shows. He was joined by Lee Callister, Joe Dea, Wes Dorman, Jeff Nemerovski, Erik Nelson, Michael Branton and hundreds of regular contributors, leading to many successful careers in the film and TV industry.

To see more visit their archive here:

Sep 16, 2015


This program made in 1995 looks at "non-linear" editing when it was a brand new technology.

Aug 17, 2015

Evening/PM Magazine

"Evening/PM Magazine" was a half-hour local program that was in production at many stations from the late 1970s through the early '90s. The show pioneered the use of small-format videotape field equipment and electronic editing to tell stories about local people, places and things. The program was known as "Evening Magazine" at the five Group W stations (Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco) and "PM Magazine" on other stations where it was franchised. "Evening/PM" was seen on over 100 stations at it peak, and usually aired at either 7:00 or 7:30 P.M. This 1981 segment from WBZ-TV's "Evening" illustrates how a typical story was produced using the television technology of the era: Sony 3/4-inch videotape decks, Ikegami HL-79 field camera, Datatron edit controller, Grass Valley Group 1600 switcher, and RCA TR-600 quadruplex VTRs.

Jul 10, 2015

Apr 23, 2015


Chock-A-Block was a BBC children's television programme, created by Michael Cole. It was first shown in 1981 and repeated through to 1989 and shown as part of the children's programme cycle See-Saw (the "new" name for the cycle originally known as Watch with Mother). "Chock-A-Block" was an extremely large yellow computer, modelled to resemble a mainframe of the time; it filled the entire studio and provided the entire backdrop for the show. The presenter of the show played the part of a technician maintaining the computer. There were two presenters, Fred Harris ("Chock-A-Bloke") and Carol Leader ("Chock-A-Girl"), but only one appeared in each episode. At the start of the show, the presenter would drive around the studio towards the machine in a small yellow electric car, before saying the catchphrase "Chock-A-Bloke (or Girl), checking in!").

The presenter would then use the machine to find out about a particular topic. The name "chock-a-block" was derived from the machine's ability to read data from "blocks" - which were just that, physical blocks painted different colours. A typical show would include dialogue from the presenter, a brief clip played on Chock-a-block's video screen, and the presenter recording a song on Chock-a-block's audio recorder (which resembled the reel-to-reel tape drives used on actual mainframes, but with a design below to cause the reels to resemble the eyes of a smiling face).

According to the Kaleidoscope 'Lost Shows' database, eight out of thirteen episodes are no longer in the BBC archives.

The story of Chockablock :

Mar 16, 2015


ART SCENE_Part 2 of 2 parts

Interviews with Digital Artists Rebecca Allen & Victor Acevedo. Hosted by Stephen Jerrom.

Originally aired in September 1990.

ARTSCENE was a Public Access Cable TV program run on Century Cable studio based in Santa Monica California. On August 22, 1990, curator,
Patric Prince and artists: David Em, Rebecca Allen and Victor Acevedo taped interviews for the show as part of the media coverage for ART 1990.

ART 1990 was a digital art exhibition mounted at EZTV Gallery September 1 through October 31, 1990. Curated by Art Historian Patric Prince,it was produced in collaboration between L.A. SIGGRAPH and EZTV as part of the Fringe Festival / Los Angeles.

Patric Prince & David Em are interviewed in part 1 -- you can see it here:

Mar 8, 2015

GENEVA JACUZZI + TELEFANTASY TV a live television event

Here is video from a live taping created in collaboration with Geneva Jacuzzi created at the Center For New Music, San Francisco November 23,2014
I designed the lighting, operated the camera + video fx as well as design Geneva Jacuzzi's costume, complete with light-up bra.


ARD Concert, live at Fürstenhof Tanzpalast, Hamburg

1 - Star trek 00:00
2 - Habanera 01:26
3 - Du Hast Den Farbfilm Vergessen 04:27
4 - Russischer Reggae (Russian Reggae) 07:35
5 - Heiss 12:03
6 - New York, New York 15:20
7 - Hermann Hiess Er 20:54
8 - Interview with Herman Brood 25:22
9 - Rock'n'Roll Junkie (Herman Brood) 27:16
10 - Pop (Nina Hagen with Herman Brood) 30:46
11 - Wenn Ich Ein Junge War (Rita Pavone cover) 33:24
12 - Diana (Paul Anka cover) 36:20
13 - Zarah (Zarah Leander cover) 38:36
14 - Wunderbar (Zarah Leander cover) 42:31
15 - Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo 44:38
16 - Wir Sind Die Welt (We Are The World) 49:30

Mar 5, 2015


On the 8th Day - Nuclear Winter Documentary (1984)

''On The 8th Day'' is chilling, a result entirely consistent with its aim. The one-hour documentary explores the possible ecological and atmospheric consequences of nuclear war, particularly as they would be expressed in a ''nuclear winter.'' Darkness would shroud the Northern Hemisphere; temperatures would fall. The planet would survive, but not as a hospitable place. ''On the Eighth Day'' was originally produced for the BBC as part of the series The Natural World, and aired in the United States on cable station TBS on January 14, 1985.

Feb 27, 2015


Interview at André Perry Video, a post-production house that did a lot of the TV show intros in Montreal. Affiliated with Le Studio Morin Heights.
Broadcast on Cable 9 Montreal in 1984.

Feb 26, 2015


Parts 1 and 2 are from the UK Channel 4 series "283 Useful Ideas From Japan" first shown in 1990.
This episode is about computer artist Yoichiro Kawaguchi.

Jan 10, 2015

Electric Avenue (BBC 1988) 'New Directions' (Micro Live follow-on)

'Electric Avenue' is a program produced by the BBC 1988.
This series was a late-night follow on from Micro Live broadcast in 1988/89 and presented by Fred Harris.
This episode deals with a variety of subjects, including home computers in business, early DTP, stock control and distribution, and computers used in the oil industry.


Interview conducted by Louise Etra.

WTV was showing "Voyage" in the Art Show in 1982.
WTV was comprised of Vibeke Sorensen, Tom DeWitt and Dean Winkler.
See for WTV works.
Thanks to Copper Gilloth for archiving the video.

Jan 9, 2015


Video Toaster User presents "Beyond the EDGE"
Wil Wheaton hosts "Beyond the Edge" and presents a survey of the latest in video production, circa 1993.

Includes clips from the effects departments of SeaQuest and Babylon 5,
Todd Rundgren's Newtopia project and ventures into 3D computer graphics,
as well as an in-depth look at the latest tech in Akihabara, Tokyo
The entire show was created using the Video Toaster 4000

Jan 8, 2015


Dan Schein takes you through the Commodore-Amiga offices and introduces all the important people who created this wonderful computer.

Jan 6, 2015

Edge of the Wedge (1986)

Severed Heads on ABC Australia in 1986. Tom Ellard demonstrates how to make music with watermelons and Stephen Jones demonstrates his homemade video synthesiser.