Video I - influences and training. BEHP INTERVIEW 171 - MITCH MITCHELL
Mitch describes the influences and circumstances which led a young guy in N. Ireland to become interested in tv camerawork and how the BBC-2 and colour expansion provided the opportunity to enter the business. He then describes the BBC training process and how it worked.
Video II - BBC Camera Department Part I BEHP INTERVIEW 171 PART TWO - MITCH MITCHELL
A camera assistant during the transitions from 405 to 625, B&W to colour and from live transmissions to recording Mitch describes the huge resulting changes. He also discusses Light Entertainment and Drama camera techniques and the chaos resulting from early video editing techniques on shows like Sherlock Holmes.
Video III - BBC Camera Department Part II BEHP INTERVIEW 171 PART THREE - MITCH MITCHELL
Mitch goes on to talk about Dr. Who which he worked on as an assistant and then operator, and then about drama in general and particularly The Wednesday Play and its influence. He finishes up by discussing TV lighting and the differences between film and tv lighting techniques.