III. The History of Sound in the Cinema: The Alchemists of Sound

Once more, a link to a BBC production.

On the previous post of this series, I questioned the role of the magnetic tape on sound design development in its early days. Here, this question is answered, around many many interesting matters on sound, processes, archive footages and much more…

What follows you encounter at DocumentaryStorm:

The BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create ‘new kinds of sounds’. Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from its inception, through its golden age when it was supplying music and effects for cult classics like Doctor Who, Blake’s Seven and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and charts its fading away in 1995 when, due to budget cuts, it was no longer able to survive.

 

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