Friday, November 25, 2016

My favorite rockumentaries of all time

  1. "Still Bill"
    The film follows the life of Bill Withers, from his roots in West Virginia to his career in the United States Navy, to his famed musical career and post-retirement family life.

  2. "Sound City"
    In 1991 Nirvana recorded the album Nevermind at Sound City Studios. The band's drummer Dave Grohl was inspired to create the documentary after he purchased several items from the studio, including the Neve 8028 analog mixing console, when the studio closed in 2011.

  3. "Muscle Shoals - the greatest recording studio in the world"
    Documentary film about FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

  4. "Oil City Confidential"

    A film by Julien Temple about the early days of Dr. Feelgood, Oil City Confidential, premiered at the London Film Festival on 22 October 2009, and received a standing ovation.

  5. "Pink Floyd; Wish you were here"

    The film gives an extensive insight of concept, recording the songs and designing the album cover. It includes exclusive interviews with almost every key person, who participated in producing the album. It is the second Pink Floyd documentary by Eagle Rock.

  6. "You've got a friend; the Carole King story"

    In her own words, the story of Carole King's upbringing in Brooklyn and the subsequent success that she had as half of husband-and-wife songwriting team Goffin and King for Aldon Music

  7. "Classic Albums; 'Damn the Torpedoes' by Tom Petty"

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HDR for Television; HLG, DolbyPQ etc - a primer

I have been such a poor blogger! It's been a month-and-a-half since I set finger-to-keyboard but I have been busy at work and home. Here is a presentation I gave at the Soho Screening Rooms for one of Root6's Tech Breakfasts.

You can download the notes from