studio1. I saw this clip on youtube tube a long time ago and popped into St1 to confirm. As I subsequently understand it, Elton was in a studio next door doing some show or other when someone decided he and Kiki had to do a video for their single. Given the lack of time they just went into a bare studio 1 and simply did it. The studio walling you see in the video is along the short studio wall opposite the scene dock doors. Just a few people sat in the audience seating I am told.
What would the hand held camera have been back then, Marconi or IVC possibly ? It looks pretty ropey
in the video. The main studio cameras were EMI 2001s I think ?
LWT had IVC handhelds didn't they? (IVC made better VTRs than cameras I believe...)
Ha, I worked at IVC's UK office just after Carlton had bought the company, and renamed it IVCC, they
were by then building DVEs, a bit later the name changed to Abekas, and the rest is history.
Anyway, this was 1984. They were still servicing the IVC cameras for some ITV companies (I can't recall which ones). One of my jobs as a student 'intern', was to produce Quad alignment tapes which involved changing the test signal on a Tek 1411 every three mins, which an IVC Quad VTR recorded. (I wasn't allowed to fiddle with too much on the VTR !) Happy days
IVC 7000 Camera
(Picture bottom right page 7 is a shot from Thames shooting an outdoor scene from George and Mildred
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