Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
High Definition Television
Cinema technologies - silver and electronic
design (especially analogue)
Radio frequency and EMC techniques
Early sound recording techniques
I have a historical collection of Berliner discs and Edison cylinders.
Image Orthicon and Plumbicon camera tubes
Early CinemaScope lenses
A very brief resume (full cv on bona-fide request )
2002 University of Surrey - Centre for Vision, Speech,
and Signal Processing
1995 Aston Electronic Designs
1976 London Weekend Television / The London Studios
1972 BBC Engineering Information Service
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
In Chuck Pharis' own words 'Television, Radio and MORE!!' His private collection of old TV studio cameras and artifacts are well illustrated on this website.
Martin Hart's website is a wealth of information about widescreen, colour, and sound techniques used within the feature film industry.
Armageddon (1998 Bruce
Lost Horizon (1973 musical version)
Oliver! (1968 musical)
|On the Town (1949)||Kind Hearts and Coronets (1947)|
|White Heat (1949)||I'm Alright Jack (1959)|
|The Big Sleep (1946)||The Maltese Falcon (1941)|
|Singin' in the Rain (1952)||Carry On Sergeant (1958)|
|Solid Serenade (1946) - Tom & Jerry
("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Bay-bee?")
|Most Ealing films|
"I want to share something with you; the three little sentences that
will get you through life.
Number 1: Cover for me.
Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss!
Number 3: It was like that when I got here." - Homer Simpson
"Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem." - Woody Allen
"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." - Woody Allen
Last modified 12th July 2009