Another interesting associative distinction between film and video arises
from the fact that for a long time video was used only for studio-shot
sequences, while location work was entirely on film. Old BBC series like _Z
-Cars_ and _Softly, Softly_, familiar to British tele viewer in the '60s
and '70s, cut unabashedly from videod interiors to filmed exteriors.
As the character exited and emerged into the street, the image definition
and sound quality changed radically. The interiors were always clearly sets
; while the exteriors were shot in the mean streets of Birmingham or
Stepney. Oddly, no one noticed.
Andrew Horn
Chair, Department of Literature and Language
The University of the South Pacific