Technology Innovators


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of engineers and inventors involved in electronic broadcasting. Engineering is inclusive of several job categories and functions including, but not limited to design, systems integration, signal distribution, transmission, maintenance, and management of production and technical facilities that are actively engaged in the production of content. 

Highlights
Elma Farnsworth on her husband Philo T. Farnsworth's achievements with electronic television
06:16
Les Flory on RCA's competition in television development
02:13
Sam Christaldi on Du Mont building television sets for the public
03:12
Robert Adler on how the development of the remote control came about for Zenith
03:52
John Silva on inventing the Telecopter (an airborne helicopter remote)
02:11
Tony Verna on getting the instant replay right
01:48
Who talked about this profession

Robert Adler

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Robert Adler on his management style as director of research at Zenith and becoming a vice president
03:30
Robert Adler on advice to aspiring television scientists and inventors
02:38

Garrett Brown

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Garrett Brown on inventing the Steadicam and the Arm
19:39
Garrett Brown on the final form of the Steadicam
02:50
Garrett Brown on how the Steadicam works
02:34
Garrett Brown on teaching Steadicam workshops
01:30
Garrett Brown on what it takes to be a successful Steadicam operator
01:38
Garrett Brown on inventing the Skycam, often used for sports on television
07:27
Garrett Brown on his process of invention
01:27
Garrett Brown on advice for aspiring inventors
03:12

Sam Christaldi

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Sam Christaldi on the job of an engineer
05:26

Ray Dolby

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Ray Dolby on his early contributions to the video tape recorder
03:24
Ray Dolby on creating a pulse FM system for modulating the signal going to video tape
01:05
Ray Dolby on his patents on the video tape recorder
03:26
Ray Dolby on the basics of his noise reduction system
02:37
Ray Dolby on the then-current (2007) state of sound on television
01:27
Ray Dolby on the then-future of sound on television
01:18

Elma Farnsworth

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Elma Farnsworth on the drawbacks to mechanical disc television and the obstacles Philo encountered when creating electronic television
01:43
Elma Farnsworth on the reaction of her and her husband, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth (and colleagues Cliff Gardner and Carl Christensen), on September 7, 1927 when he produced the first all-electronic TV picture (a simple straight line) with his Image Dissector tube
04:54

Les Flory

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Les Flory on the development of the television pick up tube in the 1930s
02:09
Les Flory on how much he was aware of the work of Philo T. Farnsworth, and differences between Farnsworth's system and RCA's
01:59
Les Flory on the differences between the early mechanical and electronic television systems
02:22
Les Flory on his involvement with the development of color television and the controversy over the CBS and RCA systems
05:43

John Silva

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John Silva on first learning about television and knowing he wanted to work in it
01:25
John Silva on his first job as a television station engineer
01:36
John Silva on becoming KTLA's director of engineering and research
04:00
John Silva on the main duties of a chief television engineer
01:48
John Silva on advice to aspiring television engineers
01:45

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on the rise of DVR
03:27