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Dean Mills

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Dean Mills joined the new second television channel in 1978, straight from school. After six months dragging cables around, he moved into camera work. Over eight years he was behind the camera on everything from wrestling (On the Mat) and song and dance shows, to an unforgettable interview with Muhammad Ali. Mills has never left cameras totally behind: based now in Sydney, he works for technology company Jenoptik.

In the 70s and 80's technology was basic, clunky and heavy as hell. But it was the dawning of an era, being new to colour, new to slow motion replays, new to hand-held cameras. It was the best job I ever had in reflection - well apart from the pay that is. Dean Mills on his time as a cameraman