About the Author

Nick Hall is a film and television historian. He currently works in the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Selected Publications

The Zoom. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

“The Privileged: A case study of regional television documentary production in the 1960s.” Historical Journal of Film, Ra.dio and Television, 2018 (forthcoming).

“Zoomar: Frank G. Back and the Postwar Television Zoom Lens.” Technology and Culture, 57.2 (April 2016): 353–379.

Just a station on his way? Robert Altman’s transition from television to film. In A Companion to Robert Altman. ed. Adrian Danks. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015: 68-91

Closer to the action: Post-war American television and the zoom shot. In Television Aesthetics and Style, ed. Jason Jacobs and Steven Peacock. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013: 277-287.