Judy Johnston was hired by ATN7 Sydney in 1961 after completing a TAFE course in TV production. She began in telecine, then moved into the highly technical and physically demanding job of videotape operator, and then into vision switching.
In this excerpt of an oral history interview by Jeannine Baker, Judy describes her work as a vision switcher and the need to stay calm in the high-pressure environment of live television.
Image: Judy Johnston, 1970. Supplied by Judy Johnston.