Tune In

Talent Showcase 2006
  • Scheme: LAFVA
  • People: Esther Johnson
  • Duration: 14'19"

Tune In Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2005
  • Year of release: 2006
  • Shooting format: 16mm
  • Artist Schemes: New Approaches, Random Acts


  • Artist: Esther Johnson

An astute and affectionate portrait of the unseen community of HAM radio enthusiasts; ' The space age hobby where the world is your friend.'

'Tune In' follows the fascinating world of amateur radio operators, better known as Radio HAMS. Dealing with the politics of space and social communication, this portrait blends documentary and abstract audio to reflect the world of HAM radio and the use of DIY equipment in an ever-changing modern world.

Distribution: Blanche Pictures

John Crabbe
Steven Overall

Featuring the voices of:
Terry Barclay G0TBD
John Crabbe G3WFM
Steven Foulkes MW1STE
Mark Harper MW1MDH
Phil Manning G1LKJ
Steven Overall 2E1HFH
Eugene Sully G0VIQ
John Warbuton G4RIN M4RIN
Nigel Watson G1XBV

Director: Esther Johnson
Director of Photography: Nicolas Schröder
Editing: Esther Johnson, Winnie O'Neil
Music: Scasascia
Sound Recording: Esther Johnson, Chu-Li Shewring
Sound Mixing: Chu-Li Shewring
Lighting: AFM
Laboratories: Soho Images
Neg Cut: Computamatch
Titles: Frameline

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