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by GlennPrzyborski
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral

In addition to Mitchell’s large format camera, there were10 Photo-Sonics 70mm-10A high speed cameras. They pulled down 10 perforations for each frame of film, yielding a square image. (see photo below) This 135lb, pin-registered camera could shoot at up to 80 fps. The massive motor operated on 208V ...
by GlennPrzyborski
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNCR 103
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Mitchell BNCR 103

In addition to Mitchell’s large format camera, there were10 Photo-Sonics 70mm-10A high speed cameras. They pulled down 10 perforations for each frame of film, yielding a square image. (see photo below) This 135lb, pin-registered camera could shoot at up to 80 fps. The massive motor operated on 208V ...
by GlennPrzyborski
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral

A few more bits of of info regarding filming the launch of Apollo 11… Todd Douglas Miller’s excellent 2019 documentary, “Apollo 11” released by CNN’s NEON Films was promoted as featuring newly discovered 70mm & other footage of the historic event. During the launch, my dad and a number of other RCA ...
by GlennPrzyborski
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Motion Picture Cameras at Cape Canaveral

My late father, Joseph Przyborski was a motion picture cameraman at Cape Kennedy. In the late 50’s through the 60’s, RCA had the contract to provide “technical documentation” of all launches at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Motion picture photography of each launch was considered documentati...
by GlennPrzyborski
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNCR 103
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Mitchell BNCR 103

Another shot of my Mitchell BNCR #103 from 1982. Usually BNC’s are mounted on Worrall geared heads. I owned a Sachtler & Wolf Hydro 300 fluid head. It worked very well with this heavy camera and allowed an operator to zoom and/or follow focus. This was very helpful when shooting with small crews.
by GlennPrzyborski
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNCR 103
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Mitchell BNCR 103

I stumbled upon another photo of me and my old #103 from back in 1981. We were shooting a TV commercial for a major bank in West Virginia.
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I have a lot shorter hair in 2020...
by GlennPrzyborski
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNCR 103
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Mitchell BNCR 103

I believe it was an original BNCR from Mitchell, not a conversion. Yes there was a lens blimp for the 25-250 Angenieux plus I believe a smaller one for the Baltar primes. I've attached another photo showing Barbara Freeman using it... you can see the mounting holes for the lens blimps. MitchellBNCR1...
by GlennPrzyborski
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNCR 103
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Mitchell BNCR 103

As the former owner of Mitchell BNCR #103, I thought I’d share a couple photos. I purchased my camera back in 1978. (The previous owner claimed it was used on the Robert Altman film, “M.A.S.H.” but I have no way to confirm that.) The camera had a 24V Cinema Products crystal sync motor, 4 Baltar lens...