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by marop
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Lenses for Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Lenses for Mitchell

As I understand it, the new mount was used when they made the BNC. The lens attached to the blimp but did not touch the actual camera. This was to reduce noise coming through to the camera via physical contact. Some studios even used a housing to cover the lens to reduce sound getting into the blimp...
by marop
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5

Hello Elexander. Mitchell put a separate serial number on various parts and accessories, including viewfinders, magazines, motors, matte boxes etc. You could buy these separately or with a camera package. Mark
by marop
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

Thank you very much Bruce. This is great information! I am curious what the L base was used for in Japan. I remembered Martin Hill (East coast dealer/collector) telling me he would take the entire main camera boxes (not the L base) out of a BNC and sell them to Japanese buyers. As to cost savings, I...
by marop
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Linwood Dunn/Star Trek

My thoughts are that is a Moy geared head. I’m basing this on the style of hand crank wheels and the 3 “ribs” extending out on the side of the head below the camera platform.
by marop
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell 205 R
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Mitchell 205 R

Gajus75, I’m not going to try and say I have the answer but I have some thoughts on what I have picked up and can deduce. Basically it was too little too late. Mitchell seemed to lack the drive to improve as it had been on top for so long. By the time Panavision got going, they came up with a better...
by marop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Help identify this part please
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: Help identify this part please

Hello,

This is a Motor for an Arriflex movie camera.

Mark
by marop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: 3Dmodel

Zemke, wonderful, yes I would love the file to print on my brand new 3D printer! Yes of course, if you supply the file, I’ll send you a model. We can talk about details later. I may not be able to get to the measurements til next week, but I will. Very cool project. The camera I own is a Mitchell “S...
by marop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: 3Dmodel
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: 3Dmodel

Very Nice Zemke! Are you a character animator? I’ve got a Mitchell Standard but it’s packed away but I’ll try to get to it and give you measurements. I’m working on a 3D model of the BNC, the large iconic Hollywood Camera used for sound filming. I want to print it out on my 3D printer. Cheers, Mark
by marop
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 44
Views: 12286

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hello, This is a “Blimp” for a 16mm Mitchel movie camera. In case you don’t know what a blimp is, it’s a sound reducing camera housing for use during sound recording so the sound of the camera running is not recorded. I’m not aware of any particular models of these and there probably was only one, w...
by marop
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: BNCR Serial Number on movement and blimp?
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: BNCR Serial Number on movement and blimp?

Greg, your welcome. It's a fun and interesting hobby. I bought my BNCR from Martin Hill and it was originally owned by Paramount. I'm not sure if Ken Stone (Stone Cinema) still has a blimp or not. He calls them prop cameras. The last compllete BNCR (also Paramount) that sold on eBay, that i know of,...