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by brucermorgan
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356

A Continuation of the Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356- My first still photo shot with the MITCHELL BNC 356 Camera and myself was in 1992 out in the desert near Edwards Air Force Base . I was employing the camera in a stop frame long exposure role to photograph the rise and fall of star...
by brucermorgan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356

Hello Thanks for the nice feedback folks ! I will dig deep as there are so many shots of BNC 356 to find . A special note . We had a video training day in Feb 2009 for the entire crew I will lift frame grabs from the video . I do not know how much video or if any is supported on this site . So I wil...
by brucermorgan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Front Camera "Tour" of Mitchell 356

Greetings Folks The pictures included here are part of a extended effort to round out at least 30 to -40 shots of the BNC 356 . There will be a set of shots of BNC 356 in action much later . These shots display the famous wide diameter lens port which -I believe attracted Stanley Kubrick to order-fr...
by brucermorgan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

For Mark and Max Here is my reply 1-the last note shows a silver plunger NOT Factory added . This may well be the notch device which did the film marking job in the film chamber after the film gate . 2-I never worked at any studio,All work I did was on independent films. My close contacts were at MG...
by brucermorgan
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Unique BNC Rack Over Alignment Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Unique BNC Rack Over Alignment Tool

Hello !
You can eyeball camera gate-camera box alignment through the front of the L plate aperture
then you can tap in a setting of the brass stops on the rail base of the L plate .
But you are right -this device is superior .
Cheers
Bruce
by brucermorgan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

Hello Justin . Thanks for the compliments . I guess by default ,I may be one of the few 30 year veterans of operating a Mitchell that is still around . The camera became a real friend to my cinema efforts . "Mr Mitchell" is a position reserved for George Mitchell owner and founder of the c...
by brucermorgan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Mitchell BNC Camera Construction -Personal Observations

Just a Note to all who read my posts -- All my notes are based on my experience with my Mitchell Camera and are not intended to be the definitive story on the Mitchell Camera . For instance ,to my memory ,no one ever interviewed Thomas Garvin camera assistant to Greg Toland ......I hope I am wrong a...
by brucermorgan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman
Replies: 16
Views: 2170

Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Hello members. I have been talking with Mr. Morgan on the phone and via emails. We are privileged to have him here and I am thrilled that he is willing to share his in depth knowledge regarding to working with the Camera That Filmed Hollywood! I can't give away all the details, I will let him do th...
by brucermorgan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman
Replies: 16
Views: 2170

Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Excellent points as to why anyone, anywhere - could find an unmodified BNC during this day and age. If you had asked me to speculate as to why that you had been so lucky, I'm not sure if I could of even come up with any plausible scenarios. But there you are, with 3 perfectly intelligent reasons an...
by brucermorgan
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Unique BNC Rack Over Alignment Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Unique BNC Rack Over Alignment Tool

Hello Randy And thanks for that beautiful addition you made ! The L plate and camera box system with that long deep flarge focal distance was (ironically) well worth the trouble as Stanley Kubrick would prove years later by employing "exotic " non standard lenses to the BNC camera . Great ...

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