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Old 01-26-06, 07:59 PM
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I wasn't sure where to post this, but since it involves things used to make movies, I guessed here. As long as it doesn't die a slow death over in Tech Talk, I'll hopefully get some sort of feedback.

I'm trying to find an image of a movie camera from the 1930's. If anyone can at least suggest a name one or even provide an image, that would be great. Here's what I've found so far, but somehow they don't strike me as cameras utilized to film major motion pictures. Google and Yahoo both seem to want to find photography cameras in addition to movie cameras...







Any of these seem possible?

Again, thanks for any help!
Old 01-26-06, 08:42 PM
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Those all look like 8mm cameras, mostly used for home movies. And not nearly old enough for the 1930s. Here's a shot that might give you a better idea of the size, especially once sound showed up:
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FinkPish, thanks a ton! That's an excellent shot (I think I saw it, but as a rather small shot, not the size you found). I'm doing a photochop and I've chosen a Marx Bros. scene as the setting/background, and I'm trying to make it look like a picture from off set so you see the actors, but cameras/director etc. as well.

That pic should work nicely. I KNEW just looking at those cameras that they just seemed way too small to be CINEMATIC quality cameras.

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