Search found 91 matches

by marop
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Miniature Mitchell Cameras scaled up from photographs
Replies: 4
Views: 4670

Re: Miniature Mitchell Cameras scaled up from photographs

Spectacular collection! Your lucky to have them and we're all lucky they didn't get dumped. I own a Mitchell Standard that was made in 1931 and sold to Paramount studios. It filmed many movies and stars like Marlene Deitrich and Bing Crosby. In the 1980s Paramount sold a bunch of their cameras and e...
by marop
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge and his BNCR #157 Video Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 7169

Re: Sam Dodge and his BNCR #157 Video Tour

How was Sam able to find out that it works on Inavasion? I'm always interested to hear how people find out...it's often like detective work!
by marop
Sun May 22, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Standard serial numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 6428

Re: Mitchell Standard serial numbers

Another interesting note is that the L base has the knobs for the floating iris, movable mattes, etc. This is a very nice feature. Often times the internal workings are removed.

Mark
by marop
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Sam Dodge YouTube demo of 1922 Mitchell Standard #5
Replies: 10
Views: 12259

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

Regarding Mitchell camera no. 333; what is the serial number on the viewfinder? Also can I bother you for some photos of the inside, showing the disolve mechanism? My camera is missing some parts and I need some good clear pictures of them so I can find them. Thanks!
by marop
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Stein Color Cameras (Mitchell Standard Copy)
Replies: 1
Views: 3841

Re: Stein Color Cameras (Mitchell Standard Copy)

Hello and thanks for the pictures. Is the black painted camera you show all original? I am trying to figure out what the original front looked like. Do you know? Did it have a turret? Single lens? Thanks, Mark
by marop
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: mitchell found in dumpster, help id
Replies: 1
Views: 3439

Re: mitchell found in dumpster, help id

Hi Mike, I take it the tripod has wood legs? Sounds like a standard Mitchell made tripod with a newer head on it. Mitchell made these tripods starting in the 1920's and into the 1950's and probably later. The address for Mitchell being in Los Angeles puts it being made in the 1920's and probably the...
by marop
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!
Replies: 20
Views: 21060

Re: Best Mitchell Geared Head - Worrall of course!

Hello, So you have a camera mounted on it and you tilt the platform and then it won't stay in that position, if I understand you correctly? There is a lock on these but the camera should be balanced on the head. There is some movement in the thread that holds the camera down. Check and see if there ...
by marop
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?
Replies: 3
Views: 5005

Re: Is there a Mitchell serial number database?

Hello, there is no online database, at least that I am aware of. I do have some sales records but they are incomplete. I do not have any sales records for the BNC either. The biggest single buyer of Mitchell cameras was the U.S. Armed services. But it is more exciting, at least for me, if I know a s...
by marop
Fri May 22, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29
Replies: 13
Views: 12661

Re: Mitchell Vistavision Camera #29

The VistaVision that is at the museum of moving image has a lot of history. It first went to Egypt with DeMille to film the Ten Commandments, and toward the end of its life was used by ILM. The other VV pictured on the short metal base, or hi-hat, is also significant, but I can't remember the number...
by marop
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras Sold at Hollywood Auction!
Replies: 8
Views: 8683

Re: Mitchell Cameras Sold at Hollywood Auction!

Hello Stein8perf, I tried to send a PM but I don't think they are going thru. Here is what I was asking; "Hello, I see you own a Stein? I am aware of the Stein camera. Is it original or Was it converted to Vistavison? Do you have any history on your camera? Are you willing to share any photos? Are t...