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by marop
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The new Mitchell Catalogue May 1, 1922
Replies: 9
Views: 7266

Re: The new Mitchell Catalogue May 1, 1922

Thanks for the ads on the matte wheel! Fortunately my Standard still has the matte wheel as they are often removed from the cameras. My camera also has an adjustable length auto disolve, but this was disabled. I am trying to restore that function. I have also seen other parts removed, like on a BNC ...
by marop
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Details on American Cinematographer Covers
Replies: 14
Views: 13837

Re: Details on American Cinematographer Covers

Cinemachinery, great covers and thanks for the descriptive info!

Mark
by marop
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: The new Mitchell Catalogue May 1, 1922
Replies: 9
Views: 7266

Re: The new Mitchell Catalogue May 1, 1922

So I guess this answers a question I had about the floating iris and matte wheel, which was when they started offering theses...looks like from the beginning BUT was not included but an add-on. Thanks for this ad!
by marop
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 30711

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Hi Steven, Great photo and one have have not seen. It must be a Mitchell NC owned by Paramount. They owned several including NC89, NC92. I can't remember the rest of hand. I believe they waited until 1937 to buy the NC's, which basically look the same but is different from the Standard. They were ma...
by marop
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 30711

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Thanks for the positive feedback Followfocus1 and Randy! Glad you enjoyed it. Mark
by marop
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 30711

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Here is a picture of MVV-7 on short term display at the old San Francisco Mint building. They were showcasing San Francisco in the Movies! They had a room devoted to Vertigo and of course this camera was in that room.
by marop
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 30711

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

...this is probably a lot more information than asked for, but just in case I have included quite a bit for those that may appreciate it. Camera Reports; I have not worked in the industry so my information my be lacking, but this is what I have learned: A camera report is for an individual camera fo...
by marop
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history
Replies: 49
Views: 30711

Re: Mitchell Cameras; ownership history

Since some are asking for additional photos, here goes, although I had some trouble reducing their file size from a very large file. I am not sure how good these will be. Here is the story behind the photo; This forum has talked about many types of Mitchell cameras but I have not seen anything about...
by marop
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

Re: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms

Hello, yes, that is a Mitchell Standard inside the blimp. The number is the serial number of the camera, which was sold to Paramount in 1931. Paramount studios would do that. Other studios generally assigned another number. I assume they would number their cameras with their own inventory number and...
by marop
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussions About the Mitchell Camera
Topic: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

Re: How High is your Mitchell? Cranes and Booms

Here is one of those vintage huge monster cranes; Josef Von Sternberg on the set of The Scarlet Empress. This relates to another thread on Mitchell camera serial numbers by chance.

Mark