Post up your most wacky modified Mitchell!

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mr. pebbles jacksonville

Post up your most wacky modified Mitchell!

Postby mr. pebbles jacksonville » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:00 am

Hello forum! Nice little place here and lots to see. I have been looking for a web site like this for some time. Here is a subject that interests me and I hope it will you too. I've seen a lot of old Mitchells in my day and because they were built so well and lasted so long, many of them have been modified extensively. And some of them have been poorly hacked up in the course of their long, productive lives.

I thought I would create a thread dedicated to those hacked up Mitchells which needed a special modification for a certain movie. Rarely I think, were they returned to their original state after the modification. And some kept getting the special treatment movie after movie so that by this point in time, they look very odd compared to the day the left the factory.

I am sorry but I have not kept photos of these odd looking rigs. So I am hoping that people reading this thread have some to upload here.

I saw this Fries-Mitchell the other day which was modified to mount under a car for a special shot. So I will start with contributing that one. But I hope you folks have even better oddly modified examples. Thanks for reading my rambling post.

Mr. Pebbles
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yoyo29_monica

Re: Post up your most wacky modified Mitchell!

Postby yoyo29_monica » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:32 pm

Wacky huh? This one seems to fit the bill. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Being wacky that is.

Monica of Tarzana
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yoyo29_monica

Re: Post up your most wacky modified Mitchell!

Postby yoyo29_monica » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:05 am

How about a wacky monkey behind the camera? Or does it have to be the camera itself? Hey, I'm trying here.

Monica of Tarzana
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Artist712

Re: Post up your most wacky modified Mitchell!

Postby Artist712 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 am

Can you find the Mitchell ?
Mitchell Model D , serial no. 1112, With Bi Pack and Stepper Motor Capping Shutter, This camera was used by
Robert Abel , with large filter ring photographing single frames of a CRT , to do some of the very first Digital Commercials,
shown on television in the early 80's. in private collection
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