Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

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yoyo29_monica

Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby yoyo29_monica » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:27 am

Hey! Who is the very handsome camera operator is photo #2, is that one of you Bruce? My compliments to you.

Tee hee,
Monica of Tarzana

oldprodp

Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby oldprodp » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:24 am

Greetings Bruce and thank you so much for your excellent contribution. I am excited to read more in your future articles. Again, I am simply crushed that I could not afford to bid on your BNC auction a few months back. But I suppose it lives on here in the form of the pictures you just shared. By the way, thank you for honoring my request and providing those!

Wilson, the oldprodp

mitchellbnc
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Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby mitchellbnc » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:57 am

Pictures look great Bruce and I can tell you that we will be anxiously watching for more status updates on your Project Lodestar Saga production. We are very honored to have you here.

Members: Regarding to BNC 356, Bruce has agreed to provide 30 high resolution photos of this historic rig before he decided to let it go. When we receive those, we will create an entire photo page dedicated to it on our Image Gallery page (found on our main website page.) Currently, the page has only one rig (actually a complete Blimp in mint condition) but in the future we intend to feature many more in depth photo tours of rare Mitchells. Mr. Morgan's BNC 356 photos will be a huge leap forward for this project.

Theodore Wilhelm
MitchellCamera.com administrator

brucermorgan
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Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby brucermorgan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:39 pm

yoyo29_monica wrote:Hey! Who is the very handsome camera operator is photo #2, is that one of you Bruce? My compliments to you.

Tee hee,
Monica of Tarzana

Hello Monica !
Yes That is me ,directing and operating in Oct 2008 for my film series Project Lodestar Sagas
Thanks for the compliment ,but.....I think the camera looks far better -LOL.
Cheers Bruce

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Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby brucermorgan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:21 pm

followthefocus1 wrote: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 and they all make perfect sense to me. So this gives me hope that I too will find one. Again, you are a very lucky man!

What could be the mystery reason number four! I await your next post sir.

Respectfully,
followthefocus1


Hello followthefocus
There are yet more factors around my purchase of the BNC in 1989.

I was lead to the Mitchell Camera BNC 356 by a professional projectionist
who was working with Chris Condon of Steriovision international.

All the people at Steriovision had an advanced knowledge of lens use in independent production.

USE OF MITCHELL BNC WITH EXOTIC VAROUS NON STANDARD LENSES -

Their understanding at Steriovision and valuation of any Mitchell BNC rack over had much to do with flexible use
of ALL POSSIBLE LENSES KNOWN .

This is due to the Mitchell BNC Camera features as follows :
-- a large diameter port
-- a deep long flange focal distance
--and a large heavy duty rod matt box assembly on the front of the MITCHELL BNC.

ABOUT THE SALE

So the day came when I meet Jake Monroy (owner of the BNC 356 and former Mitchell Factory Worker)
and I proposed the SALE with a rather high price paid over time 8500..

My competitor according to Jake for the purchase was Special effects Supervisor Richard Edlund for whom I have great respect .

I offered two thousand dollars over fair market price and made payments for a few years .
During that time of payments Jake told me many things about the Mitchell Camera History which I will share here.

I hope I have more than hinted at the "special reason" in my reply .
Cheers
Bruce

brucermorgan
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Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby brucermorgan » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:32 pm

mitchellbnc wrote: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 that - but what he has in mind for us here and also his linkage to Hollywood history is of monumental proportions. Bruce - I hope I haven't said too much. Greatest respect to you sir!

Theodore Wilhelm
MitchellCamera.com administrator


Hello Theodore !
Thanks for the kind introduction .
I will no doubt remember far more than the items I covered by phone. And I do believe your web site MitchellCamera.com will become, as it already is , a history resource of importance .

Regards
Bruce R Morgan
producer -director "Project Lodestar Sagas"

mrcinephd

Re: Hello from Bruce R Morgan 30 Mitchell Cameraman

Postby mrcinephd » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:43 am

Holy smokes, I leave for a couple of days and I miss the appearance of a Mitchell camera operator with 30 years of experience? I shall not dally in the future so welcome here Bruce! Please post as often as you can I shall try dig up some topics myself but you have set a very high bar!

Anyways - keep on filmin'


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