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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 16:06 pm 
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Could you give me some details of the kind of 35mm cine film camera that might have been used in the wartime period? I am having trouble with my searching.
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Hia,
No problem... Which nationality do yo wish to portray?

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Ok, forgot, British. Should have said, sorry! ;)

I'm already aware of some of the cameras that would have been around in 8mm and 16mm format. I like the look of the Palliard Bolex early H16 model!

What theatre/era/side do you represent?


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I learnt my trade as a camerman 30 years ago from those ex service/ cameramen.
Most 35mm cameras during WWII were Mitchell or Newman Sinclair.
During the war eever Battleship had a Newman Sinclair camerao on board. After the war the coal Board and British Rail had loads, so they still turn up.
We still use mitchells but rare.
The Germans used Arriflex cameras, we still use modern arrriflex cameras today.

I can remmember being shown a British combat camera that was shaped like a rifle with a shoulder butt to steady it. Many cameramen lost there lifes running around a battlefield with supid idea!!

The shots in SPR I think were shot on a Mitchell for technical boreing reasons. I,ll explain if you wish.


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Just noticed this, so thought I`d show off my 'new' camera. ( Just got to find the lenses now)

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It`s a 16mm Bell & Howell 70 DLM Filmo. It`s stamped US Property, which I`m assuming may mean it was used as an Army ( or USMC) camera.

It sounds great when 'fired'. :D

Now to find the lenses.....

Mor pics and background at: http://www.theworldatwar.info/bellandhowell70.html


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Nice one!

I see a lot of Wollensak lenses for B&H cameras on Ebay, but I've never really delved into Cinomatography.

I have a non-military model of the Filmo with two lenses, no thoughts about using it though. Developing film is apparently quite expensive.

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The lenses have just arrived

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There's a number of genres of movies made during the period, of course, the straight-forward fictional fillms, those with a propaganda angle and of course the documentaries, instructional, propaganda, and those designed to cheer up the folks back home.

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"Armed with Cameras" by Peter Maslowski is a good source of info on US military cameramen, unit structure and their work during WW2. Lots of interesting anecdotes too.

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A wartime film but not critically a combat film, I reckon 'The Way Ahead' is between the finest pieces of film hold out inside the original half inside the last century. The information at the rear of it, the acting as well as the combat sequences are fantastic!

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Hi, i have been thinking about getting an 8mm cine cam to play with after using a few old still cameras.
Is it an extortionate amount of money to get processed? Im a total amature but have found some cameras on FleaBay that seem a very reasonable price such as this-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-KODAK-CINE-MOVIE-CAMERA-EIGHT-25-8MM-/170686810085?pt=US_Vintage_Cameras&hash=item27bdba07e5
Would they have been used?
You guys got any advice?


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Is it an extortionate amount of money to get processed?


Yes.

Although I have not followed this process paid link yet:

http://www.marriottworld.com/stock/standard8film.htm


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For some of the best tips on filming , look on the Pathe news web site , lots of footage taken over and over then edited into a small 1or 2 minute scene .especially the WW2 stuff.

http://www.britishpathe.com


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