Pana ARRI 35 II C

A Pana ARRI 35 II C!

A Pana ARRI 35 II C joins our offerings! While we were in the middle of moving from our previous location to our present one, we were offered a collection of cameras and accessories that we never had much of a chance to sort through. This diamond in the rough came to the surface a …

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A side-by-side view of a stock Mitchell GC and Mitchell 46 side by side, demonstrating that Mitchell 46 is now nearly returned to its factory dimensions.

Mitchel 46: The Glue Crisis

In order to move forward with the machine work on the replacement bottom plate for Mitchell 46, the front plate had to be installed so that three important things could be established: First, the proper thickness of the front plate so that the camera will slide freely on the rackover L-base and still light trap. …

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A view of most of the equipment that we have to move out of the warehouse area to assemble and place new shelving units. They are stacked 3 levels high in some places.

Reorganizing, Again . . .

Now that the Showscan cameras and equipment have found a new home, we found ourselves with a lot of much-needed, free space. So the reorganizing began once again! We cleared out a whole section of the warehouse space and acquired new shelving so we could better organize everything. There were sooooo many Mitchell 1000’ magazines …

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Camera casting with both replacement plates temporarily screwed in place.

Mitchell Standard 46 – Creating the Replacement Bottom and Front Plates

The task at hand with Mitchell Standard #46 is now to put metal back where it was unceremoniously removed. This problem is compounded by the fact that so much material was removed from the bottom of the camera casting, that some areas are perilously thin. After three days of contemplating the next steps, and a …

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Tandberg Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Tandberg Model 11P Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Recently we noticed a glaring omission from our website. Somehow we never listed this lovely Tandberg reel-to-reel cine tape recorder! Terrible! This unit was serviced by the late Dennis Buhrmann, a master audio technician. The Tandberg was an alternative to the Nagra location recording system and includes many of the same features. Available now! https://bit.ly/3vncZS8

This week we bid a fond farewell to the Showscan CP65 cameras as they head to a new home. Here the cameras, magazines, lenses, and accessories are stacked and ready for pickup.

A Farewell to Showscan

This week we bid a fond farewell to the Showscan CP65 equipment as it headed to its new home. Prepping this package and staging everything for pickup took up the best part of this week. I was personally involved in the early Showscan project working for Doug Trumbull. I worked alongside John Russell building the …

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Al and Charles Christie, "Exhibitors Herald" 1924

Some Help with a History of the Christie Film Co.

To go along with our ongoing restoration of Mitchell Standard #46, we are currently in the process of researching the history of the camera’s first owner, the Christie Film Company. Brothers Al and Charles Christie founded the Christie Film Company in Hollywood in 1916 and produced short and feature-length comedies through 1933. The Great Depression …

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