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Are there any Mitchell camera people out there?


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#1 Ed Johnson

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

I see that there are not any recent posts about these iconic cameras. I am a restorer/collector with a few of these cameras looking to gain more knowledge of them.
Currently I have a set of videos in progress about some of my cameras posted on mitchellCamera.com in the "members articles" section. As a result of a research project, I have also published a series of Mitchell production charts on that site that give serial numbers of Standards, BNC' s and NC' s by year ends that may be of interest to some of you here. ED.
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#2 aapo lettinen

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

try the "Motion Picture Technology" Facebook group, there is lots of people there who have Mitchell knowledge :) 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

I personally only have a self-blimped highly modified Soviet copy of the Mitchell bncr, very different camera than the original but some things like the movement and aperture plate are approximately similar


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#4 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:27 AM

I'm one of those Mitchell cameramen still standing! When we used A Mitchell Fries for VFX work on THE HANGOVER, I was the only one who knew how to use it! Times have changed.

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#5 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:42 AM

I still remember my first 'proper' job as a service tech beginner checking over a Fries Mitchell attached to a motion control rig belonging to an animation company back in the mid 90s. Amazing how these cameras were still the gold standard for animation and VFX even into the new millennium. And a direct evolution to the Panavision film cameras still being used today.

In a previous workplace we had a fully blimped Mitchell NC in the lobby, which I often examined with curiosity. Beast of a thing, must have taken two strong men just to mount it on its geared head!
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