Anyone ever heard of this camera?
Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:03 AM
Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:26 AM
Looks like a 35mm Bolex to me, with the option of getting good optics (PL mount) , and cheap (Nikon) optics depending on how risky your shot is. It's pictured with a Nikon F mount lens on it. It takes 100' Daylight 35mm loads (okay speed......rolls out almost isntantly) not ideal for long takes.
what else did you want to know?
All the Best
Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:29 AM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:33 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:59 PM
This brings up an interesting question: Does anyone have any idea just how many Eyemos have been lost in crash-cam-set-ups-gone-bad. I wonder how much it would cost to manufacture a cam just for this purpose. It wouldn't need any gimmicks. It just has to run film steadily past a lens and be cheap. You could probably make the whole thing out of plastic to keep costs down. Spring load would be useful as well.
Not that many! Stanley K managed to drop a Newman Sinclair out of a window 6 times on Clockwork Orange, it still was working at the end. Its the nodern expensive stuff that's more delicate!
Posted 08 December 2006 - 05:52 PM
We trashed three on one movie last year. One crashed with a chopper-cam when the chopper-cam crashed, one crashed with a motocycle when the motorcycle crashed (this was planned), and one crashed when it was mounted to a truck that was flipped end-over-end (this was also planned). It was fun watching dailies and seeing the camera smash into a million pieces during the end-over-end stunt. The only usable footage from these was from the motorcycle crash since the mag wasn't trashed. Oh, we also had one run over by a car on this movie, but the only damage was to the power cable and connector.
This brings up an interesting question: Does anyone have any idea just how many Eyemos have been lost in crash-cam-set-ups-gone-bad. I wonder how much it would cost to manufacture a cam just for this purpose.
I believe the A Cam is basically designed as a crash cam, but it's not 35mm, it's S16mm.
Here are a couple pics from that truck flip stunt. The camera was mounted on the back left of the truck. Unfortunately, you can't see it in these pictures.