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#1 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:46 AM

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone knew what kind of camera Frederick Wiseman used in his early films like High School and Law & Order. Google fails me.

Thanks
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#2 Zachary Vex

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:47 AM

You'll need to post with a full name.
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#3 Nate Downes

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:50 AM

Yes, you do need a full name.

Most documenataries of the era were shot with the Eclair NPR, with a few on the Auricon. But, from the methods used to shoot High School in particular let me believe the Eclair is the likely canidate.
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#4 Alexander McCarron

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:08 PM

Yes, you do need a full name.

Most documenataries of the era were shot with the Eclair NPR, with a few on the Auricon. But, from the methods used to shoot High School in particular let me believe the Eclair is the likely canidate.



I'm assuming you mean my full name.

And thanks for the info.
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#5 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:36 PM

Fred Wiseman shot with NPR from 68 onwards, while Titicut Follies included Auricons based on the Leacock/Pennebaker mod'ing. One shouldn't forget that he and D.A. with Jean Rouch, Pierre Perrault and Albert Maysles - but I am sure you know that - where instrumental to get the Coutant NPR into the real world, plus the ACL/(Aaton) just two years later. Jean Rouch could tell beautiful stories about that! Terribly missed.

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-Michael


P.S.: Thanks for amending your user name. It's appreciated here.
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