Researching 1939 Motion Picture Production
Posted 27 February 2010 - 02:58 PM
Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:18 PM
I am researching motion picture production in 1939. Can anyone help me with what cameras, blimps, heads, dollies, lights- basically any piece of motion picture equipment that might have been on the set of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? Also, any place some of this equipment is on display?
Read Barry Salt's "Film Style and Technology: History and Analysis" for starters:
Also look at "In The Picture: Production Stills from the TCM Archives"
American Cinematographer Magazine from that period is also useful for photos of film shoots.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:54 PM
Also see if they have the 1939 edition of 'The American Cinematographer & Reference Guide'.