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#1 Charles Brubaker

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

I'm thinking of shooting animation on 35mm. Anyone know of a 35mm camera that can shoot single-frame? Preferably something portable like Konvas?
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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:27 AM

Most 35mm cameras won't do single frame without an animation motor attached, unless they're purpose built animation cameras like an Oxberry or Acme. Cameras that don't have a focal-plane shutter - like a Konvas or Arri - also need a capping shutter to prevent light leaking past the mirror shutter and fogging the frame.

Some of the best cameras for stop motion are old pin-registered Mitchells, still used today by some animation/effects companies. One cine re-seller I looked at has a single frame capable Fries Mitchell going for about 3 grand. Your cheapest option is maybe a Bell and Howell Eyemo fitted with an animation motor.

If you're interested in film-originated animation but don't have a huge budget maybe think about a 16mm Bolex. For absolutely consistent exposures you'd want a single frame motor attached, but if you're just experimenting you can use the spring motor and built-in single frame advance.

Funnily enough, I was at a retrospective yesterday of the amazing work of William Kentridge, and noticed he used a 35mm camera to capture his animation:


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

I'm thinking of shooting animation on 35mm. Anyone know of a 35mm camera that can shoot single-frame? Preferably something portable like Konvas?


Where are you located? LIFT here in Toronto has an Oxberry specifically designed for this.
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#4 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:16 AM

I'm thinking of shooting animation on 35mm. Anyone know of a 35mm camera that can shoot single-frame? Preferably something portable like Konvas?

The Konvas KSR-1 has an animation crank as an accessory:

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The lower crank is the single frame animation crank. B)

Edited by James Steven Beverly, 03 April 2012 - 05:17 AM.

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