Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

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Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by syd » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:24 pm

I came upon this youtube channel
featuring silent film camera
collector Sam Dodge.

Sam Dodge has great stories to tell
about the cameras.

http://www.youtube.com/user/1samdodge?feature=watch

Williamson 35mm Hand Cranked Movie Camera


Mitchell 35mm motion picture camera

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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by Christopher Jacobs » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:38 pm

Great stuff there! Sure wish I could afford one of those cameras (and the film, processing, and printing to use it)!

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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by syd » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 pm

The fact that most of the silent era cameras were built like tanks
and could survive harsh weather conditions gave an openess and
remote look to silent films.


Sound films tried to continue this tradition early on with movies
like Hallelujah, The Big Trail, and Trader Horn, but the studios
needed more controlled environments for sound shooting thus
driving filmmaking indoors.

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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by LouieD » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:58 pm

syd wrote:I came upon this youtube channel
featuring silent film camera
collector Sam Dodge.

Sam Dodge has great stories to tell
about the cameras.

http://www.youtube.com/user/1samdodge?feature=watch

Williamson 35mm Hand Cranked Movie Camera


Mitchell 35mm motion picture camera
This guy should really be making these films without a shirt on.

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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:15 am

One of the best channels on YouTube, IMHO.

His videos are some of the very few that I've watched multiple times. :!:
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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

Unread post by seethelight » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:03 pm

very interesting. thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sam Dodge: Silent Film Camera Collector

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