Bolex B8SL with light meter, Stephen Spielberg’s first 8mm
Spielberg’s work spans four decades and includes some of Hollywood’s most successful and cherished movies. Born in 1946 he began making home movies when he was 12 using his dad’s 8mm movie camera and his own model trains.
Revere Model 44 8mm Movie Camera
Designed by Ted Briskin in 1951 with classic Mid-century Modern design. It was a technological leap. With three lenses, light metering and various settings, the model 44 enabled mid-class families to shoot professional looking movies. Ted was one of Chicago’s most successful young businessmen by 1948. He loved southern California and the glamour of Hollywood. Over two decades he married three starlets including Betty Hutton, Joan Dixon and Colleen Miller.
Paillard-Bolex H16 16mm Movie Camera – Hollywood’s Favorite
First released in 1935. Directors such as Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, Will Vinton, Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, and Spike Lee all began their careers shooting on Bolex Cameras. It’s still used in film schools today.
It was made in Switzerland featuring spring wound clockwork drive from1935 to 1971. The cameras were expensive and considered the best equipment for personal film and movie making.