Re: why we shoot film/ Peeping Tom/ Scopophilia

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Mar 05 2006 - 11:12:38 PST

> sensual is, he goes
> around with this wonderful 16mm camera all the time
> and records
> everything, documents his whole life, and especially
> things having to
> do with suffering, pain, love, sex. Does anyone
> know what kind of a
> camera that is? It looks like it's got 3 lenses in
> front that rotate,
> and it's portable but larger than a Bolex. Probably
> a British model?

I've not seen the film, but I think the camera is a
Bell and Howell Filmo! I've certainly seen pictures
depticting a filmo as it made me want to see the film.
;) (My most special camera is my filmo).

Strangely, despite the fact I have one, and desptie
the fact there is one in the film, it is most
definitely not a British Model. (Maybe the lenses are
made in Leicester) but a well known american camera,
and it is virtually unavaiable over here, but very,
very common and cheap in the states. It used to be
used as a newsreel camera and extensively by the
american military. It is the 16mm version of the 35mm
eyemo that Hollywood loves to use as a crash camera.

Filmo's are a great choice for those wanting to start
out in 16mm and who can't afford a bolex. They are
very special cameras. You feed them a little oil and
they just keep going forever and ever.



Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.