the acquisition of three 15/65mm camera systems, Big Films
recently launched a new Montreal based large format (LF)
camera rental company. The firm also acquired a host of accessories
including Hasselblad lenses, a sound blimp and an underwater housing.
cameras, formerly known as "Ultra 70 LF Cameras", were
originally manufactured by Fries Engineering of Los Angeles and
designed in the early nineties to complement the launch of World
Odyssey , the first 15-perf/70-mm projection system competitor
to IMAX Systems. Since being purchased by World Odyssey the cameras
have undergone extensive modification and re-machining. The film
feed and movements have been extensively re-engineered, a vacuum
system has been installed, and the magazines and torque motors
have all been rebuilt to ensure their reliability and streamlined
acquiring the three 15/65mm cameras Big Films has worked
closely with Wilson Machine of Montreal, to further enhance the
functioning and quality of the cameras and insure a reliable rental
system for its clients.
Films President, Daniel White, noted that the firm had been looking
for a strong 8-perf/65mm camera system but opted for the three
modified Fries units after reviewing an extensive series of film
tests. White says he was convinced that the simplicity of the
camera system would ensure their future reliability and at the
same time allow BiG Films to offer an extremely economic camera solution
to the large format production community.
the camera department is involved in developing a 3D rig
which will carry 2 15/70 cameras.
3D Camera Rig
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