Has anyone ever seen instructions on how to build a Motion Picture Camera?

I know its probably more expensive than buying one, but I've always wondered how to make and/or "design" one. I can't seem to find anything online about it so I'm hoping someone out there can help point me in the right direction :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    It's not like building a pinhole camera. It requires lots of precision design, engineering, and machining.

    There are various designs that mostly hinge around the film movement, which is the most complicated and demanding part.

    But if you are so inclined, try searching out schematics for a Mitchell or one of the other older but very reliable cameras. Try to locate one of those cameras in a rental shop or museum and get a look at one to see how they are built .

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