Custom water camera used to shot Big Wednesday
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George Greenough water camera used to shoot Big Wednesday
The ultimate Greenough find! The modified movie camera that he used to film the segments in “Big Wednesday” and other film projects. In George’s own words: “This camera was custom built to shoot surfing in 35mm using Panavision lenses up to 200mm. The original camera is an Arriflex II C. The problem with putting this camera in a housing was weight. You couldn’t focus and hold the camera at the same time. I needed a balanced shoulder mounted camera to be able to pull focus while shooting. I had to redesign the viewfinder, take the camera apart and build a waterproof, lightweight housing for it. This took about 500 hours to do. The end result was excellent balance while shooting “Big Wednesday.” I used lenses up to 200 mm shooting off a mat. The camera is easy to focus while shooting and I’ve used it for a variety of other projects since.” Now it’s your chance to get a piece of cinematic history. Pre-auction estimate: $10,000-$15,000
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* Heavy swells were expected along Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Dora strengthened into a Category 4 storm Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.