In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:
#24: The Empireflex Camera
And speaking of behind-the-scenes of Star Wars, this is an awesome piece of film history. As I’ve said before, in one of my former lives, I worked in the film industry. I did a lot of technical work with camera for movies and TV. I had heard about the camera Industrial Light and Magic had made called the Empireflex. It was specially made for filming high speed special effect shots. From what I have found, (and I’m going to get technical here) it is a 4 perf Mitchell Vista Vision camera converted to 8 perf and adapted to take Arri magazine. Basically what that means is it is the greatest Frankenstein’s monster of movie cameras. I had the chance to see this camera in person, and WOW is it amazing. The technical geniuses at ILM really know their stuff.

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