Colin Devroe

Photographer. Podcaster. Blogger. Reverse Engineer.

Film cameras in TV and movies

January 8, 2021

Mike Eckman:

If youโ€™re like me, it is exciting to see an old camera in a movie or television show set in the past.

I’ve been known to pause to figure out the camera from time-to-time. I often remark that I wish there was a list of TV shows and movies that feature analog cameras. Now there is. At least the beginnings of one. Someone should turn this into a wiki.


jack says:

@cdevroe It can be frustrating when they use them wrong, though. I saw a scene recently in which someone took maybe a half dozen flash shots with a 4×5 film camera, without reloading the sheet of film or the flash bulb. Kind of takes one out of the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

cdevroe says:

@jack Same goes for seeing computers and code

jack says:

@cdevroe Oh definitely. In fact it’s a pleasant exception when they actually get computer stuff right ๐Ÿ™‚

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