Cissy's Camera bag

Camera’s and Sound Equipment – 1933 Expedition

In addition to some professional 8mm cameras and the ‘mobile’ Fox Movietone (optical sound added to film launched for general professional use in 1929) for the AntArctic itself, she has the following:

Access to own room at a New York studio facility, (grand daddy invested and backs the company). This will have the latest in the film and sound technology and she will use it to update and maintain her skills regarding it.

She will have some of the following available to her via the studio:

Mitchell nc

Mitchell introduced the much quieter NC [for ‘Newsreel Camera’] in ca. 1930. The camera was hand-cranked, later motor-driven. 744 NC’s were made.

Mitchell nc2

Technicolor 3-Strip


As early as 1924, the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation [founded in 1915 by Herbert Kalmus, David Frost Comstock and W. Burton Westcott] envisioned a full-color process, and by 1929, the company was actively developing such a process. Hollywood made so much use of Technicolor in 1929 and 1930, that many believed the feature film industry would soon be turning out color films exclusively.

Amateur home movie style (a few with us for crew to play around with):

Cine-Kodak Eight-20 camera, 1932.

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

With the launch of 8mm film in 1932 the home movie ‘snapshot’ finally became a reality. This camera was designed to revolutionise amateur cinematography by reducing costs and making the cameras easier to use. At the same time it influenced other manufacturers to follow suit, increasing the use of the new type of Kodak film which was introduced with it. Despite the small frame size the image quality was very good.

Also professional camera – Nagel Vollenda ( a German designed camera bought out by Kodak in 1931).

(probably knows enough to bring spares of everything and sealed ‘drums’ for film storage).

Cissy's Camera bag

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