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I first discovered Anthony Hontoir shortly after I’d purchased my Éclair Cameflex CM3 35mm movie camera last year. I was Googling for information on the camera and came across Anthony’s website downwoodfilms.com with images of...

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Eclair Cameflex CM3 Poster — Download and Enjoy

February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

After I bought my Eclair Cameflex CM3 and was waiting for the post office to deliver I became very excited with anticipation. One evening I did a Google search of Cameflex images and downloaded these...

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A few years ago I had the rare privilege of going to legendary filmmaker Carroll Ballard’s house to do a TV news story for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, to promote his newest film Duma. After...

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Anouk Aimee looks through the viewfinder of an Eclair studio camera in a scene from Claude Lelouch's tour-de-force "A Man And A Woman" -- filmed with the Eclair Cameflex CM3.

A Man And A Woman And A Mistress

December 28, 2012 | 7 Comments

I’ve been posting a bit over the past few weeks about my new French mistress, who my wife Bonnie has welcomed into the family. A few of my friends have asked if my love of...

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Before Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas became Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas they were two like-minded independent filmmakers who wanted to make personal films that they never expected anybody to want to see....

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Director-Cameraman Carroll Ballard with his beloved 35mm Eclair CM3 on location in South Aftrica filming "Duma."

Carroll Ballard – Director-Cameraman

May 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

My greatest heroes in filmmaking and constant sources of inspiration are director-cameramen – directors who also serve as their own cinematographers or as one of their own camera operators. Among this group are Stanley Kubrick,...

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Claude Lelouch framing up his 35mm Eclair CM3 filming "A Man And A Woman."

Claude Lelouch – Un Homme et une Eclair CM3

April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the late 1960s, when I was an early teenager, ABC-TV ran A Man And A Woman on the Sunday Night Movie of the Week. Up to that time about the only foreign films I...

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