Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sarkell - William SARgent & Bob KELLjchian

I love these images of William Sargent and Bob Kelljchian. They were taken for an article written about the Colortran Mini-Crab Dolly in the September 1966 issue of American Cinematographer.

It's a little known fact, the Mini-Crab Dolly was originally designed for the lighter 16mm camera systems. As you can see here, there's a beautiful 135 pound Mitchell BNC mounted on the dolly.

A few months ago, I heard from a blog visitor who told me his production company frequently paired a Panavision R200 with a Colortran Mini-Crab.

As many of you film guys know, the R200 outweighed the BNC by 70 additional pounds. He went on to say that the dolly performed flawlessly. The Mini-Crab quickly became a favorite for these much heavier 35mm cameras.

Soon, I will post some interesting information on Mr. Kelljchian, who was not only a trusted friend of William Sargent, but greatly contributed to the making and marketing of the Mini-Crab Dolly. Click to enlarge these images.  Stay tuned...More to come...