Double Exposure: The Voice Of The Camera explores topics relating to working with and around a Hollywood movie camera.
The Voice Of The Camera may be used as an introductory program in film studies. It also explores Hollywood motion picture cameras and their technical art form.
You will hear from hero's of the Hollywood film industry, you will gain insight into the Hollywood camera and crew system. The program explores how Hollywood films work technically and artistically, to reinforce and challenge your understanding of America's greatest national self-image mirror: the movie.
While the formal 30 minute show, The Voice Of The Camera remains respectful and honors the great pioneers and legends of film making captured within the show the behind-the-scenes coverage takes a lighthearted romp through a-day-in-the-life of the camera operator, the assistant camera person, hair and makeup, the Best Boy, the Sound Mixer and a fun loving look at a "Supper PA."
Delight in the revealing, fun look at a young Hollywood crew enjoying a day's shoot at Americas premier sound stage: Panavision's Stage One in Woodland Hills, California. In the behind-the-scenes footage they illustrate their rich American movie heritage through the introduction of Billy Bitzer, America's most famous cameraman. Billy shows us a hand cranked camera from the 1930's and we can see the footage shot with Billy's 1930's camera on the set.