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Fred Salles

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Hi, I just watched a short documentary made in 1950 by Henri-georges Clouzot who was planning to shoot a documentary in Brazil. In this short he presents the project and film his team.

We can briefly see some equipment from that era.

You can watch it here:



One shot really intrigued me. He presents his sound recordist who seems to be using an optical recorder that he has brought in his appartement.

I have never seen these and would be curious to know more about it if anyone have some clues about what it could be:



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