This archive contains materials relating to Charles D. Staffell, who worked in the film industry between 1942 and 1993. The collection relates to the use of cinematographic equipment on films at both Pinewood and Elstree studio.
There are a number of technical and instructional documents for equipment including film projection lamps, projection equipment, motion picture cameras, filming cranes, and camera lenses. There are also files from Pinewood and MGM outlining proposals for equipment including the Axial Camera and Projector, and reports relating to the development of process projection techniques,
The collection includes a number of set plans for films including "7 Cities to Atlanta". Other documentation relating to filming at Pinewood and Elstree includes internal communications about script changes, shooting schedules and equipment lists for films shots in foreign locations.
There are a number of photographs in the collection, including images of sets and staff at Pinewood and Elstree studios. These are unannotated so in many cases it has not been possible to identify films and dates.
Four clamshell boxes
- Film Industry, Photography, Special Effects, Cinematography., Process Photography, Projection
- Access is given in accordance with the NMeM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility.
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