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    ILM 35mm "downshooter" used in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire Strikes Back and scores of others to create effects animation elements. (ca. 1980s) Vintage original camera component for animation effects, measuring 5.75 x 5.25 x 3 in., composed of steel, mirror, and lens optics. Retooled for ultra steadiness for perfect film movement when outfitted in a Bell and Howell body, which was then mounted on an animation stand shooter rig. Used to create animated FX like lightning or glow elements for composite on shots like E.T.'s glowing finger, lightning bolts from the Emperor's fingers as he is trying to kill Luke Skywalker before Darth Vader intervenes, and in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the ark is opened and spirits released. Used on shoots for laser blasts, light sabers and a variety of 2D animation elements in composite into shots. Exhibits production wear and handling. In production used vintage very good condition.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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