DXTRs ACMAM-Cam

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Ron Dexter, the Santa Barbara Bandsaw Master and Wizard, who never saw a piece of camera equipment he couldn’t improve by cutting, slicing, and taping – has come up with his latest wonder.

After years of research and development, Ron’s Anyone-Can-Make-a-Movie-Cam is ready.

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Constructed of aircraft quality composite materials, mostly made in America.

From Ron’s new state-of-the-art research facility in Santa Barbara comes the ACMAM-Cam system. His new R& D  shop is 6 feet wide and 20 feet long, see below. This is significantly down-sized and reduced from his 1200 square foot building in Hollywood.

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At 80, Ron says he’s going to shoot his next movie with one. His last movie was in 1976, shot with an Éclair CM-3 in a Carroll Ballard blimp that Ballard build in Ron’s Venice California garage.

Dexter is known for his award-winning commercials as Director-Cameraman. He’s also know for inventing and building dollies, track, portable cranes, hi-hats, tilting front lenses, video taps, 270 degree shutter motor drives, crank dollies, inertially stabilized camera mounts up to 20 feet long, gyro stabilized cameras, Shaki-Cams, the Body Mount, relay lens systems, mechanical effects and bucking the system.

He is also the the inspiration for the tongue-in-cheek FDTimes Ron Dexter Award for outrageous modifications and retrofits. The last award was won by Matthias Uhlig for being the first with a PL to Canon EF Lens Mount Adapter.

Ron’s ideas come on the way home asking, ‘There has to be an easier way to do that”.

The ACMAM-Cam makes it all easier. iPhone not included.

 

 

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2 Responses:

  1. Danys BRUYERE:

    One of the sponsors should really consider offering Dexter a new hat for this work!

    • Jon Fauer:

      Danys, Pass the chapeau. Although knowing Ron, the hat is a carefully planned prop.

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