|Project by Tim_CPWD||posted 01-19-2015 05:39 AM||1540 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
The High School where my daughter attends is putting on a Spring Musical “Singin’ in the Rain”. I do volunteer work with the school teaching Tech Theater students how to build theater props. Tech Theater Class builds all the props and runs the stage for the 2 plays a year put on at the school by the Drama dept. The upcoming play is rapidly approaching and there is a lot to do. Some scenes in the play call for a 1920’s style movie theater camera so I decided to take that on as a weekend project in my own shop. I did a Google search for a 1920’s style movie camera, found a picture and built what you see in the pictures above. I designed the handle on the side to spin around for effect. For posterity sake I used my CNC machine to carve the schools name and the name of the play into the movie reels. I thought this would make a nice piece of memorabilia for the theater dept. The whole project was built from scrap materials. I’ll let the students paint it to match the era. It was a fun project and I look forward to seeing it used in the play.
-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns