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Podcast: The Movietone Years – episode forty

“Movietone cameraman Ron E. Collins”

This week’s podcast recalls the career of Ron Collins from his early days at Paul Barralet Productions, joining Movietone, working with Norman Fisher as assistant cameraman before becoming a cameraman.

Ron would later go freelance, filming sport – which he was noted for and working alongside some of the world’s most accomplished directors. In 1969 Ron would form his company, the award winning Optex, building it into one of the major suppliers to the film industry.

The following articles relate to the subject of the podcast:

Colleagues: Ron E. Collins

Dutch Grand Prix Zandfoort 1968

Colleagues: Norman Fisher – Movietone

Click on the player below to listen to this week’s episode:

Movietone cameraman Ron Collins with Malcolm Furness using a Cameflex camera

Movietone cameraman Ron Collins with Malcolm Furness using a Cameflex camera

You can also click on the link below (works for iPad and iPhone) or right click on the link below to download an enhanced version with images, chapters and links (AAC, m4a file):

The Movietone Years – Episode forty

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