It came from somewhere


This week I had some off time so I decided to do some very non-fun things. House cleaning. Yeah sometimes you have to do that if you want to be considered a functioning member of society. So after going through some storage boxes I discovered an old camera of my Dad’s that I didn’t know I had. It is a Bell & Howell T20 XL 8mm camera. You can read more about it with the link provided. It has a short zoom lens with a paddle button for the servo. Another funky thing about it is that its a free focus lens, shoots at 18fps, at a 225 degree shutter angle. I think the coolest thing was to find an unprocessed cartridge of Kodachrome 40 inside. I will be processing the film next week and see if there is anything salvageable on it. Being from 1981 I figure it will be very interesting to see what my Dad thought was important to roll film on. Enjoy the short silly video. Cheers!

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Loren

    Lovin’ that not-quite-original 80’s music.