We Shoot Newborn Babies (Mar, 1950)
Well, the headline certainly does grab your attention. This is a gimmick MI has used before.
We Shoot Newborn Babies
by Robert Clark
WHEN I wound up my war service in the Navy five years ago, I thought all my “shooting” days were over. But now Bob Danielson and I are scrambling about like second louies on a recruiting tour rounding up a corps of expert marksmen to patrol hospitals all across America— and shoot newborn babies!
Who’s this talking—Public Enemy No. 1? No—not even No. 101. Strangely enough everyone likes having us around—doctors, nurses, parents by the thousands—even the cute little tykes themselves. And our shooting is done not with a bang-bang but with the click-click of cameras formerly installed in the wings of Navy Hellcat fighters to record split-second combat maneuvers.
Movies of Combustion Process (Mar, 1932)
High-speed photography has come a long way. Check out this explanation and videos of a trillion fps camera.
Movies of Combustion Process
WITH a view to improving automobile engines, two German scientists have invented a camera which records on a film the procedure of combustion in auto and other motors under varying conditions.
The fuel at various pressures is injected into a steel chamber provided with glass walls by means of a valve which distributes the finely reduced fuel particles. The light of a 30,000 volt electric spark, formed between two electrodes, is then projected into the injection chamber for the photograph; The time of each exposure is one-millionth of a second.
A Repeating “Flashbulb” (Nov, 1941)
That’s quite a portable power unit there. Then again it’s also a pretty big camera. I think it’s funny that they always use female models for these things. While I get the “it’s so easy a woman can do it!” angle, it tends to make big things look more unwieldy.
A Repeating “Flashbulb”
THE dream of photographers for years, here at last is a repeating “flashbulb”— and it is an extremely high-speed flashbulb, too. Whereas ordinary flashes take photos at from 1/20th to 1/200th of a second, this shoots at 1/20,000th! Made by Edgerton, it uses a portable power unit.