Made by the short-lived Mercury Pictures (not to be confused with Orson Welles' company), this silent short "Cameramen on Location" was sold to the home market in the 1940s. It shows "behind the scenes" footage shot during the production of the 1941 Roy Rogers movie "Robin hood of the Pecos". The film begins with a Republic Pictures camera truck (4:05) arriving on set. A Mitchell camera is seen at 4:17 being loaded. At 4:23 reflectors are put in place and at 4:38 a boom microphone (mounted on the camera car) is put in position. At 5:00, Roy Rogers is seen behind the scenes during the shooting of a scene. At 5:50 the camera is attached on the car. At 6:00 horses move out on the set. At 6:18 the wagon is filmed without horses for a close up shot. At 6:43 the camera is disassembled for storage and the film canister removed. The Republic Pictures lot is briefly seen before the film ends.
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