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Robert Gottschalk (12 March 1918 - 3 June 1982) was a camera technician and founder of Panavision. March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Panavision is a motion picture equipment company specializing in camera, lens, and grip equipment, along with related accessories. ...

His father specialized in building movie theatres, which left the family well-off financially and influenced Gottschalk's interest in film. After Gottschalk graduated with a degree in theater and arts from Carleton College in Minnesota, he moved to California to become a filmmaker. Skinner Memorial Chapel, Carleton College Carleton College is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, USA. Carleton was founded on November 14, 1866, by the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches as Northfield College. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...

He bought an interest in a camera shop and later got to know a nearby outfit that made underwater filming equipment for Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Equipment restrictions at the time made wide-angle filming difficult, and Gottschalk began experimenting with anamorphic lens equipment patented by Henri Chrétien. In 1953, the CinemaScope process, based on Chrétien's patents, was purchased and named by 20th Century Fox. While the camera lenses were now available, the process required projection lenses as well. Gottschalk teamed up with several colleagues and began offering projection lenses under the name Panavision, which used prismatic rather than cylindrical optics. This led to a successful expansion into lenses for cameras which are still widely used. Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976. ... Anamorphic widescreen is a cinematography and photography technique for capturing a widescreen picture on standard 35mm film. ... Henri Chrétien (February 1, 1879 – February 6, 1956) was a French astronomer and an inventor. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Cinemascope, or more strictly CinemaScope, was a widescreen movie format used from 1953 to 1967. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ...

On his passing in 1982, Robert Gottschalk was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


  • Bijl, Adriaan. The Importance of Panavision: The Invention Phase. via in70mm.com

Robert Gottschalk was two time Oscar® winner, for both the Panavision© lens and the Panaflex® camera. This second Oscar® was awarded shortly before his death.

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Robert's studies began at the University of Illinois in Chicago earning a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in physiological psychology.
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Panavision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1982 words)
Panavision was founded in late 1953 by Robert Gottschalk, Richard Moore, Meredith Nicholson, Walter Wallin and William Mann.
Gottschalk learned, through a vendor to the camera store he was working at, that Bausch and Lomb were having difficulty filling the orders for theatrical anamorphic projection lenses.
Gottschalk himself solved the problem with additional rotating lens elements moved in concert with the focus ring.
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