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Look up some of your local wedding videographers. They may come and set up their cameras and you might even want to have them running to record the stunt. You might promise them any video they shoot they can have, for stock footage to to use in some other project. You didn’t mention what the ‘stunt’ is but if it’s dramatic they may want footage of it. Many prosumer camcorders look like broadcast TV cameras and even Broadcast TV stations often use prosumer cameras. Some guys may have two cameras, one they can set up for the stunt and one they can record with.
This of course assumes that the “stunt” doesn’t involve destroying the camera. 🙂
Second, contact your local tv stations and if they don’t have anything ask them if there are any older TV Engineers who live in town. Many of the old guys keep old spare parts and even have old tv cameras probably hidden away somewhere in their garage. I know a couple of old fellows here in town that used to be TV and radio engineers, retired now they have boxes of old cameras and stuff. One has even set up a whole TV studio in a metal building in his back yard. He tapes old style gospel shows there.
But my point is that older engineers love to collect TV cameras and the old stuff to tinker with. I would almost bet one of them has the shell of an older ENG camera laying around. maybe even some newer stuff.
Just like computer geeks probably have 10 PC cases in a closet somewhere, they have the old TV stuff. 😉
Plus, your town may have a ‘electronics’ club. If so, they may have the same.
One quick way to find out if there are some old guys with stuff in your town?? Drop an ad in the local newspaper advertising some old TV station parts for free. They will come running to you! LOL
PS: How many motherboards and old computer parts do you have stuffed away somewhere? See?