Bolex 16mm Cameras

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

The Bolex is LIFT’s smallest, lightest and most affordable 16mm/S16mm camera. The Bolex provides a great introduction to shooting on film, offering simplicity for beginner filmmakers and more advanced features for the experienced camera user. With the spring wind there are no batteries involved for basic operation, but optional motors, intervalo-meter, and matte boxes make everything possible. The iconic camera for experimental and independent film, the Bolex is an imaging powerhouse. During this class you will also shoot a short test to view after it returns from the lab. Gain a solid foundation in the operation of this versatile camera in this hands-on workshop.

The Camera Theory workshop or equivalent experience is required as a prerequisite to this workshop.



Marcos Arriaga was born in Lima, Peru. He graduated from San Martin de Porres University in Lima with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1985. Marcos worked as a journalist and photographer for the daily newspaper Marka, and the weekly magazine Amauta. He immigrated to Canada in 1987 and graduated from the Sheridan College Media Arts Film Program in 1995. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at York University in 2003. Marcos has completed eight short films and a medium long documentary, which have been shown widely in Canada and internationally. He also recently completed his first feature length documentary Looking for Carmen.