Workshop Registration

Bolex 16mm Cameras

NOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.

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. 

This workshop includes all camera and film stock for use during the workshop. The Camera Theory workshop or equivalent experience is required as a prerequisite to this workshop. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Playing with Location Sound, Arri SRII 16mm and Aaton XTR Prod Super 16mm, Extreme Low Budget Analogue Filmmaking, Hand Processing Black and White Film, Hand Processing Colour Film and Organic Film Processing workshops.​

Please note that a workshop does not substitute the need for LIFT members to perform a proficiency test in order to rent particular LIFT equipment and/or facilities from our Technical Department. 

Sat 4 November 2023, 10 am - 6 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 3 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Marcos Arriaga

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 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 twelve short films and two medium long documentaries, which have been shown widely in Canada and internationally.

Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: Cameras
Maximum Capacity: 8
8 hours of instruction $175 /member$200 /nonmember