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Bolex 16mm CamerasNOTE: This workshop is in person. Following Ontario’s health guidelines, attendees will require proof of vaccination in order to attend this workshop.
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 20 November 2021, 11 am - 5 pm(Registration deadline is Sat 20 November 10:00 am)
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 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.
Maximum Capacity: 6
6 hours of instruction $125 /member$150 /nonmember