Camera Bolex with 16mm film, with Maria Anastassiou

Film workshop
12 April 2023
10:30-20:30, NiMAC

Info and registration: 

Participation fee: 15 euro

Max number of participants is 8 people – registration is essential

This workshop will introduce participants to the unique possibilities the Bolex 16mm film camera affords, such as in-camera editing and multiple exposures. There will be a demonstration of how to load the camera with film, all the camera controls and functions and how to take light-readings. Participants will then take turns using the camera to shoot a collective 3-minute film, on colour 16mm reversal film. The film will be sent for development and will be shared with participants at a later date.

The Bolex 16mm film camera was first introduced to the mass market in the 1920’s and continued to be manufactured until the 1980’s. At the time, it was the first cine-camera that was light enough to be easily transported and hand-held, becoming a favourite for journalists, independent filmmakers and artists, used by Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Maya Deren, Wim Wenders to name but a few. Wind-up cameras still in use today, most popularly date from the 1960’s and 1970’s.