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16mm Bolex Camera Operation – February

February 3, 2018 — February 3, 2018

Saturday | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Scott Ballard

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Prerequisites: None, though basic knowledge of photography will be helpful.


Explore the unique potential of 16mm film as an analog storytelling tool. Learn the basics of loading, metering and selecting appropriate film stock. Handling of the cameras will be extensive. Gain the confidence needed to shoot on your own after the workshop.


Components and technical operation of the Bolex

Characteristics of different film stocks and filters, how to test film stocks

Loading/unloading film, setting the diopter, tripod mounts

Metering of incident and reflected light

Setting exposure

16mm workflow in the digital age

Options for processing film and transfering to digital for editing

Options for NWFC Bolex camera rentals