Guest Post: 5secondfilms

Timothy Ciancio is a member of, a comedy group that has released more than a thousand short films online–each no more than 5 seconds long. Their films have played at the HollyShorts Film Festival, SXSW, and other events around the globe. You can view their work at and check out a brand new 5sf at the end of the post.



Each Sunday for the last 5 years a small troupe of Los Angeles comedian filmmakers and friends meet to collaborate, and create a short film with a runtime of 5 seconds. Trying to fit a simple joke or elaborate story within 120 frames is no easy task, nor is coming up with a new concept unlike any idea the week before. I’ve worked with the troupe for about 4 years now writing, directing, and editing these shorts and have learned that time is precious and production workflow must be quick to produce a film each weekday without fail.

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Pre-order a Digital Bolex D16 now!


Hello everyone!

We are pleased to announce that our online store is now open to the general public for orders of D16 cinema cameras and accessories! We are offering a limited run of 500 cameras for pre-sale. These cameras will ship in 8-12 weeks. Our other accessories, such as apparel, camera bags, and batteries, will remain open from now on. We have a lot of great items, so even if a camera is outside of your budget right now, cruise on over to check out what we have in stock!

Special Offer: We have an exclusive $100 discount code on the camera available to readers of that expires 12/20. To take advantage of that, use “nfsreader13” at checkout. We are also offering a $20 discount when you purchase a Switronix battery bundle at the same time as you purchase a camera.

If you are a Kickstarter camera backer and you order a Switronix battery from us before your camera goes out, we will cover your shipping cost! So please email us for details.

For those of you interested in purchasing a camera, we recommend contacting your financial institution and letting them know that you plan to make a large purchase; we have run into a number of individuals whose banks have declined the transactions due to size. PayPal is accepted by our online store.

You will need to have an account with to check out of our store. To register, go to and select “Log In” from the top menu. This link is located to the far right, next to our logo. When you are brought to the “Log In” page, you will notice a link beneath the username/password fields to register an account. Click that link, and follow the instructions.

Once you create an account, you will need to click “Log In” again and fill in your new username and password in order to gain access to the store. Then you can navigate to, or select it from the menu at the top of our site.

Thanks for your support, and feel free to reach out to us at at any time during your checkout process if you have questions,

Joe and Elle