Tribeca’s Wannabe Brilliantly Evokes Coming of Age in the 90’s


Still from Wannabe

Short film Wannabe premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival to huge buzz, dubbed “a coming-of-age story that will make you swoon” by Indiewire. A recipient of the Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers, the film was directed by Matthew Manson and shot by Catherine Goldschmidt.

From Indiewire:

In the 1990s, America seemed to going through an economic boom, with some speculating that the party would never end. While some of America enjoyed the frills and joys of a seemingly ceaseless internet bubble, other parts of America still struggled with racial and fiscal troubles.

In a deeply personal and sincere story from writer and director New York native Matthew Manson, the new short “Wannabe” takes place during New York’s tumultuous Crown Heights Riots in the 1990s, exploring the overwhelming racial and political issues that pervaded the contemporary social climate, which sadly continues to this day. But barriers are broken down when Daniel, an anxious Jewish boy, begins to develop a youthful crush on his Caribbean classmate, Emefa. As tensions continue to rise in the neighborhood, Daniel must overcome his neurotic tendencies and impress not only Emefa, but also her skeptical Jamaican family.

We spoke with director Matt and Catherine just before the premiere about their cinematography influences, and use of the Bolex on set. Continue reading “Tribeca’s Wannabe Brilliantly Evokes Coming of Age in the 90’s” »

NAB 2016: 2TB Camera Announced

Starting May 1st, Digital Bolex will open orders for a new 2TB camera. Shooting approximately 6 hours in 2K and 8 hours in 1080p on one SSD, the 2TB D16 is perfect for long-form performances, weddings, and documentary work in remote or outdoor locations.

The introduction of the 1TB camera in 2015 allowed our users to shoot a typical full day on a narrative film set without interruption or needing to change media, the 2TB will do the same for users working in events and documentary production.

The following prices will apply for each model:

C-Mount D16 2TB: $4,599.99
C-Mount D16M 2TB: $4,899.99
MFT-Mount D16 2TB: $4,899.99
PL-Mount D16: $5,419.99

Existing users will be able to upgrade cameras. Prices for upgrades coming soon.

NAB 2016: NAB Show Specials!

We’re excited to announced our show special for NAB 2016—two incredible bundles with Wooden Camera’s rigs designed especially for Digital Bolex! Save $945 when you purchase the C-mount bundle, and save $1000 when you buy the MFT-mount bundle!

These offers are only available through 4/30/16, so act quickly!



Both Wooden Camera rigs are also now available in our online store, so you can purchase all your D16 accessories in one place!

You can see the Wooden Camera Quick Cage for Digital Bolex in action at our NAB2016 booth: #C8049!

Digital Bolex at NAB 2016

Join us this Monday through Thursday in Las Vegas for the NAB Show!

Digital Bolex will be hosting our very first booth at the show this year, in the central hall at booth #C8049 (Map Here). Come by for a chance to try out our PL, MFT, and C-mount cameras in action.

Show Specials
We’ll be announcing two show specials on Monday that will run through the end of April. You can purchase our show specials via our online store at, or through any of our retail partners.


This year we’ll be hosting two speakers on Monday and Tuesday coming in to talk about their experiences with the camera.

Monday, April 18: 2PM
Dan Kneece – Director of Photography

Tuesday, April 19: 2PM
Eve Cohen — Director of Photography and G-Team member.

Social Media Scavenger Hunt

As with last year, you’ll be able to find D16 cameras throughout the convention hall, and show attendees will be able to win prizes through our social media scavenger hunt!

To play, take a photo of each D16 you find in one of our four partner booths, and either tweet or Instagram a photo of each camera, making sure to tag both @digitalbolex and our partner’s account at the end of the post. Once you have all found all four cameras, bring your phone to our booth by 5pm that day, and you can draw for a prize, including Veydra sunglasses, Digital Bolex t-shirts, Leather lens cases, and Kish 18mm lenses!