We're happy to share that Indiewire's Women in Hollywood blog broke the news right before the ASC Awards that we've announced the first five winners of our rolling Women Cinematographers Grant, presented by Hive Lighting!
The grant is the first of its kind, offering support of more than $10,000 in camera gear and accessories from Digital Bolex, Hive Lighting, Hot Rod Cameras, and other sponsors to films hiring a female cinematographer.
Of the five selected projects, three are features and two are short films, including a student production from the Savannah College of Art and Design. The five narrative projects selected to launch the grant will film starting this spring, with more projects slated throughout the year. Continue reading “Recipients of the Women Cinematographers Grant!” »
We've received a lot of orders for the new Kish lenses since orders started in September, and we wanted to thank you everyone for your support! As most of you know, there has been a delay in delivery, so we wanted to update you guys on what's going on, and when the big shipment of lenses is due to arrive!
Continue reading “Kish Lens Update: February 2015” »
It's been a roller coaster ride of a month for us at Digital Bolex! We started the year off with an amazing holiday sale, and a week later Variety and The Wrap announced the finalists for our Fearless Filmmaking showcase at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival, which sold out immediately when tickets went on sale in early January.
The team arrived for Slamdance's opening night on January 23rd, and it was a blast to meet all the filmmakers, jurists, and fellow sponsors lending support to an amazing and innovative festival. Feature films in competition at Slamdance require a first time director and a budget of 1 million dollars or less, preserving a place for outsider and emerging filmmakers in Park City every year. Shorts are served up in multiple categories, from experimental to anarchy to standard narratives and documentaries.
Papering the town! Photo by Destri Martino.
Continue reading “Digital Bolex and Slamdance take on Park City!” »
Digital Bolex would like to congratulate two-time Sundance best documentary director winner Ondi Timoner on her film BRAND: A SECOND COMING, profiling the comedian, actor, and activist Russell Brand, opening the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Timoner and cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko used the Digital Bolex for a scene where Russell revisits his hometown.
Hope everyone celebrating has had a wonderful holiday season! We're celebrating at Digital Bolex too, and as a thanks to all our customers who made this holiday bright, we're counting down to 2015 with 5 days of great sales starting on December 28th. Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Digital Bolex!” »