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Guest Post: Dillon Novak on Hope in a Hopeless World

Dillon Novak is the director of Rob Drabkin’s new music video Hope in a Hopeless World, which debuted Monday on Elmore Magazine. Watch the video below.

We shot “Hope in a Hopeless World” up at my Dad’s Victorian house in Sequim, WA. He just moved into the place, which was built during the Civil War and hadn’t been occupied for the last couple of decades remaining completely furnished with the majority of it’s original pieces. Over the course of the week that we stayed there, Rob and I realized more and more that between the location and the idea, it almost felt as if out of a storybook, similar to Roald Dahl.

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Black Friday News & Deals from Digital Bolex!

Bolex_Promo_BTS_0180-smWe’re coming up on the one year anniversary of Digital Bolex cameras going on sale, and we’ve had a year of amazing feedback from our user community and professionals using the D16 on big sets. This has enabled us to prioritize upgrades that will make our users’ experience with the D16 even easier. For this Black Friday, we’re happy to announce some big changes and big sales, and we know you’ll be as excited as we are! Continue reading “Black Friday News & Deals from Digital Bolex!” »

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Digital Bolex: Premiere Sponsor of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival + premiere your D16 short at the festival!

slamdance-logo-618x400We were very excited to announce exclusively through The Wrap this morning that we are coming on board as the Premiere Sponsor for the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival during its 21st Anniversary this January.

As a camera company ‘for filmmakers, by filmmakers,’ we’re extremely proud to partner with Slamdance, the film festival ‘by filmmakers, for filmmakers.’ Our mission at Digital Bolex is to provide affordable tools that enable artists to create work on their own terms—the fearless filmmaking by innovative voices that Slamdance has been famous for discovering over the last two decades.

To celebrate small films on the big screen, we’re presenting FEARLESS FILMMAKING: ART ON YOUR OWN TERMS, a block of 3-5 minute micro-shorts shot on the D16. The slate of shorts will be judged by Slamdance alumni Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), director Todd Berger (“It’s a Disaster”), cinematographer Laura Merians, Emmy-nominated writer Kent Osborne (“Adventure Time”) and Oscar-winning producer Damon Russell (“Curfew”). Continue reading “Digital Bolex: Premiere Sponsor of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival + premiere your D16 short at the festival!” »

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5th Annual No Budget Film Festival!

This weekend was special for Team Bolex—for the second year we were a major sponsor of the No Budget Film Festival in Los Angeles. Held this year at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake, the program expanded from its single screening format of the last four years to a three day event with five screenings, four workshops (including our friends at 5secondfilms and RocketJump), and multiple Fireside Chats with notable indie filmmakers. Continue reading “5th Annual No Budget Film Festival!” »

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Guest Post: Daniel Zox

Earlier this year, Daniel and Andrew Zox shot an amazing music video that combines footage from the Digital Bolex D16 and a more expensive camera. The video premiered at the UN for International Day of the Girl on October 10th. We were very excited by the finished project, and asked Daniel to share his process of shooting and matching two cameras in very different price ranges. Can you tell which camera is which? Read on to find out more about the shoot and the choices Daniel and Andrew made.

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