Low light? No problem: Marc Wilkins talks Amare

Marc Wilkins is Swiss a commercial director working in New York and Europe. He previously directed a suite of 10 commercials for Coca Cola’s Copa Coca Cola with the D16 as A-cam and Alexa as B-cam, and recently directed the music video for Adele Jacques’ AMARE using the D16M in extreme low-light conditions.

Marc directs Adele Jacques music video AMARE in downtown Los Angeles.

In November 2014, cinematographer Burak Turan, who I’ve had a long creative relationship with, introduced me to the D16. After we shot the Copa Coca Cola 2015 campaign with the camera, very successfully, the D16 had my attention.

I became curious about the monochrome cameras since I am developing a feature, a French-German-Polish-Co-Production, ROSTOCK PARIS, which will be black and white. Continue reading “Low light? No problem: Marc Wilkins talks Amare” »

Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex to provide path to distribution for projects shot on D16

We’ve always said that selling a camera is only the beginning of our relationships with our Digital Bolex customers—we are committed to providing screening, learning, and shooting opportunities for those choosing to use our tools, and leveraging the power of our huge and overwhelmingly positive community to give independent filmmakers a voice and an audience for their work. Our partnership with Slamdance for the 2015 festival represented the first step in this process; partnering with an Academy-qualifying festival that champions true independent filmmakers and gave our filmmakers the chance to show their work on the big screen. Many of our Slamdance premiering films have gone on to play film festivals internationally. Our women cinematographers grant presented by Hive Lighting, with support from Zacuto, Hot Rod Cameras, and Switronix, has already resulted in more than five projects being completed since its debut in March, and gives access to equipment to those with few resources to tell their stories. Continue reading “Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex to provide path to distribution for projects shot on D16” »

Cinegear 2015: New Products from Digital Bolex

In addition to the brand new MFT mount and Kish lenses both on display at the show, all shipping now, Digital Bolex is excited to unveil four brand new accessories at Cinegear just in time for summer. And to celebrate, we’re offering big discounts on all new items through the show, and a few of our old favorites!

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Videos of the Week: Spike Lee + Andra Day, Cahoots, and more!

In our second edition of Videos of the week, we look at four great new projects shot on Digital Bolex, CAHOOTS, by Jordan Chesney, a micro short narrative with fiery complications, the wedding of Tiffany and Catherine, beautifully documented by KS backer Kenny Frerich, a Pepsi ad shot in Mauritius, and Spike Lee’s brand new video for YouTube sensation Andra Day’s new single Forever Mine!

Forever Mine – Andra Day

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Cinegear 2015: Digital Bolex Showcase projected in 2K!

cinegear-announcement-graphicDigital Bolex is teaming up with Slamdance to present an exciting showcase of films shot on Digital Bolex’s D16 cinema camera. The D16, a digital Super16mm camera designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, is renowned among indie and pro filmmakers for its film-like images that hold up on the big screen, and Cinegear 2015 will mark the first time Digital Bolex footage has been screened in native 2K resolution in Los Angeles, on the Lansing Theater’s world-class Christie projector.

The program runs approximately 70 minutes followed by a Q&A with attending filmmakers and a reception in the theater lobby. Doors open at 8:15 PM, and the show starts at 8:30PM. Guests already registered for a Cinegear badge may RSVP for the screening in advance via digitalbolex.com or on Facebook to ensure a seat. Additional seats will be made available the day of the screening on a first-come basis.

A Cinegear badge is required for access to the Paramount Lot. Badges may be reserved free of charge through May 30th online.

Digital Bolex is Official Sponsor of 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival

Digital Bolex is happy to be awarding a D16 camera to the Best Cinematography winner of this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, which announced the lineup for its 2015 edition yesterday.

Founded in 1998, the Brooklyn Film Festival is New York City’s preeminent film festival for independent voices, serving the NYC indie filmmaking community for 18 years. This year’s festival takes place from May 29th to June 7th, and a Digital Bolex camera will be awarded at the the Awards Ceremony on June 7th.

In 2014, BFF was the first film festival to screen a film shot on D16, Kickstarter backer Peter Haas’ short documentary Peter Pan Bakery.


Cannes 2015: D16 films at the Court Métrage

For those of you attending the Cannes Film Festival this year, we’re excited to share that a number of films shot on the D16 are official selections of the Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) this year. Digital Bolex loves the Short Film Corner; it’s where our proof-of-concept short ONE SMALL STEP premiered in 2012. You can see each of these films by visiting the Short Film Corner in the lower level of the Palais through the duration of the Festival.

DP Lori Dinsmore shoots CATATONICO on location in Brazil.

DP Lori Dinsmore shoots CATATONICO on location in Brazil.

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Digital Bolex Sponsoring CCLISFF 2015 + Enter now!

Digital Bolex has always been a huge fan of the skate community, and as a well-balanced, global shutter camera designed for handheld cinematographer, the D16 is the perfect camera for skate cinematography. So we’re psyched to announce that we’re partnering with this year’s Los Angeles-based CCLISFF to award the festival’s winner with a Digital Bolex camera.

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