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Film Production Equipment

Bolex

Bolex Camera

Media Services only circulates Bolex Cameras to students who have enrolled in Film I and have been tested and approved by their TA.

Overview

A Bolex is a spring-wound clockwork-powered motion picture film camera that only captures silent images. Image is captured onto a photo-chemically sensitive piece of film, one frame at a time. Film is then processed and reproduced/projected at 24 frames per second (FPS). Camera can capture 1 frame at a time (as in stop motion animation) or at 24 FPS (for continuous motion) or 64 FPS (for slow motion). 

Patrons checking out a Bolex will usually need to also check out a Light Meter and often, a Tripod. 

Manuals & Training