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#1 Beau House

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 03:04 AM

I came across this teaser for a documentary by Alexandre Favre called Bolex: The Last Employee and thought the readers of this forum might appreciate it.

 

https://vimeo.com/150185992

 

The contemporary footage was shot using a Bolex modified for super 16, and the audio was recorded on a Nagra. The historical footage and commentary is interesting. Particularly the bit about small camera assembly lines being staffed by women, who were presumed to be more agile than men.

 

The level of precision and craftsmanship that went into these machines is pretty inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing the full length documentary when it's released.


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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

Wow fun stuff, thanks!
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

Thank you for sharing the teaser!


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#4 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:48 AM

Fascinating, it was built like a Swiss watch. I'd like to see the whole film.

 

The Bolex preserved much history in its day...

 

https://photographys...m-cine-catalog/


Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr., 19 July 2018 - 08:51 AM.

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#5 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:52 AM

That is awesome!


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