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#1 Aaron Kyelberg

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:44 PM

I have a love for Cinema and Analog Cinematography. I don't want it to die. I really have a desire to be a film maker but I don't want to use digital but again I don't know anything about it. I am purchasing a Bolex H16. I just don't know what to do next. Can anyone give me advice? I mean, I know ZERO so I need very basics.

Thank you everyone!
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#2 Lavern Templeton

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 12:42 AM

A Few Options

1. Find books based on the general process of making a film, both technically and artistically. Use the net.
2. Enroll in a production class at a community college.
3. Seek out folks with experience and see if you can work with them.
4. Buy some film/dv tapes/vhs or whatever and con your friends into making a film(everybody has a some desire to be in a movie).

In any path you choose however, be patient, determined, and willing to work with people.

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#3 Nick Mulder

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 01:54 AM

gawd, the amount of times this same question is asked! (re. the Bolex)

Do a search ...

Theres even a current thread going that'll be a good read for ya:

>>http://www.cinematog...=0

as for 'Can anyone give me advice? I mean, I know ZERO so I need very basics.'

sheesh! trying to define a demarcation point for when 'basics' ends and I dunno 'mid-level' :rolleyes: knowledge begins is impossible - its no fun not knowing where to begin or end, any attempt to do so is probably out of vanity ;)
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:25 AM

Having a light meter would help.

Do a search in the forums...there's a ton of threads on what light meters are available.
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#5 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:39 AM

I may be going out on a limb here but I'd say, you're gonna need film, preferably 16mm motion picture film. THEN I'd say you're PROBABLY gonna wanna learn how ta load that film into the camera and just off the top of my head maybe learn how to make the camera actually work so film runs through it and you can shoot something. After that, hummmm, I'd say you should figure out how to maybe, UNLOAD the film and mail it to a lab so they can develop and print it. Then I would say........oh, I don't know....repeat? The rest is pretty much just filler. :rolleyes:
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#6 AdamBray

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:17 AM

Get a Bolex H16 with a reflex viewfinder. Preferably a Rex4 or Rex5 model. They have the better viewfinders. Get a simple analog light meter such as the Sekonic Studio Deluxe III. There's tons of web sites that can tell you how to use it. It's really simple. Get two or three rolls of black and white film (it's cheaper than color). Use one roll as a "practice" roll to learn how to load, unload, rewind the film in the camera.

Have questions, just ask. If not, go shoot and see what you can learn.
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