S16 Bolex Water Housing test footage
Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:42 AM
First couple times in the water with the housing.
1 roll at 64 fps in San Clemente at 204s at about F16
1 roll at 48 fps in Newport Beach at 36th St. with a 0.6 ND filter at about F8
HD Telecine done at Cinelicious, ProRes 422 1080p HQ
Vimeo videos here:
Can't wait for bigger waves and clearer water. Fiji in June!
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:47 PM
Which housing do you use and who did your S16 conversion?
Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:12 AM
How difficult is that thing to manage (focus, wind, etc.) out there in the water? I've always wondered about that watching surf films.
A quick aside:
Naked SBM steam cleaning (NSFRH)-
Bruce Brown used an H16 on Endless Summer, no? Still making beautiful images after all these years...
Edited by Topher Ryan, 10 April 2009 - 01:15 AM.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:39 AM
I haven't seen any bag-type housings for the Bolex, usually a Bolex housing is custom made. Here's another: http://www.splwaterh...m/bolex_16.html
The housing is like a tank in the water, Solid. You can't focus and it's difficult to see through the viewfinder. Winding is hard because the grip is in the way and you have to use your fingertips... Cold water is painful. All that aside, if you tough it out it's awesome and you can get some great stuff.
Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:41 AM
What I've always wondered: do you guys 'know' the pro's and travel with them or do you just follow them and shoot them without them knowing?
Anyways enjoy fiji and let us know how that went..
Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:06 PM
Talking 16mm... Transworld skate vids is what started it all for me, and a little early 90's Jack McCoy.