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Kickstarted in mid-2012, the Digital Bolex D16 has captured the imaginations of filmmakers with its analog aesthetic and unique design. The camera and its images have evolved significantly over the years, maturing into an asset that can give your project a look that is unique in the landscape of digital cinematography. Still, the D16 is not without its pitfalls and requires a deft hand to operate, expose, and handle through post production. Join Alex Mitchell over the course of 3 days to learn the ins and outs of this spectacular camera. 

Monday October 29th (6pm - 8pm) - Introduction to the Digital Bolex D16
To use the D16 you’ll need a rudimentary introduction to the physical features of the camera, the menus, the accessories, and a basic workflow for your footage. 

Tuesday October 30th (6pm - 8pm) - Advanced Production with the Digital Bolex D16
This workshop will teach you how to use the Digital Bolex with more finesse than the previous course. We will be covering exposure best practices, image problems and how to avoid them, and some mild trouble shooting. If you don’t want any surprises when you load your footage in to post, this is the course to take.

Monday November 5th (6pm - 8pm) - Advanced Workflow with Digital Bolex D16 Footage
RAW workflows are established enough that it may seem simple to work with D16 footage but the truth is that there are some extra steps you need to take to get the most out of your images. When you come to this course you’ll be learning how to manage your D16 footage safely, how to make adjustments that will save you time with your edit, and how to get the most out of the image through the use of DaVinci Resolve’s free version. PARTICIPANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO BRING A LAPTOP WITH THE FREE VERSION OF DAVINCI RESOLVE 15 INSTALLED.

This is a mandatory workshop before renting CSIF's Digital Bolex D16 camera.

Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 5 | 6pm - 8pm
$120 Members/Students | $160 Non-Members
Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell


Alex Mitchell is an award winning filmmaker with experience in every leg of production. Over the years he has been developing his style and technique through hard work, collaboration, and an education in film production and communications studies. Since graduation he pursued further education through master classes at Maine Media Collage, worked throughout the industry as a member of IATSE 212, and has been recognized for his work by the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association. Alex is currently managing his career as a freelance film technician and independent filmmaker through his company, DCPi Film Services.