Meat (after the feast) animation with Bolex 16 mm

Meat (after the feast) animation with Bolex 16 mm

This was my first attempt of using the Bolex and I was terrified, it took me hours of preperation before i dared to take my first still image. Who knows what the result will be! Working with meat was not my most pleasant experience, partly me being a vegetarian and partly the animation room getting ludicrously hot. The Bolex H16 is a beautiful machine, the weight, the sturdiness and it’s sounds. I did however realise just how from have worked digitally for so many years and on automatic just how lost I was with a manual camera. Also working on celluloid film feeling for each exposed feet of film how much money it costs. It was difficult to be brave and dare to experiment with the pending fear of wasting film. This was however my first attempt, I have another sequence to be shoot this coming week and hopefully and most likely will my confidence have grown. I’m currently researching how to do double exposures and by next week I will be brave enough to go for it!

A great example of the possibilities you have with double exposing 16 mm film.

These first stills are from the digital camera in the animation room.

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