A Brief But Highly Ignored Introduction to the Bolex Camera
Hello, if you are reading this that means you are probably taking Cinema Production 2, aka CP2. If you are taking Cinema Production 2 that mean you have probably taken Cinema Production 1, aka CP1. If you have taken Cinema Production 1 that means you have made movies on film. If you have made movies on film in Cinema Production 1 that means you have used a Bolex camera. But how much do you really know about this classic. You’ve probably used it at least two or three times. But beside its basic use and functions have you ever taken the time to learn about this marvel of the cinema camera world? Well let this post educate you.
In 1927 a man named Jacques Bogopolsky, or as he was later on called Jacques “Bolsky,” invented a revolutionary camera called the “Bolex Auto Cine A.” The camera was self-named. Then in about 1930 he joined with the Paillard Co. and formed Bolex-Paillard. Together they continued to create both 16mm and 8mm cameras. The cameras were built with an internal spring clockwork system but later an electrical model was developed. By the early 1940s the Bolex 16mm model became the most popular film camera in the world. The camera has been used by many famous filmmakers to start their career in the cinema world.