Interview With Digital Bolex Co-Founder Elle Schneider.


We got to spend a little time with Elle Schneider, the co-founder of the brand new Digital Bolex D16 camera system. We wanted to meet with her and discuss the new camera, kickstarter and release dates. The Digital Bolex kickstarter project kicked some serious ass in the first few days. They surpassed their funding goal and are still open to donations.

I wanted to meet with the people behind this exciting new camera system and see if it was in fact legitimate. I even contacted Bolex to confirm their relationship. Big promises for very little scratch. Something Red promsed but was not able to deliver. The Team behind the Digital Bolex seem poised to release this beast by Summer 2012 with a Beta program of 100 units. I was unable to nab one of the first hundred myself. I will watch closely as this could be a great camera for the price. A $3500 base model will deliver 4:4:4 12 bit and the money shot 2K RAW resolution. That beats anything currently on the market. Let’s hope that prototype make it to NAB 2012. It was”In Canada” for the interview. I had a girlfriend like that once.


For the pixel peepers out there we used a Sony FS100 and Nex 5N with Zeiss glass, always Zeiss glass.

I used the bleach bypass filter in FCPX to get the 70’s look.


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Jeremy Widen

    Awesome interview guys. I look forward to getting more info as it comes out.