I interviewed Joe Rubinstein and Elle Schneider, makers of the forthcoming Digital Bolex, for The Creators Project. I love the way this project is coming together and that we’re at a point, thanks to crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and the modularity of technology, that two film nerds could think up a camera and actually get it built.
Plus, Elle owns up to the camera’s unique style:
If you want to blame someone for retro-fying the camera a bit, a lot of that blame falls on me. I originally got the idea for fancifying our pistol grip from seeing this Bolex called the Macrozoom that everybody loathes. And the crank idea was also stolen from that Bolex.
I really can’t wait to see one of these in the wild.