16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person

16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person






16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person

Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

Wednesday May 18, 2022 - Sunday May 22, 2022
10 am - 5 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Wednesday, May 18th from 6pm to 9pm (online theory part)
Saturday, May 21st from 10am to 5pm (in person practical part)
Sunday, May 22nd from 10am to 5pm (in person practical part)

Instructor | Yann-Manuel Hernandez

Member 150$ | Non-member 225$

Bolex cameras are lightweight, inexpensive and versatile. They are emblematic of independent and artist films because their simplicity makes them an ideal tool to learn how to shoot on film while allowing a large creative control thanks to their advanced features.
We propose to teach you how to manipulate the camera and master its subtleties:

  • Inner workings of the camera
  • Operation and choice of film
  • Functions and accessories
  • Handling the camera – checking, preparing, cleaning and loading
  • Choice of lenses
  • Exposure and use of a light meter
  • Creative possibilities offered
  • Etc.

You will also learn how to prepare yourself for the realities of analog filming with some useful tools.
Numerous clips from Bolex films will be shown during the workshop to illustrate the range of possibilities offered by these cameras.
The cameras used during the workshop: Bolex RX-5 16mm and EBM Super 16mm

The price of the workshop includes technical tests on color film, development and scanning. Please note that the workshop documentation is in English.

For any information, send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
  • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
  • Participants may use the restroom.

Yann-Manuel Hernandez

Yann-Manuel Hernandez is a director of photography/director based in Montreal, Quebec, known for Desert’s cry (2016), The Evaporated (2019), Jungle (2022) and several music videos for artists such as Plants and Animals, SUUNS, Carla Blanc and others. He studied the work of director Philippe Grandrieux during his master’s degree at the University of Montreal and directed his first feature film, Desert’s cry, through Telefilm Canada’s Talents in Focus program. Desert’s cry was presented as the opening film of the New Alchemists section of the 2016 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Since then, Yann has scripted and directed various fiction and contemporary dance (Louise Bédard, Catherine Gaudet, Mélanie Demers…). He made the image for the flagship work of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at the MAC by South African artist Candice Breitz. He is currently working on several short and feature film projects as a director of photography while finishing his first documentary: We are deserters.


- Online (Eventbrite)

- By phone
514 845 7442 (VISA / Paypal on request)

- At the office
Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm (Interac - VISA - Cash)

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