We had two Bolex H16s on the shoot. The second camera (which we used for the slow motion sequences running at 54fps) was given to me by retired DP Peter Smithson who had used it to shoot sequences for David Attenborough documentaries during the 80s and 90s. This 'B' camera dates from the 60s, whilst the 'A' camera was built in 1976, the year I was born.
I love how incredibly simple the Bolex is: I think I fully understand everything it can do and how it does it. It’s incredibly robust, and beautifully engineered; it makes a lovely sound. It’s very easy to load, and it takes beautiful lenses which create wonderful images. And it looks stunning. I would quite happily hang it on my wall like a painting. It’s a work of art.