Oct 142015
Screen4All Forum: VR Day photos

dvmobile’s stereo 3D VR camera rig +++ I went to the Screen4All Forum day dedicated to Virtual Reality (or 360 Immersion), at l’Usine in Paris and took these photos of the booths and presentations +++ links Screen4All Mediakwest adastra-films.com/en digitalimmersion.fr dvmobile.fr entapano.com/jp (Entayina) gopro.com/ horamvr.com innerspacevr.com kolor.com okio-studio.com starbreeze.com video-stitch.com +++

May 302015
Palme d'or winner Jacques Audiard

— “What interested me in this was the Other. How do we see him and perceive him, how does he perceive us? How do we perceive the people who sell us roses at a café terrace, and who we send away without looking at them? They come from some place. That was what interested me.” [...]

Feb 222015
Emmanuel Lubezki thanks Alejandro Iñarritu

————————————————– When accepting the Spirit award for the cinematography of Birdman, Chivo gives a heartfelt and humorous thank you to “my friend the director Alejandrito el negro Gonzales Iñarritu, for your genius cabron (fucker). You’re a pain in the ass but you’re absolutely one of the greatest directors I’ve ever worked with. I love you. [...]

Jan 162015
Lukasz Zal & friends react to Oscar nominations

Photo by Marcin Kulakowski. — The IDA cinematographer (in center with glasses) gets the good news. The stunning film by Pawel Pawlikowski was nominated for Best Foreign film, and also for best cinematography by Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski. This is the first time a Polish-language film has ever been nominated for best cinematography. Lukasz [...]

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Nov 302014
Camerimage 2014 Wrap

— I published a post looking back at what I saw and did at Camerimage on thefilmbook blog on the ASC web site or, put differently: Looking back at 3 Frogs 4 Seminars & 37 photographs +++

Oct 292014
Camerimage 2014: 15 Films in Main Competition

— Camerimage has announced the films in their Main Competition, the list includes: 3 American films, 3 British films, 3 Polish films, 2 French-Canadian films **, 1 Austrian film, 1 Chinese film, 1 Palestinian film & 1 Russian film. More details on Camerimage’s web site Notes: I’m disappointed not to see a French film in [...]

May 182014
Teaser for WILD TALES by Damián Szifrón

— Presented in the Main Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. This portmanteau of shorts on the theme of vengeance by Argentine director Damián Szifrón looks promising. watch on YouTube “Todos podos perder el control” +++

May 102014
Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" trailer

I admit that I’m intrigued to see Abel Ferrara’s take on the DSK scandal (the French head of the IMF who was accused of forcing himself on a hotel maid). In a thinly-veiled reference to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Gérard Depardieu plays a dissolute businessman, and Jacqueline Bisset his rich wife. The trailer is in French, but [...]