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 [...]

Apr 262014
Jacques Delacoux' French Legion of Honor

Congratulations to my friend Jacques Delacoux for receiving the Legion of Honor, a great distinction in France. Jacques is the founder of Transvideo, the manufacturer of video monitors for the set, and also the president of Aaton Digital. I took some photos of the ceremony, which took place at the Femis film school. +++

Mar 032014
Chivo hugs Deakins before Oscar

– click image for bigger version A photo-montage of Chivo congratulated by his fellow nominees Roger Deakins, Phedon Papamichael, Bruno Delbonnel & Philippe Le Sourd, hugging Roger Deakins, and receiving his well-deserved Oscar. BRAVO EMMANUEL ! finally +++

Mar 032014
Kress Lighting Workshop part 3

My posts about Eric Kress‘ Lighting Workshop on the ASC web site have been very popular. Eric was the cinematographer of the original “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. I am preparing part 4 in the next 2 weeks… The workshop was held at Gothenburg Film Studios during Gokinema, in collaboration with Michael Petersen, and with [...]