Happy, proud and honoured !!
My short movie, BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE, is selected to the 11th SHORTS MEXICO Film Festival !!
for the trailer….follow the link
for more the facebook page of the movie
And some more cleaning, sorting and editing. So many hard drives = so many pictures = the story of my sight !
It is interesting to realize how my way of taking pictures changed (or not?) since so many years ! My first camera was actually my parent’s one, an Agfamatic pocket – the ones made for the 110 films. When I say my camera let’s better say that I enjoyed stealing it and taking pictures with. But the one I even carried to primary school once was a red Minolta Hi-Matic GF – made for 35mm films. I don’t know why or how but I thought that taking pictures around was the most interesting thing to do. I won’t say the pictures were nice or having any quality, but I still wonder why I already had the need to capture moments.
Many years and many cameras after (I have a strange collection, from old 120 compatible cameras to any type of digital ones) , I can only say that what matters to me in the images is the storytelling. Enough for anyone to create its own story. Even when making movies I tend now to make the simplest frames ever in wich an event can grow.
So here below some more pictures, more stories and somehow my own personal history as well…in the reflection of what I’ve seen.
Yes on the road again ! the road leading to a probable 80 hours of footage in approximately 6 months from now. ( I wouldn’t like to be the editor…)
You might have understood, the shooting goes on ; nice weather, full agenda and a lot of things happening around the “on location” movie.
So if you wanted some images, here we go !
In the preparation of the planning of the second half shooting time of my village’s documentary, I realized that some month ago and in order to work with people who are randomly away from my location (yep – the good side of globalization ), I prepared a quick but not that short editing of some images I had so far. I qualified it as a teaser, a work in progress element that was needed to see the different types of images the movie will be made of.
When writing this, I can’t help thinking it is a very personal movie, probably hard to understand in its current shape and probably will be another one treated as ” we don’t see the artistic content and perspective of it”, just like Winobranie has been qualified by the officials I was asking some help for the post-production…
In current world where the electronics has become so affordable, I understand that the gatekeepers of the industry have to select what they want to sponsor and if you are outside of the system since you start a project, you cannot expect – or rarely – to find help. This is the system as it currently works, I have nothing against, and my nature being to always be at the margin of any system , well it is a choice so I know what it means and which resources I can count on and which not.
This being said – and don’t think It is a complain, not at all – I think this project can again be perceived by some people like a pre-ordered movie….And yes it is one !..A promotional movie on the choices we make, the legacy we give, the future we hope.
To finish with, I am confident that the editing, sound editing and sound mix team will make out of this a brilliant movie. A great team work, just like I believe the movie making should be !