11/22/2016

    Raoul Coutard, Cinema Revolutionary

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    The great Raoul Coutard died recently, I offer my condolences to his family and friends. Coutard was a seminal figure in world cinema, and influenced an entire generation of cinematographers. I was fortunate to interview Raoul at length on several occasions. The text below is adapted from some of my writings about him. Raoul Coutard

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    11/12/2016

    Camerimage 2016 Program

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    Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland, where the Camerimage International Film Festival just started. Camerimage is the biggest and best cinematography festival in the world and attracts famous masters, emerging cinematographers, film students and other filmmakers from across the world. Camerimage is a heady mixture of screenings, seminars, workshops and parties. This post gives you a preview

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    10/6/2016

    A Revolutionary Screening From Ang Lee

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    During IBC I had the rare privilege of catching a glimpse of the future of cinema, thanks to Ang Lee and friends. The experience was at once lifelike and dazzling, visceral and natural, extraordinary and very ordinary… This post details the screening at IBC. I am also writing an in-depth article about Billy Lynn’s Long

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    9/27/2016

    IBC 2016 Photo Album

    IBC 2016 photo album by Benjamin B

    I recently attended IBC, the best and biggest European trade show for cinema and television tools, held in the wonderful city of Amsterdam. In my next post I will address some of the technological topics and products I saw there, but first I wanted to share a photo album of my visit, featuring some of

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    IBC 2016 Preview

    IBC 2016 - September 9 - 13 - Amsterdam

    This post offers a preview of the upcoming IBC trade event that starts in Amsterdam on Friday. I will also write my usual post after my visit to IBC. 1. IBC 2. Themes 3. Big Screen 4. Ang Lee & friends 5. Navigating +++ 1. IBC The International Broadcasting Convention, or IBC for short, is

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    Cannes 2016: William Friedkin’s 8 Cinema Lessons

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    Director William Friedkin gave a fascinating Master Class, or “Cinema Lesson” in French, hosted by Michel Ciment, as part of the Cannes Classics program of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. William Friedkin is a masterful and innovative director who re-invented the crime film genre in 1971 with The French Connection, and the horror genre

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