Cannes Seminar with Peter Suschitzky, ASC – part 1

thefilmbook by Benjamin B
I had the pleasure of designing & moderating a Meeting with Peter Suschitzky, ASC, sponsored by Angénieux, as part of their ExcelLens tribute to Peter during the Cannes Film Festival.

Below is a video I made that evokes some of the lessons and themes evoked by the beginning of the seminar with Peter. I have spent some time trying to design a video format that both reports and annotates this discussion about cinematography.


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Peter and I prepared for the two-hour seminar at length by selecting and discussing a dozen scenes from his films. Each scene was the occasion for lessons about cinematography and filmmaking. The collection of scenes also served as a summary of Peter’s brilliant and varied career. After Cannes, I had two additional talks with Peter to follow-up on some of the topics raised.



wikipedia: Peter Suchitzky
imdb: Peter Suschitzky A Tribute to Wolfgang Suschitzky

wikipedia: The Public Eye by Howard Franklin
wikipedia: Weegee
wikipedia: Film noir
wikipedia: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene – 1920

wikipedia: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
wikipedia: The Rocky Horror Picture Show cult following

wikipedia: Star Wars (aka Episode IV – A New Hope) by George Lucas
wikipedia: The Empire Strikes Back by Irvin Kershner

thefilmbook: Cannes Seminar with Peter Suschitzky, ASC – part 2


Meeting with Peter Suschitzky -thefilmbook



    1. Benjamin BBenjamin B Post author

      Thank you
      Peter made me discover “The Public Eye” during our preparation
      — great cinematography for an under-rated film.
      All the best

  1. Manuel

    Great Video. Are you gonna post chapter 2, chapter 3, maybe the two hours seminar? I am looking Forward to it! Many thanks!!!!

    1. Benjamin BBenjamin B Post author

      I’m glad you like the video Manuel, and I’m working on part 2 !
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