7/10/2014

    Zsigmond Zooms

    Andurand Deneuve Vilmos Zsigmond and his zoom -thefilmbook

    Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC, received the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Award during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. I spoke to my friend Vilmos about the event, and about zooms and zooming. +++ Applauded by Pierre Andurand and Catherine Deneuve, Vilmos Zsigmond holds up the ExcelLens zoom lens prize at the Cannes Festival (photo Benjamin

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    6/27/2014

    Cannes 2014 – Freeform Filmmaking

    Farewell to Language -thefilmbook

    This post continues my impressions of the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. +++ The Cannes Film Festival offers a unique view of the current state of world cinema. In 2014 I was struck by the cinematic forms of the films offered. Farewell to Language by Jean-Luc Godard

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    6/12/2014

    Cannes 2014 – Women Filmmakers

    Cannes 2014 Women Jurors photo call

    This post gathers my impressions of a theme I took away from the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. +++ I have been attending the Cannes Film Festival for many years, it offers a wonderful snapshot of world cinema, with a curious mixture of art and commerce. Some years Cannes leaves me with the impression of

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    4 More Scenes from ‘Ida’

    Pawel Pawlikowski and Lukasz Zal on set of IDA -thefilmbook v2

    This post continues my in-depth look at scenes from the wonderful Polish film IDA, which I covered in an article in the May issue of the American Cinematographer. Once again I offer video and high-resolution images not available in the print version to present detailed examples of scene lighting. This 2nd post is intended to be

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    3 Scenes from ‘Ida’

    IDA Director Pawel Pawlikowski and cinematographer Lukasz Zal, PSC

    This post complements my article about the stunning Polish film IDA in the May issue of the American Cinematographer, and offers video and high-resolution images not available in the print version. It’s also an opportunity to present detailed examples of scene lighting. Click on any image in this post to see a bigger version. +++ IDA

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