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15 December 2014 à 16:59

Amateur Film Factory: The aspiring filmmaker's paradise

Who has never dreamed of making a film?

Michel Gondry offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to try their hand at making a short film thanks to his Amateur Film Factory initiative. Structured around three stages conducted over three hours, participants direct a short collective film using the equipment and sets provided at the workshop.

The principle behind the initiative:

→ In the initial stage, small groups of participants work together to define the "intrigue" of their film—the title, location, characters, and action that will take place—and assign specific production roles, including camera operator, actors, and so forth.
→ The second stage involves shooting the film, with one shot filmed per scene, each of which is edited on the spot without using traditional editing techniques.
→ In the final stage, the group watches their film, with each participant taking home a DVD of their creation!

The keywords of this innovative interactive process are creativity, spontaneity, and collective collaboration.

Since its inception, the Amateur Film Factory project has been traveling the world, from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, Johannesburg, and Moscow. It is currently underway at the Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum, with workshops held until January 4, 2015.

Check out the video on this unique project, with all the details explained by Michel Gondry himself!

Please note that the video is in French without subtitles.

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Author : Aurélie Padovan

Latest update : 21 January 2015 à 16:59 CET


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MyFrenchFilmFestival - 2015

Type : UniFrance festival

Theme : French films