AFC-related activities

Director of photography Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC, talks about his work on Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man”

Interviews at Cannes

Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC, is collaborating with Woody Allen for the fifth time on Irrational Man, an official Out of Competition selection at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. _ Having most recently worked on several period pictures—James Gray’s The Immigrant, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and Magic in the Moonlight, and The Devil You Know, a pilot for a series directed by Gus Van Sant—Darius admits finding great pleasure in returning to a contemporary universe.

Cinematographer Christophe Beaucarne, AFC, SBC, discusses his work on Jaco Van Dormael’s film “The Brand New Testament”
Directors’ Fortnight

Interviews at Cannes

Christophe Beaucarne, AFC, SBC, works with loyal directors who call upon his talent to make most of their films. The list of these directors, from very different worlds – including the Larrieu brothers, Anne Fontaine, Bruno Podalydès, Mathieu Amalric –, recently grew with the addition of the name of Christophe Gans. The work of Christophe Beaucarne on Beauty and the Beast was nominated for the 2015 César awards. After Mr. Nobody, The Brand New Testament, a film by Jaco Van Dormael, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, the opportunity for Christophe Beaucarne to make his second film with his Belgian compatriot.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins, BSC, ASC, discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s film “Sicario”
A gentleman of cinematography

Interviews at Cannes

Roger Deakins, BSC, ASC, is not just a legendary cameraman. He is a cinema aficionado who constantly pursues his visual research with great simplicity and enthusiasm. Although he hasn’t been awarded a golden statue in his over thirty-year-long career (despite his twelve nominations!), his close collaboration with the Cohen brothers has had a lasting impact on multiple generations of cameramen. After working with Denis Villeneuve on Prisoners two years ago, he is worked alongside him again on Sicario, one of the favorites to win the Palm d’Or at Cannes this year.

Cinematographer Benoît Debie, SBC, discusses his work on Gaspar Noé’s film “Love”

Interviews at Cannes

Belgian cinematographer Benoît Debie, SBC, recently worked with Wim Wenders on Every Thing Will Be Fine and with Ryan Gosling on Lost River. Now a fixture in Gaspar Noé’s world after having filmed Irreversible and Enter the Void, Benoît Debie is once again working with the director on Love, a film that has sparked lots of discussion on the “Croisette” at Cannes. This 3D sexual melodrama tells the story of a torrid love affair that contains all sorts of promises, games, and excesses, was selected for the 68th Cannes Film Festival in the Midnight Screening.

Five New Members Join the AFC

New members of the AFC…

During their last meeting in early March 2015, the members of the Board of Directors of the AFC decided to induct five new members into the association. Two Directors of Photography will be joining the AFC as active members, two corporations will be joining as associate members, and one new consulting member has also been admitted.
Active Members:

The AFC Nominates its new Executive Committee for the Year 2015

AFC-related activities

The AFC Nominates its new Executive Committee for the Year 2015
Following the AFC’s Ordinary General Assembly held on Saturday, 21 March 2015, a board meeting was held in order to elect the members of the Executive Committee for 2015. Nathalie Durand, Laurent Chalet, and Vincent Mathias were elected (or reelected) co-presidents of the AFC.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: sixth week
From 1 to 7 march 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

This is the continuation of the daily photo journal that Gilles Porte, AFC, has been keeping while shooting Safy Nebbou’s film The Consolations of the Forest in Siberia. Gilles has been asking other members of the team to give him one of the two photos sent to us every day, and writes the legends himself. Take a look at these images from their sixth week on location.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: fifth week
From 22 to 28 February 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

This is the continuation of the daily photo journal that Gilles Porte, AFC, has been keeping while shooting Safy Nebbou’s film The Consolations of the Forest in Siberia. Gilles has been asking other members of the team to give him one of the two photos sent to us every day, and writes the legends himself. Take a look at these images from their fifth week on location.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: fourth week
From 15 to 21 February 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

This is the continuation of the daily photo journal that Gilles Porte, AFC, has been keeping while shooting Safy Nebbou’s film The Consolations of the Forest in Siberia. Gilles has been asking other members of the team to give him one of the two photos sent to us every day, and writes the legends himself. Take a look at these images from their fourth week on location.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: third week
From 8 to 14 February 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

This is the continuation of the daily photo journal that Gilles Porte, AFC, has been keeping while shooting Safy Nebbou’s film The Consolations of the Forest in Siberia. Gilles has been asking other members of the team to give him one of the two photos sent to us every day, and writes the legends himself. Take a look at these images from their third week on location.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: second week
From 1 to 7 February 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

This is the continuation of the daily photo journal that Gilles Porte, AFC, has been keeping while shooting Safy Nebbou’s film The Consolations of the Forest in Siberia. Gilles has been asking other members of the team to give him one of the two photos sent to us every day, and writes the legends himself. Take a look at these images from their second week on location.

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia: first week
From 25 to 31 January 2015

Two Pictures a Day in Siberia

Gilles Porte, AFC, is currently filming on location in Siberia. Like he did during Summer 2014 while shooting Mai Masri’s film 3000 Nights, he has offered to send us two snapshots from the daily photo journal he is keeping while working on The Consolations of the Forest, directed by Safy Nebbou. Although this time around, he is asking other members of the team to provide one of the two daily photos, whose legend he will write himself. Take a look at these images from their first week on location.

A successful 2015 AFC Micro Salon
By Richard Andry, AFC

2015

The French cinematographic community has always displayed a keen interest in both the technological and artistic aspects of cinema, especially with many renowned French equipment manufacturers and cinematographers having a successful history in exporting their technologies and talents across the worldwide stage.

3rd Caméflex AFC: “Regards Nouveaux” (New Perspectives)
7 countries – 7 short films directed and filmed by cinema students selected by the AFC

Caméflex 2015

Philippe Van Leeuw and Pascal Ridao, AFC Members, selected seven films at the San Sebastian Film Festival’s International Film Students Meeting, presided by Laurent Cantet. Each of them, directed in a different country, many of which are distant, is the expression of a different culture and experience. They were projected during the 3rd Caméflex AFC (7-11 February 2015). A member of the AFC presented each film.

Maps of each level of the AFC Micro Salon 2015

2015

The 2015 AFC Micro Salon, which will take place on 6-7 February, features stands on three floors of La fémis: the ground level (courtyard and entrance), the first basement floor (level -1), and the 2nd floor. Access to all levels is via the central staircase inside the building. Below, you will find maps of the various exposition rooms and the location of each of the participating AFC associate members’ stands.

  • Further information is available on the Micro Salon’s website (in French):
    microsalon.fr

Emit at AFC Micro Salon 2015

Nos associés au Micro Salon

Once again, there will be many new products to see on the Emit booth this year. The Micro Salon is a privileged moment for our manufactures to share their knowledge and experiences with the end users. Some will find a source of inspiration and others will find solutions to help complete their projects.