• Cinematographer Robby Müller, NSC, passes away

    Recognized for his work on films directed by Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Lars von Trier, inter alia, in which the technical aspect was dissimulated behind the rhythm and grace of his camera movements and the expressive use he made of natural light and colour, Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller, NSC, passed away in Amsterdam on Tuesday, 3 July 2018, at the age of seventy-eight. Agnès Godard, AFC, who was his assistant on Paris, Texas, eulogizes below. Wim Wenders is expected to contribute his own thoughts soon.
  • Laurent Machuel, Deserts

    In the dead of winter 2016-2017, Laurent Machuel is traveling across the north of the United States. One evening, he finds himself in the middle of a road stretching through the icy vastness of the plain. He sees the sun setting before him right in line with the road and, turning around, the moon rising at the other end in perfect symmetry.
  • Ed Lachman’s (ASC) Master Class is now online

    The video of Ed Lachman’s (ASC) Master Class is now online.
    It was organized by the AFC in partnership with the ENS Louis-Lumière, and took place on Monday, 12 February 2018 on the school’s premises.
    It was hosted by Caroline Champetier, AFC, moderated by François Reumont, and the conversation in English was interpreted by Massoumeh Lahiji.

  • Friday 3 August 2018 - Updated : 3/08 - AFC-related events

    Inaugural visit to Leitz Park, in Wetzlar, Germany

    By Gilles Porte, AFC, and Vincent Jeannot, AFC

    From 15-17 June 2018, Leica Camera AG celebrated the opening of the new Leitz Park, in Wetzlar (Germany) with many guests from the region and around the world. Gilles Porte and Vincent Jeannot represented the AFC, which was invited to attend, and here they recount their visit to the new complex, which is an important centre for the lens industry, combining research, art, and culture.

  • Friday 3 August 2018 - Updated : 3/08 - In memory of

    Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.

    By Caroline Champetier, AFC

    During Claude Lanzemann’s funeral at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris on Thursday, 12 July 2018, Caroline Champetier, AFC, who worked alongside him, was one of the eulogizers and she spoke the following words:

  • Friday 3 August 2018 - Updated : 3/08 - Movements and appointments

    The CNC’s Change of Address

    As of Wednesday, 4 July 2018, the Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée (CNC) will be located in new headquarters, in the Denfert-Rochereau neighbourhood of Paris’ 14th arrondissement.

  • Friday 3 August 2018 - Updated : 3/08 - Columns

    A Page has Turned

    By Jean-Noël Ferragut, AFC

    It is with a pang in my heart that in late June 2018, I will hear for the last time the continuous purring of the AFC’s printer carrying out the task that was assigned to it for the last quarter century. Namely, the reproduction of nearly three hundred copies of the AFC’s monthly Newsletter. Indeed, in the name of prudent cost-saving measures, and with a few rare exceptions that will confirm the rule, the Newsletter will only be available in PDF format, which each recipient will be able to print out if need be.

  • Thursday 12 July 2018 - Updated : 12/07 - Technical stuff

    Arri Certified Training for Advanced Colour Science

    From 19 September at 09:00 to 21 September at 13:00

    Get ready for a deeper understanding of color science and how to apply it through hands-on training from industry professionals.

  • Sunday 1 July 2018 - Updated : 1/07 - Specialized shooting

    The latest news from ACS France

    ACS France’s team offers you the Hydra, an advanced technology multi-camera array that produces incredible high-quality images and can be used on many platforms, and gives feed-back on a helicopter shooting that combines the Shotover K1, the Sony Venice camera and the Angénieux Optimo 12x zoom lens.

  • Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Updated : 26/06 - Lighting and Power Equipment

    Lumex offers the CarpetLight for rent

    Carpetlight is a high-tech lighting product. With a high CRI ranging from 2800K to over 5.600K. Powered by a PWM with constant current control for ultra-low gradation combination and flicker-free rendering. LEDs are convection cooled through a patented multilayer textile compound. The textile outer casing provides maximum mechanical protection and also provides water-repellent and dust-proof properties.

  • Sunday 10 June 2018 - Updated : 10/06 - Cannes Film Festival 2018

    Reminiscences about the 2018 Caméra d’Or

    By Jeanne Lapoirie, AFC

    First of all, this is a magnificent experience that I recommend everyone who is able to take part in. It’s a huge dive into the world of cinema. I, who of late rarely go to see movies in theatres - yes, I’m a bit ashamed to admit it, but it’s the truth - truly enjoyed seeing movies on the big screen.

  • Saturday 9 June 2018 - Updated : 25/07 - The Letter’s editorials

    Editorial — June 2018 Newsletter

    By Gilles Porte, AFC

    Dear Thierry Frémeaux, Dear Pierre Lescure, I wish to personally thank you for having made a little bit of room for me on the steps of your immense red carpet during a time of the year when Cannes becomes many peoples’ centre of gravity. Thierry, I hope that I didn’t ruffle your feathers when you mentioned Lyon’s football team to me at the top of the steps. Although I hail from Lyon, I have been a supporter of Saint-Etienne for years now and began supporting them even before I’d noticed that the colour of their jerseys was the same colour regularly used in the Seventh Art for chroma keying.

  • Saturday 9 June 2018 - Updated : 10/06 - Cannes Film Festival 2018

    5050 for 2020

    By Jeanne Lapoirie, AFC

    I was proud to be one of the 82 women who ascended the steps at Cannes, organized by the 50/50 for 2020 Collective, which is promoting more parity and equality (especially in terms of salaries) in the 7th Art. 82 women to represent the 82 women selected in the Official Competition at Cannes since it began, versus 1,688 men. With only two Golden Palms awarded to women. A very beautiful, simple and moving text was read aloud by Cate Blanchett in English and reprised by Agnès Varda in French.


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