AFC-related activities

The AFC’s Return to Imago

Letter to the AFC’s active and associate members.
As you know, the AFC has joined Imago, effective on March 12 of this year. I am very proud of having successfully fulfilled the mission that the AFC President, Gilles Porte, and Board of Directors, had assigned to me. In order to complete this mission, last September I put together a group composed of Marie Spencer, Jean-Marie Dreujou and Gilles Porte. This group later grew to include about ten members [1]. Their advice was extremely valuable.

Imago Technical Committee Report 2020

COVID-19 has created a huge crisis in our community with terrible consequences for many of us. IMAGO is deeply concerned by the situation which strikes each country with different levels of casualties.

The AFC Once Again a Member of IMAGO

The AFC is pleased to announce its return to IMAGO – the ex-European and now International Federation of Cinematographers. The AFC’s return was unanimously acclaimed (except for one abstention) at Imago’s Annual General Assembly (IAGA), held on Wednesday, 12 March 2020 at Brussels. The AFC was represented by Gilles Porte, its President, and Eric Gautier, who is in charge of international affairs.

Technical stuff

Meet director of photography David Mullen, ASC, for his work on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Meet DP David Mullen, ASC, for an in-depth look at the making and style of Amazon’s Emmy award-winning show, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." David breaks down the look of the show, how he pulled off some incredible "oners," and, of course, how he uses color to bring the show to life. David also discusses why he chose the Arri Alexa Mini to film the hit series.

Register Now for Colour Online with Baselight

Join us for the next FilmLight’s webinar during which will be reviewed the Baselight’s creative toolset, technical features, workflow, interoperability and more. Thursday, June 4 10:00 Los Angeles | 13:00 New York | 18:00 London | 19:00 Paris - Munich.

On Screen

Barry Ackroyd, BSC, pays tribute to the Aaton and to Jean-Pierre Beauviala at the Toute la mémoire du monde Festival

The 2020 Toute la mémoire du monde Festival (4-8 March) paid tribute to Jean-Pierre Beauviala by screening Holy Motors, by Leos Carax, and The Hurt Locker, by Kathryn Bigelow, both of which were shot with Aaton cameras. Although Barry Ackroyd, BSC was unable to be present at the festival with Caroline Champetier, AFC to introduce The Hurt Locker, he sent her a speech that she read aloud before the screening.

Professional life

Death of cinematographer Renan Pollès, protean artist

Renan Pollès, cinematographer and director, but also writer, contemporary artist, and passionate archaeologist, passed away at the age of 76 on 23 October 2019. He will be remembered for the refinement of his cinematography on films by Michel Andrieu and Pascal Thomas, which are like reference points that emerge out of a filmography that often preferred to take the road less traveled, far from mainstream cinema, out of loyalty to filmmakers with fanciful and imaginative worlds such as Jean-Michel Barjol, Jean Rollin, Robert Lapoujade, Yvan Lagrange, Jacques Robiolles, and others.

Support for Adèle Haenel

We, Femmes à la caméra (Women with a Movie Camera), give our strong support to Adèle Haenel.

Jean Monsigny has left us

Cinematographer Jean Monsigny passed away on Wednesday 18 September 2019, at the age of eighty-three. A member of the AFC and an artist in the broadest sense of the term, he filmed about seventy fictions and documentaries for cinema and television during his forty-five-year-long career.

Bookshelf

Rob Legato’s Master Class is online

As part of the "Toute la mémoire du monde" Festival, Rob Legato was the guest of the Cinémathèque Française on Friday March 6, for a Master Class to a full house. The session is now available online in a subtitled version hosted by Arte.tv, until April 6, 2025 !

Impressions of the "FNF/Imago Oslo Digtal Cinema Conference 2019"

Organized by the Norwegian cinematographers of the FNF and the European Federation “Imago” in partnership with the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the 7th Oslo Digital Cinema Conference was held from 18-20 October 2019.

Publication of "Angénieux and Cinéma : From Light to Image"

Already in bookstores in France, United Kingdom , Benelux, very soon in the United States and shortly worldwide: Angénieux and Cinema: from Light to Image, the book that relates the epic adventure of Angénieux, jewel of the French industry and must-have brand of cinema worldwide for more than 80 years.

A random picture

Méliès exhibition at CaixaForum
Photo Laure Parchomenko
Exhibition "Georges Méliès - The Magic of Film" In Exhibitions and Museums

Quotation of the month

Tant que les lions n’auront pas leur propre histoire, l’histoire de la chasse glorifiera toujours le chasseur.

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013), écrivain nigérian

another quote

Cannes International Film Festival

    Pierre Lescure, élu président du Festival de Cannes

    Lors de sa séance du 14 janvier 2014, le Conseil d’administration du Festival de Cannes a procédé à l’élection de son futur président.

 Monsieur Gilles Jacob a confirmé qu’il quitterait la présidence à compter du 1er juillet 2014, à la suite du 67e Festival de Cannes.