CO-FINANCED BY: KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE REGION, MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE FROM PROMOTION OF CULTURE FUND AND POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
PLUS CAMERIMAGE WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND MASTER CLASSES
Friday November 18th, 2011
Direct contact with the acclaimed cinematographers, directors, editors, production designers and other professionals of the film industry, is the best way to observe their skills, work ethics, and attitude towards different challenges. Plus Camerimage Film Festival offers all of the above to its participants, through organizing workshops, seminars, and master classes conducted by the most distinguished filmmakers from around the globe.
Here are some of this year's events:
- ARRIRAW for Feature Films: No Compromise
with Michael Seresin, BSC
A masterclass on getting the best out of ALEXA
Thursday, 1st December, 11.00 - 15.00
Acclaimed cinematographer Michael Seresin, BSC, will lead one of ARRI's camera and lighting workshops at Camerimage 2011, working with the ARRI ALEXA Studio.
The workshop will cover lighting and workflow solutions for ALEXA feature films utilising the uncompressed ARRIRAW format. Seresin recently completed cinematographic duties on Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (taking over from Emmanuel Lubezki, AMC, ASC), giving him first-hand experience of the ALEXA/ARRIRAW combination that has become a popular choice for major motion pictures.
“Historically, it has been lenses rather than cameras that have concerned me most in my world of cinematography," says Seresin. “The ARRI ALEXA has threatened that; in fact it has changed my mind, radically. My first experience with the ALEXA was stunning...although I still love the ARRICAM!"
Seresin will be joined by professional DIT Pete Marsden, ARRI's Bill Lovell and Marc Dando of Codex to demonstrate the use of the Codex OnBoard recorder to capture ARRIRAW with ALEXA. On-set monitoring and near-set backup and processing will be covered in this segment of the workshop.
- ALEXA for TV: Lighting, Look Files & Workflows
with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, and Martin Ruhe
A masterclass on utilising ALEXA for television productions
Friday, 2nd December, 11.00-15.00
Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, the highly respected cinematographer whose recent credits include Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler, and The Paperboy, starring Nicole Kidman and John Cusack, will be leading an ARRI workshop at Camerimage 2011.
Joining Schaefer will be Martin Ruhe, who will share the knowledge and experience he gained of the ALEXA system on British TV drama Page Eight, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. The two cinematographers will be working with the ARRI ALEXA Studio, creating a variety of lighting situations and visual approaches with help from the audience.
Schaefer notes, “If this workshop could be a film it might be Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon . Let's see how each of us imagines and interprets a scene differently to create a look."
The workshop will explore the benefits to television productions of in-camera ProRes recording with ALEXA. In addition, Schaefer and Ruhe will demonstrate how to use the ARRI Look Creator to design unique ARRI Look Files, allowing distinct visual looks to be applied and viewed during a shoot.
- PANALUX SEMINAR
Lighting Tools and Techniques
Tuesday, 29th November, 11.00-13.00
Leading cinematographers will discuss contemporary lighting tools and techniques for location and sound stage work, giving examples from their own experiences, and with questions and comments from the audience.
moderated by Benjamin B
- PANAVISION SEMINAR
John Seale Master Class
Tuesday, 29th November, 14.00-17.00
An in-depth seminar on cinematography, continuity and editing, illustrated by scenes from John Seale's films, and with questions and comments from the audience.
moderated by Benjamin B
MASTERCLASS: THE 3D FRAME
DP Denis Rouden & Stereographer Alain Derobe
Movement in 3D, moderated by Benjamin Bergery
Friday, 2nd December, 14.30 - 16.30
Stereographer Alain Derobe & cinematographer Denis Rouden AFC (who just completed shooting of Asterix' new adventures in 3D), will discuss the challenges of 3D filmmaking, with an emphasis on approaches to framing, operating and camera movement.
Moderator: Benjamin B, thefilmbook.com
SHOOTING FOR POSTPRODUCTION
With Alvernia Studios and K5600
Monday, 28th November, 13.00-16.00
The work of cinematographer has become inseparable with digital image processing. This workshop will present a cinematographer's perspective on subjects like: lighting greenscreen, working with motion control TechnoDolly, character cloning, digital color correction, compositing. Workshop will be conducted by Szymon Lenkowski, 2002 Camerimage Silver Tadpole winner, cinematographer of feature films, and multiple TV commercials.
FILM MATTERS! KODAK SEMINAR
Thursday, 1st December, 17.00 - 18.30
The latest innovation in KODAK's Motion Picture Film System with a world premier of a New KODAK Color Negative Film.
The Power and Flexibility of Film as Capture and Archival Medium Nr 1, sharing the latest archival and restoration aspects to get prepared for a secured future of your images.
In Partnership with Straight8.net we are demonstrating the Storytelling Power of the immortal Super8 format.
PHYSICS & AESTHETICS - THE TIFFEN COMPANY
Presented by: Carey Duffy
Tuesday, 29th November, 17.00 - 19.00
The Tiffen Company would like to invite you to a presentation of the advancement and creative possibilities that motion picture camera filters allow. This presentation will aid the advancement and awareness of professionals and students alike. The physical attributes and artistic considerations that Tiffen motion picture glass camera filters deliver will be discussed.
This seminar is designed to educate, awaken and enlighten your control of one of cinematography's oldest and most personal tools.
FILMPRO & POLISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS' FORUM DEDICATED TO THE TECHNICAL QUALITY OF SCREENINGS IN CINEMAS
Monday, 28th November, 09.30 - 12.30
Jarosław Szoda: foreword, closing speech;
Constantin Seiler, Arri: standards of digital and traditional screening used by Arri when estimating the quality of image of their cameras;
Kaspar Kallas: case study on Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams;
Kommer Kleijn: the problems with quality of digital screenings' in Europe, the problems connected with silver screens.
ALBERT MAYSLES MASTER CLASS
Sunday, 27th November, 19.15 - 21.15
Join film legend Albert Maysles of Maysles Films in conversation, featuring selections from his unsurpassed body of work, which spans over 55 years of filmmaking. Albert will show clips from many of his films. The inaugural recipient of Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Award at PLUS CAMERIMAGE 2011 will take questions about his iconic work — from Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens to Muhammad and Larry and current projects — and share his philosophy as a documentary filmmaker. He will be the guest of honour at the XIX edition of the festival.
"FILM AS A CHALLENGE" - SEMINAR ABOUT "SUICIDE ROOM"
Thursday, 1st December, 18.30 - 20.00
A workshop on the challenges met at each stage of the production and postproduction of the film "Suicide Room". The creators will discuss problems resulting from the combination of the film material with 3D animation and its preparation.
Bartek Pietras - film's editor
Radosław Ładczuk - film's cinematographer
Adam Torczyński - animation director
IMAGO MASTER CLASS WITH ROBERTO SCHEAFER AND OLIVER STAPLETON
Choosing the Right tool for the Job
Wednesday, 30th November, 12.00 - 14.00
Two acclaimed cinematographers, Roberto Schaefer and Oliver Stapleton, will present their film achievements through their inspirations.
EDITING 3D WORKSHOP: "BATTLE OF WARSAW 1920"
Wednesday, 30th November, 19.00 - 20.00
A combination of a classic story, modern form and stereoscopic imaging. Marcin Kot Bastkowski, the editor working on "Battle of Warsaw 1920" for eight months, will talk about editing of this film. His lecture will be illustrated with film fragments, which will serve as examples to discuss battle scenes, work in stereoscopic 3D technology and cooperation with special effects experts. The lecturer will talk about narration and means of expression in the film. Bastkowski will also present the arrangement of film material for feature film editing and will answer questions from the audience.
Marcin Bastkowski, Polish Society of Editors - editor.
GET INSPIRED - THE ASC INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY SUMMIT CONFERENCE
Friday, 2nd December, 19.00 - 21.15
Legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler will discuss the American Society of Cinematographers conference that took place earlier this year in Copenhagen.
CARL ZEISS SEMINAR
Exploring HD video: Carl Zeiss Compact Primes CP.2 and SLR lenses
Sunday, 27th November, 13.00 - 15.00
Speakers Sebastian Wiegärtner, one of the most well-known video DSLR experts in Germany, and Bertram Hönlinger of Carl Zeiss will be exploring the world of HD video with Carl Zeiss cinematography and SLR lenses. Switching between traditional film cameras, digital PL cine cameras and HDSLR camera systems is no longer an issue - due to precision and speed, Carl Zeiss lenses can be used with a wide range of cameras to offer you maximum flexibility and effect.
VANTAGE SEMINAR (HAWK Anamorphic Lenses)
Sunday, 27th November, 15.15 - 16.15
Wednesday, 30th November, 19.00 - 20.00 (reprise of the seminar)
Meet the people from Vantage Film - manufacturer of the HAWK anamorphic lenses. Discover all the different Anamorphic formats for film and digital cameras.
The schedule is subject to chagnes. Please, check the programme schedule thoroughly for dates and locations.