Cannes Seminar with Peter Suschitzky, ASC - part 1

thefilmbook by Benjamin B

I had the pleasure of designing & moderating a Meeting with Peter Suschitzky, ASC, sponsored by Angénieux, as part of their ExcelLens tribute to Peter during the Cannes Film Festival.

Below is a video I made that evokes some of the lessons and themes evoked by the beginning of the seminar with Peter. I have spent some time trying to design a video format that both reports and annotates this discussion about cinematography.


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Peter and I prepared for the two-hour seminar at length by selecting and discussing a dozen scenes from his films. Each scene was the occasion for lessons about cinematography and filmmaking. The collection of scenes also served as a summary of Peter’s brilliant and varied career. After Cannes, I had two additional talks with Peter to follow-up on some of the topics raised.



wikipedia: Peter Suchitzky

imdb: Peter Suschitzky A Tribute to Wolfgang Suschitzky

wikipedia: The Public Eye by Howard Franklin

wikipedia: Weegee

wikipedia: Film noir

wikipedia: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene - 1920

wikipedia: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

wikipedia: The Rocky Horror Picture Show cult following

wikipedia: Star Wars (aka Episode IV - A New Hope) by George Lucas

wikipedia: The Empire Strikes Back by Irvin Kershner

thefilmbook: Cannes Seminar with Peter Suschitzky, ASC - part 2


Meeting with Peter Suschitzky -thefilmbook



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