Michel Gondry's AMATEUR FILM FACTORY at the Centre Pompidou
Michel Gondry’s inspired 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind’ launched a new cinematographic technique, ‘sweding’, or ingenious low-fi remakes of classic films. (Search ‘sweded’ on YouTube to get more of an idea). Gondry continues to defend his invention, and is presenting in Paris, to coincide with a retrospective of his films, his Amateur Film Factory (L’Usine de Films Amateurs). The master director will personally take you through the production of your very own film, from writing the script, to choosing the actors, shooting, and, of course, coming up with your home-made special effects, during daily workshops of 5-15 people. Three hours later, you leave with a DVD of your own little masterpiece. Reservations open today here, the workshops are FREE! and take place from Thu 17 Feb-Mon 7 March, in the Centre Pompidou’s Espace 315, kitted out like a real film studio for the occasion.
17 Feb – 7 Mar, 11am-9pm.
Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. 01 44 78 12 57. www.centrepompidou.fr/