9
Mar

Selling docs in the city of dancing huizen

So – how is it to sell a movie? Your movie. You know its weaknesses, you hate all those moments that suck (but you don’t know how to fix them), you are well aware that its idiosyncrasies – but you still deeply believe in it, you believe that perhaps you’ve managed to save this little […]

17
Nov

Trials and errors in an equatorial multiverse

Sometimes story comes first, sometimes form does. And sometimes they grow together, in an organic way. That was the case of Ekert: A Model Kit, the seventh episode of the Pioneers series. We were experimenting on the set, with Artur Ekert, looking for a proper flow (some early beta testers of the movie ask if […]

17
Nov

Are all quantum physicists poorly localized?

Filming the seventh episode of the Pioneers series was quite an adventure – I shot Artur Ekert in Singapore, tormented him before and after sunset, and bothered him in Indonesia, when he tried (in vain) to find a hideaway. Who is Artur Ekert? He was born in 1961, in Poland. He is a physicist, mathematician, and […]

17
Nov

Dirty pleasures of the modern technology

Technology equals empowerment. And empowered by the camera (a new Sony, A6300) that I acquired especially for shooting in difficult conditions in Singapore (more soon) I experimented with some semi-astro photography. And that was a blast – without any major effort one can expose successfully quite a chunk of a night sky, plus everything below, in […]

17
Nov

A new old Japanese addiction

It didn’t happened overnight, but it did. You might have noticed that I’ve become one of them – dirt bikers. Since my old Honda is not capable of any high speed, high power extravaganza, I tend to stay on the sluggish side – but can’t stop thinking of switching to something of a higher number of […]

17
Nov

The mystery scored by Boyd F. C. Bennett

A Drinking Bird Mystery deals with a drinking bird mystery, of course. But there’s another mystery: how good music transforms a movie, how it elevates a movie. Especially if the music itself is a crucial part of the story. Just like in the Charles H. Bennett’s case. Boyd F. C. Bennett father was a musician […]

17
Nov

A Drinking Bird Mystery solved… is not

Some time ago I showed you an early teaser of A Drinking Bird Mystery, the sixth installment of the Pioneers series. The movie is my attempt at compressing some aspects of Charles H. Bennett’s genius, wit, and charm into sixty minutes long piece of a narrative. Since I am not allowed to present the whole episode […]

15
Sep

Chasing reality (and beauty) at the Copernicus Festival

Yes, reality must have accelerated too much to keep up with it – leaving this blog in a slow lane. But nothing was lost. Records of the past have been kept – and will be revealed in subsequent posts. First – Cracow and the 3rd edition of Copernicus Festival. Three of “my” real life Pioneers were invited […]