Lumiere Et Compagnie


1h 28m 1996

Brief Synopsis

An omnibus project that put an original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock into the hands of a broad cross-section of contemporary helmers--150 helmers were approached worldwide, of whom 39 were both willing and available. The ground rules were rigidly enforced: a continuous shot to be captured

Film Details

Also Known As
Lumiere and Company, Lumière y compañía
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

An omnibus project that put an original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock into the hands of a broad cross-section of contemporary helmers--150 helmers were approached worldwide, of whom 39 were both willing and available. The ground rules were rigidly enforced: a continuous shot to be captured in a maximium of three attempts, no artificial light sources, no synch sound, and that this shot last a maximum of roughly 50 seconds.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lumiere and Company, Lumière y compañía
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States April 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States March 1997

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 2-11, 1996.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City April 10-23, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 2-11, 1996.)

Shot with a restored Lumiere Cinematographe camera and on Hi-8 video

In addition to restoring one vintage Lumiere camera (the Cinematographe), researcher Philip Poulet of the Museum of Cinema painstakingly recreated the Lumiere emulsion from the inventors' original recipe, punching round sprocket holes (two perfs per frame) into 35mm safety stock--since the original stock was nitrate backed.

Televised in France over Canal Plus December 28, 1995.

Released in United States April 1996 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City April 10-23, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Union Film Showcase) October 17-31, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.)