We are trying to recreate a scene from Mr. Nobody, directed by Jaco Van Dormael, in 16mm film stock for a cinematography course in Brooklyn College. This sequence is incredible as it contains one of the most advanced effects in cinema history, yet it is barely noticeable.
Nemo wakes up with Elise at his side and then goes to the bathroom. There’s nothing very complex about that, but the camera movements in this scene are amazing and the most cinematographically inventive ever seen. We literally dive through the mirror as this scene unfolds in the very beginning of the film.
Recreating it in 16mm footage is sure to give it a very special look that will benefit the scene greatly.
Director: Morgann Gicquel
Morgann is a French filmmaker who has done 17 short-films in the last five years. He has been playing with a 16mm Bolex since he was 6 years old and he's eager to recreate the scene from one of his favorite movies.
Two of Morgann's latest films:
Director of Photographie: Natalie Chau
Natalie has just finished her first 16mm short-film as a director and she is happily assuming the role of cinematographer as well as producer on this adventure.
Script Supervisor: Jake Deter
Jake has also finished a 16mm short-film and he is an important and valuable asset, both as script supervisor and builder on the set.
First assistant camera: Keith Hebel
Keith has valuable insight on building a set. He also has done a marvelous job being assistant camera on Bolex for two previous shoots.
Assistant Director: Rhodesia Nelson
The voice of reason with an iron will, Rhodesia is a talented and committed assistant director.
Production Assistant: Bendor Louis-Jean
Bendor’s valuable qualities help us get through the day both on set and off set.