Growing up in a small town in the northern part of Switzerland, I haven't always been interested in cinematography and photography. With about nine years of age, my godfather gave me my first ever camera as a birthday gift. By that time however, I didn't really know what to do with it (despite the canon EOS 400D's impressive look), so it mainly sat on the shelf for the time being.
Fast forward a couple of years, I was getting more and more interested in cameras, their technology, aperture, shutter speed, iso, ... you name it. From time to time, I started going out in order to shoot, test and try out new techniques, subjects and so on.
But the time where I really fell in love with photography and especially cinematography, was during my language stay in New York City. All of a sudden I have realised, how much one can express throughout the media of film.
It is so much more, than just pretty shots with nice lighting and good sound. Something so immersive and personal, where a filmmaker is truely able to express himself and the way he sees the world.
As a part of the audience you have two options:
- You can either watch a movie, a shortclip or an animation, in order to entertain yourself. Maybe by the way it looks, by the story it is telling or by the mood that it sets.
- OR you can look at it as an opportunity, to put on a pair of imaginary glasses, through which you are able to experience a completely different point of view. You can get an insight of the world, directly through the producers eyes, and are able to witness his feelings, his mental attitude and his perception of life.