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Documentaries (2 replies and 3 comments)

cody
2 months ago
cody 2 months ago

Roger,

You’ve mentioned getting your start in documentaries. I’m curious why you’ve seemed to move completely out of that genre. Do you think you might ever go back to them?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I daydream about doing so but I really enjoy shooting drama and it would be hard to commit to a lengthy documentary shoot. Besides, the kind of documentary that I like bring all kinds of awkward questions to my mind these days regarding motive.

NicolasLabra
2 months ago

would you consider a shorter documentary?, like Chris Nolan did for the Quay brothers.

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Very much depends. I don't know the one you are referring to.

Mike
2 months ago

I think that you will find that this was a Koninck Studio London production by well known animators Quay brothers. I haven’t seen the film but Chris Nolan was only the narrator. Not a great fan of their work being Eastern block style puppet animation but they are very experienced animators. I met one of them at the City Literary Institute of design Holborn, way back, lovely people though.

Mike
2 months ago

Not a lecture but 2 pence worth of useless information.

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