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Documentaries (2 replies and 3 comments)

cody
4 weeks ago
cody 4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago

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

Roger Deakins
3 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 3 weeks ago

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

Mike
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago

Not a lecture but 2 pence worth of useless information.

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