Workshop with Mark Lewis



  • Monday 21 February 2011: Film screening at 7 pm in Boulevard Helvétique conference room number 25: Backstory ( Mark Lewis 2009, 39 minutes, 35 mm and 4K transferred to 2K )
  • Tuesday 22 February 2011: 9.30 am : meeting, presentation of the workshop and first discussions about its topics and technics. First shootings (moutains, rivers, lake around Geneva)
  • Wednesday 23 February 2011: All day of shooting. Moutains, rivers, lake around Geneva + Rear projection screen in shooting studio (at Encyclopédie building)
  • Thursday 24 February 2011: Last shootings and editing (in Général Dufour building editing room number 33A, 3rd floor on the left) 5.00pm: presentation of each film and collective discussion
Universität / Haute École
HEAD Genève , work.master
Mark Lewis
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Content description

 Using the two cinematic special effects - 'rear projection' and 'day for night' – in the context of Geneva’s natural setting (mountains, lake, rivers), 5 groups of 3 students will work together to realize an 'unedited' single  shot film (plus or minus 2 minutes in length). The completed films will be shown and discussed collectively on the last  day of the workshop. It will allow us to look at how painting and photography have provided formal invention  and precedent  for the cinematic devices (rear projection and 'day for night') that we we will be using and exploring.


_ maximum 15 participants _

The workshop will begin on monday 21th evening with the screening of Mark Lewis film "Backstory".


 Mark Lewis (1958, Hamilton, Canada); Les courtes réalisations de Mark Lewis, empruntant les moyens de production du cinéma professionnel, sont souvent caractérisées par une prise de vue continue et sans montage, inspirées de l’esprit des premiers films des frères Lumière. Il s'agit d'une exploration intensément temporelle ainsi que physique de l'image en mouvement. Il définit lui-même son travail comme « un ready-made de l’expérience moderne du cinéma, une expérience qui est déjà presque historique ».