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Salut, je m'appel Benjamin Étienne Fiévet; or, just Ben.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

a couple of snapshots in Bklyn

 On my way to the 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, I couldn't resist the temptation to take a few a pictures of the sunset over a scene that is rare to get where I live in Manhattan.









After all the picture taken I arrived at the 3rd Ward where my mum had kindly offered to give one the coolest bike I've ever owned or even seen.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

photos from a short day of shooting

So as we reached the end of the 100-ft of Double Negative B&W 16mm film (you don't need to know what that means), we all just sat down at L'Orange Bleu to take a breather (not that we needed one).
Axel took the pictures and Alyanna seems to have taken her first shot at being cinematographer.









 DIRECTOR GIRL ;]


and a little blooper from the star of the film:

By way of the Green Line bus...



this has got to be my favorite Wes Anderson scene of all time from The Royal Tenenbaums.
I’m not quite sure why but it just never gets old and everything about it is beautiful, touching, and makes me think of any moment in my life i’ve ever had when i’ve seen somebody i love turn a corner, arrive at an airport or even walk out of a bus and wished that that moment could be replayed as many times as possible with the perfect music and in slow-motion.

Un cortometraggio italiano molto bello

i don't actually speak italian but here is something truly beautiful.
a short film directed by Daniele Napolitano, beautifully executed and shot.

Notte Sento (English subtitles) from Daniele Napolitano on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

what happens in my bathroom... goes on my blog

don't get excited, nothing dirty, not in the least bit.
this is what my little brother does when he's alone on the toilet.






star wars lego is good...

CGI is NOT bullshit!

Sometimes, even traditional filmmakers have to acknowledge advancements in film technology can be more than just about perfection and can, in some cases, prove to make something truly beautiful.

Here is some real CGI:

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.


... though of course, film will still always have the upper hand in my book...

Minishorts-filmedin10min-artclass


Distracted from Ben Fievet on Vimeo.

Unconsciously On Purpose from Ben Fievet on Vimeo.


shot on an HDflip camera in art class, around 10 minutes shooting time and 40 minutes of editing.

Actor: XAVIER F-B
Director: BEN FIÉVET

Misfit: Part I


Misfit (first Part) from Axel de Chaunac on Vimeo.


So here is a short film that I co-directed with Axel De Chaunac, he’s kind of a master at making “weird”  work.
This is only a part of the film that we haven’t actually finished shooting yet but hopefully we’ll be able to get back to it soon - after all these college apps and portfolios.
Credits:
Writer: Axel De Chaunac
Directors: Axel De Chaunac & Ben Fiévet
Camera Work: Axel De Chaunac (Ben Fiévet & Xavier F-B)
Cast: Xavier F-B as Aidan, Axel De Chaunac as Mooky, Luke Henderson as The Doctor

this is what has/is to become of our world, our lives

Socialnomics from HOWARD TULLMAN on Vimeo.


This is what our world is turning into. Whether it is for better or for worst it is inevitable. It certainly seems to make everything easier and faster but is there a another side to it besides the obvious way it has altered the meaning of being social.
Is being social becoming purely networked or is it strengthening the way we interact with people outside the networked world.
This video will give you straight up facts that are still growing by the day - can we handle it? We’ll have to. Though the video does certainly dramatize the situation through the music and the facts, we’ve got to see that social networking has become a necessity and nearly everyone will have to conform to it if they haven’t already…