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

Friday, November 5, 2010

My latest film (long/rough cut)


Here’s my newest film. It’s a long/rough cut of what I’m going to use to for college applications. I hope you like it.
I especially want to thank Alyanna for helping me on this who was there every time and literally suffered in the cold weather to help get this done.



une courte interprétation de je ne sais quoi... from Ben Fievet on Vimeo.

Monday, November 1, 2010

BIG BUDDHA

BIG BUDDHA
played by Jacques Onanga

Taken on the set of Axel's new film...

too cold to film... but we did anyways!!

So it was a difficult day, Alyanna and I were continuing one of my application films. It wasn't easy; Axel didn't show up so I had to bring a bike, 2 tripods, a backpack with 1 camera in it, and a case with another camera in it from Soho to the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge alone.
I got there before my girlfriend and star of my film which gave me time to set up the first shot. When she arrived I was relieved, it hadn't been easy to know that the only other person on the crew wasn't coming, and after dragging all that equipment around a hug was very reassuring (especially Alyanna's hugs). But the happy time didn't last long, here's why:
- we had to film on a the Brooklyn Bridge, on a no biking lane with a bike
- it was about 45°F and very windy, we had to make it look like summer and Alyanna was wearing a skirt.
- we had a lot of equipment to carry around and only 2 ppl
- shooting with 2 cameras at once
- trains weren't working well




besides that, we got everything done and got some beautiful shots.







I've been able to rely on Alyanna for pretty much every shoot with her, she even took a day off work for me. I'm in post production now and it's looking good, hopefully it'll be up soon.

here's a picture of Alyanna getting ready for a shot... before having to take off her sweater.

VISIONS D'UNE GUERRE

In my Junior year of high school, our class has a mandatory project to hand in that we work on throughout the year.
For Rania, Axel and I this wasn't only a project that we worked our asses off for (Rania may or may not disagree), it was also a year round experience for the 3 of us in which became good friends and partners.
This website was half of our project whilst the other half is a documentary that you can also find on the website.
Sorry it's all in French but I'll be working on a translation soon.

We worked on films about the Vietnam war, since it ended until now, the effects it had 30-40 years ago on the viewer and the effects it has on a viewer now as well as what a director felt he was allowed to say about the war back then and today. We studied 3 films specifically:

The Deer Hunter by Michael Cimino - Axel
Goof Morning Vietnam by Barry Levinson - Rania
Tropic Thunder by Ben Stiller - Ben (me)