Production of a collective film by researchers in mathematics.
The Laboratory of Probability and Random Models (LPMA) from universities of Paris 6 and 7 invited me to lead the way at the laboratory reentry conference, in a cinematographic way. This event is since 12 years is a scientific and cultural point organized by Sonia Fourati.
There was a lecture by Bernard Bru, mathematician, “Stories of probas, Chapter 2”. Then I suggested a workshop for making a collective film, which would be the subjective filmic record of this unique moment.
Production of a collective film with handheld cameras.
Armed with markers, paper sheets, cameras, brains, eyes, ears, we will create a movie together helped by our guest director.
Concept of the production workshop
Each of the present persons took a pen and a large sheet of paper, drew a diagram representing his perception of the conference. Then the camera circulated from hand to hand, for a shoot in sequence shot, each drawing and pronouncing live, during his filming, one or two sentences, which would “give life” to the design, as a vast cinematic exquisite corpse.
Part of the work was to give confidence to everyone. Then the shooting happened in a very intense concentration, and watching the film in the dark room, was an important moment. Then I put the film in free download for the participants, who were able to share it their own way on social networks.
Here is the film :