Pencil camera

Caméra crayon A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2005). One of the first movies shot with mobile phone. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2005).
20 May 2005. Published by Leny Müh.

One of the first movies shot with mobile phone.

The turn on the sidewalk, caught by a new eye at the end of the hand, the mobile phone. The camera pen, a concept imagined by Alexandre Astruc in the fifties, exists today, but it is rather the “camera pencil”, with the mobile phone.

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I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...