Pencil camera

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