Big Screen Symposium

ChrisDoyleWoman300x300“You see the world, you end up in jail three or four times, you accumulate experience. You observe, you assimilate, you learn to share. Slowly you find your own voice because slowly you feel enough you have something to say. It’s nothing to do with technique or the materials you’re using, that’s the easy part, you can learn that stuff in weeks. Everyone has the same equipment, it’s the heart and eye that make a film.”

In this masterclass for directors, cinematographers and all lovers of cinema – world renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, aka Du Ke Feng, will share a creative philosophy that embodies risk, and approaches filmmaking as a direct engagement between the performer, the cinematographer and the audience.

Christopher Doyle is one of the world’s greatest cinematographers. Among his sixty awards and thirty nominations at film festivals around the world is the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, as well as the Osella d’Oro for Best Cinematography for ASHES OF TIME at the Venice International Film Festival. Fluent in Mandarin, French and Cantonese, his Chinese name is Du Ke Fung which means ‘like the wind’. Since his ‘birth in art’ Du Ke Feng has realized over fifty Chinese-language films including CHUNKING EXPRESS, TEMPTRESS MOON, HERO, HAPPY TOGETHER, DUMPLINGS, 2046, and his alter ego Christopher Doyle has made more than twenty in various other languages and film cultures including THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, PARANOID PARK, LIBERTY HEIGHTS, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, MAGIC MAGIC and RABBIT-PROOF FENCE.

See Christopher Doyle’s full bio here.

Session time: Sat 24th September, 11am. See the full programme here.