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NSC Investigates Film Making Process in The Netherlands

Amsterdam, 2019-05-01 - NSC

The Netherlands Society of Cinematographers (NSC) conducted a survey among its members as a response to the Netherlands Film Production Incentive 2014-2017 evaluation.


New Deal NSC

Amsterdam, 2019-04-17 - NSC

Uit een NSC-enquête die in mei 2018 onder de leden is gehouden, was de belangrijkste conclusie dat het de DP’s frustreert dat ze hun werk niet optimaal kunnen uitvoeren. Daarom dit manifest met suggesties om het werkproces te veranderen.


The Cinematographer as Co-Author

, 2019-05-09 - Hans Beerekamp

While cleaning up his archive film journalist Hans Beerekamp found several editions of the (small-scale published) Dutch film magazine Cineécri.


Living the Light, at 75th Venice International Film Festival

Amsterdam, 2018-11-18 - Vincent Visser

Living the Light – Robby Müller, made by Claire Pijman NSC, will have its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and is selected for the Venice Classics competition


Emotional Shapes and Textures

Amsterdam, - Vincent Visser

Immediately after his graduation from the Dutch Film Academy in 2006, Daniël Bouquet made a flying start as Director of Photography. For his second feature length production “Nothing Personal” (2008) he won the Golden Calf award for best Cinematography during the Netherlands Film Festival in 2009. Nowadays he works mainly on a variety of international projects, amongst commercials for major brands like Adidas, Gillette and Vogue. The NSC talked with him about his career, interests and more.  


Frank van den Eeden about Waldstille

Amsterdam, - Vincent Visser

Dutch cinematographer Frank van den Eeden (May 14, 1971), resident of Antwerp is best known for his work with directors such as Fien Troch, Nanouk Leopold and Jan Verheyen. Besides many nominations he has won several awards for his work as cinematographer. Most recent he won the Golden Calf for best cinematography for ‘Full Contact’ from director David Verbeek at the Dutch Film Festival in 2016. With this film, he also won the Silver Plaque at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival in 2015. In 2014, he won the Ensor for best cinematography for ‘Het Vonnis’ (The Verdict) from director Jan Verheyen at the Ostend Film Festival. Frank won the same award in 2012 for ‘The Invader’ by Nicolas Provost. One of his later productions is ‘Waldstille’ from writer and director Martijn Maria Smits, a feature film that got its world-premiere during the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2016. The NSC talked with Frank about this film.


Time Layers Come Together

Amsterdam, 2018-11-17 - Herman Verschuur

'Paolo Ventura, Vanishing Man,’ shows how an Italian artist creates his own timeless melancholic world in a barn on an abandoned mountaintop in Italy. With paint, cardboard, and relics of a human life, he resonates his childhood’s memories and isolation by giving himself and found objects a new magical life.   


Beerified Scope

Amsterdam, 2018-11-16 - Vincent Visser

Joris Kerbosch (Culemborg, 1980) is best known for his work as cinematographer for directing duo Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil, for whom he shot the movies ‘New Kids Turbo’ (2010), ‘New Kids Nitro’ (2011) and ‘BROs BEFORE HOs’ (2013). ‘Ron Goossens, Low-Budget Stuntman,’ is their fourth feature film collaboration. Together those comedies where amongst the highest grossing films in The Netherlands and acclaimed international recognition. NSC spoke with cinematographer Joris Kerbosch about the film.

Living the Light, at 75th Venice International Film Festival


Amsterdam, 2018-11-18 - Vincent Visser

The Netherlands Society of Cinematographers is thrilled to announce that the documentary Living the Light – Robby Müller, made by Claire Pijman NSC, will have its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and is selected for the Venice Classics competition.

The documentary Living the Light – Robby Müller, tells the story of the legendary ‘Master of Light’ Robby Müller NSC, BVK, who passed away at the 3th of July 2018. As cinematographer Müller is best known for his work on films by Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier

With his ground breaking camerawork and eternal quest for simplicity, Müller has encouraged generations of cinematographers to open their own eyes.

Even when the films he worked on finish, his images keep on moving. The light never fades because Müller always created space for the story to speak through the images. To come into the light. 

Living the Light – Robby Müller, is the story of that light.

Robby Müller Playing with the Sun
Playing with the sun

Müller is one of the few people in the world who knows how to play the sun. How to catch it rays like butterflies. How to strike its beams like chords.

Not only does music reverberate and resonate from these tenderly spun threads of light, the camera turns into a instrument as well and the whole world dances, radiates and is illuminated.

Robby Müller in front of a mirror
In front of a mirror

For this lyrical film essay Living the Light – Robby Müller, director & fellow cinematographer Claire Pijman NSC, had access to Müller his personal archive of thousands of Hi8 videos, personal photographs and polaroid’s he shot throughout his career. The film interweaves these images with fragments from his oeuvre into a fluid cinematic continuum. Together with producer & composer Carter Logan, Jim Jarmusch adds a musical voice to the film. The film is produced by Moondocs.

Since the nineties, Claire Pijman (born in 1965, living in Amsterdam) works as a director and cinematographer and is best known for T’Aves Bachtalo (1994) Foot on the Moon (1999). Talking Guitars (2007) and Jermal (2008). 

The 75th Venice International Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia and will take place from the 29th of August to 8th of September 2018.