RECORDS of DOCUMENTARY FILM SYMPOSIUM
held on May 3 - 9, 1997 in Jurmala, Latvia
European Documentary Film Symposiums Riga, 1999
DOCUMENTARY FILM. THE AGE GONE. AN AGE TO COME?
ROUND TABLE
Bernd-Günther
Nahm

I would like to follow just a little what Victor said, about a man with the camera and a hero in front of the camera. And I would like to point out both directions, because if the hero in front of the camera is strong, there might come out something very good, even if the cameraman is not so experienced, but he might be touched by the person and it might move him to the right position. On the other hand only this moment won't make a film as for making a film we need a lot of them. But this moment could appear in television and it could work there. But to become a piece of art a film needs a lot of such moments, and it draws me to another step in filmmaking that is editing. I like very much the editing in Victor's film Wednesday because in this film there is the fine moment - the cutting from one scene to the next one. It was a very smooth and gentle movement and in this precise moment there was another story, the story that just flashed, then it was gone and we followed the general story. I really like this way of editing films; for me it was something very easy to follow, very straight and powerful. Thank you.

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