By request of many, this Thursday we will be painting from Luca Guadagnino's magnificent coming of age film 'Call Me By Your Name"
Little bit of back story : "It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever".
'Call Me By Your Name' is a contemporary iconic masterpiece, owing its success to Director of Photography - Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. His remarkable consideration of lense allow him to create such idyllic scenes within Northern Italy. To the point that 'Call Me By Your Name' was shot using only one lense and using only one film stock - KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219.
He remains firm in his belief that film shooting holds more aesthetic value than digital. And that is hard to argue when such outstanding final shots are produced from beginning to end .
"Observation was my goal on this film – to try to observe every moment..the film camera on set reminds us all that we are working with a finite resource, and this gives a special energy to everyone’s performance, especially the actors. The pauses to reload, the lovely sound of the film camera, create a productive atmosphere that feels alive. Digital feels kind of dead on set. Film is a more elegant and more flexible way to make a feature.”
Once again we are also joined by the wonderful Nico who will be entertaining us all night with his imecable melodic chords!
As ever we have a bring your own bottle policy. So, grab a tinny and park yourself down for a fun night of painting and great chat!
We encourage people to bring their own materials. We all have different personal tastes in terms of quality and method when it comes to painting. There is no one size fits all! It's important you work with a brand and material you are comfortable with. If you need any guidance on purchasing materials, and what is best for you please feel free to send us a message through our facebook page (link at bottom of page).
However , we also realise that this is an introduction to painting for many people so these can be provided.
Learning to draw from film stills is an amazing skill to develop. Increasingly, more and more artists work from photographs. Film stills give you access to quality formatted photography where every aspect of the image has been considered. It is a fascinating method of learning the technical devices of painting and drawing.