Anggun's Baby Arrived!!
Anggun's first child was born on November 8.
This is news from anggun, about Un Jour Sur Terre MovieMeeting with two lovers miracle of our planet"Why not make a film about our planet?"
On Sept. 13, 2007, press conference for the wonderful One Day On Earth is scheduled for the Aqua Movie (Paris) at 14.30. I will pay in advance (this is the first time, so I am a little stressed out), turning in circles for a while to find. I see a staircase down and I find myself finally in the long-awaited hall, where everyone is dedicated to setting up the lights, chairs, water bottles, make the final adjustments his chair. Here it is , the journalists settled. We are not very numerous, but the atmosphere "intimate" is enjoyable and very nice part: the director, Alastair Fothergill, and Anggun, the soft voice of the film took place, back to a huge aquarium!
The questions can be asked and the answers given.
The first question concerns of course the environmental message of the film Alastair Fothergill then confesses WHEREAS On Earth Day has not been carried out for this purpose is at the origin. For him, "this film is above all a celebration of our planet and its beauty." However, the environmental message is still present ... "We started our film five years ago. Meanwhile awareness of the fragility of our planet has become much stronger. In a sense, the movie is a perfect timing where people are increasingly aware of problems that we describe. "
Why man completely absent from the film? "In fact, there have been a lot of films about men. While we are 6 billion people on Earth, large areas remain unexplored by man. "So I wanted to make a film that has above all, a mood, an atmosphere so that the person who arrives in the cinema can escape from their daily lives. In my film there is ultimately no role for humans. Moreover none of animals that I show n'ad'interférence or interaction with him ... I wanted to make a film epic on the planet, where the planet itself is the main character, and the man did not have his in my vision of this planet. "
The full realization of this movie lasted five years. One year of research, three shooting and post-production, with 30 teams, 6 directors and more than 40 cameramen. "We must realize that there are many things that we did not manage to shoot, to shoot them". But what touched me most, personally, it's the final scene of the film, when we see this polar bear swim in the middle of the ice. "We saw both the crystalline waters, but this animal that symbolizes for me the planet, meaning an animal with a incredible strength and at the same time fragile, very small in this huge navy. "
And so the beautiful Anggun singer in his home country, which lends her voice to tell the story of "A Day On Earth" When we spoke to me about this project, I was very seduced by the 'idea, even before seeing the images. Traditionally, voice, the narrative of this kind of film is entrusted to men. There, as it is a film that speaks of the earth, the earth and the fact as history, as seen through three mothers, told by a female voice, I found the idea appealing. It was also an opportunity for me to use my voice differently. Moreover, this film also joined enormously my personal commitment. As a citizen, I agree with, for example, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation. This is part of the things that I am very very sensitive. "
But in fact, it is true, why have indeed chosen three animals (polar bear, éléphante, humpback whale) to guide us in this journey around our planet? The director illuminates our lantern. "On a substantive narrative, which is a trip around the globe with the sun as a guide, I had also animals that symbolize the journey from north to south. Polar bear symbolizes perfectly the north. Elephants, who live in General in the tropics, symbolized perfectly for me half of this trip. And then, finally, the humpback whale, which is fantastic because it is the tropics to the Antarctic. This is the animal that has the longest migration, at least in the world of the oceans. "
But why this representation also very present in the film as mothers with their young? Once again the director has no shortage of words to explain their choices. "I wanted to show pictures of mothers and children. Whether ducks, migratory cranes, leopards of love. There was every time the mother and her child and the struggle that is the survival for the child.'s father and mother are both there to protect and allow their child to survive. Throughout this, there was also a subtle message to me that says to the fathers and mothers humans' attention our greatest challenge is to allow our children to survive in their crossing of the life of the planet. "And then finally, I wanted this movie is aimed at families, and what was the most beautiful symbol a mother and her child. "
Alastair Fothergill also tells deployed colossal budget for this movie, which has enabled to use and develop technologies incredible, "capture images that have never been seen before." "We must not forget that initially it is a double. Ago the film of course, but also parallel the television series Planet Earth, which in turn lasts 11 hours. The film has benefited from the budget series, and the series has benefited from the fact that there would be this movie. Eventually, all budgets be met somehow. "
Regarding technology, the director highlights two techniques, which are real revolutions in the animal documentary. "On the one hand, the use of HD which allows shooting in very low light. Example birds of paradise would have been impossible to shoot because they are black, and in these areas, there is no in light. So this was the first time we could see them. And then there were the so-called héligimbal Cineflex, which is a camera on a medium gyro, mounted on the propeller, and that allows stability very important. This allows us to be both four times more powerful, and flying at an altitude of four times higher than what was previously. Using the héligimbal a therefore been paramount. "
You wonder if there will be blood, if you can take the smallest to the discovery of our planet? Be reassured, about the cruelty of animals between hunters and hunted, Alastair Fothergill said: "Of course, there are scenes hard but [it has] been very careful not to show the end." For my part, I put the final point here and leave the final word to the director: "Nature is made of red blood, fangs, claws, but it is also made in moments of very strong emotion, and c That is what I wanted to show. "
Interviewed by Morgane Postaire (Paris, September 2007) http://www.commeaucinema.com/interview=un-...nete,94077.html