Chaab Mahmoud / France / 2008 / 7 min. 25
Courtesy of Cinémathèque francaise. Photo: Stéphane Dabrowski
A whimsical and poetic tour of the collection of motion picture devices conserved by the Cinémathèque française.
This film was first screened at the Cinémathèque française on January 21, 2008 for the inauguration of the Conservatoire des techniques (Conservatory of Techniques). The Conservatory was created to study, enhance, and promote the Cinematheque and CNC collection of motion picture devices: 6,000 antique and modern motion picture cameras, 25,000 magic lantern plates, archives on the history of technology, and more. Led by director Laurent Mannoni, the Conservatory organizes monthly lectures on specific subjects in the history of cinematographic techniques.
Visit the online catalog of cinematographic equipment of the Cinémathèque française and the CNC: https://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/catalogues/appareils/
The regular schedule of the Conservatoire des techniques: https://www.cinematheque.fr/cycle/le-conservatoire-des-techniques-587.html