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Brevet - the movie
« on: December 08, 2015, 09:05:34 am »
Hello, everybody. I would like to inform you all about the release of the documentary "Brevet" about this years edition of Paris-Brest-Paris, which is scheduled for mid-January. Running time will be approximately 78 minutes plus extras on the DVD. It will be available as DVD and HD VideoOnDemand. Here is a first teaser:

http://curlypictures.com/brevet/en/the-movie/

Enjoy!

Michael

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Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 03:55:17 pm »
It has a nice cinematic look to it. 

What was it shot with?
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2015, 11:18:51 am »
Hi Lee,

great that you like the look. The film was shot with a Sony FS700 and a Canon C 300. For a lot of shots we used prime lenses, especially at night.

Cheers

Michael

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 08:19:57 pm »
Would you repost here with shopping details once it's out?  Amazon have nothing. Unless I'm being dense...

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 11:26:21 am »
Looks great Michael  :thumbsup:

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 09:04:10 am »
Would you repost here with shopping details once it's out?  Amazon have nothing. Unless I'm being dense...

Dear Paul, it´s not being shown on Amazon yet. This Saturday there will be the premiere screening in Hamburg/Germany. From then on "Brevet" will be available on Amazon and as a stream to rent or buy on Vimeo. I will keep you updated.
Cheers
Michael

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 11:02:55 am »
We're looking forward to seeing this. There were so many cameras around on PBP that it will be interesting to see how the jigsaw puzzles resolve themselves. The official film should be on its way to us soon as well, with the brochure.
I remember meeting one of the main characters in the Bar au Coin in Fresnay-sur-Sarthe in 2007, about 1,000km into that very wet event. I was down to some pretty dodgy cameras by then, and not really up to conducting an interview in German.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W6wCHQ9d5E

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 10:08:10 am »
Hello Damon,
that´s Claus indeed, a founding member of Audax Randonneurs Allemagne.
I have seen some of your shorter clips but not your entire 2015 film yet. Maybe we should swap DVDs.  :)
I´ll send you one of ours with my address, dàccord?
Best regards
Michael

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 08:24:07 pm »

I'm in it!

I'm the guy asleep at 1.12-1.13

No recollection of being filmed though (obviously)

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 09:14:34 am »
Good morning, everybody.

From now on "Brevet" is available at Amazon. The stream on vimeo will be available from tomorrow 7 pm GMT.
http://curlypictures.com/brevet/en/buy/

And here is the facebook-site, if you want to leave some feedback or share "Brevet"-postings:
https://www.facebook.com/brevetderfilm/

Bon courage!

Michael


Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 09:01:01 pm »
Looks lovely on my TV.

Shame I don't speak German. Any plans for subtitles, or did I buy the wrong version?  ;D

LMT

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2016, 10:18:57 pm »
Looks lovely on my TV.

Shame I don't speak German. Any plans for subtitles, or did I buy the wrong version?  ;D

Click on ''cc'' at the bottom and choose English for some subtitles.

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 10:20:18 pm »
I would, if there was a CC to click on! :)

ETA: Ah HA! That wasn't there earlier, I swear! Thanks  :thumbsup:

Re: Brevet - the movie
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 01:44:00 pm »
Michael has kindly sent us the DVD. The captions work fine, but the extras aren't subtitled. They are of a German Audax gathering and interviews with the main protagonists.

The DVD 'froze' momentarily a couple of times. That's something that DVD-Videos are prone to when the data rate is high. It's the price you pay for high quality images, and something you can't test for, as it it depends on the quality of the player.

The film is built around 72 year old, six times rider Claus, 36 year old nuclear power station worker Michael, and 37 year old Sina, living in Paris and working in the motor industry.

Obviously, as the makers of a similar film we're interested in the quality of the video and sound, where they filmed, and how. We especially admired the sound. The interviews on the bike seem to done from a car, are of excellent quality and advance the story.

We were surprised that the controls looked relatively quiet, apart from Dreux. Shots of dormitories had empty beds. That was a function of following two 80 hour riders, and Claus, who preferred to avoid controls where possible. Our experience has been mainly in 'The Bulge', with the main part of the 90 hours and with the 84 hour riders coming through, so an interesting contrast.

The concentration on 80 and 90 hour riders make for some confusion in the middle, as two different timelines are active, and there's a bit of back and forth, leading to a bit of where am I now?

The use of chosen subjects allows a deeper insight into motivations, which are articulated through interviews, and by Claus in a striking piece to camera while riding, that he'd probably been rehearsing all the way round. They are a number of set-piece speeches that I can only imagine from Germans. Some of the best speeches I've had have been from Germans, Brits aren't as prone to them.

It's always interesting to see how everything loosens up towards the end. The crew seemed to establish more of a relationship with the subjects, who reveal more of their essential character under pressure, and the influence of industrial quantities of caffeine. There are some especially good sequences with Sina, who clearly thrives in the environment beyond 900km. The reaction of her companions is amusing.

We've got a specialised interest, as we try to track the crew's movement in our heads, and compare that with what we did. We're waiting for the 'official' film, and then we'll have the event triangulated. We enjoyed this film, and we liked the music, especially the bits like Neil Young  towards the end.