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Leonard Retel-Helmrich, Amsterdam (NL)School: ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media
Field of Teaching: Photography / Light
Website Reference: singleshotcinema.com
Major Achievements: Cinematographer
Leonard Retel Helmrich is a Dutch cinematographer and film director of Indo descent. He was born the 16th of August 1959 in Tilburg, Netherlands and has lived in Amsterdam since 1982.
Movies: Position among the Stars, Shape of the Moon,
Siblings: Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Anton Retel Helmrich
Nephews: Jasper Naaijkens
Awards: Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary
Helmrich is famous for perfecting the 'Single Camera Shot' filming style and his related technical camera innovations. "...you can move inside an event and go with your camera to the right spot, at the right moment,... That’s what the whole single-shot cinema is about: trying to think of the world as a kind of clockwork, a machinery, with everything interrelated. The bigger and smaller things are just as important. In a clockworks you can’t pull out a little gear because the whole thing jams. The solution is to become one of the clockworks."
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