It’s November and It’s Le mois du Documentaire (the month of the documentary), here in France

So I went to see some projections around town over the past few days 

Watched some interesting documentaries about eastern europe countries in L’Univers, it’s a local cinema ran by local associations, each projection is the occasion of debates with the other spectators and/or the director, team behind the project

Saw East Side Story a documentary about communist musicals in URSS and GDR (aka East Germany)

Will try to find an extract and update this post when I do, be prepared :D

Yesterday I went to see an other documentary ; "Squat - La ville est à nous" = “Squatting - The city is ours”, following a group of people squatting in Barcelona (Spain), In Kino Ciné, a screening room part of the Lille 3 University

Here is a map with the location to the two cine :


View Cine Lille in a larger map

Went to eat a welsh with a friend, It’s a dish originally from Wales (UK), and now a specialty of the north area of France, and especially from Lille, also known as the capital of the Flanders, my hometown
It’s a simple recipe ; it’s basically a toast with a slice of ham, coated with a melted cheddar and brown beer concoction
I’ve been trying to emulate this recipe for a bit now, will post an easy step by step recipe soon :P

Went to eat a welsh with a friend, It’s a dish originally from Wales (UK), and now a specialty of the north area of France, and especially from Lille, also known as the capital of the Flanders, my hometown

It’s a simple recipe ; it’s basically a toast with a slice of ham, coated with a melted cheddar and brown beer concoction

I’ve been trying to emulate this recipe for a bit now, will post an easy step by step recipe soon :P

If you went to Barcelona recently and took the subway, you maybe saw some short-films displayed on the screens inside the underground trains 
It’s part of the 3rd Metro International Short Film Festival organized by TMB
They made a selection of short films from all around the world and passengers can vote for the film they like the most
Here is a small selection of short films :

Nuisible(s) by Art Fx students (animation and special effect school) France

Meet Buck by Supinfocom Arles students (animation school) France

The Note by John Greenhalgh (producer) and Kelvin Tillinghast (writer) Czech Republic

Signs by Vincent Gallagher Ireland

If you went to Barcelona recently and took the subway, you maybe saw some short-films displayed on the screens inside the underground trains 

It’s part of the 3rd Metro International Short Film Festival organized by TMB

They made a selection of short films from all around the world and passengers can vote for the film they like the most

Here is a small selection of short films :

Nuisible(s) by Art Fx students (animation and special effect school) France

Meet Buck by Supinfocom Arles students (animation school) France

The Note by John Greenhalgh (producer) and Kelvin Tillinghast (writer) Czech Republic

Signs by Vincent Gallagher Ireland

Went to see The Adventures of Tintin (the movie) produced in “Performance captureand directed by Steven Spielberg

Performance capture ; process of recording movement and translating that movement on to a digital model, performance capture (contrary to motion capture) includes face (and sometimes fingers) and can capture subtle expressions, the actors wear captors to record their facial expressions (see picture below)

The same technology (performance capture) was used in movies like Avatar, and Pirates of the Caribbean

The movie is inspired by the work of Hergé, belgian artist and writer, and the numerous comics he realized of the Adventures of Tintin

And please check this video made by James Curran (SlimJim Studios)

He designed an alternative opening for the movie, and did a really good work, making reference to all the Tintin’s comic strip books

The Adventures of Tintin from James Curran on Vimeo.

I used to read Tintin comics when I was younger, and really liked them

I also used to watch the animated cartoon on VHS, the cartoon is really true to the comics

Here is the opening of the cartoon, with the famous Tintin theme, it’s a pity this theme wasn’t used in the movie