zondag 25 januari 2015

Interview with architect Luuk Verlint for the docu City Rooftops

Architect Luuk Verlint and filmmaker Benny Vink
On Wednesday January 21st we continued filming for our documentary City Rooftops This time we talked with architect Luuk Verlint at his drawing table. He is the architect behind the drawings of the 2000 square metre roofgarden. Having done hundreds of roofgardens with the innovative team at De Dakdokters, this particular project is one of his grandest designs so far and is unique. Besides fruit, vegetables and various herbs, B's roof has a beach, barbeque spots and two lanes for "jeu de boules" to name some key points.

Rooftops as these are what Luuk calls the "green lungs of the city". They can bring back some of the uses of land from the ground that was acquired for city buildings. More recently De Dakdokters are finding ways to use roofs for water retention to help cities manager their waterflow when there is a lot of rain.

Amongst others, Luuk Verlint shared about the fluidity of design process. It started off with post-it notes and sketches. Later more detailed drawings and visits followed hand in hand until the plan was finished.

In terms of filming, as much natural light as possible is used as a key light. A low energy fill light is added later on. Concerning sound, two microphones were used for the interview, in case one microphone fails.


Benny Vink and Luuk Verlint alongside the architects drawing table.

Luuk Verlint and Benny Vink reviewing captured footage.

The interview setup from the subjects point of view. From left to right:
microphone, camera and fill light.

Luuk Verlint showing Benny Vink A0 size drawings.

Picture of B Amsterdam's roof in November 2014.
Note the beach in the centre and the "jeu de boules" lanes to the left.

 Benny Vink Filming B Amsterdam's roof in November 2014.

Benny Vink filming Luuk Verlint as he shares about the drawings.

Several drawings by Luuk Verlint.

Benny Vink filming Luuk Verlint as he shares about the drawings.

Filming promotional clip for Jonathan Karpathios' new book

On Wednesday the 14th of January we filmed more material forJonathan Karpathios's
 new book Echte Eten 2 promo. In this clip we will use material from our new documentary Tomorrow's Food in France.

Benny Vink and Jonathan Karpathios
Over lunch Benny Vink and Jonathan Karpathios discussed the last details of what they wanted to highlight. As soon as that was done we were ready to start filming.

In between the filming Benny Vink and Jonathan Karpathios refined phrases as needed and Benny Vink sometimes asked questions to clarify.

Instead of blocking out the sun and putting up lights Puur Media chooses to use the light of the sun as much as possible.

Finally, certain parts are captured multiple times so that there are enough options to choose from when editing. Below are some pictures.

Next week the clip will be launched.

The setup

the setup from the other side
Jonathan Karpathios and Benny Vink prepare for the filming
During the filming, Benny Vink and Jonathan Karpathios
discuss certain points of the film

After the filming was done, Benny Vink and Jonathan Karpathios
look back on an afternoon's work

zaterdag 3 januari 2015

Tomorrow's food available online

We are happy to announce that tomorrow's food is on line and can be bought or rented by going to the sites below. For the English speaking there is a version with English subtitles.