2009 - Daylight Symposium
DUTCH LIGHT – THE MOVIE by Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Pieter-Rim de Kroon
Film director and lighting cameraman
There’s an ancient myth that the light in Holland is different from anywhere else, but it has never been put to the test. It’s the legendary light we see in paintings. The German artist Joseph Beuys, however, says that it lost its unique radiance in the 1950s, bringing an end to a visual culture that had lasted for centuries.
Dutch Light breaks new ground by examining this renowned but elusive phenomenon. What is Dutch light? Is the light in Holland really different from that in other parts of the world? What is true, what is myth, what is fiction? And was Joseph Beuys right? Dutch Light addresses these fascinating questions. And it is an ode to light and to observation. It turns looking into a new experience.
Pieter-Rim de Kroon, successfully concluded the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam (1981) as a film director and lighting cameraman. During the years de Kroon specialised himself in complicated shooting technics such as High Speed, Motion Control, Time Lapse, Microscopy, Chromakey, Live Action combined with Animation, Wescam, etc. As film director and lighting cameraman he won a great number of national and international awards (over 100) and many Grands Prix.
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