19.02.2018 - Titusz Badonics, Krisztián Paluch, moderated by Andrew Amondson
The Los Angeles of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 is a bleak and smoggy noir, a vision of a dystopic and inhospitable world in ruin. The film’s intensely atmospheric mise-en-scene was realised with cutting-edge lighting technology and the craftsmanship of creative people such as gaffer Krisztián Paluch and lighting programmer Titusz Badonics. Presenting the centrality of lighting to the storytelling and explaining how the crew collaborated with Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins, the experts demystify the daily routines, challenges, troubleshoots and fixes that the production team faced when shining a light on our future world of 2049.
Andrew Amondson is an independent producer, director and creative whose work includes Emmy award-winning nonfiction series and narrative and documentary films, the most recent of which was commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation. He was a member of the Berlinale Talents selection committee from 2004 to 2007, responsible for developing and curating a number of special programmes. Andrew is based in Berlin and Los Angeles.