Shooting stars at Cannes Film Festival

Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters
Jury member and Italian actress Asia Argento is pictured by photographers during a photocall at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 13, 2009. The 62nd Cannes film festival opens on Wednesday and 20 films compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 24.  Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters

I’ve never been to Cannes myself but since the famous film festival has just finished I thought it might be interesting to mention on the blog how photographers work there. It’s a major red carpet event complete with celebrities of course, so it has many similarities to the Oscar gala I wrote about.

Allow me to reblog a quite detailed post from 2010. Despite technology moving on in the last three years, it’s still mostly relevant. Camara models may have changed a little, but  MiFi mobile wifi routers are still in use and photographers still need to jostle elbows for their shots.

Photographers set up their cameras on the red carpet during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2009. Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Mounting a remote camera in smoiking
Photo by Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Here is my favorite work photo from that post showing a besuited photographer climbing up the railing to mount his remote controlled camera. I can almost feel the others breathing down my neck and pushing for the picture. I imagine the noise there must be something like the recent Canon shutter sound video or the one recorded at the Oscars gala before.

I don’t want to repost the entire post in English here, go read the original on Reuters’ blog or my translation on my Hungarian blog.

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