In a workshop led by our Technical Film Teacher Jonny Silver, second year Ciné Institute students were asked to choose a photograph they admired and recreate the framing and lighting as accurately as possible. The following photographs were taken by our students Ricardo Tranquilin and Benedict Ambroise. Aren’t they beautiful?
Jean Paul Laraque and Hugue-Robert Marsan of GraphCity spent two days with Ciné Institute second year students, evaluating and editing music videos that they produced together. GraphCity is a group of young entrepreneurial tech-savvy Haitians based in Pétion-ville who work both locally and internationally in the field of cinematography and advanced multimedia production. We were happy to […]
Arnaud Robert, who co-authored State with our friend Paolo Woods, began his career as a music journalist. He travels between Africa and the Caribbean in search of world music. Arnaud gradually extended his interest into other aspects of culture – particularly Vodou, contemporary African art, and social problems in these regions. He presented his documentary film Bondye Bon to […]
Our 2011 Ciné Institute graduate Roselaure Charles who is currently studying at Ramapo College of New Jersey on a 3 year scholarship, came back to Jacmel visited our beautiful new campus. She shared her experience studying abroad with first and second year students, facing cultural and creative shock and growing enormously as a filmmaker. Roselaure […]
Jimmy Jean Louis, a Haitian actor and model, and also a member of our advisory board, spent a day at Ciné Institute to present his newest film project, Toussaint Louverture. After his presentation he answered student questions regarding acting, filmmaking and his role in the upcoming film.
Photographer Paolo Woods, born of Canadian and Dutch parentage, grew up in Italy, lived in Paris, and is now based in Haiti. Woods ran a laboratory and a photo gallery in Florence, Italy, before dedicating himself to documentary photography. He focuses on long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism. He presented some of his […]