Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Current Frame


It's been a few months already, since May, that we've shot a documentary in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland about... let's call him: "a horse whisperer". It's entirely independent and self-founded production by myself and my dear friend Andrzej Ripper, and as such it was waiting a bit for it's editing time. The project follows the path of our meditative shorts of The Silence I & II, however now we went for the storytelling. Hopefully, paralell to it's postproduction, we'll alrady be shooting our next film about another man and his bond with the Holy Mother Nature, as we call her.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stock Footage and Showpieces on Nimia.com


There's some 70TB of storage I now keep in my studio. Some of the pieces, that I hold my rights to, will be uploaded to Nimia.com. In any case, should you like a shot to buy or produce, in kind of these or any other, please just contact me. To view the pieces, just move your coursor over the assets.



Monday, March 17, 2014

The Growth of Middle Ages





There is a fast growing medieval reconstruction movement across all the world. This is called "experimental archeology" and it combines both amazing passion for historical research as well as extreme fight sports. Last year 25 nations met fighting during 2013 edition of "Battle of the Nations" - an annual medieval chamionship.

This year at least two major, international events will take place - BNF in Chroatia, June, and Castillo de Belmonte at the beginning of May.

Except for produciong a shoot of the Battle of the Nations 2012 in Warsaw in cooperation with SPI, which is now on a market as a sport tv series, I was happy to be invited to Aigues-Mortes last year, where the clip above comes from.

The clip promotes both all the movement as such, yet is specially oriented for Polish Medieval Combat Team raising funds to go to the Championships this year.


Other than that I was happy to shoot a part tv series directed by Lisette Marcotte for Quebecan production company Zone 3. The shoot took place in Arundel Castle, England and Wolin, Poland, and this is where the screens come from:











Friday, January 10, 2014

Tatrzańskie wodospady (Tatra Mountains Waterfalls)






This is what we've brought from the succeeding trips to the Tatra Mountains following our first film from there in the project we hope to continue also this year - The Silence.

We'd like to thank very, very much to Filip, Jurand and Sebastian for supporting our little project and to our wives and kids for their love and patience and this wonderful freedom to do the things we love. Thank you!

All we've shot with either Canon 5dMk3 + Magic Lantern or Sony FS700 using Elmo Anamorphic lens mounted on great old photographic Zeisses.

Cinematography and Editing by Maciej Puczynski
Produced and Inspired by Andrzej Ripper
forests.pl (website coming soon)

Color Correction by Jurand Wegrzyn
Sound Design by Filip Kuncewicz

Also on

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Update #3 - "The Witness" Trailers

Update #2 - Two Cinema Commercials





Three quick updates - Update #1 - Music Video




Since it's been a while due to amazing amount of work that I could create at least one post, here come some three quick glimpses into my recent images. First: music video done with director by Bartosz Kowalski.

Second are commercials done with Suzan Giżyńska.

Third - trailers for our upcoming production directed by Miguel Gaudencio.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Imperfect Gentleman





Today "Desire for Beauty" had it's premiere in the oldest cinema in the world. Yes. Two screenings full. Great response. It's the time to announce there's a feature coming.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Showreel 2013 (Part 1)





This time, unlike 2 years ago, I decided to share my experience in four different parts:

PART 1 - NARRATIVE
PART 2 - COMMERCIALS
PART 3 - DOCUMENTARIES
PART 4 - MOTION CONTROLLED TIMELAPSES AND HDR
This is the first part and the other ones are coming up hopefully soon.

Exept for few bits directed on my own, the piece consists of works in collaboration with directors Miguel Gaudencio, Bartosz Kowalski, Urszula Nawrot and Tongpong Changtarangkul.

Music by John Gryffith, found somewhere on the net long time ago (I'll be happy to add a link to appropriate site, yet cannot find it now, sorry).

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Anamorphic Mountains






This is the first go at a long term project that shall last for about a year.
We're possibly going to bring a lot of silence all over the year.

Cinematography & Edit by Maciej Puczyński.
Produced, inspired and co-created by Andrzej Ripper.

Shot on location in Tatra Mountains, Poland
with Canon 5D MkIII &
Anamorphic Elmo Scope Lens on M42 Jupiter 85mm.

© Maciej Puczyński & Andrzej Ripper 2013

Music by Arvo Pärt
Ikos from Kanon Pokajanen
Estonian Philharmonich Chamber Choir
Cunducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
© ECM New Series 1654/55, 1998


Andrzej's activity:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Polsat Autumn 2012




This is an excerpt form Polsat self-promotion for Autumn 2012.

Directed by Marek Lamprecht
Cinematography by Maciej Puczyński
Edit by Adam Mendyk
Aditional cinematography by Maciej Długaj

It's Polsat's Autumn 2012 Self-Promotion.
Of course :-) the video is inspierd by:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tune - Masquerade - Official Music Video



This thing is made out of pure fun of being together and doing something we like.
Long night talks led us to many ideas we're going to be realizing for another songs of Tune.

Tune is now in competition. Semi-finals have finished with the band on the 3rd place, so not qualifying. They're leading however in the percentage of votes on the official website of Must Be The Music and they can still make it to the finals. To help them win and perform more, please vote and admire, how does the song sound live. It's pretty amazing, I suppose. Or maybe it's just that I'm addicted to the music.

Hit any of the highligted words to learn more about Tune and their competition.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Cape Trailer




Here comes the trailer for our new production - a film about a special place and it's mysteries, a documentary by Miguel Gaudencio, a Carlos Sagedas and Staffilms production.

It consists of a documentary shoot combined with exploration of the place's beauty with use of great device by Dynamic Perception motorized slider shot on location in Portugal.

The whole production shall be ready in 2013.

© Carlos Sagedas & Staff Films

Friday, August 31, 2012

Temptation



"Temptation" is a long-term personal project by Urszula Nawrot - Director, Writer, Producer, Art-Designer and main character talent (to name the major roles) of the allegoric movie about becoming one's real self.

It is co-directed by Maciej Jurewicz and produced by Marcin Nawrot.
Written by Urszula Nawrot with cooperation with Maciej Jurewicz and Jerzy Drozda Jr
Cinematography by Maciej Puczyński.
Postproduction: Jerzy Drozda Jr
Camera Operator: Filip Marcickiewicz
Grip: Piotr Bejm
Make Up Assistant: Aneta Kucharczyk
1st AD: Adam Cybulski
Asst 1st AD: Ewelina Hadam
Choreographer: Anna Jankowska
Dance preparations: Filip Szatarski
Making-of Photos: Witold Flak


A scene will be part of the movie, with Cinematography by Oskar Kozłowski
and Make Up Artist Natalia Zdrojek.

The on-going process of the making wouldn't be possible without support of:
Heliograf (Lighting & RED EPIC Camera), Grip7 (Dolly and Grip), Panavision Polska (Lens).


To follow the process and events of the movie



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cabo Espichel


Motion Control take of our Milky Way over an arabic temple.
Directing photography for "The Cape", a film by Miguel Gaudencio.
A Carlos SargedasStaff Films Production.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


I don't think anything is just a mere "job". Every film can be good or weak. I try to make my works the best possible. And I hope this one is decent. How do you find it?

With Marta Wierzbicka (Producer), Kamil Nowak (Co-Camera), Mateusz Romaszkan (Co-Edit).
Director/Cinemaographer: Maciej Puczyński.
Produced by Infor Progres for © PISF

To see this one & the previous ones in original location please follow the links:


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Transience


Having found my SteelPan (or SteelDrum) solo from a concert on 8th May 2002 ten years after it was recorded I'd like to dedicate this piece and the images to Wojtek Sówka - wonderful person and a great SteelDrum maker, who's just recently been called to make a steelband in some other state of existence.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Orły 2012 - Maciej Stuhr i szalony sen Roberta Więckiewicza



Oskary przyciągają plejadą gwiazd, które pojawiają się na scenie podczas ceremonii. Podczas Orłów to Maciek Stuhr sprawia, że pędzimy dowiedzieć się, kto według Polskiej Akademii Filmowej w ostatnim roku wykazał się największym talentem. Pełna lista zwycięzców na stronie Polskich Nagród Filmowych. Tymczasem kolejny klip, który Maciek przygotował na tegoroczną galę, a tutaj link do klipu sprzed dwóch lat.

Orły 2012 - Maciej Stuhr vs. "Sala samobójców"



Oto kolejna odsłona Maćka, który tym razem rozmawia... z Jakubem Gierszałem. Wkrótce "Szalony sen Roberta Więckiewicza".

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Pragnienie piękna" - pokaz przedpremierowy

W piątek 16 marca w Szczecińskim kinie Pionier (nota bene najstarszym czynnym kinie świata) będzie miał miejsce otwarty, przedpremierowy pokaz naszego filmu w reżyserii Miguela Gaudencio z udziałem Agaty Kuleszy. Wszystkich, którzy znajdują się w okolicy i chcą zmierzyć się z ciemną stroną lustra, zapraszamy serdecznie.


W sobotę 17 marca mam przyjemność dopisać, że pokaz filmu się udał, bowiem film spotkał się z bardzo ciepłym przyjęciem publiczności, której za wypełnienie sali serdecznie dziękujęmy! Film idzie na rynek, a sprawą dystrybucji zajmie się Watchout Productions.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

ORŁY 2012



Już wkrótce ceremonia wręczenia Polskich Nagród Filmowych Orły 2012. Przeniesione na inny termin z powodu żałoby narodowej, odbędą się 19 marca 2012 w Teatrze Narodowym w Warszawie. Transmisja z ceremonii na żywo w TVP 2 o godzinie 19:00.

I tym razem, tak jak dwa lata temu, przygotowaliśmy z Maćkiem Stuhrem, Joanną Fedorowicz, Bartkiem Mrozowskim, Filipem KuncewiczemNiezależną Fundacją Filmową i ekipą chętnych osób filmową niespodziankę.Więcej o wydarzeniu na stronie festiwalu www.pnf.pl.

Tymczasem naszą "montażówkę" sprzed dwóch lat, Orły 2010, kiedy to Maciej Stuhr postanowił wejść w świat nominowanych i nie nominowanych filmów i porozmawiać z bohaterami  na temat ich szans na nagrodę można obejrzeć tutaj.

http://www.pnf.pl/aktualnosc/337/nowy+termin+ceremonii+orlow+2012+19+marca+2012+teatr+narodowy+w+warszawie

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Fantasy on a Theme of Morawski" Trailer





The movie was selected for Camerimage 2011 and had it's premiere on the Festival.

It tells a story of a forgotten, yet congenial Polish composer Eugeniusz Morawski (1876-1948).

His works that we can perform today are just remnants. All the rest (about 80% of the heritage!) burnt in the fire of Warsaw Uprising 1944.

In 2011 Monika Wolińska, hearing the only 1970's recording of Morawski in a radio decided to re-record and publish his music for the very first time ever. She performed Morawski's 3 symhonic poems with Sinfonia Varsovia. These are amazing masterpieces of orchestral music and it's even more surprising, how such a thing could have disappeared from people's memory.

The remaining music of Morawski, very reach and emotional, indeed a "film-like", was composed mostly beween 1910 and 1920 in Paris, where Morawski lived for over 20 years. It consists of 3 symphonic poems and 2 ballets, some songs and the rest... piano conertos, symphonies, other symphonic poems, quartets etc. - is most probably irreversibly gone.

The album with the music and the film on DVD will be released in April 2012.
Thank you very much to all those involved.
The full crew and cast list in the post below.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

1. nagroda w kategorii Spot reklamowy, radiowy lub telewizyjny za "Oko w oko z Chopinem"



Dziś, podczas uroczystości w Ministerstwie Rozwoju Regionalnego z rąk wiceministra Adama Ździebło Alicja Knast, kurator Muzeum Chopina, odebrała I nagrodę za najlepszy spot reklamowy promujący działania finansowane z funduszy europejskich. Zaszczyt ten bowiem przypadł filmowi "Oko w oko z Chopinem" zrealizowanego na zamówienie Narodowego Instytutu Fryderyka Chopina.






Serdeczne podziękowania w imieniu całego zespołu zaangażowenego w projekt!
Film powstał dzięki następującym osobom:


Maciej Puczyński - scenariusz, zdjęcia, reżyseria
Piotr Jasiński - produkcja, wsparcie kreatywne
Alicja Knast - nadzór merytoryczny
Maciej Długaj - operator kamery
Filip Kuncewicz - muzyka i sound design
Olga Puczyńska - copywrite
Marcin Ziemczyk - storyboard
Paulina Czernek - scenografia
Magda Zabierzowska - kostiumy
Sabina Bębenek - make up
Wojciech Rytel - asystent kamery
Michał Salwa - pomoc na planie
JJ - wózek i kran kamerowy
Piramida Film - światło i oświetlacze


Sam film można zobaczyć

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Memory of the last winter

Last winter we went with Patryk to the lakes. Two days off everything: our women, children and work. We wandered around, slept in a hidden hut in the middle of a forest.

On the second day we took camera and went for a walk. When we walked out on a frozen lake there was stillness. We talked only about the most important things.

And then the storm started. I just kept my camera on.

Patryk is a great composer and I'm still waiting for his music to come to this miniature. For now, to celebrate the first snow in Poland this season - a piece of Madredeus. I just can't keep this still in my drawer.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Face to Face with Chopin" Best Promoting Film Award

The film "Face to Face with Chopin" has won the Best Promoting Film Award in the competition for the best European Funds Project Promotion in Poland. Thank you to all of those involved (see the link to see the full crew), Alicja Knast, the curator and the Chopin Museum team.


The ceremony and presentation of the awarded project will be held on December 14th at Ministry of Regional Development.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Fantasy on a Theme of Morawski" Screening on Tuesday, Camerimage 2011

The documentary about the amazing, and long forgotten composer Eugeniusz Morawski (1876-1948) will have it's premiere on CAMERIMAGE 2011, at the Festival Centre, Tuesday 22.15, Documentary Screening Room, Opera NovaBydgoszcz.

Morawski's three works were recently recorded by Monika Wolinska conductiing Sinfonia Varsovia. The three symphonic poems are beautiful, emotional pieces composed some 100 years ago, although they sound very modern and very film-like. They are inspiring and the film consists of interviews interwoven with memory-like images composed to excerpts of the music.

The Film as descripted on Camerimage website is HERE.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Fantasy on a Theme of Morawski" premiere on CAMERIMAGE 2011


It's about the time to finally announce that the documentary prepared together with Fundacja Brucknera, with images to the symphonic music of the long forgotten and unusual composer Eugeniusz Morawski, performed by Monika Wolińska and Sinfonia Varsovia will be shown in the documentary section "Images of Music" on Camerimage 2011.

The first image is a memory scene with Maria Cieślak. The second image above comes from the newest shoot with Asia Sieradzan and Filip Wencki's dance performace to Morawski's "Don Kichote".


To read more about Morawski please klick HERE. Please note, that only few of the scores there described have survived.
The full list of the qualified movies is HERE.


"Fantasy on a Theme by Morawski"
Produced by Fundacja BruckneraOmProductions, Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa, PWM.
Directed by and Cinematography: Maciej Puczyński
With appearance of: Maksymilian Bojarski, Maria Cieślak, Tadeusz Domanowski, Marcin Gmys, Maria Hausmann, Jerzy Kukla, Tomasz Morawski, Asia Sieradzan, Filip Wenski, Monika Wolińska
Graphic Artist: Sebastian Mucha
Make-up and Stylist: Dominika Brzeska
Crane operators: Krzysztof Sudak, Adam Fąfrowicz
Sound Design and Mix: Filip Kuncewicz, Michał Bukała
Help on set: Krzysztof Sudak, Adam Fąfrowicz, Michał Michałkiewicz
With the music of Eugeniusz Morawski performed by Monika Wolińska conducting Sinfonia Varsovia.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Toyota Commercial Series



Avensis Commercial - 1 of 10 movies for Toyota Poland done together with Dobromił Sudak for Adrenaline Motorsport, series of ads including Land Cruiser, Yaris, Hilux,  Verso, Verso-s, Rav4, Auris, Corolla & Prius. Click on any of the names to view. When time allows - a movie cut from all together will appear here. For now - Avensis.

Players: Kasia Kulka & Greg Klukowski
MkUp & Costumes for the series: Sabina BębenekDominika Brzeska
Directed by Dobromił Sudak & Maciej Puczyński
Cinematography by Maciej Puczyński
Additional Cinematography by Mateusz Siwek
Lighting equipment - Piramida Film
Adrenaline Motorsport Productions for Toyota Poland

Friday, September 9, 2011

Feature Screen Test

Same model, yet another location. And definitely - great fun finding appropriate looks. Maybe some video will be cut together soon.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Feature screen test




These screens come from a recent test for an upcoming feature shoot. Taking opportunity to be on the actual set, I asked Michał Kasprzyca to do some actions. Here you can see screens from the footage.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fantasy on a Theme of Morawski







Maria Cieślak and Max Bojarski as the composer Eugeniusz Morawski and the memory or... just an imagination of his beloved. Also thank you to Adam & Krzysztof for their contribution, to Dominika Brzeska for the Style&MkUp and to Monika and Tadeusz for the inspiration.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Showreel 2011




Never hesitate to contact my agent :-)
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By the way - thank you to Filip Kuncewicz for recording my steeldrums, mix and the sounds around and to Magda Danilewicz for her vocalise.



Monday, June 6, 2011

Desire for Beauty - artykuł w stopklatka.pl


"Niedawno zakończyły się prace nad “Pragnieniem Piękna" - produkcją filmową, która ma szansę na obalenie tabu w Polsce narosłego wokół tematyki chirurgii plastycznej. O autentyczności oraz wiarygodności tego filmu autorstwa portugalskiego reżysera Miguela Gaudencio mają przemawiać historie czterech bohaterów - ludzi, z którymi upodobnić się [sic] może każdy."

Zapraszamy do lektury!




Thursday, March 24, 2011

Penne God on festival tour


Our underwater short to the music of the Sza/Za duo has been selected for the Short Waves - Polish Short Film Festival. Now you can see it in full quality on a big screen. The full route of the festival across Poland and it's program can be viewed here and here.



Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Desire for Beauty (Pragnienie Piękna) - The Cinematic Trailer



Things that mirrors don't show.
The official trailer for Desire for Beauty - the first Polish feature length documentary about beauty and body in out culture.

The official IMDb site:




Directed by Miguel Gaudencio

Produced by Alicja Kapturska

Cinematography by Maciej Puczynski
Music by Jorge Quintela
Written by Rafał Samusik & Miguel Gaudencio
Based on an idea by Alicja Kapturska
Production Manager: Marta Wierzbicka
Editor: Tomek Kuckowski
Graphic artist: Sebastian Mucha
Camera operators: Maciej Puczynski, Miguel Gaudencio, Sebastian Mucha, Tomek Kuckowski & Pawel Sroka
Sound: Remigiusz Pilawka
Make Up: Sabina Lewinska-Bebenek



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sza/Za Jura


This screenshot comes from a dance/experimental music video for the duo of Patryk Zakrocki and Paweł Szamburski. On the screen - Iza Chlewińska. This will be part of the upcoming "Sza/Za Zaprasza" DVD.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

With No Light



On Monday 22nd of November at 6pm in CSW (Conteporary Art Centre), Warsaw, a vernissage of Samanta Stuhr's art installation "With No Light" ("Bez światła") will be held.

Above video, directed by Samanta Stuhr and DoP'd and edited by Maciej Puczyński is an excerpt from this work put into a form of an experimantal short. The characters were played by Magdalena Cielecka and Maciej Stuhr.

To read more follow the link.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Navegadores - 4 Elements in Ethiopia - The Movie

One of Navegadores cars and a bus carrying benches for a school hidden deep in the mountains.
Even though it is hard to believe from what we're used to hear and read, Ethiopia, suffering with droughts and lack of water, has incredible richness of underground springs.

Navegadores Society, an organization founded by Piotr Wikarek, among 3 other tasks, has set it's first goal to combine the richness of water with the richness of the sun energy in the Mission of Alemtena. Last draught the Mission was deprived of fresh water for about three months.

A group of 12 people was followed by a film crew: Sebastian Mucha as Sound Recordist and additional Cameraman, Marta Wierzbicka as Production Manager and 3rd camera. The film Directors: Miguel Gaudencio and Maciej Puczyński. Director of Photography was Maciej Puczyński.





Piotr, the Founder of Navegadores Society on the spot with preparatory works, supported by Tomasz, Kuba and Inka.
The uniqueness of the Navegadores is that the sponsors go for the journey and work themselves on the spot.

Sister Judyta watching the progress of the works.
The Sisters in Alemtena live their simple and devoted lives having for themselves only the most necessary things. They lead a school, a clinic and they serve any current need of their surroundings.

Sewing workshop.
Mounting the solars for the water pump.
Unseen richness of fresh water.

Sister Anna

Surroundings of the Mission called by the locals "Paradise".
Late afternoon some 100km west from Dire Dawa.
Street of Harar.
Following Navegadores.


The release of the movie about the journey, it's struggles and the rewards is planned for 2011.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

DADA/SZAZA Caffe Latte

Today we've shot a performance of SZAZA - the Clarinet / Violin Duo of Patryk Zakrocki and Paweł Szamburski performing together with DADA: dancers Leszek Bzdyl and Katarzyna Chmielewska. Who hasn't been there today, wherever she or he is shall do everything to get there tomorrow at 19.00 to TR in Warsaw. This shots will be part of DVD being prepared.