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.

Desire for Beauty (Pragnienie Piękna)


Two new commercials for MotoIntergrator are being currently post-produced. The release is planned for November. Production management by Piotr Jasiński. Directed and Cinematography by Maciej Puczyński.

Click here to watch on YouTube.

Desire for Beauty (Pragnienie Piękna)

The second production period for the documentary has been completed giving us so far a total of 25 shooting days. This time we've done interviews with about 30 people as well as some nude and mood shots (the operating instruments) and some more fictional parts (coming up on the blog soon).

Photographer Sonia Szóstak

Anthropologist Kasia Przyłuska

Journalist Piotr Najsztub

 Writer and Singer Elżbieta Jodłowska

Hair Designer  Jaga Hupało

 The Model Patrycja Myszak

The interviews were lead by Marta Ciastoch. The crew were Remigiusz Pilawka (Sound), Sebastian Mucha (MkOf and 3rd camera), Paweł Sroka (Photos), Assistant and Editor Tomek Kućkowski, followed by Bartek and Łukasz from Piramida Film. MkUp by Sabina Lewińska. Production manager was Marta Wierzbicka. Cinematography by Maciej Puczyński. Directed by Miguel Gaudencio.

Monday, October 4, 2010

KIA Sportage Commercial

These are shots from a recent commercial shoot for Kia Sportage. Directed by Łukasz Karwowski, Cinematography by Maciej Puczynski, Produced by Marcin Kaniewski.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Navegadores - trip to Ethiopia, 20 days to go

Photo by Piotr Wikarek, Navegadores, from the recce trip, September 2010

On the 18th of October a 17 person team is going to Ethiopia with a special mission. 11 of them are going to install solar batteries in a hospital,where operations after dusk are being done with the battery headlights, as well as dig a new well there, and then, 500 km away, refurbish a school high in the mountains. 2 are the medical help and 4 are going to record the efforts.

The action is organized by Navegadores Society:
"Bringing humanitarian and development aid with corporate Partners according to unique operational model. In the world of many distant cultures. We SHARE THE DISTANCE."
Following the Navegadores link above you can watch the progress on Facebook.

The trip is going to be photographed by Miguel Gaudencio.
A documentary movie will be directed by Maciej Puczyński with a sound recording by Sebastian Mucha. The media part is produced by Marta Wierzbicka - the team that is already cooperating on "Desire for Beauty" - the movie.

Desire for Beauty (Pragnienie Piękna) - "Making of" photos by Paweł Sroka

 This is the new insight to our work on "Desire for Beauty" - the full lenght documentary about the canon, pressure and dreams about beauty. Directed by Miguel Gaudencio, cinematography by Maciej Puczynski.

                         Agata Kulesza                                      Miguel Gaudencio

Agata, Maciej, Maria, Miguel
Miguel, Iwo & our dear mama-production-manager Marta Wierzbicka
A bit more of our team with our great young talents
Maciej & Miguel
 Agata Kulesza & prof. Zbigniew Lew-Starowicz
 Tricky bit - our talents Ania and Łukasz trying to cross the ocean