Bruno Delbonnel reknown artist cinematographer (Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain, Harry Potter And The half Blood Prince, Faust) has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Camera 300 for his outstanding contribution to the art of film during the 32nd Manaki Brothers Cinematographers Film Festival.
Delbonnel held a master class that lasted almost 2 hours telling episodes and aneddoctes of his career and explained how he lighted his masterpieces showing sequences of his works. I was able to ask him about Tim Burton's upcoming new venture into horror Dark Shadows (the whole cast in the picture above) that he just wrapped last week. While he actually saw a black and white episode of the old series (a successful horror/soap that lasted for more than 300 episodes and was created by legendary Dan Curtis), he and Burton opted for a new way and approach. Delbonnel told that Burton was more interested in a dark comedy tone and was often referring to Mario Bava, whose works Delbonnel confessed he never saw. While the two have a different background, one citing Bergman and the other Bava, they really enjoyed work with each other and Delbonnel told about Burton's predisposition to accept suggestions from everybody in the crew.