Monday, August 2, 2010

Questions w/ Jorge Urbina

The Director of Photography

1) Tell about yourself in exactly twenty words.

I'm a dreamer, a wanderer with a goal to make movies. Someone strings them together, I analyze and then wonder.

2) How did you get involved in ‘A Note to Etienne’?

That's a good question. I got in involved through probably the best way to get involved with a project. It all started through conversations about Eli's story. Eli sent me the script, I read it and then we just talked about it. I was unaware that he was pushing to shoot it and before I knew it, we started to nail down shooting dates, etc. It's hard for me to explain but think of it like a couple of people just actively planning a trip to vegas. I hope that makes sense. My point is my involvement just happened naturally. I don't think I answered the question...

3) Have you ever worked on a foreign film before? What was it like working on a french film? Write something in French (without looking it up!)

Yes, I have worked on a foreign film before and I prefer those types of projects over english language or domestic US films or however you would classify it. It was a personal journey and I am referring to the question on what is was like working on a french film. I find these types of projects more intimate and enduring in my opinion. Having an opportunity to work on a foreign film or the experience of it to me is like having an intimate encounter with a woman from a foreign country...its strange but yet all the famaliar aspects of being physcial are the same making it a much more intense...if you don't know what I am talking about watch The Red Ballon (Lamorisse) or La Haine (Kassovitz) or Day For Night (Truffaut)....then get back to me...something in French..."cuo meck da flue bac!!!" Lol!

4) What project(s) are you working on next?

Ooo...that is a tough one...uh...I take it back...none right now...I have some personally projects I would like to develop...I might be shooting a spanish language feature in los angeles in the fall, hopefully it doesn't fall through....

5) If you could be any person for just one day, who would it be, and why?

My father...would you like know... ;)