The creator picks up the film | "The essence of life is the most exciting movie", photographer Zhang Wei

Photography © Little days / 阮玺. Zhang Chang, who has lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. At present, Yu Xuexue has performed a solo exhibition of "Left Atrium Right Ventricular", exhibiting nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia, in the 14 years of living in Europe.

As the 2017 Taipei Film Festival is about to begin, Polysh invites several creators who love to watch movies in the fields of writing, music, performing arts and photography to talk about their "movie love". One day a creator picks up the film and shares how they "watch the movie."

Also in image creation, the relationship between film and photography is very close, and even affect each other. PhotographerZhang Wei (Simon Chang)Since 2003, he has lived in Eastern Europe and is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. With a deep humanistic story and people's status in different environments, he has been working and living in Taipei and Europe for a long time. He continues to collect stories in words and images. This year’s latest photo collection, “The Escape Scene on the Back of the Moon,” was the first time that the refugees crossed the border in Europe in 2015, Zhang Wei went to the border between Slovenia and Croatia, and near the center of the refugees in the Slovenian-Austrian border. Distance image record. This time, I was even more fortunate to invite Zhang Wei to talk with us about how I walked into photography from the very beginning of the film, how to see the relationship between the two, and my love for the film.

Photography © 小日子 / 阮璽。張雍 Simon Chang,2003 年起旅居捷克布拉格,目前以巴爾幹半島上的斯洛維尼亞為創作據點。聚焦於被主流社會忽略的社會邊緣人,張雍陸續拍攝全中歐規模最大的精神病院、鄉下獵人、傳統捷克馬戲團、匈牙利吉普賽村落、捷克 A 片工業等等故事。目前於學學文創進行《左心房 右心室》個展,展出旅居歐洲 14 年來,以歐洲、斯洛維尼亞為故事的近 300 幅作品。

The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids per second and 24 hours a day. If the person's life is converted into a negative film, it can be 24 circles around the earth. Everyone chooses to perform their own movies in their own way.

Zhang Chang, who has lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. Currently inXue Wen Chuang's solo exhibition "Left Atrium Right Ventricular"It has exhibited nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia in the past 14 years. Photography © Little Day / 阮玺

Photography © 小日子 / 阮璽。張雍 Simon Chang,2003 年起旅居捷克布拉格,目前以巴爾幹半島上的斯洛維尼亞為創作據點。聚焦於被主流社會忽略的社會邊緣人,張雍陸續拍攝全中歐規模最大的精神病院、鄉下獵人、傳統捷克馬戲團、匈牙利吉普賽村落、捷克 A 片工業等等故事。目前於學學文創進行《左心房 右心室》個展,展出旅居歐洲 14 年來,以歐洲、斯洛維尼亞為故事的近 300 幅作品。

Zhang Chang, who has lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. Currently inXue Wen Chuang's solo exhibition "Left Atrium Right Ventricular"It has exhibited nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia in the past 14 years. Photography © Little Day / 阮玺

The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids per second and 24 hours a day. If the person's life is converted into a negative film, it can be 24 circles around the earth. Everyone chooses to perform their own movies in their own way.

Photography © 小日子 / 阮璽。張雍 Simon Chang,2003 年起旅居捷克布拉格,目前以巴爾幹半島上的斯洛維尼亞為創作據點。聚焦於被主流社會忽略的社會邊緣人,張雍陸續拍攝全中歐規模最大的精神病院、鄉下獵人、傳統捷克馬戲團、匈牙利吉普賽村落、捷克 A 片工業等等故事。目前於學學文創進行《左心房 右心室》個展,展出旅居歐洲 14 年來,以歐洲、斯洛維尼亞為故事的近 300 幅作品。
Photography © Little days / 阮玺. Zhang Chang, who has lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. At present, Yu Xuexue has performed a solo exhibition of "Left Atrium Right Ventricular", exhibiting nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia, in the 14 years of living in Europe.

The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids per second and 24 hours a day. If the person's life is converted into a negative film, it can be 24 circles around the earth. Everyone chooses to perform their own movies in their own way.

Movie vs photography, "Like the movie plot, everything seems to be arranged."

"I think the biggest difference between photography and film production is that photography must be done by one person. It can be said to be an extremely lonely job. The film's work flow is completely different. It is a big team, a lot of people. For me. My subjects are all my team, so shooting is no longer unique to me. I like the story of "people". When I shoot, I will be sincere and sincere. Is it not deep? When I was shooting refugee camps, I went to I didn’t shoot a lot of time at the scene, I did a lot of work that was not related to the photographer, and I also involved many stories and some encounters. There are more movies than the movie scene, just like Coppola’s Modern Revelation. (Apocalypse Now) is the same scene, there are crowds and helicopters." Through photography, Zhang Wei believes that it is not the most important thing to establish a relationship. The most important thing is how you relate to those people. The object feels at ease, how to enjoy the process with those new friends. Every time I press the shutter, I ask myself a question: "Who are you? Where are you? What is your relationship with the person being photographed?" He thinks that a good photography is to connect people inside and outside. This is also something that good movies can do.

After the soldiers, Zhang Wei went to the Czech Republic to travel to the Czech Republic. "The kind of freshness, I have never seen someone different from you. Both sides have the will and desire to communicate and find some commonality." - Beyond the commonality of all genders and nationalities. The first impression was always profound. At that time, the memories of Eastern Europe were very good and I wanted to go back." After returning to Taiwan, I started working on "Long-distance audio-visual communication" with senior advertising directors. Xie Pinghan studied, "But there is no life in my life every day, it is very expensive. Then, just like the movie plot, I finished the work of opening the drawer and sorting out the documents. At the time, I was given a stamp of the Prague Film Academy (FAMU) by my local friends. I have been keeping it for half a year. I like to look for signs. I also believe that the signs are the things that guide my life. Even if I read a lot of European movies and read a lot of literature, if I want to make a movie, I still have to go back. My own life experience. I missed the application of the director department at that time and transferred to the plane photography group under the advice of the school. Prague is very beautiful, I take a lot of pictures, often Traveling to a nearby Eastern European country. Professor Viktor Kolář of the Department of Photographic Photography said to me: "It is a pity that you only have to wait for one year. I hope you can stay." So from the original half-year trip to Eastern Europe, to the final master of photography at the Prague Film Academy. Class, can be said to be dragged by fate along the way, Zhang Wei recalled with us: "Like the movie plot, everything seems to be arranged."

In the moment of falling in love with movies, practice "movie" in "photography"

Talking about the Taipei Film Festival, Zhang Xiaoxiao said: "I participated in the first year of the Taipei Film Festival. I remember that the venue is Zhongshan Hall, which is nearly the Taipei Film Festival 20 years ago." Graduated, the earliest contact with the film may be the experience of being from high school. At that time, Zhang Wei, who was attending the Jianzhong Night School, recalled that there were many black people at the scene of the Tianqi flag. Then the school administrator asked him to talk, saying that the director was in the filming of public service advertisements. At the end of the day, Zhang Wei was not so interested in acting. He said that every time he was on the set, he was more realistic with the people behind the scenes. From high school, I went to work in various studios. In the university, I played the role of "Zhu Shuren" in Hou Hsiao-hsien's movie "Sea Flower". "At that time, there was only a simple interview. Hou Dao said that he had to learn Shanghai. I didn't have much experience in acting. I thought it was an attempt to play tickets. From the selection of the director, you can also find the traits from you to echo the role. At the shooting scene, I saw many professional lighting installations. It was very enjoyable to be in a movie scene with such atmosphere and scale," recalls Zhang Wei.

"I often feel that if you like a film director, look for his first work.——That was an original intention, and after that, he might start other extensions. I worked as a choreographer and photographer for the filming of Fu Jen University, a short film called "Overexposure", about the story of a photographer and exploring the authenticity of photography. The idea of ​​a short film comes from two people in the world, doctors and patients. Who is a doctor? Who is the patient? Some people are doctors or some are patients. The graduation-produced short film seems to predict Zhang Wei’s photography career, but he has never been away from movies. He often helps international students to make movies together in Prague, and has been writing scripts. "I used to take pictures as a warm-up for filming, like collecting a story-telling. The film film is 24 seconds in a second, almost the weight of a film. The film itself is the splicing arrangement of this film. I think the so-called "movie-like" thing is that you can't feel what you can see when you look at a photo. Instead, you need to feel the atmosphere and watch a series of works. I also encourage viewers to look at my photography in the movie time. Works, and this I just thought that the collection of film material and inspiration has lasted for 14 years, and I have been in contact with many real characters. At this stage, I feel that I like to know the truth more than creating virtual characters. The role is more interesting to me."

Expected works of the 2017 Taipei Film Festival

The first is "Ani." Because I also filmed the story of the Croatian fisherman last year. Taiwan Island is actually surrounded by the sea, but most of the Taiwanese have a weak relationship with the ocean; the black gully in the west strait and the Pacific Ocean in the east are steep, and the fishermen can read various messages through the wind. I rarely see movies of similar subjects in Taiwan, so I am also very curious about who works on Taiwanese fishing boats.

The first is "Ani." Because I also filmed the story of the Croatian fisherman last year. Taiwan Island is actually surrounded by the sea, but most of the Taiwanese have a weak relationship with the ocean; the black gully in the west strait and the Pacific Ocean in the east are steep, and the fishermen can read various messages through the wind. I rarely see movies of similar subjects in Taiwan, so I am also very curious about who works on Taiwanese fishing boats.

"Ani"|Zou Longna|2017 Taipei Film Festival "Taipei Film Award" short film shortlisted. Parked in the fishing port of Kaohsiung Qianzhen, a large fishing boat, the Filipino fisherman Ani and his partner, once and for all, dealt with a box of wet and sticky fish. I have long been used to working on various fishing boats. The days of drifting on the sea are more than the landing time. Only a small space in the cabin that is dark and narrow, sticking to the pure white house in the dream of Ani, reminds him to wait for his hometown. Girlfriends and relatives stick to it.

The second is the Austrian director Michael Haneke's "Funny Games". This is a very Austrian movie. The Czech Republic is in line with Austria in the north, so there is also an opportunity to understand their country. Under the beautiful scenery, there are actually gaps, contrasts, brutality and brutality.

The second is the Austrian director Michael Haneke's "Funny Games". This is a very Austrian movie. The Czech Republic is in line with Austria in the north, so there is also an opportunity to understand their country. Under the beautiful scenery, there are actually gaps, contrasts, brutality and brutality.

"Happy People" | Michael Haneke|2017 Taipei Film Festival "Classic Reappearance". A family of three and happy to get to the lakeside holiday, but I do not know that after two polite young people come to the door, a cold-blooded game is waiting for them. The famous film masterpieces, such as Clockwork Orange and Shining Slayer, have no merciful cold lens, which makes people feel restless and test the viewer's viewing limit. The cool master Hanneck not only subverts tradition, but also provokes Audience - Are you a victim of visual violence or a bloodthirsty accomplice? The 20th anniversary, the original reproduction.

The third is the focus of the film, the Italian director Yuri. A series of film works by Yuri Ancarani. I am very interested in him. Through the film festival, I also like to find something strange that can be seen by non-camera films.

The third is the focus of the film, the Italian director Yuri. A series of film works by Yuri Ancarani. I am very interested in him. Through the film festival, I also like to find something strange that can be seen by non-camera films.

"Mining Masterpiece"|Yuri Ancarani|2017 Taipei Film Festival "Classic Reappearance". In the open-air quarry in the Bedouy Mountains of Italy, a sci-fi scene, a naked man dispatched a machine to remove the snow-white boulders. His movements and expressions were slow and firm, like a solemn and skilled band conductor. Thus, the interaction between people and machines and nature is elegantly expressed.

When talking about the favorite director, it also affects the form of his own creation. Zhang Wei said: "My favorite directors, like David Lynch and Wim Wenders, have become the way I look at the world and ask questions. One likes it. The things you eat and the music you listen to will become the author's aesthetic or storytelling. The most impressive film of the recent two years is the Hungarian film Son of Saul, which was Jewish in the concentration camp. "With a two-minute long shot, the camera followed the protagonist for five minutes. It was a feature film of the documentary, and it was very shocking."

As the father of two daughters, Zhang Wei is making an interesting idea.——The Taipei Film Festival may be able to plan a film unit for parents and children to watch in the future. Zhang Wei’s previous experience of taking her daughter to the cinema was to decide not to watch Hollywood cartoons again. “It’s an exaggerated cultural aggression. There is only a binary opposition between the bad guys and the good guys. It’s not a way to tell stories to children in this way. Puppet shows are popular in our local area. The way of telling stories is more suitable for children. It is also part of European traditional culture. Many scripts are adapted from picture books. Many children's programs in Taiwan often make children idiots, no plots without depth, just as a Parents are busy with cheap alternatives. If you have a wonderful puppet theater, you will be curious about something in the drama box and then be inspired. My daughter also began to draw her own mirror and create herself on the shoe box. The story." Zhang Wei lamented that Taiwan is a particularly strong place in TV culture, and was invaded by Hollywood. Most people on the island still only stay in entertainment for movies. Perhaps there is still a distance from reading. It is difficult to change their appetite, so it is difficult. Talking about movies. He even laughed and said that it may be too late to watch a movie at the age of Wen Qing. Movies should be integrated into life when they are younger. Watching movies together should be the reading habit of the family. Understanding stories through movies can be seen as an extension of reading. Don't underestimate the ability of children to watch IQ and understand. "The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids a second, 24 hours a day, if people live forever. Converted into negatives, it is the length of 24 rounds around the earth. Everyone chooses to play their own movies in their own way."

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Talking about the Taipei Film Festival, Zhang Xiaoxiao said: "I participated in the first year of the Taipei Film Festival. I remember that the venue is Zhongshan Hall, which is nearly the Taipei Film Festival 20 years ago." Graduated, the earliest contact with the film may be the experience of being from high school. At that time, Zhang Wei, who was attending the Jianzhong Night School, recalled that there were many black people at the scene of the Tianqi flag. Then the school administrator asked him to talk, saying that the director was in the filming of public service advertisements. At the end of the day, Zhang Wei was not so interested in acting. He said that every time he was on the set, he was more realistic with the people behind the scenes. From high school, I went to work in various studios. In the university, I played the role of "Zhu Shuren" in Hou Hsiao-hsien's movie "Sea Flower". "At that time, there was only a simple interview. Hou Dao said that he had to learn Shanghai. I didn't have much experience in acting. I thought it was an attempt to play tickets. From the selection of the director, you can also find the traits from you to echo the role. At the shooting scene, I saw many professional lighting installations. It was very enjoyable to be in a movie scene with such atmosphere and scale," recalls Zhang Wei.

 

(Movie vs. Photography) After being a soldier, Zhang Wei went to the Czech Republic to travel to the Czech Republic. "The kind of freshness, I have never seen someone different from you. Both sides have the willingness and desire to communicate and find some belongings. People's commonality - transcending the commonality of all genders and nationalities. The first impression was always profound. At that time, the memories of Eastern Europe were very good and I wanted to go back." After returning to Taiwan, I started working on "Long-distance audio-visual communication". I learned from senior advertising director Xie Pinghan. "But there is no life in my life every day, it is very expensive. Then, just like the movie plot, I finished the work of opening the drawer and sorting out the documents. At the time, I was given to the Prague Film Academy by my local friends. FAMU), I have kept it for the past six months. I like to look for signs, and I believe that those signs are the things that guide my life. Even if I read a lot of European movies, I read a lot of literature, but if I want to shoot The film still has to return to its own life experience. I missed the application of the director department at that time and transferred to the plane photography group under the advice of the school. Prague is beautiful, I shoot I took a lot of photos and often traveled to nearby Eastern European countries. Viktor Kolář, professor of the Department of Photographic Photography, said to me: "It is a pity that you only have to wait for one year. I hope you can stay." So from the original half-year trip to Eastern Europe, to the final study. The master class of the photography department of the Prague Film Academy can be said to be dragged by fate along the way. Zhang Wei recalled with us: "Like the plot of the movie, everything seems to be arranged."

 

"I often feel that if you like a film director, look for his first work.——That was an original intention, and after that, he might start other extensions. I worked as a choreographer and photographer for the filming of Fu Jen University, a short film called "Overexposure", about the story of a photographer and exploring the authenticity of photography. The idea of ​​a short film comes from two people in the world, doctors and patients. Who is a doctor? Who is the patient? Some people are doctors or some are patients. The graduation-produced short film seems to predict Zhang Wei’s photography career, but he has never been away from movies. He often helps international students to make movies together in Prague, and has been writing scripts. "I used to take pictures as a warm-up for filming, like collecting a story-telling. The film film is 24 seconds in a second, almost the weight of a film. The film itself is the splicing arrangement of this film. I think the so-called "movie-like" thing is that you can't feel what you can see when you look at a photo. Instead, you need to feel the atmosphere and watch a series of works. I also encourage viewers to look at my photography in the movie time. Works, and this I just thought that the collection of film material and inspiration has lasted for 14 years, and I have been in contact with many real characters. At this stage, I feel that I like to know the truth more than creating virtual characters. The role is more interesting to me."