Luc Besson on Why He Takes on Camera Operating Duties

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Lucy writer/director Luc Besson talks to American Cinematographer's Benjamin B. about his latest action film, including why he chooses to be the camera operator for all of his films.

He says, "When I was young I was far from the actors, because I was afraid of them. Then with time I got closer to them. Now I’m only a meter away from the actors, and this allows me to enter into the scene with them, and sometimes to modify the scene while we’re rolling. I may ask them to take a breath and start again. During the shot I may say ‘Stop, breathe in, concentrate. Now give me the line again’. Today I couldn’t direct watching a monitor 15 meters away from the actors. I’m incapable of doing that. I can’t imagine shooting any other way."

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