Talent Spotlight : Mujing (I Have Never Done This Before!) 人才聚焦: 穆静-我从未做过这种事儿!

Film maker, photographer and director who won the ‘First Award in 48 hours Project 2017 Festival’.   我在中国遇见了很多有才华的艺术家和电影人,今天,我就要为大家介绍一位荣获2017年48小时电影项目头等奖的电影制作人,摄影师兼导演。

Mu Jing lives and works in Beijing, China.  She started career in photography 10 years ago and with her UM Studio.  In recent years, Mujing had ventured into film directing and will provide us with a quick interview for ‘Talent Spotlight’ interview.   她的名字是穆静。穆静从事摄影职业已有十年之久,在北京居住和工作。她拥有自己的UM游目造影工作室。 近几年,穆静开始作为导演进入电影界。她将和我们有一个快速的“人才聚焦”采访。

Let’s start from our meeting place, the contest of 48HP 2017. How do you think about it? 让我们从相遇的2017年48小时电影节开始。你如何看待这个电影节?

Mujing: It is an interesting activity filled with creativity and adventure. It makes filmmakers exercise and stimulate the ability to produce a film in a short time, and gives opportunity for independent filmmakers who can communicate each other.   这是一个很有意思的活动,充满创意和冒险,又能在非常短的时间内锻炼 和刺激对电影制作的能力,给独立电影人制造互相交流的机会。

Q: As you won the first Award, how does it mean for your later career?  你获得了头等奖,这个奖项对你的以后的事业会产生影响吗?

Mujing:  It is a surprise, also a recognition for me.  It makes me become more determined for film shooting. I really thank to the activity of 48 Hours Project.   这对我是个惊喜,也是个肯定,会让我更坚定的来进行拍摄, 感谢48h hours film 这个活动。

Q: What do you think the most successful part of your work “I have never done this before”. How did you get that?  你觉得你的参赛作品“I have never done this before”中最成功的地方在哪里?你是怎样完成它的?

Mujing:  The film is a success of teamwork.  I think it can be recognized by most people because it reflects human-being’s inner heart, courage and the ability to face real self ability-this is the most interesting part of the film.  Everybody has more than two sides, but not everyone would like to expose the real self.  The film talks about COURAGE.     这部影片的成功在于团队合作,我认为它能够被大家认可,在于它反映了人潜在的内心,勇气,和真实的面对自己的能力,这是这部影片最有意思的地方。因为每个人都有不只两面,但不是所有人都敢于把真实的自己暴露,这部影片就是关于勇气

Q: Your first job is photographer. What put you change your career into film director.  你最初是做平面摄影师,是什么原因让你想改变职业到电影导演?

Mujing:  I love everything related with film since I was a child.  I see photography as  a solid form of a film.  When there is a chance, I turn to shoot film.  I think  video production gives more information, and has more rich contents to our audience.  It needs more collaboration with people and be more challengeble.   我从小就喜欢跟电影有关的一切。我认为平面摄影是凝固的电影画面,转到电影也是偶然的机会,我认为视频能呈现给观众更多的信息和内容,它需要更多人的配合,更具有挑战。

Q: How do you think Photography currently effects your work and process in film directing?  你认为起初摄影的工作对现在拍摄影片有怎样的影响?

Mujing:  All the things are connected such as composition, Light and  Character observation.  Photography would be even more delicate since it just likes you  quickly shoot continuous pictures to capture a moment of a Model’s emotion.   所有的东西,比如构图和光线,以及对人物的观察,这都是相通的,甚至平面摄影要更细致,因为它就像是你快速拍下连续的照片,在刹那间去捕捉模特的情绪。

Q: What was your first few projects as a film director? 你导演的最初作品有哪些?

Mujing:  Except the film awarded by 48 Hours Project, I did some commercials.  Also, I am making a documentary recently and it will be completed in 2018.  除了得奖的这部影片,我会做一些商业短片。我个人正在制作一个记录片,今年将会制作完成。


Q: We see you worked with Senjade, how do you think the video production between commercials and other works?  我们知道你跟森芝肌化妆品拍商业广告。你觉得商业作品的拍摄和其他作品有什么不同吗?

Mujing: Commercials need customer-centered.   You need to satisfy the demand from customer and the demand of business promotion.  It is a big difference when doing independent creative work. One is to satisfy the customer, the other is to create your own work.   商业拍摄需要以客户为中心,你既要满足客户的需求也要符合商业上推广的需要。它与制作独立创作类的拍摄影片有非常大的区别,一个是要满足客户,一个是创作你自己的作品。

Q: As we know you have your own UM Studio, what is your usual workload like in the studio  我们知道你有自己的UM工作室,通常一天的工作是怎么样的。

Mujing:  Get up from bed, drink coffee, check some work and then see what needs to do.  Sometimes I work very late, but I always tried to get some time to insist on studying.  起床,喝咖啡,处理工作,然后看情况,有时会工作到很晚,但我会尽量给自己一点时间去学习。

Q: What is a good camera to use for film production in and out of studio here?  在室内室外电影制作中,你觉得什么摄影机很好使用?

Mujing:  By my experience, Sony fs7 and Sony a7, Sony sr2 are convenient and easy-at-hand equipment.   在我目前的经验里,Sony fs7Sony a7, Sony sr2是比较轻便和顺手的设备。

Q: Do you always catch the latest technology in your work?  你会在作品中关注或采用最新技术吗?

Mujing:  I will.  In the period of Intelligent Technology like AR, film shooting needs to be evolved as the time.  I always keep updated on it.  我会,在这个AR以及智能技术越来越发达的时代,拍摄一定要随着技术的进步不断变化,我一直很关注这点。

Q: How have you discovered members of your team and how do you keep the relationship with them strong?  你怎样找到合作团队,怎样和团队保持紧密的合作?

Mujing:  For “I Never Done this Before”,  it is our producer who found me first.   We co-worked to complete this film.  In my experience, I think the most important thing for keep working together is respect each other, because everybody is so important!  在这部影片的经验里,首先是我的制片人找到了我,我们共同来完成的这部影片,在我的经验里,我觉得最重要是要尊重每个成员,作为一个整体,每个人的作用都特别重要。

Q: As we know, you had been cooperating with A-list stars in China and abroad.  Are there any special stories or difficulties when you collaborate with them?  我们知道你一直有和国内外一线明星合作?当你和他们合作的时候,有没有特别的故事或者难处理的地方?

Mujing:  Usually stars are very busy so you have to work much efficiently.   You need to prepare a lot in advance, including their hobbies, favorites and previous work.   The interesting thing is you can become friends with them because you cooperate with them smoothly.   Becoming a star is absolutely not common, they must have some unique quality, that special magic about a person.    因为明星的时间通常很少,要在很短的时间内高效的完成工作,就要提前做很多准备,包括他们的喜好和曾经的作品,都要有所了解。很有意思的是因为合作很顺畅,也会和他们成为很好的朋友,能成为明星绝不是普普通通的事情,他们必定会有自己一些独特的品质,一个人特有的魅力。


张家辉 Nick Cheung
邓超 Chao Deng
宋佳 Jia Song                  
王刚  Gang Wang
让 雷诺  Jean Reno
高晓松  Xiaosong Gao   

Q: We see you worked videos on “Lonely” in which collected different thoughts on Lonely from different people. How do you think to make such a video work?  在你的作品“孤独”中,收集了很多艺术家对孤独各自的理解。你是怎么想拍摄这样一个作品的?

Mujing:  When editor found me, I think most creative work are created in a lonely environment, which is a common status.  Actually there are lots of excellent work inspired from the status of lonely, or silent moment.   Every person faces different kinds of lonely, but different lonely has its special meaning.   当编辑找到我的时候,我认为大多的作品都是创作者在孤独的环境中创作的,这是一个共性,事实上很多优秀的作品的产生都来自于孤独的状态下,或沉寂的时刻。每个人面对的孤独都不同,但这些孤独都有它特别的意义

Q: You graduated from Vienna University of technology and Beijing Film Academy. How do you see the difference of film industry between Europe and China?  你毕业于维也纳技术大学和北京电影学院,你怎样看待中国和欧洲电影产业的区别?

Mujing:  Personally the movies I love mostly from European directors.   Now China film industry is prospering and it looks like developing in the way of Hollywood.  In the middle, whatever good or bad different phenomena appear and gradually accumulate and select good work that really suit the Market.  I feel very lucky to live in such a dramatic time!!我个人喜欢的电影大都出自欧洲导演。现在中国电影在蓬勃发展,也许会更倾向于好莱坞的发展方式,在这个发展的过程中,会出现各种不同的好的坏的现象。这个过程里会慢慢的积累和筛选出真正适合这个市场的作品,能生在这样变化剧烈的时代里,本身就是一个幸运。

Q: If there is one or more thing you think would make the film industry better, what would it be?  你可以谈一两点你觉得可以使电影行业更好的建议吗?

Mujing:  In film industry I am still a newer.  I hope can get more opportunity to join activities in which can practice film directing ability, and get more space to try as an independent filmmaker.  I really think China needs to have more Independent Film Production Line to enrich the whole film industry in China.  在电影行业我仍是一个新手,希望有更多的机会去参加一些可以锻炼电影拍摄能力的活动,能够得到更多空间去尝试。作为一个独立电影人,我真的认为中国应该有更多的独立的电影院线,来丰富整个中国电影行业。

Q: Do you have any advice for the new comers to the Entertainment Industry here in China?  你对中国娱乐行业的新人有什么亲身体验的建议吗?

Mujing:  The entertainment industry is filled with vitality and opportunity for adventure, so it surely suits young people.   But whatever, you need to improve yourself continuously and win more opportunities for yourself.   娱乐行业充满活力冒险的机会,非常适合敢于冒险的年轻人,但无论怎样,都要不断的提高自己自身的能力,给自己赢得更多的机会。

Thank you Mu Jing and wish you the best of luck! I appreciate the time for the interview and will be in touch!  好的,谢谢穆静宝贵的时间,并祝愿您在2018年再创佳绩! 让我们保持联系!


You can contact Mu Jing wechat “dominomu”, Weibo “Domino” or by email “mujing_119@163.com. ”   你可以通过微信“dominomu”,微博“Domino”或者邮箱“mujing_119@163.com 联系穆静。

 

 

 

 

 

 

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