Eyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Film and Television by Vic SarinEyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Film and Television by Vic Sarin

Eyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Film and Television

byVic SarinForeword byAdrienne Clarkson

Paperback | November 1, 2017

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In Eyepiece, brilliant cinematographer and filmmaker Vic Sarin lays out the landscape of his life. The book starts with his formative years in India and carries on with stories about early days at CBC, working with top Canadian performers and personalities, and his recent feature films and documentaries. To Vic, the entertainment business is a window to magic. Touching people with his art and celebrating the human side comes through in every chapter, just as is comes through in every one of his films.
Born in 1945 Vic is an Indian-born Canadian/American film director, producer and screenwriter. His work in cinematography includes Margaret's Museum, Whale Music, Nowhere to Hide, Norman's Awesome Experience, and Riel. He also has directed such fiction film as Cold Comfort, Partition, Left Behind, and Shine of Rainbows plus award-winni...
Title:Eyepiece: Adventures in Canadian Film and TelevisionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Durvile PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988824028

ISBN - 13:9781988824024


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read This book is a page-turner, and gives a guided tour through the author's career spent in film production, with many specifics revealed about 'how it all works'. A very engaging and entertaining read, well recommended.
Date published: 2017-12-19

Read from the Book

One thing I have noticed in my career is every person in front of the camera wants to do their best. Let’s face it, who doesn’t – we all do, whether we are Prince Charles or Christopher Plummer, or even myself – I like to look good on camera too. I feel that most people whoever they are, the so-called people “up there” presidents or monarchy or whatever, want to be loved, they all want to look good at whatever they do, and they do not want to feel threatened by anything negative. That’s basic human nature. So if you can strip people down so they do not feel threatened by you, you can connect with them on a human level. Even more important is that they think you are really curious about what they think. These elements boil down to honesty, sincerity, and curiousity.

Table of Contents

Foreword, The Right Honourable Adrienne ClarksonPart One: An Auspicious Start and CBC1. Passage to Canada 2. CBC Studio and News 3. CBC Documentaries and Personalities 4. CBC The Film Department Part II: Outside5. Filmmaking on the Outside 6. Challenges and Satisfaction 7. Ripple Effects 8. Partition 9. Rapture and Shine Part III: Adventures of the Present and Future10. Documentary and Reality 11. Making Ends Meet12. Further Adventures

Editorial Reviews

"Sarin's rollicking recollections belong on the bookshelf of any serious aficionado of Canadian film history."Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight“Judging by the way Vic Sarin’s richly composed images haunt the mind, at least a part of the national film industry has already arrived.” — John Bemrose, Macleans Magazine “Sarin is a master cinematographer and Desert Riders is a beautiful film.” — John Mackie, Vancouver Sun“In Heartaches, Vic Sarin’s cinematography is superb. The pearly, overcast shots are worthy of Ansel Adams.” — Jay Scott, The Globe and Mail“Chautauqua Girl, the best television program of the year… Vic Sarin made it an enchanting experience on screen.”— Ross McLean, Montreal Gazette