(Full review TBD)
You need to give this film a little time as it is a little "what the heck is this all about" feel for the first few minutes but then you get the pace and juxtaposition of the vignettes and it becomes very entertaining. Johnson has a wealth of world travel on her resume and she shares that beautifully with the viewers.
Camera: person. A professional operator of a film or video camera...
Once you get this two concepts clear, you will be able to understand what this documentary is about. Kirsten Johnson, a NY documentary, filmmaker and cinematographer, who's life is portrayed in the film "Cameraperson"
The concept of this documentary is very simple and interesting. For the audience or viewers, you only able to see the best choices between the director and editor when a documentary is been edited, but in reality, you never be able to understand the complexity of a film until you see what a camera person have to do in order to the shot right. The risks, the prep before an interview, the framing and the simplicity of the art the documentary.
From a boxing match in Brooklyn, postwar life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, her intimate life with her kids, and a Nigerian midwife and other moments. Experience the documentary 'Camera person' is been exposed to the moment when you dig into someone's collection of footage from a long career of 25 years. Unused takes, moments kept in the editing room that never make it to the big scree or perhaps Johnson's life that is just for her own audience, her family.