STÉPHANE FONTAINE   AFC

 

Born: ?.

Education: ÉNSLL, Paris, France [graduated in 1985].

Career: Worked as c.asst with ph Éric Gautier, a.o.

Ph commercials and music videos.

Awards: 'César' Award de la meilleure photographie [2006] for 'De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté'; 'César' Award de la meilleure photographie [2010] for 'Un prophète'.


 

 FILMS & TELEVISION

19??

Riviera Motel [Julien Rassam] ?; short/?

1996

Ernesto Prim [Aurélien Recoing] ?; short/10m

1997

Sans titre [Leos Carax] b&w-c; short/9m; cph: Éric Gautier, Jean-Charles Cameau, Sophie Lemaire, a.o.; for the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival

1997

À Venise [Emmanuel Bourdieu] c; short/12m

1997

Préault et la sculpture romantique [Camille Guichard] c; doc/28m

1998

Hobby [Azise Bel Miloud] c; short/19m

1998

William Shakespeare - Patrice Chéreau - Cinq leçons de théâtre [Stéphane Metge] tv-doc/90m (Arte-tv) & 5-part (x 26m) doc tv-series (France 5)

1998

History Is Made at Night [Ilkka Järvi-Laturi] c; co-2uc; ph: Michel Amathieu

1999

C'était là depuis l'après-midi [Stéphane Metge] c; short/14m

1999

Rien à dire [Vincent Perez] c; short/10m

1999

Jean Nolle, paysan cinéaste [Marc Alfieri] tv-doc/56m

1999

nouvelle(s) vague(s) [Alain-Charles Beau] c; comm doc/17m; cph: A-C. Beau

1999

Bronx-Barbès [Éliane de Latour] scope/c

2000

Textile Dre@m [Alain-Charles Beau] c; comm doc/15m

2000

A Touch of Class [Alain-Charles Beau] c; comm doc/16m

2000

Le mal du pays/Homesick [Laurent Bachet] c; short/32m

2001

Les trois théâtres [Emmanuel Bourdieu] c; doc/27m; cph: E. Bourdieu

2001

Pablo Reinoso - Oeuvres récentes 2000-2001 [Alain-Charles Beau] c; doc/7m

2001

Juste au-dessus des trains [Jean-François Fontanel] 16mm-35bu/b&w; short/4m

2002

La vie nouvelle/A New Life [Philippe Grandrieux] c

2002

En jouant 'Dans la compagnie des hommes'/Playing 'In the Company of Men' [Arnaud Desplechin] c

2003

Phèdre [Stéphane Metge] filmed theater play/140m; for TV

2003

Jean Rustin - L'inquiétante étrangeté [Alain-Charles Beau] c; doc/43m

2003

Comme une image/Look at Me [Agnès Jaoui] s35/c

2004

De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté/The Beat That My Heart Skipped [Jacques Audiard] c; remake of 'Fingers' (1977, James Toback; ph: Michael Chapman)

2005

Selon Charlie/Charlie Says [Nicole Garcia] scope/c

2005

Je m'appelle Elisabeth/Call Me Elisabeth [Jean-Pierre Améris] c

2006

Talk to Me [Kasi Lemmons] s35/c; ph Washington D.C.: David Insley & Brian Heller

2007

What Just Happened [Barry Levinson] s35/c

2007

Espion(s)/Spy(ies) [Nicolas Saada] c; filmed 2007-08

2008

Un prophète/A Prophet [Jacques Audiard] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2009

L'autre Dumas/Dumas [Safy Nebbou] scope/c

2009

The Next Three Days [Paul Haggis] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ c.op 'a' cam): Craig Haagensen; ph Colombia: Henry Lynk; aph: David B. Nowell; remake of 'Pour elle' (2007, Fred Cavayé; ph: Alain Duplantier)

2010

Un amour de jeunesse/Goodbye First Love [Mia Hansen-Løve] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c

2011

De rouille et d'os/Rust and Bone [Jacques Audiard] RED Epic-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c

2012

Jimmy P. - Psychothérapie d'un Indien des Plaines/Jimmy P. - Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian [Arnaud Desplechin] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c

2013

Passage du désir [Karole Rocher] HD/c; short/10m

2013

Samba [Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano] ?-to-digital/c; filmed 2013-14

2014

Captain Fantastic [Matt Ross] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-digital (scope)/c; 2uc: Stephen McGehee (uncred) & TJ Williams Jr.

2015

Elle [Paul Verhoeven] RED Epic Dragon-to-digital (scope)/b&w-c

2015

Jackie [Pablo Larrain] s16-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/b&w-c; filmed 2015-16; The film was mostly shot on Super 16mm film. "That was Pablo Larrain’s choice, after shooting tests," Fontaine explains. "We knew we were going to have a lot of archival footage from very different sources: 16mm reversal, 35mm negative and the CBS White House Tour hosted by Jackie, shot in 2-inch black-and-white video. These very disparate sources had one thing in common: a strong texture. So it seemed natural to use 16mm, for its strong grain, and also its color palette. It was very important that the audience not notice the transition between archival footage and the images we shot." (From 'American Cinematographer' magazine.)

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT

1985

Le hasard mène le jeu [Pierre Chenal; short/13m] c.op; ph: André Domage

1987

La maison assassinée [Georges Lautner] clapper-loader; ph: Yves Rodallec

1987

La Bohème [Luigi Comencini] clapper-loader; ph: Armando Nannuzzi

1988

Fahrenheit [Alain-Charles Beau; comm short] ph: Éric Gautier

1988

La lectrice/The Reader [Michel Deville] co-c.asst; ph: Dominique Le Rigoleur

1988

Les amants du Pont-Neuf/The Lovers on the Bridge [Leos Carax] focus puller; ph: Jean-Yves Escoffier

1988

Les maris, les femmes, les amants [Pascal Thomas] 2nd c.asst; ph: Renan Pollès

1989

Présumé dangereux/Believed Violent [Georges Lautner] 1st c.asst; ph: Yves Rodallec

1991

Night on Earth [Jim Jarmusch] 1st c.asst (Paris, France); ph: Fred Elmes

1992

Le nombril du monde [Ariel Zeitoun] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

1993

Travolta et moi/Travolta and Me [Patricia Mazuy; tvm/52m] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier; ep #6 of 9-part tv-series 'Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...'

1993

Personne ne m'aime/Nobody Loves Me [Marion Vernoux] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

1993

Le fils préféré/The Favorite Son [Nicole Garcia] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

1994

Les cent et une nuits (de Simon Cinéma)/One Hundred and One Nights [Agnès Varda] ph: Éric Gautier

1994

Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle)/My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument [Arnaud Desplechin] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier 

1995

Irma Vep [Olivier Assayas] 1st c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

1995

Love, etc. [Marion Vernoux] ph: Éric Gautier

1995

Tykho Moon [Enki Bilal] c.op; ph: Éric Gautier

1997

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train/Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train [Patrice Chéreau] co-c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

1997

Cinéma de notre temps [ep (91m) 'HHH - Portrait de Hou Hsiao-Hsien' dir by Olivier Assayas; doc tv-series] co-c.asst; ph: Éric Gautier

2000

Mademoiselle [Philippe Lioret] c.op 2nd cam; ph: Bertrand Chatry