Galatée Films is a French film production company created by actor, author and director Jacques Perrin, which has produced more than 40 feature films and TV series, including:
political and historical films, as Z (2 Oscars) or Black and white in color (1 Oscar)
entertainment films as The Chorus (#1 at the French box office in 2004) and Cinema Paradiso
and wildlife films: Monkey Folk, Microcosmos, Himalaya, Winged Migration, Oceans, and Seasons. Each of these projects takes years to produce: we prepare them with the collaboration of scientists, and each time we invent new technology for filming: for instance, new lenses for macro technology for Microcosmos.
The film project The Photographer will be co-directed by Jacques Perrin and Thierry Machado. The film will portray the West as it might have looked in the late 19th century. Although nature is one of the characters of the film, the spectator will follow a composite “Photographer” inspired by the explorers of that period, whether they were painters, politicians, or photographers. It will film during a period of three years.
The intern may work remotely from any location, and will be jointly supervised by the filmmakers and a Stanford professor. They will conduct research on the American West in the late 19th century on a number of topics. These include:
Native American research for the period of 1870-1872
Environmental history of the Great Plains
Wildlife populations, including movement and migration, in the 1870's including buffalo, wolves, and other animals
Native American music of the Northwest, Southwest, and Plains
More specific topics will be discussed with the production team.
What you will do
Learn to create research questions to partner with the film team.
Possibly research in multiple languages to discover more answers.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Basic research and computer skills
Able to conclude, share or summarize an opinion on research
Curiosity and passion
French speaking and reading
This opportunity is open to students of all class years and majors. Coterms are eligible only if they hold undergraduate status.
Read blog posts from last year's intern, Callan Showers, here and here.