If you’re a cat lover with an out-and-about cat (day cat, and even night cat) you’ll love this short documentary about Mr Lee.
The CatCam was created around 2007 by Jürgen Perthold, who later set up a website displaying images taken of Mr Lee that led to the sale of the cam to some likely “artists” (including a dog and a cow).
I love that Jürgen has expanded this to other projects including a GPS tracking device ‘for the cat or spouse’ and a miniature TV camera to be worn on cat collars, delivering live images via wireless broadband.
Struck by the beauty of the images from Mr Lee’s CatCam, Seth Keal a filmmaker who produced Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, set out with fellow filmmaker Charles Miller to South Carolina on a 3 day shoot to document the story in 2010 - using a Canon EOS 5D. The film was released in March 2012.
I can relate to the filming process described by filmmakers Seth Keal and Charles Miller when working with animals. And I like that creatives collaborated to make this 60 minute film.
(if the video doesn’t embed, see it here on PBS)
If you’re intrigued and inspired like me from this film, vote for it at the PBS 2013 Film Festival:
Winner will be announced in 2 April 2013 on the PBS site.
CatCam the Movie official sites:
- official website: http://www.catcamthemovie.com/www.catcamthemovie.com/Home.html
- official facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CatCam-the-Movie/124666737656769
CatCam the Movie fact links:
- Tribeca Film Festival BYOD: interview with filmmakers Seth Keal & Charles Miller