New Orchard Media

Highly Creative Video Production, Filmmaking and Education

Nathan Jongewaard is a veteran videographer, editor, producer, director, writer and teacher. He brings a lifelong passion for moving image media to every gig, every project, every lesson. He has hung his shingle, as New Orchard Media, in Alameda, California.


Still reading David Thomson's phenomenal new book, The Big Screen, slowly and contemplatively, and it’s making me want to go back and watch a whole bunch of movies, both seen and unseen. Today I was reading his section on Godard, one of my all-time favorite directors, and now I want to watch all of his 60s films again.

More than a decade ago, the late, lamented, UC Theater in Berkeley, was running Godard double-features every Monday night for a couple months. It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate, romantic introduction to JLG than one film after another, separated by furtive cigarettes on University Avenue and maybe a quick coffee from Au Coquelet, then back into my seat for more girls, guns and jumpcuts. I was religiously there every week and I saw most of his head-spinning oeuvre (15 features!) from ‘60 to ‘67.

So, googling today, I learned that the next film the 81-year-old will make will be in 3D (mais bien sûr!) and that he described it like this:

It’s about a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know. The rest is simple.”

(from The Verge)

What’s not to love about that?