Zbigniew Rybczyński


Zbigniew Rybczyński

Zbigniew Rybczyński (born January 27 1949) is an Academy Award winning Polish filmmaker who has won numerous prestigious industry awards both in the United States and internationally. He was also a teacher of cinematography, and digital cinematography. Currently he is a researcher of blue and greenscreen compositing technology at Ultimatte Corporation.

Rybczyński was born in Łódź, Poland. He was studying cinematography in the then world-famous Łódź Film School (PWSFTviT). He began his professional career working as a cinematographer for young directors of his generation. His films from that period include: "The Talk" ("Rozmowa"- TV) and "Gropingly" ("Po Omacku") by Piotr Andrejew, "Videocassette" ("Wideokaseta") by Filip Bajon, "Wanda Gościmińska włókniarka" by Wojciech Wiszniewski and a feature movie by Grzegorz Królikiewicz "Dancing Hawk" ("Tańczący Jastrząb").

Rybczyński was also active in an avant-garde group "Warsztat Formy Filmowej", and had cooperated with "Se-Ma-For" Studios in Łódź, where his author movies were set, including: "Plamuz" 1973, "Zupa" 1974, "Nowa książka" 1975 and "Tango" 1980. "Tango" was his big success, winning the Oscar Award for Best Animated Short in 1983.

He is a recognized pioneer in HDTV technology. In 1990, he produced the HDTV program "The Orchestra" for the Japanese market. This program won numerous awards (the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects"). The program, created in HDTV, was broadcast in standard resolution by PBS as part of their Great Performances series in the U.S. As HDTV it was not widely available to viewers until a decade later. Segments of this program are regularly featured on the Classic Arts Showcase channel in the U.S.

Rybczynski has created many music videos for artists such as Art of Noise, Mick Jagger, Simple Minds, Pet Shop Boys, Chuck Mangione, The Alan Parsons Project, Yoko Ono, Lou Reed, Supertramp, Rush, Propaganda, Lady Pank and also for John Lennon's Imagine.

Filmography

*1981
**WDECH-WYDECH (Inhale-Exhale) - 35mm paradocumental film, 30 min, in collaboration with B. Dziworski, SMFF Se-Ma-For Łódź, for TVP, Poland
*1983
**Angst (1983 film) - Innovative Austrian serial killer film starring Erwin Leder
*1984
**SIGN OF THE TIMES - music video for Grandmaster Flash, 4:25, Elektra/Asylum Records
**THE REAL END - music video for Rickie Lee Jones, 4:47, Warner Bros.
**ALL THAT I WANTED - music video for Belfegore, 4:15, Elektra Records
**DIANA D - music video for Chuck Mangione, 4 min, CBS Records
**Close (To the Edit) - music video for Art of Noise, 4:30, Island Records
**THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE DIPLOMACY - experimental short video, 2:56, The NEW SHOW NBC TV
**THE DAY BEFORE - experimental short video, 1:38, The NEW SHOW NBC TV
*1985
**LOSE YOUR LOVE - music video for Blancmange, 3:54, Warner Bros.
**ALIVE AND KICKING - music video for Simple Minds, 5:25, A&M Records
**ULTIMA BALLO - music video for Angel and Maimone, 4:50, Virgin Records
**MIDNIGHT MOVER - music video for Accept, 3:10, Epic Records
**MINUS ZERO - music video for Lady Pank, 3:55, MCA Records
**SHE WENT POP - music video for I Am Siam, 4:10, Columbia Records
**HOT SHOT - music video for Jimmy Cliff, 3:55, CBS Records
**P-MACHINERY - music video for Propaganda, 3:45, Island Records
**WHO DO YOU LOVE - music video for Bernard Wright, 4:15, Capitol Records
*1986
**IMAGINE - experimental HDTV film, 4:20, music by John Lennon, Rebo/Rybczynski Production
**CANDY - HDTV music video for Cameo, 4:20, Polygram Records, Rebo Production
**THE ORIGINAL WRAPPER - music video for Lou Reed, 4:40, RCA Records
**I CANT THINK ABOUT DANCING - music video for Missing Persons, 4 min, Capitol Records
**SEX MACHINE - music video for Fat Boys, 4 min, Tin Pan Apple/Sutra Records
**ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID - music video for Simple Minds, 4:15, Virgin Records
**HELL IN PARADISE - music video for Yoko Ono, 3:30, OnoVideo/Polygram Records
**STEREOTOMY - music video for The Alan Parsons Project, 4:10, Arista Records
**OPPORTUNITIES - music video for Pet Shop Boys, 3:40, EMI Records
*1987
**LET'S WORK - HDTV music video for Mick Jagger, 4:05, CBS Records
**WHY SHOULD I CRY? - HDTV music video for Nona Hendryx, 4 min, EMI Records, Rebo Production
**KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME - HDTV music video for Herb Alpert, 5:15, A&M RECORDS, Rebo Production
**STEPS - experimental video/35mm film, 26 min, Zbig Vision, KCTA-TV(PBS), Channel Four
**I AM BEGGING YOU - music video for Supertramp, 4 min, A&M Records
**TIME STAND STILL - music video for Rush, 3:30, Polygram Records
**SOMETHING REAL - music video for Mr. Mister, 4:10, BMG Music
**DRAGNET 1987 - music video for Art of Noise, 3 min, Chrysalis Records
*1988
**FLUFF - opening sequence video, 1:47, HDTV, RAI-TV
**THE DUEL - a tribute to G.Melies, 4:08, HDTV, Telegraph,
**BLUE LIKE YOU - HDTV music video for Etienne Daho, 3:41, Virgin Records
**THE FOURTH DIMENSION - experimental 35mm film/video, 27 min, Zbig Vision, RAI III, Canal+ and KTCA-TV(PBS)
*1989
**CAPRICCIO NO.24 - experimental HDTV film, 6:18, TVE's The Art of Video
**YOU BETTER DANCE - HDTV music video for The Jets, 3:34, MCA Records
**COWBELL - HDTV music video for Takeshi Itoh, 4 min, CBS Records
**GMF Groupe - promo, 2:03, HDTV, Zbig Vision and Ex Nihilo
*1990
**THE ORCHESTRA - HDTV long film, 57:11, Zbig Vision and Ex Nihilo, coproduced by NHK, Canal+ and PBS Great Performances.
*1991
**MANHATTAN - experimental HDTV film, 28 min, Zbig Vision and NHK Enterprises USA, Inc.
**WASHINGTON - experimental HDTV film, 28 min, Zbig Vision and NHK Enterprises USA, Inc.
**VH-1 JINGLES - promo, 0:46, HDTV for VH-1
*1992
**KAFKA - HDTV long film, 52:16, Telemax, Les Editions Audiovisuelles
**CURTAINS - opening sequence for Tonight Show, 0:34, HDTV, NBC TV

External links

* http://www.zbigvision.com
* http://www.ultimatte.com
* http://www.classicartsshowcase.org
*


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Zbigniew Rybczynski — Zbigniew Rybczyński (* 27. Januar 1949 in Łódź) ist ein polnischer Experimentalfilmer und Kameramann. Rybczyński besuchte das Staatliche Gymnasium für Plastische Künste (Zespół Państwowych Szkół Plastycznych im. Wojciecha Gersona – ZPSP) in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zbigniew Rybczyński — (* 27. Januar 1949 in Łódź) ist ein polnischer Experimentalfilmer und Kameramann. Rybczyński besuchte das Staatliche Gymnasium für Plastische Künste (Zespół Państwowych Szkół Plastycznych im. Wojciecha Gersona – ZPSP) in Warschau und studierte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zbigniew Rybczynski — Zbigniew Rybczyński Zbigniew Rybczyński (né le 27 janvier 1949) est un réalisateur polonais détenteur entre autres d un Academy Award. Il fut aussi professeur de cinématographie et en particulier de cinéma numérique. Il mène actuellement des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zbigniew Rybczyński — (né le 27 janvier 1949) est un réalisateur polonais détenteur entre autres d un Oscar du cinéma. Il fut aussi professeur de cinématographie et en particulier de cinéma numérique. Il mène actuellement des recherches sur la technique d incrustation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zbigniew Rybczyński — (Lódz, Polonia, 27 de enero de 1949) es un cineasta polaco que ha ganado numerosos premios de prestigio de la industria tanto en Estados Unidos como internacionalmente. Fue también profesor de cinematografía y rodaje electrónico. Actualmente es… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rybczynski — Rybczyński (oder Rybczynski) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Mieczysław Rybczyński (1873–1937), polnischer Ingenieur Tadeusz Rybczynski (1923–1998), polnisch englischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Witold Rybczynski (* 1943), kanadischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rybczyński — (oder Rybczynski) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Mieczysław Rybczyński (1873–1937), polnischer Ingenieur Tadeusz Rybczynski (1923–1998), polnisch englischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Witold Rybczynski (* 1943), kanadischer Architekt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zbigniew — es un nombre propio masculino de origen Eslavo, su significado para disipar cólera . Personajes Zbigniew Boniek, un ex futbolista polaco. Zbigniew Brzezinski, un politólogo estadounidense nacido en Polonia. Zbigniew Chlebowski, un político polaco …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rybczyński, Zbigniew — (1949 )    Director of experimental animated films and music videos, cinematographer. After graduating from the Łódź Film School in 1973, Rybczyński worked as a cin ematographer on documentary films with directors such as Andrzej Barański and… …   Guide to cinema

  • Tango (Film) — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Tango Originaltitel: Tango Produktionsland: Polen Erscheinungsjahr: 1980 Länge: 08:14 Minuten Altersfreigabe: FSK …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.