Rules of the Game


  1. Lumiere Minute: One minute to film the weather where I live.

This can be filmed at school, in the street, in your neighbourhood, in your town, or out in the countryside, wherever you live or spend a large portion of your time.

Each participant will film their minute from a fixed point of view, paying close attention to sound. Only sound recorded at the time of filming may be used, unless the wind or another factor interferes with the clarity of the sound. In which case a natural sounding soundtrack may be added. An second, optional, minute is also possible, where a long take, lasting a minute, is filmed starting from a fixed point of view, which then pans steadily around, from that point of view, coming to stop at another fixed point of view.

Teachers, filmmakers and cultural partners are all invited to film a minute of their choosing.

For each Lumiere Minute make sure to identify the film maker’s first name, their age, the time and date of filming, and the situation behind the recording (“I was waiting for the bus and I noticed the leaves blowing in the wind” etc.)

The Lumiere Minutes must be with us before the 16th of October, to enable the selection of the 21 minutes for the Climate Conference. You must ensure to watch at least some of the film clips before shooting your minutes.

  1. Feelings:

Give a representation or impression of a weather event, such as rain, wind, sun, fog, the cold or the heat. You will do this by filming a series of short shots, which can either be shot in sequence, or brought together through editing.

This exercise is an opportunity to work on sound techniques, both in the creation of sounds to reflect the impression you wish to give, and also in the recording of the sounds of the weather events.

Each impression should last a maximum of 2 minutes.

  1. Seasons:

Film the same simple situation in several different weather conditions. The scene can be filmed and edited over 2 or 3 shots. In each version of the film you must have the same location, the same 2

characters, and the same interaction between the characters, but it should filmed and staged according to the weather conditions of the moment in which you film. This exercise should be filmed between October and March. If this exercise is filmed in an interior location, at least one shot must contain a view to the world outdoors.

The film should last up to 2 minutes.

Group Film

Make a short film around a love story or a friendship which contains:

  • A shelter. This can be an urban shelter, a hiding place or a shelter constructed especially for the film
  • A scene of solitude or indecision, where the mis en scene, the dialogue and other considerations will be made in response to the weather on the day of filming. The elements of the weather that you experience when filming should be perceptible to the viewer.

You should break up the action in the film with appropriately recorded moments of weather elements, such as clouds, the sky, rain or snow, which will create an emotional response in the viewer.

The film should be of 5 to 10 minutes in length, including any titles and credits.


Before the end of October:

Each studio will present: The group; the area where your work takes place – your school, class room, the places that you interest you in the area around you, what kind of weather and climate you usually experience across the year, your preferred season. If you have time, you’re invited to fill in Martin de La Soudière’s weather questionnaire and send it along with your other information.

Throughout the year:

  • Photos of your group at work on the exercises.
  • What were the films or extracts from films that you saw as a group?

Stills from films & commentary’s on what you find interesting in them.

  • Photographs of any shelters, huts and interesting structures in your area.

Especially any that have been made specially for your film.

  • Annotated photos from your film making days.
  • Anything else creative that you’d like to submit, such as a weather journal, perhaps with photos from each session of the project, taken from the same place to show the passage of the seasons.


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