Interview 5: Peter Mettler, Digital and Live Cinema Artist

Steve Gibson*

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Peter Mettler is a Swiss-Canadian film director, cinematographer and live visualist. He is best known for his distinctive, intuitive approach to documentary, as shown in such films as Picture of Light, Gambling, Gods and LSD and The End of Time. He has also worked extensively as a cinematographer on films by high-profile directors such as Atom Egoyan and Bruce McDonald. He has also worked extensively as a live visualist collaborating with prominent artists such as Fred Frith, Jim O’Rourke and Biosphere. In this interview with Steve Gibson Peter discusses his image mixing technique, his work with TouchDesigner, his use of Live Visuals software in a feature film and his general approach to Live Visuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLive Visuals
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Theory, Practice
EditorsSteve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman, Atau Tanaka
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781003282396
ISBN (Print)9781032252612, 9781032252681
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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