Based on my work as a filmmaker and on my practices of creation, production, transmission, training and innovation in the field of audiovisuel writings and digital technologies, you’ll find here content, tools, resources, informations : movies online, works and projects to discover in their entirety, educational and technical documents, recordings, testimonies and rare publications... (this website is bilingual english - french)


  • University Montpellier 3 - “I did not know it, but I’m my camera”

    6 April 2017

    Overview of my filmmaking efforts from 1997 to 2017, in relation to technological developments, and the making of a “mental” film.
    In the framework of a study day entitled “Self-narrative: Tool and features of the” I “on screen, organized by Claire Chatelet and Julie Savelli (University Montpellier 3) Intervention:”I did not know, but I am my camera“, here is the short presentation: Visit of 20 years of autobiographical and autofictional productions of Benoît Labourdette (1997-2017), closely related to the new tools that gave birth to them: DV cameras, mobile phones, cameras, drones, virtual (...)

  • Museum of Man - Animated Cinema Workshop

    22 March 2017

    As part of the exhibition “We and the others, biases to racism” to the Museum of Man In Paris, in partnership with Arcadi, in the framework of Passeurs d’images in Ile-de-France, I was invited to design a playful workshop of Production of animated films for the public. The films will be made in sequence from cut-out papers. They will be broadcast on the video channels of the Musée de l’Homme. The visitors are thus invited to contribute by their singular looks to the sharing of looks and sensibilities on the theme of the exhibition. This workshop will take place all day on April 2, 3, 16, 17 (...)

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  • Made in China

    13 March 2017

    Plastic animals are talking to us.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’07s, 2017).

  • Photos of the construction site

    31 January 2017

    Binocular walk in 360° inside the memory of a project of photographs of a construction site.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’43s, 2017). Text and photographs by Myriam Drosne.

  • OFF Film Festival : meeting about voice-over and collective film production

    20 November 2016

    As part of the OFF Film Festival of autobiographical film in Olonne-sur-mer, on November 20, 2016, I suggested a thought and animated a moment of exchange on the theme of the voice-over. Then I proposed making a “mental collective film” to the audience. It was a first experience.
    You can listen to the recording of this meeting (duration 1h25). The collective film is located in 58’57s. I think it can work from a listening online too. Like any movie, you can see it in the room, or in front of a computer. It is followed by the proposal of another movie by Bénédicte Loyen. Frenh speaking.
    You (...)

  • Engaged Documentary Festival

    25 September 2016

    On September 25, 2016, the initiative of Carole Contant, broadcasting the installation “In excelsis” (Jean-Philippe Poirée-Ville / Maëlla-Mickaëlle Maréchal / Benoît Labourdette) in the “Engaged Documentary Festival” - Bretenoux and Teyssieu (Lot - France).
    The four images were disseminated outdoors, two images on a large wall and the other two images one on a large bush (so that the image also existed inside the plant) and The other on a green wall. The whole proposing a form of route in the night: first the bush, seen from the side, which seemed to be illuminated from the inside, then the (...)

  • Blue eyes

    2 August 2016

    Facing our child, real or imagined.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’47s, 2016).

  • Spirit Journal : article “Lives in Pictures”

    4 June 2016

    I published the article “Lives in Pictures” in the June 2016 issue of the Spirit Journal on the theme “Power of Images”. Issue edited by Carole Desbarats.
    Presentation text of the article “Lives in Pictures” Smartphones and digital platforms have allowed everyone to record and broadcast amateur videos. These images have become tools for conversation and sharing, a change that needs to be accompanied by education.
    Summary June 2016 issue of Spirit Journal : “Power of Images”
    Carole Desbarats : Coping. Introduction. To produce images responsibly is to allow for critical thinking.
    Jean-Louis (...)

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  • Book: “Image education 2.0”

    13 October 2015

    “Image education 2.0” (under the direction of Benoît Labourdette), practical book of image education in the digital age, published by ACAP. Free download.
    Download the entire book (french).
    In line with the work of Jacques Rancière (“The ignorant master”, 1987) or Michel Serres (“Little Thumbelina”, 2012), among others, this book is a practical guide, open, offering one hand the construction of a thought on issues of image education in today’s society, and on the other hand ideas for concrete educational activities, contemporary and relevant.
    This book, under direction by Benoît Labourdette, (...)

  • Book : “Shoot a movie with your mobile phone”

    31 July 2008

    The first complete guide to filmmaking with mobile phones, Dixit publishing in 2008, which remains a reference. Free download.
    Download the complete book.
    I wrote this book to make it a concrete guide, technical as of shooting and directing. I have also written it keeping in mind that the technology would evolve rapidly. So, apart from the first chapter on phone models, all content of this book is always present.
    Book chapters
    How to choose phone
    Express guide for shooting with mobile phone
    Successful shooting with phone
    Successful editing
    Disseminate and keep his (...)

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