Digital cinema, a writing

Benoît Labourdette is a filmmaker, educator, expert in new media, cultural innovation and entrepreneur. This website offers the sharing of his films and other works, as well as educational, cultural and technical resources.


  • Calligraphy #8

    18 May

    It is forbidden for the lines to touch each other. And yet they dialogue, all the more so.

  • Calligraphy #7

    15 May

    The letters of these words must be in each other, for they have been asked. They seek their freedom there.

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  • Screenwriters’ Festival 2018

    7 April

    Itinerant projection at night in Valencia, as part of the International Festival of Screenwriters, on the theme of the evolution of audiovisual writing according to technologies.
    The festival closes on 7 April 2018 with a screening of short films and film extracts on the walls of the old city of Valencia. About fifty people are present.
    Atypical construction of the film program For the programming of this session, I knew I would show an excerpt from the documentary “Television, the eye of tomorrow” (J.K Raymond Millet, 1947) where the future uses of mobile television are imagined in a (...)

  • The living being

    6 April

    Discovering in the materiality of the world that a work of art is not what it seems.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’27s, 2018).

  • The Digital Washhouse : 8×8 Season 0 Episode 1

    25 March

    Video interview between Franck Ancel and Benoît Labourdette on the stakes of images and digital, as part of the prefiguration of the Digital Washhouse.

  • The Example

    7 March

    The importance of a work of art lies in its form, for this is how it changes the way of looking at the world.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’14s, 2018).

  • Research-action “Image Education 2.1”

    14 February

    Collaborative action-research project led by Benoît Labourdette production in 2018 and 2019, to develop the synergy between teenage cinema attendance and cultural action.
    In co-production and co-piloting with Arcadi, ACRIF, Images Forum and ACAP.
    Useful information Official project website: Project presentation folder. The first public information meeting of this project took place on 14 February 2018 at the Forum des images in Paris.
    Presentation text In recent decades, our relationship with images has evolved considerably. In addition to their current (...)

  • Symposium : Attention, machine! Artistic Practices and Media Recycling

    7 February

    Communication by Benoît Labourdette to listen (25 minutes) on the stage use of live contributions from unknown users. As part of the symposium “Attention, machine!”. February 7,2018. This symposium organised by the Litt&Arts UMR of the University Grenoble Alpes is part of the programme of Experimenta, Arts Sciences Biennial in Grenoble. .
    This communication is based on the example of the transmedia show“Bonjour ma belle”, to address the articulation between work method and produced result. In order to deal with the subject of ordinary sexism in social networks and to integrate the (...)

  • A butterfly at Picasso’s

    31 December 2017

    An UAV in the Picasso Museum in Paris just before its reopening in 2014. An unusual visit to a place such that you will never see it again. And Picasso speaks...
    A film co-directed by Alain Fleischer and Benoît Labourdette (18’01s, 2016). Music by Benoît Labourdette.

  • CEFPF :“Designing, producing and financing interactive transmedia content” training course

    8 December 2017

    Vocational training on technologies and strategies for developing transmedia projects.
    For the eighth year, I am the referent trainer of this 5-week professional training course at CEFPF (European Film Production Training Centre), intended mainly for audiovisual professionals who wish to “update” their knowledge, skills and work paths in order to develop transmedia and interactive projects.
    This training course is therefore pluridiscplinary, and you will be able to download here a number of summary documents produced during the training, which may be useful, as well as one of the (...)

  • Val-de-Marne Department : films for school canteens

    27 November 2017

    Production of short animated films to raise awareness of selective sorting and waste in school canteens. Movies to launch debates.
    Films directed by Benoît Labourdette, with the assistance of Alice Posiere and the voice of Mathilde Boureau.
    Commissioned by the Communication Department of the Val-de-Marne Departmental Council to stimulate debate and awareness. Writing the script collaboratively. Technique of realization in cut-out paper animation: thus facility of update and modifications, for adaptation of the speech in a precise way, while remaining in a very framed (...)

  • Metro meditation

    27 November 2017

    To be there without being there, not to be there by being there. To be above all within oneself. Meditate. In the subway.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’, 2017).

  • Museum of Man : Animated Cinema Workshop

    30 October 2017

    Workshops for the production of animated films by visitors to an exhibition.
    As part of the exhibition“We and the others, biases to racism” at theMusée de l’ Homme in Paris, in partnership withArcadi, within the framework of Passeurs d’images en Île-de-France, I was invited to design a playful workshop for the production of animated films for the public.
    The films are made in sequence from cut paper. They are broadcast on the video channels of the Musée de l’ Homme. Visitors are invited to share their unique insights and sensitivities on the exhibition’s theme.
    This workshop took place during (...)

  • Regional meetings Passeurs d’images Rhône Alpes : production of a collective film for 80 people

    7 October 2017

    Collaborative creation of a film for 80 people.
    The Regional Meetings of Image Passengers of the Rhône-Alpes Region, organized by Acrira (Amaury Piotin) at the cinema of La Turbine (Michel Caré and François Bonifacj) on October 7,2017, brought together about one hundred young people who participated in workshops on image education during the year. I proposed the production of a collective film with all the participants. Why and how?
    Making a large number of people work together How do we get a large number of people to work together, with the demand that everyone speaks? This is an (...)

  • France culture : program “Matter to Think” by Serge Tisseron

    15 September 2017

    How can technologies help us think ? Focus on video to mobile phone. Discussion between Serge Tisseron and Benoît Labourdette.
    Serge Tisseron, a psychoanalyst specializing in images and robotics among others, offers since September 2017 a weekly program on France Culture “Matter to Think” is a 45-minute discussion with a technology specialist.
    A thought in action Serge Tisseron offered to talk with him on his second show (but his first recording!), About the creative appropriation of the camera in mobile phones. In this discussion, we propose a philosophical approach to the use of (...)

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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 Foreword How to choose phone Express guide for shooting with mobile phone Successful shooting with phone Successful editing Disseminate and keep his film (...)

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