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Cinematographic creation, artistic production, cultural development, scientific research, pedagogical innovation, vocational training... From my activities, this website offers the free sharing of my films and other works, educational and technical resources, captations, testimonials and rare publications.


  • Museum of Man : “Expanded” visit

    19 June 2017

    “Expanded” visit of the exhibition “We and the others, from prejudices to racism”, Museum of Man, Paris. On 25 June 2017 at 11 am. Unique tour.
    A guided tour like no other Animated films were produced by the visitors of this exhibition as part of the “Animated Cinema Workshops” that we have proposed. A selection of these singular, rich and poetic films “increases” an exceptional guided tour: the films are projected during the visit, the exhibition is enriched by the diversity and creativity of the visitors’ imaginary and imaginary looks.
    Since the number of visitors is limited, you have to (...)

  • Remembering Alice

    14 May 2017

    A mother returns in the footsteps of her missing daughter. The work of mourning, like the work of birth, is a work of unconditional love.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’40s, 2017). With Marion Geerebaert.

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  • 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 (...)

  • Cinematheque of Martigues : “From the sensitive to the camera”

    1 April 2017

    The Cinematheque of Martigues offers a program of films by Benoît Labourdette.
    “From the sensitive to the camera”
    Benoît Labourdette’s film program, from April 1 to 15, 2017, as part of the exhibition “Films in the Pockets”.
    Presentation text To tell his unique story, his own and also those of other individuals, who come out of anonymity thanks to a depth of intimate relationship that can be offered to the cinema. As in a mirror to recognize oneself in the interiority of the other. A non-chronological journey over a period of twenty years of Benoît Labourdette’s artistic production, between (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • 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.

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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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