Digital cinema, a writing

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.


  • Maurits Cornelis

    28 November 2017

    From the stone are born forms, which rise up to heaven, and finally resorb themselves.
    A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’24s, 2017).

  • 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).

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  • Nelson Mandela Library in Angers : “Five years old, five movies.”

    25 November 2017

    Filmmaking workshop with mobile phone for teenagers in a library.
    On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the Library Nelson Mandela in Angers wanted to offer a workshop on the theme “The Library and You”to make films with mobile phones for teenagers. The aim of these films is to be shown on the library’s website and potentially looped on a screen. One day workshop on Saturday, November 25,2017. Claire Isnardon, librarian, set up this project.
    Audience Three teenagers are there for the workshop. It may seem disappointing that there is no more mobilization. But, few participants that (...)

  • 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 (...)

  • Ciné Lab # 6: “New usages, digital cultures. What (R) evolution for cinemas?”

    7 September 2017

    Day of reflection and common development of innovative projects, for cinema operators and mediators.
    The ACRIRA and the GRAC (Rhône Alpes region), within the framework of their “Ciné Lab # 6”asked me to participate in the animation of a day of reflection, questioning and development of concrete projects to imagine new practices for cinemas. The participants were film operators and mediators.
    This day was proposed, designed and co-hosted by Amaury Piotin (ACRIRA) and Isabelle Perez (GRAC ). It was held at La Vence Scène in Saint-Egrève.
    Conference on Digital Issues The morning was devoted to (...)

  • City of Clermont de l’Oise : shooting of a film with drone

    28 July 2017

    Workshop of film making with drone for a group of teenagers in Clermont de l’Oise.
    ACAP (Pôle Image Picardie), within the framework of the Passeurs d’Images system and in collaboration with the Center socio-culture de Clermont de l’Oise, offered me to animate a filmmaking workshop with a drone for one group of teenagers, during a week of the summer school holidays of 2017.
    The film directed, “War chronicles” (11 minutes), is viewable here. After are some insights into my method of conducting this (...)

  • Le feel

    30 June 2017

    Forget yourself in a gentle rhythm that drifts.
    Instrumental music, 2017, 3’21s. Improvisation by Benoît Labourdette (synthesizers).

  • Vatos Locos Video: “Designing and implementing artistic practice projects to combat racism and discrimination”

    23 June 2017

    Vocational training for leaders, teachers and managers of social and cultural structures. Video as a Tool for Citizenship.
    The association Vatos Locos Video, directed by Ludovic Piette, has been involved in cultural activities around the cinema on the territory of Vitrolles for 15 years. We have been working since 2012 to implement citizen projects, in partnership with the Agency for Cultural Engineering Office (Emmanuel Vergès). This one-day training session was the first vocational training course for Vatos Locos Video. It took place in the new media library La Passerelle in Vitrolles. (...)

  • Canopé 92: Project of collaborative web documentary by nine classes

    31 May 2017

    Accompaniment of a collaborative web documentary project initiated by Canopé 92 for the teachers of nine classes in the Hauts-de-Seine department.
    A web documentary project co-directed by 250 children The Atelier Canopé 92 is at the origin of this collaborative web documentary project. The aim of this initiative is to fuel the national platform “Raconte ta ville”, which includes web documentaries produced by pupils from primary school to high school.
    A “web documentary” is an interactive multimedia documentary designed to be broadcast on the web. It allows the development of narrative and (...)

  • Femis: Exploring Virtual Reality 360°

    1 April 2017

    A week of exploration of Virtual Reality by a group of Femis and CNSAD students, leaded by Benoît Labourdette. Experiments, creations, reflections ...
    A philosophical and critical perspective, through playful explorations, to question the emergence of this new technology. This week was abundant and collaborative, it would take a long time to tell: writing, reading, film making, invention of diffusion devices, exploration of potential subjects with this technology, diversions... You can discover a selection of productions in this mini- site created for the occasion: (...)

  • CCAS: Animated films workshop on the theme of work

    19 February 2017

    Two animated films making workshops (filmed and commented drawings) for electric and gas industry workers on the theme of work.
    As part of its cultural activities, the Caisse Centrale d’Activites Sociales (the EDF works council) questions itself about amateur practices. Participatory proposals generally struggle to mobilize, which is why the CCAS is looking for innovative ideas in order to allow its employees to create and express themselves. Italso thinks about the topic of work and thought it could be interesting that her employees also think about it. It is in order to try to answer (...)

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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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