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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 (...)

Training day and co-construction of educational tools to work on self-image, designed in collaboration between theMaison de l’image (Noémie Rubat du Mérac, project manager) and Benoît Labourdette. April 26, 2018. Summary of the day on the website (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (53s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: John B.).

Write the language differently, reinvent our place in the world.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’54s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that cars don’t exist...

A film by Richard Texier and Benoît Labourdette (8’51s, 2014).

Film Richard Texier’s paintings with a drone...

Collective film (4’42s, 2016).

Exist? In time, in space, in poetry... in the image?

What is an image ? To answer this question, the first question to ask is: Why do we see? How do we see? What do we see? Keeping it simple: at the bottom of our eye, there is a “sensitive area”, which sends information to the brain, which (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’05s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that the night doesn’t exist...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’27s, 2018).

Discovering in the materiality of the world that a work of art is not what it seems.

From the point of view of perception, a film is only an illusion formed by our brain from visual and auditory stimuli. Images seen can produce sounds and vice versa. Each person mentally constructs a different film from the same film seen. Thus (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette, 4 minutes, 2009, digital, Scope 2.35, Color, stereo.

We meet a homeless in the street and we forget, one minute later.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that this train doesn’t exist anymore...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’11s, 2009).

Let’s imagine for a moment that fatigue doesn’t exist...

One of the first difficulties of writing the script is the macroscopic structure, ie the general sense of the narrative. Forget Syd Field There are, of course, the famous “three-act structure,” dear to Syd Field (see his famous book Screenplay), (...)

Thoughts Recently, drones equipped with cameras are accessible to the public. Ie the flying camera, previously reserved for seasoned professionals or army becomes “democratic.” This camera can produce images of the sky views and movements that no (...)

Pocket Films began as a film festival, founded by Benoît Labourdette with Forum des images (Paris, France, 2005-2010), dedicated to the creation of films with cell phones and pocket cameras. Its success made that it has become a common name : we (...)

The films gathered here were made in a collaborative way in 2019 as part of the participatory artistic action DIA LOG, which accompanies the changes in the Les Navigateurs district of Choisy-le-Roi. Immersed in the eyes of the children of the (...)

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