Tutorial for a professional practice
The DCP (Digital Cinema Package), is the “digital file format” specific to projection in cinemas (since the disappearance of 35mm film copies in 2012). It is an international technical standard. Here is a summary of the best practices for creating (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’11s, 2014).
The myth of scientific progress. According to Albert Bayet.
Training methods “Pocket Films” for movie teachers in Africa. Frame CFI (French Agency Media Cooperation) proposed in the context of the “Images of Africa” formation (training program for careers in television and cinema) a “Pocket Films” course of (...)
The 4th edition of the Ramdam Festival (festival of the disturbing movies), that was held in Tournai Belgium in January 2014, invited me to deliver a lecture “Mobile phone is the future of cinema” , followed by the creation of a collective film in (...)
A selection, a collection of notes by Benoît Labourdette on the creation of moving images and on creation in general, gleaned over the course of his work since 1992. As many pearls to think the artistic work and the so singular work of the moving (...)
Films with mobile phones in the Students and apprentices in cinema operation (Poitou-Charentes, France). The national operation “Students and apprentices in cinema,” supported by the National Film Centre and the moving image (CNC), offers (...)
Lost film distribution, a company headed by Marc Olry, releases in theaters in August 2013 Ryan’s Daughter, directed by David Lean (1970, with Robert Mitchum Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones). Quidam production ensured the upscaling and (...)
At the launch party at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) of the second edition of “The shortest day”, the international short film day organized by the National Center of Cinema release of the film H Building in the experimental (...)
Interview of Benoît Labourdette on the back of the Breton newspaper Le Télégramme, about the platform By my window, by Guenaëlle Daujon.. Link to the article on Le Télégramme : https://www.letelegramme.fr/france/benoit-labourdette-nous-sommes-tous-des-pra
I led the team for the association Documentary on Big Screen a two-day training on technologies “Digital Cinema”. Documentary on Big Screen is an association that supports the documentary in theaters and its dissemination in general, through (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’40s, 2021).
Film comes, in the history of mankind, as a much more religious fact than one might have thought at first glance.. André Bazin, in his article “Ontology of the photographic image” (1945), evokes in a very clear way the function of the original (...)
Benoît Labourdette is a filmmaker, educator, expert in new media, cultural innovation and entrepreneur. He was born in 1970. He founded, among others, the Court Bouillon screenings (1988-1997), the video production centre of the University of (...)
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 (...)
Innovative film distribution proposal.
Project for innovative post-confinement film distribution via QR Codes stuck on coffee tables. Project for innovative post-confinement film distribution via QR Codes stuck on coffee tables. Project for innovative post-confinement film (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’01s, 2021).
To see oneself in front of the roots of a tree.
Master 2 “Management of cultural projects” (Science Po Grenoble - OPC)
The digital practices of citizens are changing the meaning of cultural proposals, both public and private. The paradigm of access to culture has shifted and remains in motion. A training day to provide tools to consider cultural projects with (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’44s, 2018).
Life is freedom and love.
Benoît Labourdette Conference and workshop on the development of image educational practices in the digital era. Each year the association Children of cinema, coordinator of the plan School and cinematographic organizes a national meeting (3 (...)
The Forum des Images cultural institution in the city of Paris, is a cultural place of film programming, offers a collection of films about Paris and beyond, as well as many resources on its website. The teams face very directly to rapid changes (...)
You can do X or Y job and create on top of that, it’s 100% legitimate. Kafka was an insurance agent, etc. I realize this with the films I make for people: some of these films are great, of immense richness for me as a spectator, and yet it is not (...)
Interview with Benoît Labourdette by Axel Meunier on the film’s creative process "Tell me LED’. Axel Meunier interviewed me about the inspiration for my film being created “Tell me LED”. This 40-minute interview, titled “Conversation#39 - (...)
January 14, 2014 at The Concorde cinema in La Roche-sur-Yon, evening carte blanche for OFF Festival, with a screening of : Grow, Dominique Cabrera. Films awards at OFF Festival 2013: Beware of friends (Rémi Douence). I’m not a car nor Vincent (...)
We produce DCP (Digital Cinema Package) of movies, ie digital copies for projection in theaters. Very precise standards Standards projection in theaters, either at the picture and sound are extremely accurate. This is a great opportunity for (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette ( 2’54s , 2015).
The mystery of physiological processes at work in a movie theater.
As part of the session « Oh, my god ? » Friday, May 29, 2015 at “The cat in the tea-pot” place in Gap (France), screening of the film : « No picture on screen » (Benoît Labourdette 2’54s, 2015).
A professional training to collectively invent projection devices in order to build a greater intimacy with the material of the image. Then draw up a charter of good practices in the field of image education. As part of the Academic Meeting on (...)
Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette (duration: 1h35’).
How can we draw inspiration for the future of film exhibition from innovative projects carried out during the period of confinement in 2020? Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette, filmmaker, educator, expert in new media and cultural (...)
Retrospective of short films by Benoît Labourdette. The Festival Takavoir in Niort, is a “child” of the Pocket Films Festival. I had advised its founder, Guyome Simonnet, before its creation in 2009. In 2013, this is the fourth edition of the (...)
Cinema is a cross between a camera and the mechanics of a sewing machine, which helped capture on a long strip of film, a large number of photos one after the other. In this instance, since 1927, it is still 24 frames per second. These (...)
Attempt to create the “ideal” website for a filmmaker:www.jeanbaptistemathieu.fr.. Jean-Baptiste Mathieu is a prolific director, who has associated his vision with portraits of artists, experimental and musical videos, theatrical.... He has (...)
43rd Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival : film analysis course.
The Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival always starts with a two-day course. For the 43rd edition of the festival in 2020, the workshop is animated by Benoît Labourdette, and takes place in video, on the theme “Short film, digital and 21st (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’53s, 2013).
Where is cinema ? What is cinema ?
Marie Vermillard is a director (Lila Lili, Small revelations, Spoken suite ...). She has directed a short film in 2011, “Blinded bellow”, with mobile phone. In this interview, she explains how the proposal I made her to shoot a film with mobile (...)
Collective film (7’17s, 2019).
The vision, the hearing, the framing, the screens, the contemporary audiovisual practices... when it is the objects themselves that speak about it!
Scrivener is probably today the best software to write a script. Synthetic discovery of this tool. Why a specific software to write a screenplay? Why would we need specific software to write a script? Don’t we just need a pen or a word (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’05s, 2015).
The bankruptcy of a movie theater, and the words that accompany indifference.
Training for the Institut Français Region East Europe
To take into account the evolution of the use of moving images, in order to conceive adapted cultural proposals, motivating for the public, and in the missions of the Institut Français. Training day animated by Benoît Labourdette, within the (...)
As part of the launch of the new national coordination Passeurs d’images, I proposed an “interactive cinema session”. Come in, ladies and gentlemen! On June 5, 2018, Passeurs d’images, a national image education scheme funded by the CNC and the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (8s, 2020).
Unveiling rich movie programming in 8 seconds. For television broadcasts, it was necessary to have a trailer version of only 8 seconds, for the 42nd edition of the Créteil Women’s International Film Festival. The idea co-constructed between (...)
The company ED Distribution has launched in theaters December 26, 2012 “The people” Dutch movie by Alex Van Warmerdam (1992), the twentieth anniversary of its realization. Quidam production supported the restoration of the digital master and (...)
Legal, historical, technological, economic and political elements.
Piracy is a danger for creation, infringers must be punished“: this is the commonly accepted discourse, which directs points of view, regulatory and professional choices. And yet, the very people who hold this discourse contradict it in their (...)
And the fact that he thought Star Wars would be the end of his career. In fact, he fully risked himself, in this project, in all sincerity.
Anthropologies of cinematographic devices, by Jean-Louis Comolli, Benoît Labourdette and Vincent Sorrel. The Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire offer as part of their 27th one-day seminar, 20 August 2015: “The mutations of cinema”. Introductory (...)
I put out and I accompany the digital cinema workflows for producers, distributors, cinema and art schools : choice of cameras, post-production devices, broadcast quality... For example, I regularly manufacture (...)
“iMédiacinéma” is an initiative of participatory audiovisual creation which I accompanied the design and implementation in the town of Vitrolles and the Bouches du Rhone. This project, funded by the city and the department, is carried by the (...)