Editing © Benoît Labourdette.
MA Scène nationale Montbéliard: “Joseph”, a travelling film by Joseph Morder © Benoît Labourdette.

A film designed to be screened on the city walls on a travelling basis.Yannick Marzin, director of the Scène nationale de Montbéliard, proposed to the filmmaker Joseph Morder and myself to design together a travelling film: based on a visit to (...)

CFI : Digital Training for teachers editors (AFDA - South Africa) © Benoît Labourdette.

Expert training to technology and digital video workflows, for editing teachers from several schools in the African continent. At AFDA, Johannesburg, South Africa. Inter-school training programCFI the French Cooperation Agency media, organizes (...)

The voice-over: friend or foe of the scenario? © Benoît Labourdette.

Voice-over is often discouraged in academic scriptwriting textbooks, which focus on the dramatic situation rather than on an interiority considered potentially boring. And yet, many films, and even “mainstream products”, successfully use (...)

Automatic photo booth © Benoît Labourdette.

A “Photo Booth” machine with interactive marketing hit me. I made this series of photos into a movie. But in reality, the photos are already in the film series, it is not necessary to change the (...)

When it comes to music, I feel like I suck, that I don't know the rules, that I should know how to play, that I should know all the technique, etc. © Benoît Labourdette.

When in fact, I just understood my way of making music: I record things, rushes, as I do with images, as I feel, and whose value is in what is happening in a unique way at the moment I record them. I feel that a magic is possible, and that’s what (...)

Collective editing © Benoît Labourdette.

Collective film (10’06s, 2019).

The editing of the films, where tastes are confronted: watching together, dialoguing, choosing, arranging...

When I feel like doing something, when I feel it, like starting to edit a film, even if I have no idea where it's going, well, I do it! © Benoît Labourdette.

And then I stop along the way, when I don’t know what to do. And then I let it rest. And we see what matures.

Arcal : teaser of the opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” © Benoît Labourdette.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (6’44s, 2016).

Making the teaser of the opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” (production Arcal, directed by Louise Moaty). March 2016.We designed, with the stage director Louise Moaty, the live video stage device of this opera. Logically, the Arcal, producer of (...)

Paul Valéry University (Montpellier - France) : “Drone-camera, deportation of the gaze” (conference) © Benoît Labourdette.

Filming with a drone singularly change the view of the world, and perhaps the film writing, in political and sensitive aspects.As part of the study day “Framing/deframing Editing/Disediting - The aesthetic challenges of connected audiovisual (...)

MOOC Digital Media Paris : “Image and Mobility” © Benoît Labourdette.

The MOOC of the city of Paris on digital media, with Benoît Labourdette.The City of Paris launched “MOOC Digital Media Paris”, of which I am one of the first responders, with Dominique Cardon and ORLAN.This MOOC is built by EPSAA (Higher (...)

When I edit my films, I am unable to watch them in their entirety, it blocks. © Benoît Labourdette.

Like an impossibility to put the final touch. So I show the film without having seen it myself. I remain in confusion with the object. For « Unaware actors » yesterday, I was more serene, because, for the first time I think, I watched the whole (...)

Book : “Shoot a movie with your mobile phone” © Benoît Labourdette.

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 (...)

Identicals Series © Benoît Labourdette.

“Identicals, the daily impressions” : impressions of everyday life, short episodes, less than 2 minutes, kinds “look at stopping” the fleeting moments, which, if one stops for a moment, reveal their depth.The starting point of my use of video (...)

All tags

Photographs, paintings, drawings, assemblies and texts by Benoît Labourdette (unless otherwise stated).

And also: