Work

Do you know the true etymology of the word “work” (“travail” in french)?

It is not tripallium (torture) as it is believed. In reality it is older: “travail” has the same root as “travel” in English.

In short: work = travel = transformation = do = create! The labor of birth for example, or the work on oneself.



A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’42s, 2018).

Work, potential factor of emancipation that can carry in itself its own reversal.

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 (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’16s, 2011).

A meeting, like a thousand other meetings. No, it is your meeting.

Loop video by Benoît Labourdette (1’10s, 2013).

People sitting, working in a small office, with the background the street behind the window. The superposition of four times by subtracting the pixels can give, if you look at a single character, an opening on the “depth” of the person, thus (...)

Working method

How to set in motion an approach open to cultural rights, that is to say, to put more democracy in the projects and the relationship with the public? A good way to start is to analyze your project according to the 8 cultural rights proposed by (...)

Writing workshop based around photographs. This project was part of the 8th international film festival Filmer le travail in the city of Poitiers and was supported by the CCAS, the works council of EDF. The workshop took place on the 17th and (...)

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 (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’44s, 2018).

Life is freedom and love.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’11s, 2018).

When a roll of scotch revolts.

Public presentation of the film’s creative process “Tell me LED” (Benoît Labourdette, 2015, 65 minutes), Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 16h. The Méliès Cinema (12 Place Jean Jaurès - 93100 Montreuil - France). Free entry. The Documentary Film meetings (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2000, 1h03 ’).

Synopsis On digital images digitally reworked where fugitive anonymous silhouettes goes on, a poetic monologue book a disenchanted vision of ghostly ballet of modern life. (Forum des Images)

In collective work, paradoxically, it is when one does not feel reassured that one works best. But how does it work? When we prepare for a job that involves the collective (leading a meeting, training, cultural action, giving a lecture, a (...)

Inventing art forms, filmed with drone. The Company, place of contemporary art in Marseille, led by Paul-Emmanuel Odin, invited me to offer to local youth, in the central and very popular in Marseille where it is an audiovisual creative (...)

Workshops for filmmaking with pocket cameras that I run through schools of art, cinema and other vocational training centers (Femis, Le Fresnoy, ESAV Toulouse, CEFPF,Imagine Institute Ouagadougou...). Appropriating very light production (...)

The drone is “democratizing”, begins to enter our lives. The world seen from above, the real world through this flying eye, disembodied, as in our vision of virtual worlds... our representation of the world is changing because of this new “look”, (...)

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