About

My first contacts with the video medium was through breakdance in 2003. From my teenage years and throughout my twenties, I have been intimately involved in this movement, as an (average) dancer, and mainly as a videographer. Unexpectedly, this teenager's passion took me to more than 35 countries, from Korea to Sudan, El Salvador, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria… I worked with some of the best dancers in the world ; and I also went off-road, to meet some hidden talents in countries you’d least expect to have great dancers.

Alongside my dance journey, I studied digital media & visual communication at Bordeaux-Montaigne University and Hyper Island Stockholm. I began working as a freelance multimedia designer in 2009, doing a variety of projects, in diverse regions and contexts (selection of works here).

In 2016, I decided to take a light turn toward journalism, with the desire to work on projects that were meaningful to me. Soon I had the chance to join the video team of Le Monde, where I worked two and a half years as a lead motion designer / video maker. Alongside motion graphics production, I co-directed and edited a number of news explainers, designed and coded a new visual identity, and wrote a couple of stories.

In 2019, I returned to freelancing, and worked with various media outlets (Mediapart, The New York Times, Upian). I notably co-directed a documentary video series called Dans ton tel (In your phone), and a visual investigation on a case of Police violence in France.

I currently work with the research agency Forensic Architecture in London.

Through my experiences, I have developed a versatile range of skills: filmmaking, editing, art direction, information design, 2D/3D animation, media/spatial analysis, coding…

Nowadays, my work as a visual journalist frequently involves finding visual solutions to represent complex ideas, or situations missing iconography, with as much clarity as possible. I often rely on my motion graphics skillset, but also sound design, musics, testimonies…

I also usually build my edits from the audio track, shaping from there speech, mood, and flow. Which allows me then to develop on top of it a strong and symbiotic visual language.

My very first aspiration is to take part in telling stories that are meaningful, in the public's best interest.

CV

Currently Forensic Architecture - Video editor & assistant researcher
  • Forensic Architecture is an independent university based research agency undertaking media and spatial research of state and corporate violence.
2019 Independent video maker & motion designer
  • Fall 2019: projects with various medias / organisations (Mediapart, The New York Times…).
  • Spring 2019: web series « Dans ton tel » for the French public broadcasting (with Upian).
2016 → 2019 Le Monde - Lead motion designer & video maker
  • Main tasks: producing motion graphics ; creating and deploying a new visual identity.
  • To a lesser extent: co-directing and editing "news explainers" ; training ; writing.
2012 → 2016 Independent video maker & motion designer
  • Projects for: France 2 (Envoyé spécial, Complément d’enquête), Canal+ (Le Grand Journal, Le Petit Journal, Canal Street), Samsung, Nokia, Dior, Les Arènes, Korea Tourism Organisation…
  • Studios: The Mill London, Upside Télévision, Elephant & Cie, Ogilvy, Stink, Cartel Creative Korea, Red Bull Media House…
2009 → 2011 Independent multimedia designer & web developer
  • Flash/ActionScript3, OOP, PHP, Javascript, WordPress, video editing, motion design

Other experiences

2005 → 2016 Documentating urban dances
  • Involved in various collectives, I shot battles, portrayed dancers, edited highlights clips, directed short docos…
  • Collectives/clients: Red Bull Media House, The Notorious IBE, R16 Korea, Style2ouf, Juste Debout, Prodance.tv
  • Selection of works here
Since 2013 Teaching motion design, video making, visual storytelling
  • 2018 → 2019: RNW (Uganda / Rwanda)
  • 2019: CFJ Paris (individual support)
  • 2017 → 2018: ESJ Lille
  • 2013 → 2017: IUT MMI Bordeaux
  • 2016: Le Monde Académie (individual support)
  • 2014: Chengdu Tian Fu College (China)
  • 2013: La Nacion (Costa Rica)

Education

2011 → 2012 Hyper Island Stockholm
  • Motion Creative Program
2008 → 2009 Paris-Est University
  • BA Degree in digital art and multimedia (Licence)
  • Internship at Soleil Noir Studio (Flash developer)
2006 → 2008 Bordeaux Montaigne University
  • BA Degree in digital media (DUT MMI)
  • Internships: U-Koncept (video editor, motion designer), AFP (C# developer)
2005 Baccalaureat Scientifique