What I do

I produce, edit and design news videos and documentaries, with a focus on visual investigations.

My videos frequently attempt to explain complex information, or intricate situations, sometimes with limited footage available. To do so, I often lean on my twelve years background in motion design. But my work also includes research, writing, reportage, art direction, video editing, 3D modeling, coding…

My main aspiration is to take part in publishing meaningful stories, in the public interest.

Story

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 Brazil, USA, China… I worked with some of the best dancers in the world, and I also went off-road, to meet hidden talents in places like El Salvador, Qatar or Sudan.

Alongside my dance journey, I studied digital media & visual design at Bordeaux-Montaigne University and Hyper Island Stockholm. I began working as a freelance multimedia designer in 2009, working for design studios, production companies, in diverse regions and contexts.

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 joined the video team of Le Monde, where I worked two and a half years as a lead motion designer. Alongside motion graphics production, I had the opportunity to co-produce and edit a number of news explainers, to design and code a new visual identity, and to write a couple of stories.

In 2019, I returned to freelancing and worked with several media outlets (Mediapart, The New York Times, Upian). On November, I joined the research team Forensic Architecture.

CV

Currently Forensic Architecture - Video producer & assistant researcher
 
  • Forensic Architecture is an independent university based agency, undertaking media and spatial research on state and corporate violence. (More info.)
  • Tasks: video production, research, 2D/3D animation.
2019 Independent video producer & motion designer
 
  • Projects with Mediapart and The New York Times.
  • Web series « Dans ton tel » for Arte, France.tv, (…) with Upian.
2016 → 2019 Le Monde - Lead motion designer & video producer
 
  • Main tasks: producing motion graphics ; creating and deploying a new visual identity.
  • To a lesser extent: co-producing and editing "news explainers" ; training ; writing.
2012 → 2016 Independent video producer & 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 have been intimately involved in B-Boying culture, filming battles, portraying dancers, producing short documentaries…
  • Collectives / clients: Style2ouf, IBE, R16 Korea, Prodance.tv, Juste Debout, Red Bull Media House…
  • Selection of works here
Since 2013 Teaching motion design, video production, 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