About
19 mars 2019

About

My first contact with video 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 30 countries, from Korea to Sudan, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Qatar… 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 multimedia and design. I began working as a freelancer in 2009, doing a variety of projects including commercials, broadcast design, promo videos, non-profit projects…

In 2016, I decided to take a light turn toward journalism, with the desire to work on projects that were meaningful to me. 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. I also co-directed and edited a number of news explainers, designed a new visual identity, and wrote a couple of stories for them.

In 2019, I returned to freelancing, and worked with various media and production companies (Upian, Mediapart…). I notably co-directed a web series called Dans ton tel (In your phone), and an investigative video involving media/spatial analysis and 3D.

I currently work with Forensic Architecture in London.

Through my experiences, I have developed a versatile range of skills (direction, shooting, editing, art direction, 2D/3D animation, information design, reporting, video analysis, coding), and arguably a sense of resourcefulness.

Nowadays, my work in journalism frequently involves finding visual solutions to represent abstract concepts, or to tell situations lacking iconography, often by making use of my motion graphics background. I also work on crafting videos with a "melodic" approach, taking a particular care to the audio flow.

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

CV

Currently Forensic Architecture - Video editor & assistant researcher
  • Forensic Architecture is a multidisciplinary research group based at the University of London that uses architectural techniques and technologies to investigate cases of state violence and violations of human rights around the world.
2019 Independent video director & motion designer
  • Fall 2019: projects with various medias / organizations (Mediapart, RNW, …).
  • Spring 2019: video series « Dans ton tel » for the French public broadcasting.
2016 → 2019 Le Monde - Lead motion designer & video director
  • Main tasks: producing motion graphics ; creating and deploying a new visual identity.
  • To a lesser extent: co-directing and editing news explainers ; writing news stories ; training.
2012 → 2016 Independent video director & 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 dance
  • 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)
  • 2017 → 2018: ESJ Lille
  • 2013 → 2017: IUT MMI Bordeaux
  • 2019: CFJ Paris (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)
2006 → 2008 Bordeaux Montaigne University
  • BA Degree in Digital Media (DUT MMI)
2005 Baccalaureat Scientifique