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 have shot some of the best dancers in the world, and I have also gone 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 in 2009, doing a variety of projects including commercials, broadcast design, internet videos, websites, non-profit projects… I have worked for agencies and studios such as The Mill, Havas, Upside TV, Elephant & Cie, Flab…

In 2016, I decided to take a light turn toward journalism with the desire to work on projects that were meaningful to me. After several experiences for TV, I have had the chance to join the video team of Le Monde. I have worked two and a half years there, as a lead motion designer ; I also had the opportunity to co-direct and edit news explainers, to design a new visual identity, and to write a couple of stories for them.

In spring 2019, I returned to freelancing, and I currently work for various medias and organizations (Upian, Mediapart…). This year, I have notably co-created the documentary video series Dans ton tel, for the French public broadcasting. I have also co-directed a 15 min investigative video for Le Monde, involving OSINT and 3D.

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 without a doubt a certain sense of resourcefulness.

Nowadays, my work in journalism frequently involves finding visual solutions to represent abstract concepts, or to tell situations that lacks 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 Freelance - Video director & visual journalist
  • 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 Freelance - Motion designer & video director
  • 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 Freelance - 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 journalism
  • 2018 → 2019: RNW (Uganda / Rwanda)
  • 2019: CFJ Paris (individual support)
  • 2017 → 2018: ESJ Lille
  • 2014: Chengdu Tian Fu College (China)
  • 2013: La Nacion (Costa Rica)
  • 2013 → 2017: Bordeaux Montaigne University

Education

2011 → 2012 Hyper Island Stockholm
  • Motion Creative Program
2008 → 2009 Paris-Est University
  • BA Degree in Art and Digital Media (Licence)
2006 → 2008 Bordeaux Montaigne University
  • BA Degree in Digital Media (DUT MMI)
2005 Baccalaureat Scientifique