Benoît Labourdette

Benoît Labourdette is a filmmaker, educator, expert in new media, cultural innovation and business leader. This website offers the sharing of his films and other works, as well as educational, cultural and technical resources.

Latest publications

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’42s, 2019).

“When the eye, emerging from the darkness, suddenly sees a luminous object, it will seem much larger at first sight than in the long run.” Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (optical).

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’56s, 2019).

The functions and necessities of art, which is not a luxury, but life and our very nature. Quotes from Paul Klee.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’57s, 2019).

Diffraction of the vision, relationship to the stars, entering Leonardo da Vinci’s mind.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’43s, 2019).

There are times when you have the feeling, if not the certainty, that you’ve missed the point.

Selection of articles and films

A very simple use of the mobile phone can speed up the scriptwriting work. In many fields prototypes are made, which can also be called drafts, diagrams, wireframes, mockups... The prototype makes it possible to partially simulate the (...)

Filmmaking workshops in holiday centres. Holiday centres CCAS traditionally offer holidaymakers many quality cultural activities. In the summer of 2018, we proposed an innovative, creative and participatory activity as part of the “Act’éthiques” (...)

How to get listening and silence in a group? Surprisingly, by going through a work on oneself the results can be spectacular. Silence is a prerequisite to listening: a false idea When we address a group of people, we need silence to be able to (...)

How to put a video online? What are the technical, patrimonial, practical, legal issues? Methodological tools for a professional and structured approach to video on the web. The concepts and methodologies presented in this article, although (...)

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My films are streamed here (with English subtitles). Between experimentation and narration, I often work in series. In all fields of artistic expression, the series is an important figure, because it makes it possible to express a principle, to (...)

I compose the soundtracks and music of most of my movies, and also compose, more rarely, autonomous musical pieces. Free treaming and download.

Because of the mechanical nature of its technical function, photography is for me a matter of time rather than a visual matter : in its silver salts, or its pixels today, it is time which is captured, preserved, reinvented at every glance. Time (...)

Shoot movies with mobile phones as of 2005, when cameras appear in phones, shoot movies with drones from 2013, when he sold quantities at Christmas, use standalone portable projectors to project movies in the streets, deflect the techniques of (...)

We are in a society of words, and in a society of images. Citizens have become producers and broadcasters of their images, as well as being spectators. The images and their circulations modify in depth the psychosocial dimension of our lives. (...)

I lead professional training in the field of audiovisual, digital, new writing, as well as of image education. And I build, coordinate and implement training programs.

Documents, conference recordings, downloadable books, press articles, interviews... related to my interventions in the fields of cinema, audiovisual and digital.

I’m en expert in film and digital video, workflow consulting, services with my company Benoît Labourdette production (DCP, VOD, DVD, Blu-ray, upscaling, encoding ...). I make projection assets and devices. I’m also a producer and director of (...)

The most popular ones

“Image education 2.0” (under the direction of Benoît Labourdette), practical book of image education in the digital age, published by ACAP. Free download. Download the entire book (french). In line with the work of Jacques Rancière (“The ignorant (...)

Initially questions What is literature ? A look at the real ? A meeting between a filmmaker and a reality ? What is the value of a documentary ? In the quality of spontaneity, the truth of this meeting ? Spontaneity and truth are they two (...)

Why use special software to write a screenplay ? A screenplay goes, often in a standardized format, which boils down to something very simple: one page = 1 minute. A script page contains: numbers, title and details of scenes, stage directions (...)

The first complete guide to filmmaking with mobile phones, Dixit publishing in 2008, which remains a reference. Free download. Download the complete book. I wrote this book to make it a concrete guide, technical as of shooting and directing. I (...)