Drones

The drone, this flying camera that comes among us, raises, for a filmmaker, important issues. Military object, object for surveillance and death, object of cartographic ubiquity by multinationals, and soon business purpose, delivery device. Forbidden gaze from the sky, filmmaker object from virtual worlds that happens in the real world, look with no body to hold, object subjected to wind, cold or warm air, sensitive to the invisible movements of nature, camera flutters around us... These changes of perspectives question our worldview. New places of view to explore, to question, to divert, to invest with imagination and creativity. Take distance with technological objects submit us. Questions of storytelling.

Projection on the ten screens of EP7 - The digital dance hall (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France) of a selection of films by Benoît Labourdette shot with a drone (18-minute loop video), along with other works chosen by the Mobile Camera Club (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’09s, 2019).

Tribute seen from the sky to the work of Victor Vasarely.

Developing collective films with drone in two hours! First edition of “the beautiful May” festival As part of the first “the beautiful May” festival (I saw a documentary) in Lorient, I led a one-day workshop on how to make films with drone, for (...)

A film co-directed by Alain Fleischer and Benoît Labourdette (18’01s, 2016). Music by Benoît Labourdette.

An UAV in the Picasso Museum in Paris just before its reopening in 2014. An unusual visit to a place such that you will never see it again. And Picasso speaks...

Workshop of film making with drone for a group of teenagers in Clermont de l’Oise. ACAP (Pôle Image Picardie), within the framework of the Passeurs d’Images system and in collaboration with the Center socio-culture de Clermont de l’Oise, offered (...)

Film shootings with drone during the end of year celebration of Paul Langevin college in Mitry-Mory. In Mitry-Mory in the Paris region (France), the Concorde cinema (led by Maëlig Cozic-Sova) initiates cultural collaborations with school (...)

Creation, writing, production, interpretation of a film entirely shot with a drone, piloted by teenagers. On two successive Saturdays in January 2017, the city of Niort, in partnership with the FRMJC of Poitou Charentes and within the framework (...)

Audiovisual workshop with drone for young inhabitants of the city of the Navigators in Choisy-le-Roi, as part of a multidisciplinary artistic project. As part of the Urban Renewal project in Choisy-le-Roi, several successive actions took place (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’47s, 2016). Produced by Arcadi Île-de-France.

Documentary on the exhibition “Prosopopoeia, when objects come to life.” The look of a machine, the drone, on objects endowed with autonomy.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’04s, 2016).

A rat race, to mourn the departure of the beloved.

Conference on artistic creation with drones. UAV Images Conference-debate in the auditorium of the Gaite Lyrique Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 19h. 3a Rue Papin, 75003 Paris, France (free entry) Details As part of the release of the latest (...)

Conference on creativity with drone of filmmaking masterclass with drone. As part of the 2015 edition of Digifest Festival in Toronto, on the theme “Privacy, money, pleasure: learn how technology is changing everyday life”, I gave a conference (...)

Experimental film by Benoît Labourdette (7’26s, 2015). With Marta Zielinska and Senghte Vanh Bouapha.

A couple of “Living ghosts” emanate from the walls, floors, windows, of an old apartment.

Article on the site Popular University of Pictures (UPOPI). On the representation of the world that drones are changing. The Popular University of Pictures is an editorial site for educational purposes established by CICLIC, the Pole of Picture (...)

Explorer and challenge the imagination of the drone into action by the realization of a collective film. Infilmement small festival As part of the 4th edition of the film festival for high school students Infilmement small festival, I proposed (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’45s, 2015).

Visual composition, music and sound, from a noisy flying camera, referring to the movie “The Man with a Camera” (Dziga Vertov, 1929).

The drone as a tool for sound creation. The Wave Length Festival 12th Festival of the radio and listening (Brest - France), invited me as part of a partnership with INA to lead a masterclass / performance with a drone, which led to the creation (...)

30-minute performance with a drone, for a filmmaker, a performer and a composer. Benoît Labourdette, Gabriel Beckinger, Philip Griffiths. The next weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December, at 15h and 16h at the Pompidou Center (Paris), come (...)

Film workshop with drone during one week for a group of teenagers, to make music clips, and more... ECLA Aquitaine, under the “Passeurs d’images” dynamic, driven by Virgine Mespoulet, wished to propose an innovative film workshop with drone, for a (...)

Artwork digital video. Benoît Labourdette. 5’51s, 2014.

Abstract shapes, children color from the sky.

Inventing art forms, filmed with drone. The Company, place of contemporary art in Marseille, led by Paul-Emmanuel Odin, invited me to offer to local youth, in the central and very popular in Marseille where it is an audiovisual creative (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’54s, 2014).

A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier.

Exploring the issues of pictures made by drones, in workshops for children. On 27 September 2014, as part of the launch day of the season for young audiences at the Pompidou Centre (Paris, France), I proposed a foreshadowing workshops (...)

A film by Richard Texier and Benoît Labourdette (8’51s, 2014).

Film Richard Texier’s paintings with a drone...

Filming with a drone singularly change the view of the world, and perhaps the film writing, in political and sensitive aspects. As part of the study day “Framing/deframing Editing/Disediting - The aesthetic challenges of connected audiovisual (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’09s, 2014).

Where is our body ?

Thoughts Recently, drones equipped with cameras are accessible to the public. Ie the flying camera, previously reserved for seasoned professionals or army becomes “democratic.” This camera can produce images of the sky views and movements that no (...)