MEDIA OFFLINE

Journal intime d'un monteur/cadreur/realisateur -
Personal diary of a cameraman/editor/director

Quand j’ai droit à une prime.
When I receive a bonus.

Quand j’ai droit à une prime.

When I receive a bonus.

Quand MEDIA OFFLINE fête sa première année
When MEDIA OFFLINE celebrates its first year.

Quand MEDIA OFFLINE fête sa première année

When MEDIA OFFLINE celebrates its first year.

Quand c’est dimanche soir et que je n’ai pas du tout, du tout envie d’être lundi.When it’s sunday evening and that I really, really don’t want to be monday.

Quand c’est dimanche soir et que je n’ai pas du tout, du tout envie d’être lundi.

When it’s sunday evening and that I really, really don’t want to be monday.

Quand j’ai monté toute la journée un flashmob sur “Happy” de Pharrell et que je tombe dessus à la radio quand j’ai enfin fini.
When I have edited a flashmob on “Happy” by Pharrell during the whole day and it’s on the radio when I’ve finished.

Quand j’ai monté toute la journée un flashmob sur “Happy” de Pharrell et que je tombe dessus à la radio quand j’ai enfin fini.

When I have edited a flashmob on “Happy” by Pharrell during the whole day and it’s on the radio when I’ve finished.

Quand je pense à feu ma vie sociale.
When I think about my dead social life.

Quand je pense à feu ma vie sociale.

When I think about my dead social life.

CARPENTER BRUT - Escape From Midwich Valley

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A short movie freely inspired by The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft, on a soundtrack by CARPENTER BRUT.

SYNOPSIS 

Back in the place of her childhood, in an oddly sinister port city, a young woman plagued with traumatic memories will discover that her destiny is even more cruel than the creatures running after her…

 PROJECT GENESIS

Fascinated by the world of H.P. Lovecraft since the age of 12, from the time I started directing I always dreamed of putting the writings of my favorite author on the screen.

In parallel, the films of John Carpenter have also had a great influence on the choices I’ve made.

The universe of Lovecraft  (1890-1937) revolves around a mythology of his invention, extremely thorough, which connects each of his novels to the others. After Lovecraft’s death, many colleagues, disciples and even fans were thus able to pick up the torch making him posthumously one of the greatest science-fiction/fantasy writers of the twentieth century.

Of all of his novels, The Shadow Over Innsmouth is probably the most representative of the Lovecraft method : infuse terror into everyday life through a clear and rational explanation. In this case, how a small port town was cut off from the world and gradually fell to pieces when its inhabitants made ​​a pact with creatures coming from the bottom of the ocean. Mating with them, they engendered hybrids that, born human, take on traits and mannerism much more … aquatic, over the years, until they one day join the depths of the ocean forever.

The idea of ​​inevitability has always fascinated me and I see it as a good engine for a solid story. But I still lacked some experience and a few ingredients before I could hope to put the project in motion.

All this changed the day I listened to an album of CARPENTER BRUT. Following in the footsteps of Justice, French electronic music artist CARPENTER BRUT has been receiving more and more attention because of his inspiration from horror films of the 80s and the success of his compositions. His song Escape From Midwich Valley attracted my attention by its title, which is clearly a reference to John Carpenter and his series Escape From NY and Escape From LA, and reminds me of The Shadow Over Innsmouth which tells the story of a man pursued by the terrifying inhabitants of Innsmouth.

Listening to the song, everything becomes clear - I have my story, my thread, my pace. I developped a synopsis and scenario, and finally, a detailed storyboard. I contacted CARPENTER BRUT who granted me permission to use his song. The project is running. It will be a short film (not really a music video) of 6min30 without any speech or dialogues.

More motivated than ever, I began to gather experienced technicians and actors who immediately accepted to participate in the project.

Quand un client participe au financement d’un de mes films perso.
When a client participates in the financing of one of my personal movies.

Quand un client participe au financement d’un de mes films perso.

When a client participates in the financing of one of my personal movies.

Quand je reçois un PDF de 8 pages en guise de retour d’un client mécontent.
When I receive a 8 pages PDF as a feedback of an unsatisfied client.

Quand je reçois un PDF de 8 pages en guise de retour d’un client mécontent.

When I receive a 8 pages PDF as a feedback of an unsatisfied client.

Quand le client m’envoie - encore - une “vertical video” à recadrer.When the client sends me - once more - a vertical video to crop.

Quand le client m’envoie - encore - une “vertical video” à recadrer.

When the client sends me - once more - a vertical video to crop.

Quand il faut expliquer 50 fois à la cliente pourquoi son fichier en 320x240 n’est pas exploitable.When you have to explain 50 times to the client why her file with a definition of 320x240 doesn’t fit.

Quand il faut expliquer 50 fois à la cliente pourquoi son fichier en 320x240 n’est pas exploitable.

When you have to explain 50 times to the client why her file with a definition of 320x240 doesn’t fit.