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Benjamin Minel
Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis
Category: Editing and Post Production
Work title: LUEUR
Country: France




When Benjamin MINEL started his broadcasting training at the university, Benjamin did not know what he would eventually do for a living. He just knew he liked well-composed frames, which is how he decided to work as cinematographer on student projects and short movies. Benjamin worked as stage manager on the feature film "L'Oeil de l'Astronome" directed by Stan Neumann. He also worked with Matthieu Poirot-Delpech (ASC), and he realized that he would be a cinematographer. Today, Benjamin works for a television channel as Camera Operator. He is also interested in urban explorative photography.

When 18H rings, the end of Valentine’s Day begins. A long road awaits him, both on his way home and in his head. Malaise, questions, incompatibility with its surroundings make it an be disillusioned. Yet he finds the strength to continue tirelessly …

Communication Objective
On the theme "being a fan", we wanted to further differentiate ourselves through our interpretion of the subject. Thinking of the idea that being a fan can mean to be passionate about a person, we decided to show passion through the eyes of an insecure man.
Simple story and simple special effects, these two points required a real connection. We shot a short film in color and then turned in black and white. We wanted to give the man’s world a monotonous and monochrome appearance, illuminating only at the very end. The goal was for the story and the special effects to be related, and to complement each other.

Tools used
Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe After Effects.

Adobe Tools
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS6, Creative Suite 6 Master Collection

Julien, Benjamin and Nicolas want to thank all their families and friends who believed in them.



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