Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:07:58 GMT
Thibault Dumoulin is an award winning director fascinated by people who have a passion for life. Raised in the South West of France and living between Ireland and Biarritz, he spends most of his time surfing and sailing when he is not filming.
His passion for sports, nature, travels and real people brings a true authenticity to his films. As a former creative director Thibault also has a great sense of aesthetic and beauty.
Thibault has worked for brands such as Azzaro, Addidas, NIKON, JO2016, HP, or Sosh and directed music videos for Citizens! Feder (with millions of views) and Hollysiz among others.
Name: Thibault Dumoulin
Repped by: Quad (FR) and Couscous (US)
Awards: Best Director and BMVA, Best international video clip at Bogota, vimeo staff pick
Life today. I'm excited by emotional pieces trying to show how curious and exciting humans and the real world are. Also I love daring projects, anything related to adventure or with a crazy idea.
I always think about the story first, even if it's a more conceptual script. Then, I look for striking visuals, but it has to make sense.
I increasingly try to work only with brands and markets whose values I'm comfortable with. I think that it's always better to be on the same page, for the brands and for the directors.
They are all important, making a commercial is a team effort. It is very important to understand the client's needs, the creatives first vision, to have a solid and trustful relationship with the producers, a strong artistic shared vision with the dp, a similar pace with the editor, eye sensitivity with the colour grade artist etc. It's a card castle.
Well, I like narrative pieces, I actually just wrote my first feature film scenario. I always try to tell a strong story and make it look authentic.
Very often people think that my work is too awesome, I like to remind them I'm only human :(
A thousand things can go wrong on a shoot. A few examples : frozen waterfall, wild animals not in a working mood, knocked out athlete, stuck in a storm in the ocean, got robbed, a crazy night in Vegas... But we always find a solution and I'm still alive.
It is always a fine line to find. Making the best film possible is the best way to make everyone happy.
Yes, it is very important, creativity needs people from every kind of background. I was actually not supposed to become a director, I grew up in a small town dreaming about becoming a reporter. In my head, being a film director was only a job for rich kids. And I learnt the trade thanks to open minded and welcoming people. I will mentor too eventually.
Yes big time, I changed my mindset with this crisis. I spent the first year of this pandemic in a very small surfing town off the west coast of Ireland to refocus on what I wanted to achieve. I am now back in France with a lot of new projects that I'm proud of: a film, a photo book and some new business perspectives. It is impossible to know now how deeply this crisis is going to change, affect us. But I can already feel the first effects on me.
It really depends on the project, I still think a lot in 16/9 but I am very used to doing the crazy stretch to 9/16. We just have to shoot more material but it's not a big deal, we grew up with the Internet, so we are used to. I quite like to play with new square medium formats as well, easy to use in every kind of platform and quite cinematic.
I must say I am a vintage guy. I still shoot analog photography, always suggest to shoot in 35mm , prefer real edgy locations than studio and CGI's, love instrumental music... But I'm aware of what's going on, no worries.
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