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Morgann Gicquel

Director, Editor, Spectator

Morgann Gicquel
Paris (75015) France
Professional Status
Employed
Open to opportunities
About Me
I grew up with two important father figures : a giant beta camera and Jurassic Park toys.

Through those you can see my entire life: the fascination of small monsters and this huge device, more than half my size, which could record everything I saw.

When I was 11, I got 'Lego Studio' a Lego movie set with its own mini-camera and mini-editing software. This was the start of so many stop-motion animations that I continue today.

Every morning before going to school, at the age of 13, I watched a film. I got up two hours before the classes began and before getting some instruction, I educated myself with Polanski, Spielberg, Weir, Kubrick, Lynch - to name but a few - for more than four years.

14 years old: I film everything. My friends, my dog, my parents, the sea, the sky, the moon, legos... I begin to build my own short-stories with my friends and what comes handy. In eight grade I co-direct with three classmates a 14minutes documentary about the Shoah.

I went for a scientific high school diploma. But, even though I have a real fascination for science, my grades doesn't hold up. I try to make up for my non-scholar mind in going regularly to a film workshop where we experiment video art. With the firm intention of doing things my way, and while discovering Kubrick's cinema, I decide to make a 50minutes film with some classmate and my own equipment. We then set up a paying screening which attracted some 200 viewers.

I did it again in twelfth grade with a second 50minute long film, the same year I would pass my high school diploma in science (baccalauréat S). The film, called Baccalauréat, is about the insecurities and self-estime issues with teenagers and got an article in the french magazine Marianne.

My high school diploma in hands, I went to Paris VIII university to follow a bachelor in philosophy with a minor on film studies. As I always dreamt of an open education in a humanist way, I certainly got what I wanted.

During the summer with my old high school classmates, we create a film society to help teenagers between the ages of 15 and 25 to make films, animations and music (in direct relation with cinema). I'm appointed president.

During the second semester of my first college year I became politicly engaged in a strike against french law LRU which could result to ending such curriculum as philosophy & cinema.

At 21 I was giving my first classes at University (What is cinema). Two years later I flew to New York to learn about cinematography at Brooklyn College.

Today I have directed more than 30 short films and 150+ corporate videos, commercials, music videos and I'm embarking on a journey to direct my first feature documentary.
  • Creator of #1 show on Facebook Watch "Riddle Me This" a cartoon web series about riddles, puzzles and mind teasers.
  • Development of new Show Ideas for Facebook Watch
  • Co-Creator of web series Beauty wOw
  • Creator of web series Professor Genius
  • Selected at the 69th Cannes Film Festival by La Maison des Scénaristes
  • Editing viral content and Managing Social Communities for Genius Club (from 400K to 5 M fans)
  • Elaborating marketing strategies for Beauty Studio (0 to 1.4 M fans)
  • Managing teams of 7 editors

Teacher - Editor

Sirius Productions
March 2016 to December 2016
Part-time
Paris
France
  • Teaching editing workshops to young kids and adults
  • Directing a music video for Mathieu Salama's interpretation of Cold Song.
  • Directing a teaser for Mathieu Salama's upcoming concerts.
  • Recording images for an upcoming documentary about a French organization tearing apart prejudices with youth.
  • Editing a demo-reel for the documentary.
  • Directing, filming and color grading corporate videos for clients such as: ADP, Geico, Hooters, Great Clips...
  • Editing a feature documentary (52min) on L.A.C.E.S. a soccer initiative in post civil war Liberia.
  • Editing, color grading and mixing three episodes of The World Cup Project, a tv-series about the Soccer World Cup
Company Description
  • Directing, editing and color grading music video shot on 16mm film stock for the single Black Feather Angels.
  • Editing a 3 minutes video from random footages of a film festival about comics.

Video Recording for a One Woman Show

La Comédie des Ondes
May 2013 to June 2013
Freelancer
Paris
France
  • Filming and editing a theater play and its trailer.
  • Photo shoot with the actress for promotional use.
Detailed Description
  • Directing Baby Got His Gun a fictional short-feature about french street Rue Mouffetard for a virtual video map of Paris created by Crop The Block.
Detailed Description
Company Description
A virtual video map of Paris in the spirit of "Paris, je t'aime".
Company website
  • Filming and editing 22 pitchs for the french economic magazine Challenges.

Actor - Short-feature: Four O'Click

Student Short-Feature
April 2013
Student Project
Paris
France
  • I played a psychopath who torture a blackmailer.
  • Filming two 2hours conferences delivered RFB. First one about script breakdown, second one about entertainment worker in France.
Company website
  • Director & editor for stop-motion music video of the single : 'the dreamer' by DAäRi --> http://dai.ly/x11412i
  • Directing and editing 72 corporate videos for FundMe.fr
Detailed Description
Company website

Director - news report on Don Rosa

Glénat
January 2013 to February 2013
Volunteer Work
Paris - Angoulême
France
  • Directing a report on the coming of comics author Don Rosa in France for the 60th Angoulème International Comics Festival.
  • Video recording and editing events.
  • In charge of a WebTv for three weeks.
  • Choosing and introducing movies.
  • Organizing debates about the movies.
Company website
  • Editing a clip about QU QIANMEI
Detailed Description
  • Video recording eight hours of a conference.
  • Coordinating two cameras and audio recording.
  • Editing and RFB delivery.
  • Student Jury member during the 13th European film festival in Essonne.
  • Watching all ten long-feature film in competiton, debating and giving the 2011 Student price.
  • Writing a short-feature script in less than five hours.
  • Building two sets in four hours.
  • Creating and registering the association.
  • Choosing and maintaining follow-up on film projects.
Company Description
The association aims to help creation and experiments in cinemaographic fictions.
  • Directing a documentary about the filming of "Un Bonheur n'arrive jamais seul" by James Huth.
  • Creating and registering the association.
  • Creating and holding a trade mark.
  • Choosing and maintaining follow-up on film projects
  • Directing twelve short-features
Detailed Description
  • When I left the association all the videos we made under my presidency were seen 145 942 times on dailymotion (the french youtube).

First Assistant Director - Short-feature

Joséphine Méreuze
April 2012
Student Project
Paris
France
  • Shooting preparation (Production Schedule, Script Breakdown, Dealing with film shootings application in Paris, searching for equipments and props...).
  • Shooting organization (Call sheets, assisting the director, actors, crew, ...).
  • Philosophic analysis of cinematographic fictions.
  • Helping and teaching students to write a short-feature script.
  • Helping students with the video equipments.
  • Support the students in shooting and editing the short-feature.

Boom Operator - Short-Feature

Xiao Wang
January 2012 to February 2012
Student Project
Paris
France
  • Boom operator for Xiao Wang's "But I'm a creep"
  • Installing hf microphones (dmx 2020).
  • Editing a teaser for a video clip.
  • Editing a video clip + color calibration.
Detailed Description

Director - Making of

Région ile-de-France
November 2011 to December 2011
Freelancer
Ile-de-France
France
  • Directing a documentary about the making of Hervé Godillot first short-feature: 'À tout prix'
  • Philosophic analysis of cinematographic documentaries.
  • Help in programming.
  • Translation and french subtitling Jean-Luc Godard "British Sounds"
  • Recording and editing announcement (more than 20 000 views on dailymotion - the french youtube).
  • Vidéo follow-up of all the Ronde activities.
  • Directing and editing a film in 48 hours.
  • Supervizing a 24 person crew.
  • Supervizing set building.
  • Helping and teaching students to write short-features.
  • Helping students with the video equipments.
  • Support the students in shooting and editing short-features.
  • Instalation of the screening equipment.
  • Film analysis.
  • Making footage for two internet videos.
  • Sound Boomer
  • First Assistant Director

Private english teacher

Private
October 2010 to May 2012
Freelancer
Paris
France
  • Weekly english courses for a 14year old girl.
  • Assistance in scientific courses.

Baby-sitting

Particulier
September 2008 to June 2011
Freelancer
Paris
France
  • Baby-sitting two girls aged 4 and 9 for three years.
  • Extra on Jean-Jacques Zilberman's 'La Folle histoire d'amour de Simon Eskenazy'