Morgann Gicquel

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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.

Experience

Screenwriter - Feature length film The Precautionary Principle

La Maison des Scénaristes
Since January 2015
Responsibilities completed
  • Selected at the 69th Cannes Film Festival by La Maison des Scénaristes

Teacher - Editor

Sirius Productions
Since March 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Teaching editing workshops to young kids and adults

Director, Editor

CRESCENDO - ART
Since July 2015
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing a music video for Mathieu Salama's interpretation of Cold Song.
  • Directing a teaser for Mathieu Salama's upcoming concerts.

Operator, Editor - Documentary

CoExist
January 2015
Responsibilities completed
  • Recording images for an upcoming documentary about a French organization tearing apart prejudices with youth.
  • Editing a demo-reel for the documentary.

Director, Editor, Operator - Corporate Videos

Teletime Video
August 2014 to December 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing, filming and color grading corporate videos for clients such as: ADP, Geico, Hooters, Great Clips...

Editor, Color Grader - Feature Documentary

Collaborate Ideas & Images
June 2014 to September 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Editing a feature documentary (52min) on L.A.C.E.S. a soccer initiative in post civil war Liberia.

Editor, Color Grader - Webserie

Collaborate Ideas & Images
May 2014 to August 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Editing, color grading and mixing three episodes of The World Cup Project, a tv-series about the Soccer World Cup

Director - Music Video

Alejandro Meola
March 2014 to May 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing, editing and color grading music video shot on 16mm film stock for the single Black Feather Angels.

Editor - Best-Of for a Film Festival

Collectif Prod
May 2013 to June 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Editing a 3 minutes video from random footages of a film festival about comics.
Detailed Description

Video Recording for a One Woman Show

La Comédie des Ondes
May 2013 to June 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Filming and editing a theater play and its trailer.
  • Photo shoot with the actress for promotional use.
Detailed Description

Director - Short film

Crop The Block
May 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • 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

http://croptheblock.com/

Director, Editor - Corporate Videos

Fundme.fr & Challenges
March 2013 to April 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Filming and editing 22 pitchs for the french economic magazine Challenges.

Actor - Short-feature: Four O'Click

Student Short-Feature
April 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • I played a psychopath who torture a blackmailer.

Cameraman/Editor - for two Film Related Conferences

Collectif Prod
March 2013 to April 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Filming two 2hours conferences delivered RFB. First one about script breakdown, second one about entertainment worker in France.

Director - Music Video

DAäRi (band)
Since October 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Director & editor for stop-motion music video of the single : 'the dreamer' by DAäRi --> http://dai.ly/x11412i

Director, Editor - Corporate Videos

FundMe
September 2012 to July 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing and editing 72 corporate videos for FundMe.fr
Detailed Description
Company website

http://fundme.fr/fr/

Director - news report on Don Rosa

Glénat
January 2013 to February 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing a report on the coming of comics author Don Rosa in France for the 60th Angoulème International Comics Festival.

Operator, Editor - Video Reporter

Lagardère active
November 2012 to January 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Video recording and editing events.
  • In charge of a WebTv for three weeks.

Speaker - Movie-Club

Mix'âges
November 2012 to June 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Choosing and introducing movies.
  • Organizing debates about the movies.
Company website

http://www.mix-ages.org/

Editor - Commercial Video

Luxèse
May 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Editing a clip about QU QIANMEI
Detailed Description

Cameraman/Editor - Conference

ANIA
January 2012 to February 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Video recording eight hours of a conference.
  • Coordinating two cameras and audio recording.
  • Editing and RFB delivery.
Responsibilities completed
  • 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.
Responsibilities completed
  • Writing a short-feature script in less than five hours.
  • Building two sets in four hours.

President - Film Society

Lizard's Pride Pictures
July 2011 to June 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • 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.

Company website

http://lizardspridepictures.wordpress.com/

Director - Making-of documentary

ESKWAD
May 2011 to August 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing a documentary about the filming of "Un Bonheur n'arrive jamais seul" by James Huth.

Film Association President

DYNAMITE CANAL PRODUCTION
December 2008 to June 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • 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).
Company website

www.dynamitecanalproduction.com

First Assistant Director - Short-feature

Joséphine Méreuze
April 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • 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, ...).

Teacher - University film course

UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS VIII
January 2011 to May 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Philosophic analysis of cinematographic fictions.

Teacher - High School Directing Workshop

PRO. HIGH SCHOOL LOUIS-ARMAND
September 2010 to May 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • Boom operator for Xiao Wang's "But I'm a creep"
  • Installing hf microphones (dmx 2020).

Editor - video clip

ELIKIA RECORDS
June 2010 to July 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing a documentary about the making of Hervé Godillot first short-feature: 'À tout prix'

Speaker at a Seminar About Philosophy and Documentary

UNIVERSITÉ PARIS VIII
October 2009 to June 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • Philosophic analysis of cinematographic documentaries.
  • Help in programming.
  • Translation and french subtitling Jean-Luc Godard "British Sounds"

Cameraman - Journalist

Ronde Infinie des Obstiné(e)s
March 2009 to June 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • Recording and editing announcement (more than 20 000 views on dailymotion - the french youtube).
  • Vidéo follow-up of all the Ronde activities.
Responsibilities completed
  • Directing and editing a film in 48 hours.
  • Supervizing a 24 person crew.
  • Supervizing set building.
Responsibilities completed
  • 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.

Cameraman - corporate videos

IMAGINE-R
June 2008 to August 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Making footage for two internet videos.

Student - Directing Workshop on a film set

UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS VIII
March 2011 to May 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Sound Boomer
  • First Assistant Director

Private english teacher

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

Baby-sitting

Particulier
September 2008 to June 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Baby-sitting two girls aged 4 and 9 for three years.

Extra - Long-Feature

AGAT FILM & CIE
September 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Extra on Jean-Jacques Zilberman's 'La Folle histoire d'amour de Simon Eskenazy'