Raphael Thibault

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Raphael Thibault is a colorist, compositing and finishing artist.

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As a Film Director, his work blurs the line between Performance, Visual Art and Cinema.

Graduated from the ENSAD in Paris, Raphael Thibault is a former Light Designer and Cg artist who worked at Keiichi Tahara's Studio.
He moved to japan in 2005 in order to shape up his skills as a cinematographer ; and shot a feature film adapted from a japanese novel by japanese author Abe Kobo,
Forbidden Loss.

Entering Le Fresnoy, France National Digital Art Studio for contemporary artists, he directed
Mange-bitume, a 16mm short film, a very dark story haunted by the shadows of Antonioni and
Bela Tarr.
Moving to digital filmmaking in 2008, he started exploring high-end feature film VFX techniques, and applied them to Live Performance Art projects. He collaborated with cutting-edge contemporary music composers and sound designers from the IRCAM, such as Hyun-Hwa Cho and Pierre Jodlowski, in order to create groundbreaking trans-media experiences and Audio-visual shows, such as
Vox Humana and Grainstick.


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Diplômé de l"ENSAD - Paris, Raphael Thibault a débuté en tant que Designer Lumière et infographiste chez l'artiste Keiichi Tahara.
Déménageant au Japon en 2005 en vue d'affuter ses talents de cinéaste, il tourne un long-métrage adapté d'une nouvelle de l'auteur japonais Abe Kobo, intitulé
Forbidden Loss.

De retour en France il entre au Fresnoy, Studio national des Arts Contemporains, et y réalise
Mange-bitume, un court-métrage en 16mm dans le style d'un film noir et hanté par l'influence de Béla Tarr ou d'Antonioni.
S'intéréssant au cinema numérique en 2008, il explore différentes techniques propres aux long-métrages américains à effets spéciaux, et les applique à des performances artistiques. Il collabore avec des compositeurs issus de l'IRCAM, tels Hyun-hwa Cho et Pierre Jodlowski, il conçoit deux expériences trans-médias étonnantes :
Vox Humana en 2009 et Grainstick en 2010.
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