Joris Favraud talks about his creative drone cinematography

Joris Favraud is a talented french filmmaker, based in Paris. Other than films, he works on music videos, shorts, features, commercials and drone videos which he directs and serves as camera operator. He has shot some really cool and creative drone videos for his projects. 

His films have been shown in 70 festivals from around the world.  Joris Favraud has won 13 awards, including “Best film in the architecture Festival” from NYCDFF for his recent drone video with his friend Guillaume Juin. In the following interview with NY Elite Joris Favraud talks about his latest projects.

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NY Elite Interview with filmmaker Joris Favraud

NY Elite: What projects are you currently working on?

Joris Favraud: I am currently working on music and travel. I’m working on Music Videos, commercial for brands, and sometimes on short movie. I started to work on drone videos one year ago when I started “BigFly” with my partner Guillaume Juin. I’m currently working on 5 music videos, and 4 personal video. One of the videos is for the New York city drone film festival, a travel video in Barcelona and Bahamas, and maybe another one about my next trip in iceland. I have projects waiting.

NY Elite: What is different about being in the director’s chair with this project?

Joris Favraud: For music video it’s really nice to add my vision to their music, and for my travel video I like to develop my own project. I feel really free with that.

NY Elite: Who do you feature in your projects? 

Joris Favraud: It can be an actor, or the nature. The location is really important, the natural light too. I love playing with the sun light and with fog. For me the light, the frame, the location are important just like the actors are.

NY Elite: What makes a film great for you? 

Joris Favraud: The idea, the atmosphere, the work on the frame, the music, good actors are the qualities for making a better film. You don’t need the most expensive camera. We are more creative with less gear all the time.

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NY Elite: What special technique do you use to help guide actors?

Joris Favraud: I like to see what the actor can give me without a lot of information. I believe in natural performances, and then we can work from that.

NY Elite: Top 3 favorite films you have been involved in?

Joris Favraud: I love our drone showreel, it’s like a little Hollywood teaser, or “byzantine” kind of epic church, lots of music videos for different reasons, and my next “Inside” video about NYCDFF in New York to share with people a really nice behind the scenes video.

NY Elite: Do you express yourself creatively in any other ways?

Joris Favraud: I love taking pictures, working on social media, developing strategy for artists. I would love to create music but I’m really bad at that.

NY Elite: What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a career in filmmaking?

Joris Favraud: Work hard and don’t give up, it’s really a hard job. But when you work a lot, you develop your skills, and it’s really exciting!

NY Elite: Any plans to direct another movie?

Joris Favraud: I would love to directed a other short movie. I want do that but it takes time.

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NY Elite: NY Elite: What can we expect from you in 2017?

Joris Favraud: Working on bigger projects, improving myself, travelling more, and directing my next short movie.

NY Elite: Where can everyone keep up with you to learn more? …social media…website

Joris Favraud: You can learn more about me on my website  or follow me on facebook  and instagram.

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