This guy is a God of just about every creative genre there is. As he says
“…..mainly working as a film director in media such as video, 8 to 35mm film, 2D and 3D animation, Stop Motion, photography, illustration, painting, screen printing, sculpture, collage, knitting, holograms, and more… I’m a very curious person, constantly looking for avenues of expression that combine those different mediums.
Call me a do-it-yourselfer.”
I ran across his work first when I saw his filmclip for ‘Iron’. For this song/filmclip Lemoine sings, plays, directs, produces and is probably the owl too. As a musician, he goes by the name Woodkid. It is one of the best filmclips I have seen in a while. The song is pretty fantastic too. When watching this clip, I advise bigify and loudify.
Lemoine has won awards all over for lots of stuff, the list is impressive for such a small time scale but I’m not going to go through it all – for details go here http://www.yoannlemoine.com/?page_id=13
Other film clips he has done are ‘Evergreen’- Axelle Renoir, ‘Mistake’-Moby, ‘Teenage Dream’-Katy Perry, ‘Back to Decemaber’-Taylor Swift. As I am not a fan of the last 2, you can go watch them yourself, the clips are great, thats all I can say. ‘Evergreen’, on the other hand, is a beautiful song and a beautiful fimclip. As this one was created using aniboom.com and I am not particularly knowledgeable about this site/company, I have been unable to find out who, exactly the artist/s are. But it was directed by Lemoine.
For those of us who are hardcore internet followers, Lemoine’s film for the AIDS Awareness campaign, GRAFFITI, has been seen more than 10 million times on Youtube. This is one he won lots of awards for. It is probably not good for under 18′s though.
There is bucketloads of photography too, if you’re interested. Check out his site, its chock full of goodies. This is one guy worth keeping an eye on.
interview 1 - http://youngdirectoraward.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/yda-2010-yoann-lemoine/
interview 2 - http://www.kromotion.com/en/interviews/28/98