Jonathan Paquet (FR)
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How has the digital changed the face of film studios? What with cameramen filming sets filled with little crosses and actors dressed like frogmen gesticulating with all those white balls stuck to them, the choreography of traditional sets has given way to another, sometimes very strange kind of performance. In this context, how do actors convey their emotions to an empty set that has been erased and replaced by the virtual? With the escalating possibility offered by digital tools, now it is actors themselves who are becoming dematerialised. Today, ageing actors are being reborn in front of our amazed eyes thanks to the fact that man is virtually remodelling the human form, even going so far as to play God when the actor comes back from the dead. When an actor dies during a shoot, is it acceptable to have him continue to act digitally, whatever the nature or genre of the film? That is the postulate of this fiction: A.N.A. (Actrice Numérique Analogique) [Analogue Digital Actor]. This short film relates the transition between traditional cinema and contemporary cinema through the gaze of a real actor faced with a virtual actress.

Jonathan Paquet
Jonathan Paquet France
Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni

Born in 1986, in Poitiers (86). After receiving technical (BTS Audiovisuel) and then artistic training (Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing), Jonathan Paquet started combining light and colour, which are inseparable from each other. He also explores the space of the image and the concepts of the real and the virtual. His inter-disciplinary approach opens up avenues of experimentation, enabling him to rethink the modern image by drawing on the past. These experiences have naturally led him to create bridges between painting, photography and cinema through digital and new technologies.


2008 BTS Audiovisuel (EICAR PAris)
2012 Licence Journaliste Reporter d'images (EICAR Paris)
2017 DNSEP (ESA Tourcoing)

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains