Metalbanger, l'art de la violence

KissKissBankBank is a participative financial platform based on donations and compensation. If you are interested in the project, you may participate in its implementation and you will be compensated as a function of your donation. At this point in time, I have personally financed a few interviews myself (to make a promotional teaser). Metalbanger, the Art of Violence is an original concept mingling interactivity and immersion in the Metal universe. The project, deigned both for the web and television, aims to reveal the hidden side of a little-known or poorly-known culture, often described using a collection of derogatory clichés. Metal is often seen as a social threat, but it is still a very popular musical genre despite it being perceived with wariness.

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Metalbanger, l'art de la violence

<p>  </p> <p> Metalbanger, the Art of Violence is a transmedia and interactive documentary designed both for a web platform and for television broadcasting. It is an interactive documentary where 4 different topics can be explored as you wish and at your leisure.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The facebook page</strong> : <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>  </p> <p> Teaser with english subtitles.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="" width="400"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong><em>Synopsis: </em></strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Metal, derived from Hard-Rock and Heavy-Metal is a music labelled as violent. It is also a genre of music listened to worldwide. Several documentaries have focussed on the fans of Metal, but the musicians have only rarely been described. None of the films have explored the reasons that push artists to express their emotions through this controversial music genre, regrettably viewed in clichés and as an amalgam.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-8" src=""></p> <p> Hellfest 2012, day 1. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Metal is usually criticised for endorsing machismo and violent behaviour, for pushing people to suicide, or murder to towards alternative cultures. And the clichés on Metal amateurs are easy shortcuts: “they are stupid and are bad musicians”.</p> <p>  </p> <p> I wish to tackle these clichés differently in this documentary by exploring 4 different topics as follows.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong><em>Artistic expression</em></strong><strong>: </strong></u>why do some musicians feel compelled to express themselves in such a violent manner?</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><em><u>The morbid imagery</u></em></strong><strong>: </strong>why does Metal make so many references to death? Is Metal the only form of art that does that? Why is it taboo to mention death in our society?</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong><em>Life in parallel to Metal</em></strong><strong>: </strong></u>even though I have focussed on some of the best French groups (and one Swiss group), most musicians do not make their living out of their music. Some even have very respectable jobs, in total contradiction with typical representations.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><em><u>Work and technical expertise</u></em></strong><strong>: </strong>does one have to be a good musician to make Metal music? Is it hard work? Should musicians only listen to Metal or should they open up to other styles of music?</p> <p>  </p> <p> To answer all these questions, I selected 12 musicians, 2 sociologists and one manager of cultural events. Their views will be enlightening and will provide a different perspective on Metal and help reposition the genre in the field of the arts.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-15" src=""></p> <p> Virginie Goncalvès. Annecy, april 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-3" src=""></p> <p> Gorod. St Etienne, may 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-7" src=""></p> <p> Candice Clot, Marseille. January 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Through the approach and the topics treated, the documentary is first and foremost for unconditional Metal amateurs but it is also for novices, describing how Metal treats serious subjects like death or transmits values associated with tolerance, eclecticism and work ethics.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-10" src=""></p> <p> Mario Duplantier surrounded by his paintings. Bayonne, December 2011.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The documentary will be entirely calibrated in black and white. The logo, designed by an artist of the Metal scene, complies with the morbid imagery associated with Metal.</p> <p> The result recreates the paradox between the image of Metal, which is dark and violent, and its essence, definitely turned towards positive values. Many musicians confided to me that they turned to Metal for its authenticity.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-4" src=""></p> <p> Julien Truchan. Benighted. St Etienne, may 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Richard-kkb-16" src=""></p> <p> Blaise Brechbühl. Kruger, Lausanne, january 2012.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Which artists have been selected to take part in the documentary?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  <strong>Eryn Non Dae (the whole group during the recording of Meliora). Toulouse.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Virginie Goncalves: </strong>singer of <strong>Kells</strong>. Lyon.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Staif: </strong>guitarist of <strong>Eths</strong>. Marseille.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Candice Clot: </strong>ex-singer of <strong>Eths</strong>. Marseille.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Blaise Brechbühl: </strong>bass player of <strong>Kruger</strong>. Lausane (Switzerland).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Marc Petit and Jéjé: </strong>guitarist and singer of  <strong>Recueil Morbide</strong>. Montbeliard.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Pierre Jean Toti: </strong>guitarist of  <strong>Lokurah</strong>. Paris.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Julien Truchan: </strong>singer of <strong>Benighted</strong>. St Etienne.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Mario Duplantier:</strong> drummer of <strong>Gojira</strong>. Bayonne.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Adrien Grousset: </strong>guitarist of <strong>Hacride</strong>. Poitiers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Nicolas Chastel: </strong>guitarist of  <strong>Simplixity</strong>. Bordeaux.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Mickaël Desmarie: </strong>bass player of <strong>Minushuman</strong>. Périgueux.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Julien Deyres: </strong>singer of <strong>Gorod</strong>. Toulouse.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Fabien Hein: </strong>sociologist (University of Metz). Author (amongst others) of "Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, <em>Metal...Histoire, Cultures et pratiquants</em> (Metal.... History, Cultures and Practices)".</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Nicolas Walzer: </strong>sociologist. Author (amongst others) of "<em>Anthropologie du Metal extreme</em> (Anthropology of Extreme Metal)” and "<em>Du Paganisme à Nietzsche, se construire dans le Metal</em> (From Paganism to Nietzsche, shaping one’s personality in Metal)”. Paris.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Vincent Guidault: </strong>Cultural Manager of the Demeure de Ronsard. Tours.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> I now have to finance travel costs and the renting of material to carry on with the project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Travelling (fuel for 14200 Km, toll fees, accommodation) : 6900 euros.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Insurance : 500 euros.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Various materials ( external hard drive, memory cards...) : 500 euros.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Sound mixing : 600 euros.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Webdesign : 500 euros.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Total : 9000 euros</p> <p>  </p> <p> Who are we ?</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>FLORENT MAURIN</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Diplômé de l'Ecole supérieure de journalisme de Lille en 2002, Florent Maurin est ensuite engagé par le groupe Bayard. D'abord secrétaire de rédaction puis rédacteur, il est chargé, depuis janvier 2009, de la responsabilité éditoriale de la partie 7-13 ans de Bayam, l'offre jeunesse du groupe sur Internet. En parallèle, il crée <a href="">The Pixel Hunt</a>, société de production d'objets d’information interactifs et ludiques. Il est auteur de plusieurs newsgames, des modules au carrefour entre info et jeu vidéo, publiés sur Il collabore aussi à la conception et à la scénarisation interactive de plusieurs webdocumentaires, et donne des formations sur le sujet. A l'été 2012, Florent participe à l'émission d'été #Antibuzz, sur France Inter, dans laquelle il tient une chronique.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>WILFRID ESTEVE</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Wilfrid Estève est producteur, photographe, journaliste et professeur. Depuis 2004, il préside l’association reconnue d’utilité publique FreeLens et a reçu la mention spéciale du prix Nadar pour « photojournalisme, à la croisée des chemins » en 2005 en tant qu’auteur, et le grand prix du jury du WebTV Festival pour la plateforme interactive documentaire « La Nuit oubliée – 17 octobre 1961″, en 2012 en tant que producteur. Cofondateur de l’agence l’Œil Public, membre de l’Observatoire du photojournalisme du ministère de la Culture, conférencier spécialisé dans le digital storytelling et contributeur au Journal de la photographie ; il est depuis 2006 en charge de la direction artistique et éditoriale du studio de création et de production Hans Lucas.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>THOMAS BURGHARD</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Thomas Burghard est ingénieur du son, diplômé de la SAE Genève. Auteur compositeur, il intervient autant sur l’enregistrement que sur la post-production.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>RICHARD DELAUME</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Autodidacte, Richard Delaume rencontre le photojournalisme en 2005 lors d’un voyage aux Etats-Unis. Dès 2006, commence alors une collaboration avec la presse spécialisée (cyclisme) en France et en Angleterre.
La première expérience de reportage à l’étranger se déroulera au Burkina Faso en 2009 avec Les enfants des rues.
Depuis 2009, les collaborations avec la presse quotidienne (Tribune de Genève, 24h etc), mensuelles (Swiss Seasons, Révolution Magazine,) et corporate (photo et video) se font plus régulières.

La découverte de la vidéo en 2009 et des nouveaux formats de narration aboutira en 2010 à la réalisation d’un film et d’une série de portrait en Palestine sur le syndrome de stress post-traumatique, où il rencontre les habitants de Naplouse et des villages environnants et recueille leurs témoignages.Ce reportage arrivera 6ème au Prix Bayeux des correspondants de guerre en 2011.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



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