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"Fragments - Les bruissements du monde" explores the quest for identity and quietness in the rumble of the world.

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Direction, film and music: Jean-Sébastien Monzani

Cast:
Woman: Stéphanie Schneider
Man: Laurent Annoni

Camera: Jean-Sébastien Monzani, Sébastien Monachon and Francesca Palazzi (assistant)

For better quality, I strongly advise to watch the DivX version or the file on Vimeo: [link]

(c) 2010 JS Monzani / jsmonzani.com. Please do not use any of my work without my agreement. LEGAL ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN IF YOU DO NOT RESPECT THIS COPYRIGHT
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xXXRainstormXXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:03Very dramatic entrance. Love it!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
@00:03Thank you :wave:
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apachiart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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faded-bloom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I very much like your color correction in this video. DO you mind telling if you have used any specific plugin for this one.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! There's actually an article about my color-correction here: [link]
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ScyllaNachtmahr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@07:34It scares me. But curiously in a positive way.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
@07:34;) thank you
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:34It's totally amazing, very deep. even though you can hardly understand the idea, but it's wonderful. I love that kind of movies, it feels like you're inspired by Steven Klein ;). Great Job !
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot :) Actually, I've never heard of Steven Klein before :giggle:
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're more than welcome :) I only said the truth
and umm Steven Klein is a fashion photographer, he takes photo and shoots video segments like these,
he made a wonderful book and exhibition featuring both photos and videos for Madonna, named "X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS"
it was spectacular by all means !
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I've just had a look.
My favourite fashion photographers are Tim Walker, Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh :)
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh, well I gotta check those out cuz I've never heard of them, I'm not much into fashion photographers, I knew Steven Klein through Madonna as I'm a huge fan of hers n then I know what he is and what he does .. xD
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
;)
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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figueline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
@07:33Tout simplement superbe...
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:33Merci beaucoup ! :)
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figueline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
@07:33Beau travail !
Je suis allée sur vimeo... Serait-il possible de mettre sur mon espace personnel (blog) ce merveilleux court-métrage avec lien, copyright etc...
Merci !
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:33Oui, pas de problème, tu peux recopier la mention sur Vimeo qui contient tout ça.
En gros:

Direction, film and music: Jean-Sébastien Monzani

Cast:
Woman: Stéphanie Schneider
Man: Laurent Annoni

Camera: Jean-Sébastien Monzani, Sébastien Monachon and Francesca Palazzi (assistant)

© 2010 JS Monzani / jsmonzani.com
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figueline Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
@07:33Un grand merci !
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StereotypMensch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Photographer
@07:34very impressing!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34:highfive: Thank you for enjoying it
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StereotypMensch Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student Photographer
@04:02great!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
@04:02Thank you very much :nod:
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It was creepy and romantic at the same time, I think.
I, too, was reminded of a piano player at the beginnning when she was just waking up.
I also thought the guy was going to give her voice back to her, but you have a point; she would probably rather remain silent than have his deluge of voices in one mouth.
The ping-pong balls confused me though. Were they meant to represent voice(s)?
I thought, after I watched it, that maybe the balls at the beginning was her voice(s) falling down all around her, hence she had no voice when she opened her mouth. And the ball that came out of the guy's mouth seemed to be blocking or muting the voices in his own throat.
The guy seemed very ghostly. I thought that maybe he was some long lost love of hers that was trying to communicate the conditions on the 'other side'. But it really did seem to resolve itself that it didn't matter what else happened, they were together again. That's the kind of feeling I got.
I liked the choice of costume, as it seemed to keep the focus on the characters even though the environment had a bit of a grungy feeling. And yes, the body language seemed to say a lot. Love, communication of that love without speaking (which is what body language is anyway), and a feeling of comfort and perhaps a bit of relief.
Truly a masterpiece, man. I can't wait to see more. :)
By the way, Stephanie is a really great actress; she definitely has the talent to speak without saying a word.
There I go again with a long comment. Je suis tres desolee, Monsieur Monzani. J'aime parler beaucoup. I also apologize for the lack of accent marks in those last two sentences; I'm from the US and don't automatically have access to accent marks on my keyboard. :D
Anyroad, love your work. Keep it up!

:peace:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
^_^ Thank you very much ^_^
I was with Stéphanie yesterday and told her about all the interesting feedback I'm getting. It's really great for us!

Have a great day!

Cheers

JS
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're entirely welcome. :D

:peace:
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raemarshall Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34This is one of the most amazing short films I've ever seen.

I'm really touched by it.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34Thank you, I'm really glad that you liked this one!
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HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Beautiful and once again so stunning and scary the eyes cannot focus on anything else but this video. Here's my interpretation: A bride, running from the altar, losing consciousness, being hunted down not by a lover, and left for dead. The white orbs, falling like hailstones that don't hurt on first glance, steal her voice. Slowly, on the instinct of survival, she gets up, painfully and with great force, to realize her voice has been stolen, she had a beautiful voice, so it is all the more tragic. She hears other people's voices, clinging to them, trying to reach them, her saviors, but the walls are a smooth barrier, one she cannot pass, to be defeated again. Then she meets her voice, the man in white, beautiful and pure, he is her voice. But it isn't the happy reunion she wants. He doesn't give himself to her, rather causing her more jealousy, fear and pain, with voices of others, she wants to hear them no longer. And like a lover, the one she ran from, he betrays her, "hugs" her into unconsciousness then caressing her neck with the touch of a lover and killer both, debating between love and and longing to create a new victim. And in the end, saving her, loving her, joining her, becoming her lover and savior. Maybe he's even the lover she had been running from, he willing to forgive and apologize and love, her purifying lover who is also her voice and for a moment her fear was maybe not for her actual voice but to the one who completes it. Out of your videos this one is by far my favorite, your finest. The story, directing filming, acting, music! All flawless, together creating a beautiful harmony of a masterpiece.
Hp
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you! It's also one of my favorite videos as well. Both actors did it great!
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HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Not to forget the beautiful shots and music, and direction, credit is given when due.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you
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HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
A pleasure.
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HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
@04:28Beautiful and once again so stunning and scary the eyes cannot focus on anything else but this video. Here's my interpretation: A bride, running from the altar, losing consciousness, being hunted down not by a lover, and left for dead. The white orbs, falling like hailstones that don't hurt on first glance, steal her voice. Slowly, on the instinct of survival, she gets up, painfully and with great force, to realize her voice has been stolen, she had a beautiful voice, so it is all the more tragic. She hears other people's voices, clinging to them, trying to reach them, her saviors, but the walls are a smooth barrier, one she cannot pass, to be defeated again. Then she meets her voice, the man in white, beautiful and pure, he is her voice. But it isn't the happy reunion she wants. He doesn't give himself to her, rather causing her more jealousy, fear and pain, with voices of others, she wants to hear them no longer. And like a lover, the one she ran from, he betrays her, "hugs" her into unconsciousness then caressing her neck with the touch of a lover and killer both, debating between love and and longing to create a new victim.In the end, saving her, in the end, her savior and lover, maybe even the one she was running from, deciding to forgive, to love to save, rather than hurt.
I absolutely loved this one, more maybe than all others I've seen of yet. The story, filming, directing, acting and music! All flawless and together creating a masterpiece of harmony.
Hp
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timak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
@07:32Hey man, I adore your talent! Great work!!!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:32Thank you :)
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Recreating-life Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:34I was scared and upset when I saw this...I know I probably comment to much...but I really do enjoy your work!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34^_^ I you wanna be upset, try to watch "Paragenèse" if you have time. It's one of my recent short movies :)
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Recreating-life Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:34Ok, i will!
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vaelvictus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Stupid deviantart glitched and I had to rewrite my comment and I can't delete the other one. Yeah, this site is really falling apart. ~__~
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vaelvictus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Felt a tad boring, with the drawn-out actions such as the initial standing up, and man grasping her, taking forever. Still, it was interesting and definitely surreal, and overall a job well done.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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vaelvictus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
@07:34Overall felt pretty boring, with some drawn-out actions like the initial waking up just taking forever. Still, it was an interesting concept, and I liked hearing the people all talking at once. Nice job.
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LadyCrimson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
@07:34love the symbolism behind this... and the scene where the man's mouth falls open and words just rush out of it

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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34Thank you very much for enjoying it :)
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DarkAngelNami Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
@07:34I was so into it.
I almost forgot to Breath.
I could Feel my heartbeats
beatinq to the video.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:34:hug: Thank you so much! It means a lot to me :nod:
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DarkAngelNami Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
@07:34It was my PLeasure.
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Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   General Artist
@07:34that was amazing! if i could fav it a million times i would! truly beautiful!
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