Bienséance Discipline Clash vol. 3 (2022-23)

For our final edition of our Rap Contenders Parody, we had to re-think our entire process. Due to the past edition popularity, we had to numerous contenders wanting to take part in our show. We decided early on to have a show in two part, a first one to preselect contenders and the second part being the actual show.
I was responsible for the entire creative direction as well as the editing and direction during the shoot of the interview. It was a huge task but in the end I’m proud to say it’s the most ‘professional’ looking we’ve been able to be while still preserving our wit and humour!
Here’s a few of the many elements I had to create to define this year parody show :

Instagram Story to announce the clashs order.

One of the main challenge early on was the volume of effects and comps I’ll have to make due to the increase booth in content and length of the show. I decided to create effects differently as it was a limiting factor last time around. I decided to create simple loops that I could then insert over my timeline and therefore compose the final image in Resolve rather that in After Effects directly.

Teaser for the first part of the show.

One of my main goal for this edition artistic direction was to celebrate and have a feel of ‘official’ and classy look. Using logos of the differents rap crew in the school as well as having something a bit more streamlined while still keeping our identity.

To keep being efficient I created template comps that in which I would just insert the layers needed.
Using comps as functions and automating renders enabled myself to quickly iterate and process the effects!

Using lines of codes and extended referencing I was able to create a template that in which I just had to change the name of one layer to update the animation, text and effects. It enabled myself to process more than 50 titles in minutes. I’d like to push it even further and have a fully automated comp in the futur, providing it with a list of title and then rendering it in batch!

A demo of my ‘function’ comp

I really had a lot of fun being part of such an adventure with everybody wanting to push the joke even further. In the end it will have had an impact will still being just a fun joke between a group of friend!

Bienséance Discipline Clash vol. 2 (2021)

This year we had the opportunity to do the second round for our fake Rap Contenders show. We decided to step up our game with updated and more dynamic visuals and effects.
We ended up being two weeks late because of render time and bad timing but we were able to broadcast it live over youtube and in front of nearly 120 people. It’s really not the most politically correct show in the world but it’s a really creative and funny content to watch.

Bureau Des Conneries - Visual Identity 2021

This year, as our group grew, we started being noticed and decided to embrass fully the ‘Bullshit Bureau’ mood. Being strongly recongnized in the school now that we had beaten the student bureau with our sweatshirts,

I used nearly all of the designs created for the sweats to create a ‘collage’ of stickers. I also directed a short promotional video to announce our program for this year.

Bonne Déconne Concours (2020) - Visual Identity

We created our first merchandise contest to compete against the not-so-good-looking sweatshirt sold by the real student bureau of our school. It ended up being a real sucess as we doubled the number of sales they made.
As usual, I created a visual identity for the contest. We wanted to get something really flashy to contrast with other posters in the school.

I also created stickers and promotional videos for our newly launched Instgram page.

Bienséance Discipline Clash vol. 1 - Visual Identity 2020

For a fake Rap compilation made by a group of students from my school, I was tasked to create a visual identity and assets to legitimate the project.
For the EP cover and visuals of the EP itself, I took Samuel Lamidey’s (@raegular on Instagram) work on colors and Ben Mariott’s work on grain as an inspiration. It’s of course not an official EP.

Since it was made for students learning 3D animation, I’ve figured I could try to use colors inspired by Normal Maps.

The face and back of the disc.

a mockup made for a teaser and the poster we used to announce the event.

in the end, we ended up deciding to display the amazing music-clips created for the event during a live on Youtube. For this event, I was tasked to create a visual identity inspired by MTV and Rap Contenders Tv shows.
For the Logo I used old MTV logos as reference.