Emerging filmmaker Alizée Lafon wows us with her creative montage

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You’ve probably seen more than a handful of montage videos, but we came across one that’s killing it on the web: Fragments. This short was created by Alizée Lafon, a talented filmmaker and art director from Paris, France.

Fragments took a long time to create, due to Alizée watching every movie in its entirety before taking the perfect scene away for editing. Oh, and the cutting is flawless.

We asked Alizée a few questions to get to know her — and her work — a little better.

We loved Fragments, what inspired you to create it?

‘Thanks. That was an irrepressible envy to develop a montage as a tribute for the seventh art, my first passion’.

There are a lot of clips in Fragments — how long did it take to make the montage?

‘It took a little more than one year, adding new movies in the edit all along the months of process’.

How did you find each short clip for the film? Was there a lot of research involved?

‘I meticulously watch each masterpiece to extract some key shots, also adding personal reference ones’.

As well as a filmmaker, you’re also an artist. Can you tell us about your Cinephile Kits series (check out Alizée’s Cinephile Kits here)?

‘That illustrative series was, above all, a tribute to cinema then declined around full-length movies with a major art direction’.

Do you have a favorite film? What makes it so special?

‘Not one, but an intact admiration for emblematic directors such as [Ingmar] Bergman, Wim Wenders, [Luchino] Visconti, Milos Forman, [David] Lynch, [Pedro] Almodovar, among (lots of) others’.

Check out Alizée Lafon’s work on her website, Vimeo and Behance.

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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