This week, we journey into the photographic eye of Lou-André Fière. Let her introduce herself!
Well, might as well introduce myself: Lou-André Fière, newly graduated from CEGEP and future student at Concordia University in Cinematic Arts. I’ve been interested in film for several years, but it was only after I directed a short clip on Montreal, my adopted home, that I decided to continue in this field. At the moment, I’ve only got a few short films to my name, but I have many more in my head that I’d love to make a reality.
My main source of inspiration is music. Often it’s music that inspires the ideas for scenes. This is why I was so drawn to a project like Through the Lens of... I could present my personal vision of a day at Piknic, which is itself an event based on music.
In my short film, I wanted to show what captures my imagination at Piknic Electronik. I find that there’s a very particular atmosphere at work. People share their good moods with their good taste for music. It’s like a giant human salad: all cultures, generations, and ethnicities mixed together and regrouped to move their feet in sync. So I wanted to film different people to represent this diversity. For music, I chose a piece that evolves and becomes more and more intense, just like a day at Piknic.
There you go! All this describes what I filmed on the marvelous day that was July 8th at Jardin des Floralies.
To watch Lou-André’s video, click here!