About Me

Bastien Robilliard

Filmmaker and video editor - Computer Science and Software engineer (UTC)

I was born in Normandy, France. I studied Software Engineering and Cognitive Science at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) and History of Narrative Cinema at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada).

I began my professional career as an engineer in the research department of the French National Institute of Audiovisual (INA) where I designed and developed experimental tools for semi-automatic indexing and description of audiovisual archives. I had the chance to work among brilliant and generous people whose passion and commitment was to share and disseminate knowledge.

I moved to China in 2004 and found the opportunity to do what I always aimed to do : explore, create images and tell stories. I started working for some of the first foreign production companies established in Shanghai. Soon I formed a partnership with two photographers and created THE COMPANY STUDIO, a photo and video production studio based in Shanghai. In addition to our commercial production and creative projects, we opened our studio to various activities, organizing and hosting photography workshops, video editing classes and art exhibitions.

For over 15 years, I have worked on numerous projects for a wide range of clients : from international companies to art galleries and museums, from advertising agencies to schools and public institutions. I have managed projects of all kinds, exploring different techniques and tackling a wide variety of topics.

Engineers, workers, academics, craftsmen, artists… I have the chance to observe them at their best. By witnessing their expertise and mastery, I can continue to satisfy my curiosity, and continue to learn.

I moved back to Europe in 2016 and I am now living in Luxembourg.