Master class with animated film producer Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
As part of a series of master classes led by the journalist Francis Gavelle, LISAA animation students have the opportunity to interact with Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, producer of animated short films and founder of Miyu Productions.
EMMANUEL-ALAIN RAYNAL – A CAREER DEDICATED TO ANIMATED FILM
On Thursday, 29th November, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal will speak to LISAA Animation and Video Games students to talk about his career and his company Miyu Productions, which produces short films and 2-D or 3-D animation music videos.
After a Master's degree in Film Studies at the university Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal embarked on a career as a director and producer. He founded his first production company before deciding to focus on animation in 2009, when he founded Miyu Productions.
With three studios in France (Paris, Angoulême, Valence), the company works on various projects including a children’s series with Disney EMEA and an animated feature film for adults.
The studio's films often receive awards at festivals. For example, the short film 5 Years After the War (2017) by Samuel Albaric, Martin Wiklund and Ulysse Lefort won awards at the Geneva International Animation Festival, the International Festival of Francophone Cinema in Acadie and the Off-Courts Festival in Trouville.
In 2017, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal co-founded Miyu Distribution and the Miyu Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to contemporary animation.
Alongside his activity as a producer, he is vice-president of the SPI (union of independent producers) in charge of animation, member of the AFCA (French association of animated film) board of directors and is head of the animation commission of the Occitanie region.
MASTER CLASSES WITH PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
This lecture follows on from the talk given by director Olivier Cossu, who came to present the animated film A Man is Dead. Several professionals host master classes that take place throughout the year, especially for animation and video games students.
Each master class is led by Françis Gavelle and addresses an issue related to animated film. They usually begin with a film or short films and are followed by a lecture and discussion with a director, a producer or another industry professional.
This is a real opportunity for the students, who can then to put their questions to professionals who represent contemporary creation in the field of animation.