• Ingrid JANSSEN
     

    Corporate and documentary film maker and author
     


    Research in cognitive psychology on visual perception stirred my curiosity about filmmaking. After some time of screenwriting and journalism I started with corporate films and went on with documentaries. I worked on very diverse subjects: from steel industry to the launch of a new fragrance, from modern painting to architectural themes, from plane construction to the use of medical plants in the middle ages….and recently in sustainable fashion and textile.
    I am not attached to any special style, but very much concerned about the image, always trying to associate shape and content, developping esthetic to devote the story, conceiving films that really make sense, sustained by a discrete, but always present artistic direction.
    Last, but not least – some influence from my bi-cultural german-french background might have inspired the way I work on my films.
     
     
     
  • BEST WISHES

    2021

    A old oak tree inspired this video to get a good start for 2021

    2020

  • SOME RECENT FILMS

    CHIC ETHIC

    Ethique ? Durable? La mode ? Quel paradoxe ! L’ADN de la mode – le besoin irrésistible de changement – serait-il passé ‘de mode’? Quelle est la vision des jeunes créateurs ? Comment l’environnement est-il devenu une formidable source d’innovation ? Belles rencontres autour de la mode responsable au Festival de la Mode de Hyères

    LIFE - EIFFEL INDUSTRIE

    LIFE - it's full of surprises .... that's what we're dealing with every working day !
    A story about energy production, industry services and the reason why it counts.

    REFLECTING THE FUTURE

    As façade designers and manufacturers GOYER present their vision of an
    exterior able to react with the surrounding nature completed by an
    overwiew of their reference projects – reflecting on glass units in a
    virtual 3D universe.
     
    Full version: https://vimeo.com/99720328

    SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

    L'AGENCE QUALITE CONSTRUCTION (AQC) wanted to show the state of art in
    sustainable architecture today by analysing innovation risks on three
    examples chosen from a 250 case study.

    Philippe MADEC (Prix 2012: Global Award for sustainable Architecture)
    comments these experiences and gives his vision about future
    constructions.

    ABOUT PHILANTROPY

    "Encourage life - encourage the future" is the baseline of Bank of Luxembourg's corporate philanthropy.
    The film shows the large field of applications in architecture, arts, music, medical research and charity.
    More surprisingly, even the employees of the bank participate in their own way.

    THE COUNTRY OF PERFUME PLANTS

    Short cuts from a documentary broadcast by TV channel France 3 (‘CÔTE JARDIN’) :

    May rose, jasmin and some more perfume plants made the reputation and the fortune of Grasse (south of France) And today ?

    The cradle of the french perfume industrie is still the global hub for
    transformation of raw materials – even if only few of them grow on its
    earth.

    CONFLUENCE - SO LYON

    Imagining life and shopping in a new center part of Lyon, the 'presqu'île'.

    At the moment of shooting, the shopping center was in construction.
    Only its fondations and the raw structure of a few buildings could be
    seen in front of it.

    So many parts of the film are computer graphics conceived to be perfectly integrated in the life-story.

    ON DEMAND ...

    LINDA JACKSON, CEO CITROËN
    Citroën's CEO since 2014, Linda Jackson is one of the very few female top managers in the automotive industry. A serie of portraits presents her vision for the brand's future, each part focusing on a special aspect: international, customer relation, strategy, comfort, design, technology

    ON DEMAND ...

    BANK HISTORY:
    CIC Lyonnaise de Banque
    Economic evolution in the south east of France  - the last 150 years seen by one of the most important bank in that region, fouded in 1865

  • SOME FORMER REFERENCES

    BIRTH OF A BRIDGE

    By shooting for more than one year the construction of a new bridge over the Seine near Rouen (Normandy) I discoverd more than the technical difficulties to build the highest moving bridge in the world.
    Why did the city decide to construct the bridge GUSTAVE FLAUBERT just at that place and why should it look like an open door?  Sometimes history can give answers...and the local newspaper helped to reconstruct every step.

    LA MAISON FOURNAISE - IMPRESSIONS

    A restaurant's balcon near the Seine river became famous by Renoir's paintings. It was a place where all kind of artists, especially painters of the impressionist mouvement spent  week-ends some hundred years ago.
    To recreate the impression of this kind of painting I chose film shooting (35mm with 6 or 12 pictures per second) and then treating the result by video postproduction.

    24HOURS ON A STEEL PRODUCTION SITE

    24 hours with ArcelorMittal at Fos-sur-mer, in the south of France, to observe as near as possible the process of steel production - without any comment.

    EIFFEL'S SPIRIT

    Steel allows all kind of architectural fantasy but there is no evidence for the practical translation of these ideas and the worksite conditions are sometimes really hard– working at night, on high levels, and without consideration of  the weather conditions.
    Bridges, roofing, facades, industrial structures, locks, cruising liners - in France, in Germany, in Finland, on the Philippine Islands, in Irak : the Eiffel spirit is always in mind.
  •  INDUSTRIAL HISTORY ....

    on the Rhine border in Alsace
    The story of a steel construction plant, created 50 years ago by an industrial visionary whose dream was to construct a bridge over the Channel - before the project in the early 60's was transformed into a tunnel.  
    Actually a part of the Eiffage group, the Lauterbourg plant went through great moments alternating with economic crisis.

     

    near Nancy in Lorraine
    The story of an important boilerworks factory founded by the MUNCH family in 1909: upswing and fall, and then again, new niche markets and mergers ... a story of life
     
  • AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

    • « LA MAISON FOURNAISE - IMPRESSIONS"

      • GRAND PRIX du Festival Audiovisuel Muséologique1993 (DMF) à Paris

      • Prix "JEUNE TALENT" de la SCAM 1994

      • Primé au 16e Festival International du Film d'Art de l'UNESCO 1992

      • Primé au 11e Festival du Film sur l'Art, MONTREAL 1993

      • 1er Prix au Festival de Biarritz 1993

    • « L'IDENTITE VISUELLE » (SNCF) Festival International des Films Ferroviaires 1993

    • « LE SUCRE, NATURELLEMENT» (CEDUS) Festival Agricinéma 1999

    • « EIFFEL – AU-DELA DE L’HISTOIRE » (Eiffel) Festival du Creusot 2007

    • « TERRE D’ACIER, CŒUR NATURE » (Arcelor) Festival du Creusot 2007

    • « NAISSANCE D’UN PONT » (Eiffel) Festival du Creusot 2008

    • « L’ENGAGEMENT » (Conseil Supérieur du Notariat) Festival du Creusot 2009

    • « L’ESPRIT EIFFEL » (Eiffel) Festival Fimbacte 2010

    • « BATIMENTS D’AVENIR » (Agence Qualité Construction) Deauville Green Awards 2014

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