2010
Because We Are Visual

In Because We Are Visual Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes immerse themselves into the world of public video journals. The Internet and its online communities intend to bring people closer together and to connect them. Yet, surprisingly, it seems that the virtual world confronts these so-called vloggers more than ever with their own loneliness. This documentary allows the viewer to discover this contemporary phenomenon and focuses on the experience of the body within this virtual space. By means of visual material gathered from online sources, the cineastes create a unique poetic realm in which thoughts, fears, desires and worries, shared via the webcam, merge together.

Info 
Screening Format
DigiBeta
Length
47 min.
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Colour/B&W
Colour
Sound
Stereo Mix
Language
English & French
Subtitles
English, French & Dutch available
Credits 
Directors
Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
Editing
Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
Sound editing
Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
Editing advice
Elias Grootaers & Nico Leunen
Sound mix
Michel Schöpping
Extra sound design
Billy Bultheel, Wiet Lengeler
Sound advice
Michel Schöpping, Martine Huvenne, Elias Grootaers
Music
Mount Kimbie, Ethan Rose, Billy Bultheel
Grading
Olivier Ogneux
Titling
Mario Debaene
Mentors
Elias Grootaers, Martine Huvenne, An Van Dienderen
Audio postproduction
Klink Amsterdam
Video postproduction
Caviar Brussels
Thanks to
Kaatje Aerts, Felix Aerts, Bart Claes, Marie Claes, Rosanne Claes, Meikeminne Clinckspoor, Nathalie Cools, Michel Coquette, Herman Croux, Jona De Baerdemaeker, Antonia De Keersmaeker, Eric De Vos, Mieke De Wulf, Marc Eenens, Hans Galle, Victoria Gonzalez, Marthe Lengeler, Veva Leye, José Mathieu, Kenzo Mattelé, Kyoji Maruyama, Johan Opstaele, Christian Paulussen, Max Pinckers, Helena Rochette, Ilona Rochette, Michel Rochette, Daniel Roelant, Birgitta Seghers, Nele Seghers, Nefer Vanden Bulcke, Frank Van Goethem
With the support of
Crinto bvba, Scam, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners
KASK 2010

Awards

2011
La Mention du Jury Presse, 13e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux Paris
2011
First Prize Student Competition, Bandits-Mages
2011
Special Mention of the Jury, Filmer à Tout Prix
2011
Special Mention of the Jury, Videoex Festival
2011
Prix du Jury Jeunes de la Corrèze, Festival du Cinéma de Brive
2010
Wildcard Documentaire
2010
Legaat Franciscus Pycke
2010
Mathilde Horlait Dapsense
2010
Winner of the 5th qualifying round of NPS New Arrivals, Rotterdam
2011
Grand Prix du Cinéma Différent (Grand Jury), 13e Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux Paris