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Anatoly IVANOV

Hi, bonjour, привет! I’m a French / Russian film director, DP, steadicam op, still photographer, art director, web / graphic designer, co-producer.

Behind the camera since 1997. 📷🎥

Based in Paris and Geneva (remote pre- and post-production, design). Working around the globe (on-site shoots / production / manufacturing).

I’m particularly interested in A to Z projects involving multilingual brand identity, film, photography, design, code and sound… managing 150+ teams from inception / financing to distribution / consumption.

I specialize in realistic, thought-provoking, discretely emotional narratives that break free from mass-entertainment trends and canons, with emphasis on color, minimalism, precision, experimental editing and electronic music… elaborate cross-cultural pieces that provoke, inform and, yes, sell. 🙂

I know how to create stuff from nothing. Discern patterns and business logic out of any dataset, any industry, any country. Inspire others to work together towards a goal that might seem impossible. Stuff that’s pretty and functional.

Yeah, I have a slight preference towards functional programming paradigms. 😀 And, while I segued into programming… I’m particularly interested in any tech that helps us automate tasks, improve user experience (code-driven UX design)… so we can focus on the few advantages we still have over machines: the creative stuff. 🙂

My programming tastes and approaches?

  • users’ solutions first, dogma second — procedural, functional or object-oriented
  • strong typing, ideally (I dislike the loose typing of JavaScript and PHP…)
  • DRY, modular, cohesive, documented
  • DNS-style reverse vars naming schemas for forgetful humans, including myself a month from now
  • Continuous Delivery, smallish commits, tiny branches
  • paranoid defensive writing followed by deliberate chaos testing in production
Natural languages? I’m trilingual, English🇺🇸 / French🇫🇷 / Russian🇷🇺. OK, make it Swiss French.🇨🇭

Physical? I’m a runner, cyclist, climber, sailor… and 2-dose Pfizer vaccinated. 💉

More information and contact e-mail on my website: anatolyivanov.com
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2020
Feb 15, 2020
Feb 15, 2020

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2015
May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

CHRISTINE AUGER


Shot to music and without words, this short un-documentary exposes the quasi-magical creative process of Christine AUGER, a French painter of Contemporary Abstract Expressionism. An unlikely combination of scotch tape, acrylic paint and digital photography. A stunning transformation of pigmented miniatures into huge transparencies of saturated color. The hidden gestures of the artist, caught on film.

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2013
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 15, 2013

Kvadrat


A feature-length documentary, Kvadrat explores the realities of techno DJing, using the example of Andrey PUSHKAREV, a Russian DJ recognized worldwide. Filmed as a hybrid between a road-movie and a music video, the film not only illustrates the festive atmosphere of techno night clubs, but also reveals the lesser known side of this profession: weeks of track selection, lengthy travel, difficult schedule. The film suggests to reconsider the stereotype of a popular musician, to find out whether the artist is happy, to ponder what’s most important to him and his audience? Shot in Switzerland, France, Hungary, Romania and Russia, the film omits the typical documentary elements: no interviews, no explanatory voice-over, no facts, no figures. The visuals and the techno music replace them, leaving the detailed interpretation to the viewer.

I’ve worked through the whole concept from initial idea incubation and financing, talent acquisition, production to distribution and marketing. Google around for Q&As on YouTube or just read the Wikipedia article in your preferred language.


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founder, ANATOLY IVANOV
2010
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 21, 2010

Switched to barefoot running


OK, not quite, but almost. Built myself huaraches out of 3 mm Vibram Cherry rubber.

Oh, and distance? I need at least a 5K and prefer ultras… when I get the time for them, which is, sadly, quite rare today.
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2001
May 01, 2001
May 01, 2001

Razorfish


Web designer at the Paris office of Nurun.

At that time, I was the only designer actively coding my own stuff and linking between the design and dev team… and it was a paradigm way too early for the times, so I left. 🤣

• Designed new websites for Biogaran (French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic drugs), Dane-Elec (second-largest computer memory manufacturer in the world).
• Maintained and created additional web pages for L'Oréal (leading world cosmetics company), Danone (leading world foods company), Marie Claire Maison Magazine (leading home decoration magazine in France).
• Developed a banner-based web marketing campaign for Leclerc (largest supermarkets chain in France).

More information at: razorfish.com
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Web designer, Razorfish
Mar 01, 2001
Mar 01, 2001
Excited to join Razorfish as Web designer! 🎉
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Web designer, Razorfish
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