Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

Thursday, October 18th : The Imaginary World of Origiful

In this talk, he wants to address the origins of video in San Francisco with Eadweard Muybridge and the early cinematic magic of Georges Méliès. From there he will talk about his development as a video artist, showing the connections to the past, how his own trials and tribulations in the US changed his path, and how he now ended up living in Bordeaux still making movies. This talk will have a lot of video clips and he will discuss both his inspiration and his techniques.

Ian Padgham is a video artist from San Francisco, California. He was the former social media manager for the San Francisco MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and then the video producer for the social media company Twitter. Since 2013 he has been the head of Origiful, a social video company that produces short artistic videos for companies around the word. From the Olympics to the Tour de France, Sony, Disney, and music videos for country music stars he has made creative videos for just about evryone under the sun. In 2017 he moved his family to Bordeaux where they now live full-time.