David Chaudoir – Motion Graphic Designer / Creative Director
Who is David Chaudoir?
I’m a Promax award-winning motion designer with broadcast, advertising and corporate experience.
At the age of ten I directed my first film – a two minute epic shot on standard 8mm film stock which was the story of a go carting dare-devil. I spent my formative years avoiding being sent to bed too early to miss the horror double bill on Friday nights on BBC2 hence developing a deep love of the genre.
How did your career path develop?
From graphics for TV production to channel branding, then from advertising to music video directing, TV promos and finally freelancing.
Gaining entry to St Martins School of Art’s Fine Art Film Degree and seeing a dearth of job opportunities at the end, I graduated from the Graphics Audio Visual department and joined production company Diverse as a motion graphics designer. There I worked on various television programmes for Channel 4 and BBC2 including the intelligent film programme, “Moving Pictures”.
Fast forward 10 years and I was designing channel identities in the UK and Europe and then writing and directing music videos for UK artists like Athlete, Starsailor, Ladytron and Graham Coxon. Another ten years followed working for advertising agencies, production companies and television channels.
What’s your greatest achievement/s so far?
In 2012 I directed a promotion for FX channel for “The Walking Dead” which went viral and won awards at Kinsale and Promax.
Two short films I recently wrote and directed – “Bad Acid” and “Adonis & Aphrodite” – have had a successful festival run, including being selected for the 2017 edition of BAFTA-accredited LSFF, London Short Film Festival.
Any projects you are most proud of and why?
The Wire promo for FOX, it’s kinetic text Jim, but not as we know it.
Share your biggest lessons in life and work.
The ability to write good English is criminally underrated. Software changes, a good eye doesn’t. Cats don’t love you, they just pretend.