How it all started, until now, and what's next.

Yo les cocos.

I am a french male filmmaker doing ASMR videos since 21th May 2014. All my studies on Cinematographic & Sound Design allow me to produce the best Sounds & Visuals I can to relax people, help them sleep or focus.

I first discovered ASMR early 2013. I was losing myself on YouTube when I came across a tapping / unboxing video from TheWaterwhispers. I immediately felt some tingles over my head, and knew that it was something familiar. I didn’t thought that this was that weird, as we can think when we come across an ASMR video for the first time.

1 year later, I randomly got the idea to film something I wanted to do: mixing several Lush product together to create a new cosmetic product for myself. After filming, I decided to let the files on a back shelf…

5 months after that, I finally resolved to edit the video. Not because I was inspired. Because it was a few days before high school final exam! I usually get creative when I have to do something (homework, urgent deadline, etc). High school final exam was the biggest « deadline pressure » I felt in my life at this time. That is why I created my YouTube channel « Made In France ASMR ». One week before final exam was perfect time for me to start new projects and give myself the maximum of excuses not to study.

There was no glove at the beginning.

Then, I decided to shoot several videos, based on the brand Lush and its product, packaging, etc.

I was biting my finger tips skin and nails a lot. I thought that keeping filming and exposing them to the world would help me stop from biting them. That actually worked.

There was no glove at the beginning, but biting my fingers was not a reason for me to wear them (they actually not covers finger tips…). Let’s see all the rumors running:

  • Raynaud’s phenomenon – Yes, I have Raynaud’s phenomenon (blood vessels are too tight in hands & feets so that when they get cold, blood does not flow anymore). BUT, this is not why I wear gloves. Those gloves are fingerless and not warm at all, which is useless against Raynaud’s phenomenon.
  • Tattoos – Nop, I don’t have any tattoos out there.
  • Fitness gloves – Nop, those are not fitness gloves. To the people who pointed that: I actually did some fitness for some times, never wearing gloves, which gave my hand calluses. So, wearing gloves in my videos was actually a good way to hide them… BUT that is not the reason I wear them.
  • Golf gloves – Nop, those are not golf gloves.

Making movies is my dream.

After high school, I entered a film school in Paris, the ESRA (École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle).

Making movies is my dream since middle school. I loved (and still does) watching behind the scenes in DVDs or BluRays, understand how each shot was made. Between middle school and film school, I’ve made a dozen of amateur short films. I’ve tried different genres: horror, experimental, comedy, clip, etc.

At the ESRA, I got a professional training in audiovisual professions. I specialized in third year taking the Cinema Directing filial. I’ve been able to write and direct my first professional short film following a professional workflow, with a full crew (30 people from my year group), real actors, professional equipment (camera, lights, grip, etc) and logistic (editing room, mixing studio, etc), original score and all. I have to say, that was the best experience of my life.

Meanwhile, I kept creating ASMR videos for my growing community, benefiting from the knowledge I learned at the film school.

Bringing ASMR and fiction movie together is my ultimate goal.

I still love working in cinema. Sometimes, I am called for a film shooting, as a technician (light, camera) or first assistant director, and I lose myself doing those jobs. This is a very human experience, I meet a lot of new great people, the team spirit is powerful. Being under the orders of someone does not bother me, it allows me to give myself thoroughly (technician). Having a lot of responsibilities and giving orders (director, first AD) is another role I love taking, in order to lead a team to produce the best piece of work possible.

On the other hand, I love doing ASMR videos in my room, staying alone with myself, keeping control of everything that it takes, and taking my time to make things perfect. As a perfectionist, I can be struggling with getting the perfect shot, light or sound. That is why I can’t stop myself from raising the level each time I create a new video.

The ASMR community is a very caring community. Helping people doing what I love is the best thing that can happen in my life. That is also why I give myself thoroughly to offer the best I can. Bringing ASMR and fiction movie together is my new dream.

Maxence Rodier – Made In France ASMR

Comment tout a commencé, jusqu'à maintenant, et la suite.

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