Karim El Katari
Karim is a “constant companion” whose art permeates every second of a film. For over 10 years, he has worked with big names in Paris, including Asghar Farhadi, Raymond Depardon, Pierre Schoeller, Christian Duguay, Volker Schlöndorff, Fabrice du Welz, and François Dupeyron.
Working with directors and cinematographers means listening, asking questions, thinking, suggesting, adjusting, readjusting, and being present, ideally from beginning to end.
“We have to work together to define the film’s or series’ visual identity, its look. We have to consider how to go about it at every stage of production. That’s how we build close, lasting collaborations.”
“I believe a good online editor in advertising must be a creative. We also have to be experts in the tools of the trade and in overcoming obstacles, because in advertising, things move quickly and everything has to be just right!”See
“You need to have seen many images and to have a practiced eye in order to create visual effects that fit seamlessly into a sequence.”See
“I sift carefully through the brief for each new film or TV project for a word that resonates, that will give me a handle on the idea behind the project, its spirit, its personality.”See
Perspectives in sound are very important to me. I have a special relationship with sound.See
"I am an image retoucher. I don’t transform an ambiance, I enhance it."See
"I am the summation of every meeting and every project I’ve ever been involved with for the last 20 years."See
“I’m a creative techie, but you’ll never see me sacrifice creativity to technology.”See
Like a hockey coach, I strive to ensure everyone is skating in the same direction and playing the same game.See
“I love people. I love working with people, and I think people love working with me!”See
“Experience is my most valuable tool.”See