UN JE NE SAIS QUOI, the audio-visual and video game production company specialised in 2D & 3D animation, locates to Bordeaux to open an animation and video game studio.
By combining traditional techniques such as water colour with animation in 3D, VR or AR, the start-up dabbles in all the creative and interactive media.
Drawn by the HR potential of Bordeaux and Angoulême, the company initially plans to create 5 to 10 jobs in the animation sector.
From animation to illustration, media-connected projects
Founded by Cédric BABOUCHE, director and artistic manager with 15 years’ experience in animation, UN JE NE SAIS QUOI creates and produces films for TV channels and advertising, in addition to short films and video games.
The company is currently working on the production of a short animated film in water colour, 2D and 3D, entitled ‘Les Ricochets’.
It is also developing two video game projects, Mr. Tic Toc & the Endless City and Dordogne. These 2 projects are designed for Switch, mobile phones and tablets.
The company also provides artistic management and animation services for French advertising agencies (Danone’s Les 2 Vaches // Agence WNP; TOTAL international greeting card // Agence chez Marcel et Jungler) and for local firms such as Marbotic or Pollen Robotics.
An advantageous HR pool between Bordeaux and Angoulême
UN JE NE SAIS QUOI moved into the Bordeaux city-centre CHIFOUMI co-working space last December.
2019 will enable the young company to move forward and recruit 5 to 10 2D/3D graphic artists and developers in animation, in line with the success of their games production and services.
The company also aims to focus on the flexibility of in-house staff to avoid compartmentalising activities and to begin with small-scale projects in order to foster a loyal group of graphic artists.
Cédric Babouche explains that choosing Bordeaux was ‘first and foremost a personal choice and a family project. I also realised through my work that being in Paris is not absolutely necessary to accomplish the projects I am offered.
The support provided by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region for audio-visual and games production, in addition to the Bordeaux (for games) and Angoulême (for animation)HR pool also convinced me to choose Bordeaux. Lastly, the closeness of Paris, thanks to the TGV, allows me to visit our customers regularly and rapidly.’
Contact with Invest in Bordeaux via the organisation Bordeaux Games also influenced the decision to locate in Bordeaux.