How do you pronounce "Chewbahat"? Well, this is simple: "choo, bä, haat". Now that you've done that, let us be clear: we are not that hairy, we do not live in a white room, and only one of us is wearing a hat...
Chewbahat is the result of a hybrid energy, combining love for editorial content with new storytelling techniques. Our primary goal is to create engaging cinematic experiences online.
Special power: Transmedia strategies & idocs
Gerald Holubowicz has been a photojournalist for more than 10 years for various world reknown photo agencies such as Laif, Polaris images or Abaca in France and in the U.S where he lived for about 5 years. He's also co-director of Moneyocracy, Director & developper of the Good Night and Goog Luck Remix as well as co-director of Maux de Presse (featured in the Mozila Popcorn.js demo page). Since early 2008, Gerald focused on issues related to web documentaries and transmedia storytelling. Later on, he met with leading professionals in this field through the Transmedia Meetup in New York and various conferences between New York and Paris. In 2011, closely following the work done by Sandra Gaudenzi & the MA Interactive Media of the London College of Media, he campaigned for the adoption of the terminology “idoc” (interactive documentary) where the interaction is pushed beyond the simple interface and involves, among other factors, community management and crowdfunding. Meanwhile, Gerald got deeply involved in the animation of the Transmedia community in France and beyond. Since 2012 is the lead teacher of the interactive documentary (webdoc) courses at EMI-CFD in Paris and he's the co-founder of the French Chapter of Storycode.
Special power: Multimedia & videography
As a “digital native” who was born with Internet and social networks, Jean-Nicholas Guillo does not limit himself only to photography to express his creativity. He's also a passionate videographer, director and video editor always willing to push the boundaries of these medium a bit further. Beyond his work published in Telerama, Le Monde and other regional magazines, his multimedia pieces have been shown at festivals such as Visa pour l’image, or at the festival Circulations and alternative cultural venues in Paris.
After completing a major in photojournalism and made various photo reportages in France, Africa and United States, he started to work on the multimedia development of his stories. This initiative led him to work also as director and editor for other institutions and journalists and gave him the opportunity to provide broadcast formats for Internet, including still image, video and audio .
We choose to tell stories in this digital world not because this is easy, but because this is hard!
Driven by a creative mind, a thirst for new adventures, fun and hard work, we are dedicated to explore new forms of storytelling. Our primary focus is to develop engaging experiences by using “traditional” medium such as photo or video, or innovative techniques like interactive documentaries (idocs) and transmedia storytelling. Our core domain of expertise lies in the media industry but we’re super open to explore new frontiers!
"Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects". That definition is at the core of Chewbahat's spirit. We're constantly looking for better interactions, whether it's with our teammates or our clients, to produce better results.
We are using the tools of our generation: the dynamism of digital video, the adaptability of online journalism, and the amazing progress in presentation, design, and online infrastructure as well as the engaging role of social networks. Our goal is to use these tools as powerful allies in our journey to create compelling stories.
You love what you've read so far? Why not work together? We're both experienced photojournalists, mastering all aspects of modern storytelling - from linear & non-linear narration to video/photo/sound recording - allowing us to shoot a feature photo story, a video assignment or create an interactive project. We have all the tools needed to create compelling stories from scratch and make your project something special.
Because budgets are tight nowadays, you might want to hire only one of us. No problem at all! We are both fully equiped and can fulfill your request in a timely manner. We welcome assignments from any part of the world for content production (photo/video/sound) or for projects matching our specialties.
You can also hire the "Chewba'team" to work on your project. We've dedicated a long time together to work on consequent projects and have optimized our workflow to the maximum. We can create multimedia content as well as interactive experiences.
Because we've been through the process of creating complex stories, we have the "know how" to shape the narration, from the storyboard to the graphic/interactive conception. We're able to propose a wide range of solution to increase the quality of your story and create an engaging experience.
We're both able to shoot feature photo stories and capture video, but along the way we've developed more specific skills depending of our interests. When Gerald is more versed into the transmedia and interactive storytelling, Jean Nicholas will be more efficient at editing video and postproduction.
Photo/Video Shooting & Editing:
Conceiving and creating video segments, photo slideshows, richmedia projects or "interactive documentaries". Audio and video, HD video, Motion graphics design (After effects), non-linear editing and integration, scripting, and packaging for online video.
You're the Client we're looking for:
Media industry, NGO's, Corporate, Advertising
Learn from us:
Gerald is the lead teacher of the interactive documentary (idocs) courses at the EMI-CFD and has trained students & professionals from all levels for the last 3 years. Jean Nicholas teaches also at the EMI-CFD and specialize in videography.
Workshops are running over three to six days, but we can customize the length & content according to your needs. Note that we're also open to one-on-one training. Just send us an email to get more infos on the pricing.
Let's build together:
Transmedia conveys the story over a variety of platforms. It needs multiple mediums to tell the story and it engages the public into a world that is larger than a single story. In order to keep your story coherent, you'll need someone who oversees the project from A to Z. That's where we can help you.
Concept, write & lead creative teams. As consultants, Chewbahat provides insight & real world experience to achieve creative goals and objectives.
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
IDOCS - Interaction & Narration
COMING SOON - Ebook - Français
IDOCS - Interaction & Structure
COMING SOON - Ebook - Français
COMING SOON - Ebook - Français