In 2014 Phopart Media Group became an associate at Open Valve Studios.
Marie-Paule Elter, director of the group, is originally from Luxembourg, but moved to Switzerland in 2006, where she opened a gallery for photography.
Up from August 2013 she closed the gallery in order to extend her photography in the US. She also wants you to visit her photography website, namely Snapshotinfocus.
Franck Tabouring Director of Open Valve Studios, is an 30-year-old independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Franck's education includes a filmmaking program at the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, and he also holds a bachelor's of science in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
Franck's professional specialties are film editing, filming and color timing. In 2011, he co-founded Filmtwist Productions, a production company based in San Francisco. Franck's roles as lead editor included editing major projects and supervising the post-production department. In 2014, Franck left Filmtwist to launch Open Valve Studios, his own film/video production business in Los Angeles.
Franck was born and raised in Luxembourg, Europe, and he permanently moved to the United States in 2006. December 16, 2015 he became an American citizen. His biggest passion is the world of film, which is why he's lucky enough to work in this creative, stimulating industry. He also worked as a film critic, running his own site and contributing to several popular blogs.
Reviewing films online has provided Franck with many opportunities to chat with professionals in the film industry. Interviewees include Lynn Shelton, Edgar Wright, George A. Romero, Channing Tatum, Idris Elba, Amanda Seyfried, Milla Jovovich, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Scott Hicks, Danny Boyle and Guillermo Arriaga, among others.
Before coming to the U.S., Franck also worked as a freelance movie reporter for Luxembourg's RTL Television and Radio, where he had the incredible opportunity to help manage a weekly cinema program and cover film reviews for both TV and radio.
In May 2006, Franck attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of the programming team of the former Cinenygma International Film Festival, for which he worked as a technical manager and program assistant for several years. He also used to manage his own movie website in Luxembourg.
Shorty after starting his program at UT, Franck started to post his movie reviews on the School of Journalism's news website, TNJN. He also used to write DVD reviews for Cinema Blend. Besides managing his film blog The Screening Log for numerous years, Franck contributed plenty of DVD reviews to DVD Verdict. Some of his film articles were also featured on the Alternative Film Guide.
Up from 2011, Franck completed different short films and documentaries. His recent short film 'Fast Hearts' was nominated for best actor at the 'Los Angeles Short Film Festival' 2016, and for best editing at the 'Ouchy Film Awards' 2016 in Switzerland.
The short documentary 'The Useless Sea' is part of the official selection of the 2016 DocuWest Film Festival, to be held in Denver, Colorado.
April 11, 2016 Open Valve Studios released another short documentary 'Marty', a veteran who chose to dedicate his life to cleaning up Southern California's desert highways.
Franck also has several other fiction projects currently in development, and he continues to hone his skills by shooting and directing music videos, commercial projects, high-end events and short films.
Furthermore OPEN VALVE STUDIOS is a name you will need to know if you are considering shooting a music video in or around the Los Angeles area. We offer the highest quality videos combined with a creative and unique approach to making your song come to life on screen.
Partners of Open Valve Studios are among Phopart Media Group also My Music Skills.
Tom always had a passion for music and started getting into the field years ago, when he started making music with some of his friends in a hip-hop band. A year or so later, he began composing his own material, and after the band dissolved, he decided to focus on creating his own beats.
Tom's style was predominantly hip-hop, and consequently, he launched a YouTube channel featuring some of his own beats. He also customized a variety of beats for other artists.
From the hip-hop genre, Tom slowly got hooked to electro-house music, and during the following months, he continued to create electro-house beats for which he received positive feedback. Tom's real intention, however, was to be able to feature his musical creations at clubs, and as a result, he decided to teach himself the basic workloads of a DJ.
In 2012, Tom Tabouring, a graduate of SAE Institute Los Angeles, has launched My Music Skills, an online forum, that makes it fast and easy for musicians, recording artists, songwriters, engineers, and DJs to collaborate on their projects.