Alain Monclin graduated from Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière (known as Vaugirard).
He is the author of the book Optique et prises de vues, Femis 1995
He co-directed the cinematography department of La Femis from 1994 to 2004.
He has made institutional films, scientific documentaries, advertising and short films.
He received the following awards:
- « Best Special Effects Award, 1989 » at the Image Festival of Chalon sur Saône for the film La Visite
- « Audience Award » at the Aubusson Art Film Festival 1986 for the film Question de Forme
From 2010 to 2017, Alain directed various films for the Paris Diderot University.