1. Title: Lost in Motion

    Dancer/Choreographer: Guillaume Côté

    Director: Ben Shirinian
    Producer: Leslie Aimée Gottlieb
    Production Company: Krystal Levy Pictures
    Executive Producers: Leslie Aimée Gottlieb, David Miller
    Director of Photography: Jeremy Benning
    Post Producer: Nick Sorbara

    Editorial: School Editing
    Editor: Jon Devries
    Online: Paul Binney

    Visual Effects: Crush Inc.
    Senior Designer: Julia Deakin
    Flame Artist: Andre Arevalo

    Colour: REDLAB Digital
    Senior Colourist: Walt Biljan

    Music: "Another Day," written by James LaValle, Published by Songs Music Publishing LLC o/b/o Ram Island Songs (ASCAP), Album Leaf Music (ASCAP)

    Client: National Ballet of Canada

    Produced with a grant awarded by:
    Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)
    A division of Bell Media Inc.

    Special Thanks:
    Michael Levine
    William F. White International Inc.
    Dennis Munn and Commercial Studios Ltd.

    © Copyright 2011 Krystal Levy Pictures Inc.

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  2. “Locomotive”, the most recent addition to the mosaic screen installation in the foyer of Place des Arts, is a fantastical portrayal of a human machine.

    The context resembles an elaborate organic dominos game. It begins with a musical impulse and is accompanied by an inexorable advancement of light.

    Human flesh makes up a patchwork of glittering metallic members - which have the luster of new pistons and bolts - engendering a hybrid mass.

    Caught in awkward tension, the bodies quiver in suspension, the movement becoming increasingly intense until released by the passing impulse.

    The carefully synchronized three-dimensional chain reaction of image, sound and light dehumanizes the body while simultaneously makes us smile. Uncomfortable yet intrigued, the eye of the passer cannot turn away from the machine. The complexity of the work lies in its ambiguity of being funny, monstrous, and sensual all at the same time.

    The totality of this intriguing puzzle is best seen by taking a step back. However, in order to observe and appreciate the detail of the movement, it is equally engaging to advance forward. Each gear, wheel and suture plays its role to tie the whole piece together.
    For this project, in lieu of creating a work that is intrinsically promotional, Place des Arts has taken the risk of acting as a sponsor and distributor of this purely artistic and cinematic endeavor.

    Conceived with the intention of using the proposed space - its limitations and constraints – in the pursuit giving life to a custom made creation, “Locomotive” highlights the artistic potential of the mosaic screens in the foyer.

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    L’œuvre "Locomotive" qui vient nouvellement habiller la mosaïque d’écran du hall de la Place des Arts est une machine humaine chimérique.

    Un jeu de domino organique qui se met en marche sous l’impulsion de la musique et l’avancée inexorable de la lumière.

    Les corps en tension, fébriles et tressaillant s’activent, leur mouvement s’amplifie et s’intensifie jusqu’au relâchement qui suit le passage de la vague.
    Le patchwork des membres métalliques et luisants comme autant de pistons et de boulons suffisent à engendrer cette machine hybride, sans autre accessoire que la chair.

    La réaction en chaîne tridimensionnelle –image, son, lumière- minutieusement synchronisée, déshumanise les corps tout en nous faisant esquisser un sourire. Mal à l’aise et intrigué, l’œil du passant ne peut se détourner de cette machine à la fois complexe et drôle, monstrueuse et sensuelle.
    On se recule pour embrasser du regard la globalité de ce casse tête intrigant, avant de mieux observer les détails de chaque rouage, de chaque mouvement, de chaque suture.
    On peut en rire; on peut également en frissonner.
    Pour ce projet la Place Des Arts a pris le risque d’agir à titre de commanditaire et de diffuseur d’une pièce purement artistique.

    Elle a coordonné et appuyé cette œuvre cinématographique non pas dans le but de véhiculer un message promotionnel mais pour mettre en valeur la mosaïque d’écrans, pour utiliser l’espace proposé -avec ses limites et contraintes- et donner vie à une création qui l’épouse parfaitement.
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    Director: Thibaut Duverneix
    Creation: Thibaut Duverneix & Mathieu Léger
    Choreographer: Ashlea Watkin

    Production: Departement
    Line production: Antler Films
    Executive producers: Sach Baylin Stern - Thibaut Duverneix
    Producer: Josh Usheroff

    Cinematographer: Christophe Collette
    Makeup: Anicko Bouchard
    Art Direction: Mathieu Léger
    Editing - Post Production - Grading: Thibaut Duverneix

    Music composer: David Drury
    Music producer: Christian Olsen & David Drury
    Bass player: Sage Reynolds

    Talents:

    Allison Blakley
    Victoria Diamond
    Jérémy Fiset
    Milan Gervais
    Emily Gualtiery
    Lael Stellick
    Andrew Tay
    Ashlea Watkin

    1st camera assistant: Mariane Laporte
    Grip: Max Robert
    Electro: Christian Mouzard
    PA: Mathieu Lefrancois-Gauvreau
    Intern: Hans Bobanovits
    DIT: Alexis Vanier
    Watchout Integration: Thibaut Duverneix & Philippe Larocque

    Special thanks to:

    Place des Arts
    Sophie Labelle
    Samuel Rigaux
    Lucie Ladhui
    Cinepool
    Cineffects
    Département Caméra
    Scapin Staging

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  3. My Graduation Short Film, directed at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris in 2010 - 2011, in the animation section. FRICTIONS mixes live action and stop motion animation and has been shot with a Canon Camera 5D Mark II and a 24-70 L lens, in a blue screen studio located in Ensad's building.

    directed by: Steven Briand
    with: Julien Jourdain de Muizon
    choreographer: Clara Henry
    cinematographer and cameraman: Pierre Yves Dougnac
    music and sound design: Moritz Reich & Agathe Courtin
    visual effects: Francis Cutter & Benoit masson
    costume: 2WS - world wild souls
    first assistant: Romain Daudet Jahan
    animation assistants: Natalianne Boucher, Camille Chabert & Luca Fiore
    visual effects assitant: Sarah Escamilla

    Contact: briand.steven@gmail.com

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