1. Director + Animator: Sylvain Dumais
    DOP: Nik Mirus
    Props Stylist: Lacy Barry
    Assistant: Olivier Charland
    Post: Vincent Bilodeau
    Sound Design: Erick Gendron

    Client: TFO - Ontario
    Production: Danielle Kappy / Frank Content - Toronto
    Agency: Lowe Roches - Toronto
    Agency Producer: Liz Walker
    Agency AD: Sebastien Lepine - Montreal
    Account: Sarah Jawad - Montreal

    Shot in Montreal at Made Of Stills in October 2011.


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  2. Here's a short live animation we made twith McDo and the help of Sketch, a Toronto based organism for street kids.

    We only had a few day to put the project - from pre-prod, various tests with the coffee cups to the shoot - live on Dundas Square in Toronto.

    We decided to add a little twist the the coffee installation by making it somehow 3D and by animating it live.

    The result was put online the day after.

    Director + Animator : Sylvain Dumais
    DOP + Camera + Image Post : Simon Duhamel
    Camera + Editing : Maxime Dumont
    Art Installation Crew: Ale, Oli and Louis of Atelier 288
    Producer : David MacDonald for Sparks Production
    Client : McDonalds Canada
    Agency : Cossette Toronto

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  3. TV Spot for the international short film festival Regard Sur Le Court Métrage Au Saguenay ( regardsurlecourt.com ). The idea was to promote the festival in a unusual way and also, being able to use the TV spot in print.

    The festival's director asked me to work around a specific thematic: objects. I decided to use many film set item alongside usual things to re-create a camera. You can find there a lot of grip item, some Zacuto rig part, pills, glasses, techie gear... a big mess!

    I shot it with Dragon over a weekend at Atelier 288 using two synched cameras ( 5dmII for the top view and the 7D for the side view ).

    Sandy Dumais - animation help and art direction - sandradumais.com
    Olivier Valiquette - editing and AE tricks - oliviervaliquette.com
    Rene Pierre T. Guerin - mix and sound design - renepierre.net
    Francois Nadeau - Music
    Sylvain Dumais - direction, animation and editing - dumaisstudio.tv

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  4. Artv ask Montreal based artists to represent the logo of their channel in the way they want.

    We used a Canon 5D Mark II mounted on a Zacuto base plate system.

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  5. Artv ask Montreal based artists to represent the logo of their channel in the way they want. Julien Vallée used around 15 pieces of plywood with a mirror on the backside to create the shape of the Artv logo, a Canadian television channel.

    The shot was made on the roof of a building downtown Montreal. We used a smoke machine and a projector to create the reflections of lights and colours during the shoot.

    We mounted the camera on a circular railing system and I batched the still images first in the raw converter and after in Photoshop with a few tricks.

    We used a Canon 5D Mark II mounted on a Zacuto base plate system and we also shot a making-of ( to come! ) with their DSLR Gunstock Shooter Kit and a second Canon 5D Mark II.

    Concept & Art : Julien Vallée
    Director : Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau
    DOP + Camera + Image Post : Sylvain Dumais
    Sound : Jean-Sébastien Proulx
    Client : Artv
    Agency : Toxa

    For more stop motion work, please check out dumaisstudio.tv !

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