In 1953, Alfred Hitchcock and his Hollywood crew flew to a small French Canadian town called Quebec. There, they filmed one of the “Master of Suspense” most underrated movies: “I, Confess”.
Hitchcock said he chose Quebec City mostly for convenient reasons. It was a perfect substitute for his beloved Paris with its Gothic churches and Old World charm. The French Canadian city was a cinematic natural.
Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec is one of the oldest cities in North America and definitely has a European feel to it.
More than 30 years after the filming of “I, Confess”, I developed a fascination for Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful and masterful movies. I was thrilled and surprised to find out that he shot one of them in my hometown, for the most part not very far from where I lived as a young boy. It inspired me to rediscover my city.
Armed with my camera and a good winter coat, I braved the frozen winter months and began filming scenes of my own. With Hitchcock’s movie soundtracks in my headphones, I walked every street and looked everywhere for the perfect point of view of Quebec. What came out of my quest was my first time lapse video.
An homage to “Hitch” but also an homage to my hometown “La Vieille Capitale”.
/ Technical Info
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon 24 II, Canon 135, Canon 70-200
Under bright, bluebird skies, 18 of the world’s most notable up-and-comers alongside the icons of snowboarding progressed the sport to a new level, as Red Bull Supernatural ran at Baldface Lodge outside of Nelson, B.C., Canada. From the first rider to drop, Scotty Lago, through Travis Rice’s final run, the never before ridden Red Bull Supernatural course challenged every aspect of the competitors’ talents, bringing the most progressive riding of our time together in a single run.
Catch the full event when Supernatural airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on March 31st 1-3pm EST on NBC, redbullsignatureseries.com.
For more info on Travis Rice Lib Tech Snowboards visit: lib-tech.com
I was commissioned by SpaFax and AirCanada to do two small promotional video to showcase in their airplanes. This year is their 75th birthday, so I was ask to show case air hostess costume over their life and also another spot to showcase the planes. That was the only brief I got, so I produced and directed these videos. Again with the in camera trick effects and a lot of object building, I came up with this all reel made installation. Definitely the funnest part was the big modular numbers and the frame reveal system for the mannequin. The air hostess, was shot separately from the rest, then all the numbers where in the same shoot, activate by ropes and pulls and wind. The air plane spot was all shot year per year and then matched together. See the plane video here : vimeo.com/47477451 and see the making of here vimeo.com/47640517
DIRECTOR: Karim Zariffa
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR : Francis Dakin-Côté
ART DIRECTION : Karim Zariffa
MUSIC & SOUND: Catherine Coutu
POST-PRODUCTION : Ottoblix
AGENCY : SpaFax (en route)
PRODUCTION : Karim Zariffa inc
PROPS BUILDING : Francis Dakin Côté, Will Vincent, Karim Zariffa, Fredéric Blouin, Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Lee.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT : Sarah Pellerin
MANNEQUIN : Marie-Eve Warren (Montage)
CAMERA : Keven Verreault
LIGHT TEAM : Jean-Simon Laflamme, Mathieu Lefrançois-Gauvreau, Mathieu Cloutier
HAIR AND MAKE UP : Léonie Lévesque
STYLIST : Marie-Kim Mercier (Gloss)
CONCEPT AND DESIGN : Karim Zariffa
The latest film from the Rapha Continental North America documents a ride led by Alex Stieda, the first man from North America to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. A tour of a different kind, the Continental riders rode with Stieda over three days amongst the dramatic mountains of Alberta, Canada.