I’ve been lucky to grade both seasons of Mon Ex à Moi presented on Series+ in Quebec. This original tv series tells the story of a group of friends in their late 20s. The fresh approach and the colourful characters make this show a funny and somehow realistic view of todays life of young professionals.
The show was shot on Canon C500 by Philippe Roy and graded in the beautiful Resolve room at PMT.
Here is the teaser for season 2:
and some stills:
A unique projet crafted by LG2 and 1One. This video shows the journey of Danny Kean, a blind man, through Quebec and aims to illustrate the different way to live and feel your trip in Quebec. This piece is part of an interactive experience available at www.quebecoriginal.com. The instant viral potential of this touching video really pushed it on every media available here and around the world.
It was shot over a short 12-day trip on various cameras. It was graded at 1one where I shared the station on various pieces with Vickie-Lynn Roy. Please go have a look a the website for the full experience!
Right after Christmas I hopped on this project: a colourful music video for French-Canadian pop singer Laurence Nerbonne. This was the first single of her first solo album.
Shot entirely on a white cyclo washed with bleu and pink light, the music video is basically a 3min25sec dans choreography put together by Sarah Lefevre for 18 dancers. The video was directed by Julien Demers-Arsenault who also did the final set extensions in After Effects.
Shot on Alexa, this video was quickly graded once the two tones were accepted by the artist. Little had to be done on the skin tones as the blue and pink light were completely assumed by the director. I only had to soften some had lights and oversaturated costumes. It all gave a fun and full background without being neon-like.
It was graded in my studio on Resolve.
Réalisateur : Julien Demers Arsenault
Chorégraphe : Sarah Lefebvre
Direction photo Jean-François Lord
Styliste; Sarah Groarac
Maquilleuse Artiste; Sophie Parrot
Maquilleuse danseur; Patricia Lapointe
Directrice de production; Desneiges Paquin
Assistant Caméra; Maxime Boutin
Assistante Styliste; Catherine Patrick Boom
SteadiCam; Jean-Sébastien Caron
Chef Machino : William Fradette
Chef Électro; Éric Proulx
Assitant de production; Nicolas Chatelain
Stagiaire assistante à la réalisation- Naima Francisque
Montage – Juliette Guérin
Colorisation – Mathieu Marano
VFX – Julien Demers Arsenault
This was my second commercial grade for MOM Industries. This tv commercial, directed by Sandra Coppola, was shot on Alexa in a single day. Most of it happen insider an office. A pretty basic setup that had to feel like calm and inspire confidence.
A lot was done to unify the colors as there wasn’t much art direction in the set except for the costumes. The result is clean, simple and efficient.
This was graded on Resolve at MOM Industries office in Montreal.
Here is another collaboration with Roméo & Fils, director Martin C. Pariseau and DP extraordinaire Jessica Lee Gagnée. I graded my third music video for Coeur de Pirate’s latest album. I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart is a great pop song featuring Allan Kingdon.
Shot on Alexa, the videos was shot on many sets, mostly dark ones. The goal was to make every place a little different while feeling we’re still in the same universe: a classic. We were able to bring out very nice tones by using practical lighting like the break lights of a car and the mercury bulbs in a tunnel.
Here are some still in high quality.
Here is the final result.
While working at QuebeComm I met Rabii Rammal, a young director and Antoine Ryan, DP. Together they shot this piece for the CRDI de Québec a non-profit organization fundraiser for children with intellectual difficulties.
The video in a heart warming demonstration on intimacy between a child with intellectual difficulties and the different members of its family and how they discover each other.
I graded the video at QuebeComm’s Montreal office where I also grade LOL and Complex G. We gave it a true-to-life feel and tried not to fall in a warm feel-good or blue depressive look. It was a very basic grade with curves, skin tone secondaries and subtle vignettes here and there.
Here is a gallery of stills:
Ouisurf is back for another surf adventures. In Kooks & Hurricanes, they teamed up with Honda to travel to northern coasts. In these 3 episodes, they show us amazing surf spots in not so familiar places: Maine, British-Columbia and Rhode Island.
I graded the three episodes on Resolve in my studio following a very different path than what I had done with the previous tv series. Guys wanted to have a more East Coast vibe, more earthy.
I went for some very vibrant greenish blues that really represented how cold the water was. Contrast and sharpness were pushed on portraits the give back some details in the skin tones that fell right in the complementary colors of the water.
The Tofino episodes was darker but full of nice greens brought by the wet forest sections. I really was a fun to bring out the life in the trees and the wooden house.
Here are two episodes: