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Music video: Heartstreets – cruising with you

Music video: Heartstreets – cruising with you

Shot over two days in two locations, this music video directed by Charlotte Ratel Zachary Lavertu show a who’s very passionate about music fall in love with a deaf girl. Slow vistas, emotional close ups and vibrant portraits shot by Christophe Dalpé.

The 4 different sets were treated independently. The range of the Alexa and the art direction helped a lot. The 2-tone lighting also did a wonderful job on the recorders and the portraits.

Here are some still from my grade.

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And here is the final result:

Cruising With You from Heartstreets on Vimeo.

Cruising with you by Heartstreets
Produced by Coton&Club
Directors: Charlotte Ratel et Zacharie Lavertu
Production: Coton & Club
DOP: Christophe Dalpé
Actors: Julianne Côté et Guillaume Laurin
Produced with the financial assistance of MuchFACT, a division of Bell Media Inc. muchfact.ca

TV series: Mon Ex à Moi 2

TV series: Mon Ex à Moi 2

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:

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WEB: Blind love – Tourisme-Québec

WEB: Blind love – Tourisme-Québec

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!

 

Music video: Laurence Nerbonne MontrealXO

Music video: Laurence Nerbonne MontrealXO

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

TVC: Raymond Chabot

TVC: Raymond Chabot

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.

 

 

Music video: Coeur de Pirate – I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart

Music video: Coeur de Pirate – I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart

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.

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Here is the final result.