Montreal-based audio and VFX house, Boogie Studio, announced a spate of new hires and appointments, including new producer/business development manager Patrice Cormier, online assistant/color artist Cristel Bergeron and online editor and visual effects artist Cadie Desmeules-Desbiens, all formerly with Technicolor Montreals commercial/VFX division, as well as internationally renowned colorist Gary Chuntz.
Technicolor decided to cut the commercial/VFX division and go back to its roots in DI, explained Cormier. So we spoke with Boogie Studio and discovered we had a perfect fit. Everything was aligned even the timing was perfect for all parties. They have an exceptional team at Boogie and were delighted to be able to join them.
Patrice Cormier, Producer
Cormier comes to the new position with over 25 years of experience in the visual effects industry. Prior to joining Technicolor, where he served as operations manager and senior producer for the companys commercial/VFX division, he worked both freelance and for numerous facilities, including M©t©oM©dia, RDS, Buzz, Autodesk and Technicolor. He was also an instructor at Autodesk and participated in the development of Smoke, the comprehensive postproduction system widely used in commercials work.
Cormier has played a key role in the world of film and advertising postproduction. He is recognized for his organizational skills, business acumen, artistic expertise and encyclopaedic knowledge of postproduction and visual effects.
Cormier explained that some former Technicolor advertising clients will be making the move to Boogie Studio as well. Were looking forward to filling the niche that Technicolor left for us. When the announcement was made, Id already booked sessions for a national campaign for Nissan and we had several clients wed been working with for years, said Cormier.
Cadie Desmeules-Desbiens, Online Editor and Visual Effects Artist
A native of the Saguenay, Desmeules-Desbiens studied media arts and technology in Jonquire. After spending the next three years as a journalist for the Grand Journal TQS, she began co-producing live segments and editing reports while diving into postproduction technologies and online editing. She spent four years at Technicolor where she mastered compositing and visual effects on Smoke, Flame, After Effects and Modul8 and worked on the visual effects for films such as Incendie, Les amours imaginaires, Filire 13, Le journal dAur©lie Laflamme and Gerry pour lamour de Dieu, as well as TV commercials for Nissan, Rogers, Danone, and many other brands. An artist in her own right, Desmeules-Desbiens is also known for her remarkable VJ performances!
Gary Chuntz, Senior Colorist
Gary Chuntz is one of the worlds top commercials colorists and has worked with many of the best facilities, directors and cinematographers in the business.
Chuntz began working in a film lab before starting his digital career in South Africa at Video Lab in 1982. He was senior colorist at The Moving Picture Company in London and at Command Post/Toybox in Toronto. He was a co-founder of Notch, one of Canadas premiere boutique post houses.
Most recently, Chuntz served as a senior colorist at Technicolor Montreal where he became part of the core commercials team now making the transition to Boogie Studio. Chuntz client list is a virtual whos who of international brands, including Ford, VW, Budweiser, Molson, Canon, Hyundai, Pepsi, and countless others.
Gary and Patrice and their group are a strong addition to our facility, said Boogie Studios co-founder Benoit Martel. We are delighted to have them join our team.
About Boogie Studio
Founded by Benoit Martel, Andres Norambuena and Denis-ric Pedneault in 2006 as an audio production facility, Boogie Studio expanded in 2010 to offer state-of-the-art visual effects. Boogie Studios mission is to provide comprehensive postproduction services for clients in the advertising, interactive and film industries. Along with three fully equipped audio mixing studios and video transfer services, Boogie Studio offers a high-end 2D compositing, 3D production, online editing, color grading and finishing. Boogie Studios has served hundreds of clients including LG2, Sidlee, Ubisoft, Y&R, Rethink Vancouver, KBS+P, DDB Anderson Toronto, Cirque du Soleil, T©l©-Qu©bec, TVA Accs and Nurun. Boogie Studio is a privately-held company based in Montreal, Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.boogiestudio.com.