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Major multimedia players


Québec is known for the skill and talent of its workforce in the area of production services. A number of studios specializing in technical services for film post-production are located here.

 

Autodesk, BUF, Cinesite, Framestore, Hybrid Technologies, Mikros-Image, Mokko Studio, Rodeo FX and Vision Globale are just some of the firms providing post-production services for film, television and video.

Pioneers in animation and visual effects

Industry watchers the world over know that Québec is the birthplace of many internationally renowned companies specializing in visual effects and animation software.

 

  • Photo of the “Fête des lumières” event in Lyon, France, a Moment Factory production, courtesy of Moment FactorySoftimage, Digital Dimension, Discreet Logic, Toon Boom, Kaydara (Autodesk) and Miranda are just some of the innovative companies that top the list of world leaders in this field.
  • Moment Factory made quite a splash at Super Bowl 2012. The Québec company did Madonna’s visual effects for the prestigious halftime show. In 2013, it also designed seven multimedia installations for Los Angeles International Airport that combine art, technology and multimedia to provide travellers with a unique interactive sensory experience. Moment Factory has worked for such greats as Cirque du Soleil, Céline Dion, Arcade Fire and Nine Inch Nails.
  • Montréal visual effects company Rodeo FX was a big part of the last season of smash fantasy series Game of Thrones. It was the Montréal studio that brought to life the city of Meereen in three dimensions. In addition to designing the buildings in the city where much of the action take place, Rodeo FX created a virtual army of thousands of soldiers. The studio also helped modify the physiques of certain characters and simulated environments using matte painting. Rodeo FX was rewarded with an Emmy Award in 2014 for its contribution to the outstanding visual effects of Game of Thrones. 

Over 150 titles for Digital Dimension

 

The Digital Dimension logo, courtesy of Digital DimensionDigital Dimension is a major Québec animation and visual effects studio. The six-time Emmy winner has over 150 titles to its credit in the film, television and interactive entertainment industry. Highlights include Clash of the Titans, Pink Panther 2, LOST and The Last Samurai.

 

 

 

Intelligent vibration technology

If D-BOX has its way, the movie experience will never be the same. The Québec company designs and manufactures cutting-edge high-tech motion systems for the entertainment industry. D-BOX recently created robots that fit under a seat or platform, where they generate motion perfectly synchronized with the action on the screen. The D-BOX system is now widely used in the U.S.

 

Multimedia and film: perfect partners

Today’s special effects, video game and film industries are totally interconnected, fitting together perfectly like pieces of a puzzle. They inspire each other and feed off each other’s challenges, sparking a spectacular explosion of creativity!

The Québec film industry at a glance

 

Film productions shot in Québec generate over 35,000 direct jobs and total sales of $1.25 billion.

 

  • More than 500 production and distribution companies are located here.
  • In the last five years, 170 foreign productions have been shot in Montréal.
  • Québec’s workforce is qualified, talented, creative and very productive.

Scoring the world’s best-selling video game franchise on release: that’s the remarkable achievement that Ubisoft Montréal can lay claim to following the launch of Watch Dogs in May 2014. Over 4 million units were snatched up in just one week, setting a sales record for new game franchises! With numbers like that and positive feedback from players, Watch Dogs is positioning itself as a leading name in the industry and seems destined for a very bright future.

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