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 , Moving Picture Company , Rodeo FX and Vision Globale are just some of the firms providing post-production services for film, television and video.
Québec is the birthplace of many internationally renowned companies specializing in visual effects and animation software.
Digital Dimension is a major Québec animation and visual effects studio. Founded in 1996, the six-time Emmy winner has over 200 titles to its credit in the film, television and interactive entertainment industry. Highlights include Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege, Mortal Kombat X, Shadow of Mordor, Into The Woods and Masterminds. The studio is now working on the American television series Quantico, which is being shot in Montréal.
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
Reel FX is expanding into Montréal and plans to make the Montréal studio its Canadian hub, creating 400 jobs here by the end of 2020. As a leader in the movie, virtual reality and augmented reality sectors, the American company, which already has offices in Dallas and Hollywood, chose Montréal from several North American cities. With three major films in production in the Montréal studio, the newly recruited employees are already working with the team from Reel FX’s Dallas headquarters. In addition, the studio will contribute to professional training for young workers through a program called RFX University.
Cinesite has chosen to invest in Montréal, opening a state-of-the-art animation studio with a plan to start production of nine animated films in the next five years. The new animation studio, which has an area of 54,000 square feet, was inaugurated in February 2016 in downtown Montréal. The new premises will accommodate 500 permanent employees by 2020.
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!
Film productions shot in Québec generate over 33,000 direct jobs and total sales of $1.5 billion.
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