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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 Open a new windowBUF Open a new window, Cinesite Open a new window, Framestore Open a new windowHybrid Technologies Open a new window, Moving Picture Company Open a new window, Rodeo FX Open a new window and Vision Globale Open a new windoware just some of the firms providing post-production services for film, television and video.

Pioneers in animation and visual effects

Québec is the birthplace of many internationally renowned companies specializing in visual effects and animation software.

 

Image of a scene from Game of Thrones

 

  • Softimage Open a new window, Digital Dimension Open a new window, Discreet Logic (Autodesk Open a new window), Toon Boom Open a new window, Kaydara (Autodesk Open a new window) and Miranda Open a new windoware just some of the innovative companies that top the list of world leaders in this field.
  • Moment Factory Open a new windowturns everything it touches into gold! Its success, bravado and visual creations have led it to work with such greats as Céline Dion, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and many others. In 2015, it did the stage design for Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors Tour. In 2018, the illumination of Montréal’s Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which was executed by Moment Factory and its partners, received an Interactive Innovation Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) in the United States.
  • Montréal visual effects company Rodeo FX Open a new window was a big part of the last season of smash fantasy series Game of Thrones. It won two Visual Effects Society (VES) awards and three Emmy awards for its exceptional work on the series.

Over 200 titles for Digital Dimension

 

Photo of the tv series Quantico Digital Dimension Open a new windowis 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.

 

 

 

Intelligent vibration technology

Photo: Seats manufactured by D -BOX Technologies inc.

If D-BOX Ouvrir une nouvelle fenêtre, 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 chooses Montréal

Reel FX Open a new windowis 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 inaugurates a major animation studio in Montréal

Cinesite Open a new windowhas 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.

 

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 and television industry at a glance

 

Film productions shot in Québec generate over 33,000 direct jobs and total sales of $1.5 billion.

 

  • More than 500 production and distribution companies are located here.
  • In the last five years, 200 foreign productions have been shot in Montréal.
  • Québec’s workforce is qualified, talented, creative and very productive.
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Denis Hvizdak

Director, Business Development, Canada and New England States, Montréal

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