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Boogie Studio Adds Strength
By Staff

<Take This Waltz>

(October 19, 2011 - Montréal, Québec) Montreal-based audio and VFX house, Boogie Studio has 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 Montreal’s commercial/VFX division, as well as internationally renowned colorist Gary Chuntz.

Founded by Benoit Martel, Andres Norambuena and Denis-Éric Pedneault in 2006 as an audio production facility, Boogie Studio expanded in 2010 to offer state-of-the-art visual effects. These latest additions to the Visual Effects side of the business brings added depth of experience and strong new bench strength to the already strong company.

Patrice Cormier comes to his 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 company’s commercial/VFX division, he worked both freelance and for numerous facilities, including MétéoMédia, 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.

“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 we’re delighted to be able to join them.” Cormier has played a key role in the world of film and advertising post-production. He is recognized for his organizational skills, business acumen, artistic expertise and encyclopaedic knowledge of postproduction and visual effects.

According to Cormier, some former Technicolor advertising clients will be making the move to Boogie Studio as well. “We’re looking forward to filling the niche that Technicolor left for us. When the announcement was made, I’d already booked sessions for a national campaign for Nissan and we had several clients we’d been working with for years,” said Cormier.
<Cadie Desmeules-Desbiens>
A native of the Saguenay, Cadie Desmeules-Desbiens (pictured on the right) is an online Editor and Visual Effects Artist. She studied media arts and technology in Jonquière. After spending three years as a journalist for the TQS network, 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 Incendies, Les amours imaginaires, Filière 13, Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme, Gerry and Pour l’amour 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 is one of the world’s top commercials colorists and has worked with many of the best facilities, directors and cinematographers in the business. He 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 Canada’s 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 who’s 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.”

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