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Christian Langlois

Commercial Film Director / Specialized Creative Director

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Christian Langlois is a Commercial Film Director and Creative Consultant specializing in identity and branding for television, new media, and entertainment. His success in advertising, viral, motion design, and tv creative direction has been recognized by numerous major events and players: Cannes Lion, Clio, London International Award, Webby Awards, The Bessies, CMA, Promax BDA, TED, Summit and Applied Arts.

In the early ‘90's he founded the visual creation lab of MusiquePlus (the French Canadian version of MTV). It was a true visual laboratory, responsible for the first outstanding look of this music TV channel dedicated to pop music, fashion, youth culture, film, performing arts and entertainment. He made his mark at that time as an innovator in TV branding and visual imaging. Since then, he has participated in the development of many TV channel brandings and TV shows in Canada and elsewhere: MongolTV, CBS, ABC, TVA, Mlle, Yoopa, MOI& Cie, Radio Canada, CBC, TV5, Astral , Musimax, Telefilm Canada, Cirque du Soleil

He has more than 200 ad campaigns to his credit, notably Verizon, T-Mobile, Johnson & Johnson, O.B., Kruger, At&t, Bell, Yellow pages, Toshiba, Telus, Videotron, Danone, Nestlé, General Mils, Pineau des Charentes, Lassonde, Subway, Métro, Cirque du Soleil, Health Canada, Campus Montreal, Placements Québec, GM, Toyota, Chevrolet, Air Canada, Bombardier, Japan Railways, Budweiser, Black Label, Molson, DC shoes, RBK, CCM, Mastercard, EnRoute, National Bank of Canada, Scotia Bank, Barclays Bank, IShares and Midland Walwyn.

He is currently active as Commercial Film Director for production companies Les Enfants (Montreal) and Industry Films (Toronto). He also works as a freelance Creative Consultant at his own creative shop, Mémoire Liquide, specializing in digital arts: TV branding and visual identity, new media design, mobile, web and viral content, apps, motion and broadcast design, multi-screen video projection, installation and experimental works.

Work Experience

Memoire Liquide

Creative consultant

Specific creative direction, research and development of brand and visual approaches in the field of the media arts(tv, film, web, mobile) and advertising. Visual research, creation of visual and graphic identity for tv channels and tv programs, film opening credits, printed magazines grid and new media: apps, viral, web content. To the creation to production: communication model, prototype, graphic and visual approach, client presentation, direction, production, final product.

Mongol TV, TVA, Moi&cie, Mlle, Yoopa, Charity Water, Astral Média, Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory, SRC, CBC, CBS, FOX, Téléfilm Canada, Spafax, Sphère Média, TV5, Zone 3, MC2, Spectra, Virage
May 2003 Montreal, Canada

Les Enfants

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

BAQ, Campus Montréal, Santé Canada, Cashmere, Ethan Allen, Litter Locker, Danone, Vidéotron...
May 2011 Montreal, Canada

Satellite My Love

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

Lapeyre, TV5, Fanta, Nestlé...
January 2009 Paris, France

La Fabrique D'images

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

GM, Activia, Health Canada, Nestlé, Vidéotron, Air Canada, Skinny Cow, Louis Braille Foundation, Fonds Canadien de la Télévision, Telefilm Canada, Ihaveanidea, La Ronde, Telus...
January 2008 - January 2011 Montreal, Canada

The Garden

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

CIBC, Toshiba, Ishares, Barclay Bank, Bombardier Aerospace, Cheek Magazine, Charity Water, AIDS...
June 2006 - December 2011 Toronto, Canada

Quatre Par Quatre

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

Toyota, Nesquik, Budweiser, Zip (Asia), Bombardier Transport, Placement Québec, Astral, Telus, Mirage, UDM,
January 1999 - January 2006 Montréal, Canada

MusiquePlus (MTV French Canada)

Creative Director & specials projects development

Make a visual research for the development of visual identity for tv shows, tv channels and media corporative brands: logo and tv design. Creation and production of campaign of advertising and communication strategies. Managing creative services: projects, peoples, budget, priorities, electronic. Supervising creation and production of ads and different corporative works: TV id’s, ads campaigns, spot, auto-promotions, logos, tv design, sales document, corporative, licenses and permits demands visual presentation and tv show prototypes.

3 annual ads campaign for 2 Musical TV channels.

SPAM, Artist of the Month, D., Musicographie, Generation, 60, 70 and 80, Chic Planète, Buzzé: The Quiz, Perfecto-Mode, Campus. Electrochoc...
January 1999 - June 2003 Montreal, Canada

Radke Film Group

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

At&t, Cantel, Rogers, Midland Walwyn, Natrel, Oldsmobile...
January 1996 - January 1998 Toronto, Canada

Cinelande

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

Bauer-Nike, Subway, McDonald, VW, Videotron, CCM, Banque Nationale du Canada...
January 1997 - January 1999 Montreal, Canada

Propanganda Films

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

Claudia Schiffer - Exercises videotapes, Sunny D, Musical video : REM, Tony Briston...
January 1995 - December 1995 Los Angeles, California, United States

Jet Films

Commercial film director

Commercial film direction. development of creative visual approach, storyboard, mood board, visual presentation. New images, creative actor direction, complex live action shooting, fx, high tech post, innovative graphic animation and design, unique vision.

Mastercard, NHL,GM, Ford, Molson, Black Label, Banque Nationale du Canada, Videotron, Bell, Air Canada, EnRoute, Eaton, IGA, Métro, Fonds de Solidarité, Loto-Québec...
January 1995 - December 1997 Montreal, Canada

MusiquePlus

TV director and broadcast designer

Created and directed tv programs, magazines, tv id’s, ads, logo, gala, award show and broadcast design, film shoot, editing, animation, graphic design and post-production.

Fax, Perfecto, Dadabiz, Top Decade...
May 1988 - January 1995 Montréal, Canada

University Of Quebec At Montreal

Associate Teacher - Lecturer

Seminars about video creation and a study about independent art video industry in Quebec, directed by Ms. Allison Beale.
January 1987 - January 1988 Montréal, Canada

Education

University Of Quebec At Montreal

Studies / Master Fine Arts (M.F.A / M.A) Communications

Electronic arts and new medias culture. Wired magazine : the printed paradox of digital culture launching.
September 1992 - May 1994 Montreal, Canada

University Of Quebec At Montreal

Baccalaureate in arts (B.F.A / B.A) Communications

film, art video and advertising
September 1984 - May 1987 Montreal, Canada

Languages

French (Advanced),
English (Advanced),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

PromaxBDA Awards

Bronze - MONGOLTV - GLOBAL EXCELLENCE - TOTAL PACKAGE ART DIRECTION & DESIGN: CHANNEL IMAGE - USING MULTIPLE MEDIA

2013

Cannes Lions

Bronze - OB Simple Apology viral

2012

Clio Awards

Gold - OB Simple Apology viral

2012

London International Awards

Bronze - TV / Cinema / Online - Best Use of Innovation

2012

Canadian Marketing Awards

5 Gold 1 Siler

2012

The Bessies

Gold - 2 finalist - OB Simple Apology viral

2012

Canadian Marketing Awards

Gold - OB Simple Apology viral

2012

Webby Awards

Honourees - OB Simple Apology viral

2012

Webby Awards

Honourees - OB Simple Apology Viral

2012

TED Ideas

TED Ideas Worth Spreading - Nominee for bravest brands of 2011 - o.b. tampons

2012

Advertising Served

Best projects - Videotron Moving

2012

GLobe & Mail

Ad of The Year - OB Simple Apology viral

2011

Canadian Marketing Awards

Gold - Nazareth Foundation viral

2011

Canadian Academy Of Cinema And Televison

Finalist Mauvais - Karma - Best broadcast design and visual identity

2011

Canadian Academy Of Cinema And Television

Finalist - Zed in Tokyo - Best cultural documentary - Cirque du Soleil Images

2011

Summit International Awards 2011

Silver awards - Ogilvy - Canada Health campain

201104

Summit International Awards 2011

Silver awards - Ogilvy - Canada Health campain

201104

Motion Graphics Served

Fresh works from leading creative professionals - Yoopa

201005

Motion Graphics Served

Fresh works from leading creative professionals - Zed in Tokyo

200906

Summit International Awards 2007

ilver Summit Creative Award- LXB - Telus Globetrotter Birds

2007

Summit International Awards 2005

Silver Summit Creative Award- LXB- Telus Globetrotter Photos

2005

Summit International Awards 2005

Bronze Summit Creative Award- LXB-Telus Globetrotter Fruits

2005

Summit International Awards 2004

Silver Summit Creative Award - LXB -Telus High Speed

2004

Summit International Awards 2004

Bronze Summit Creative Award - LXB -Telus Globetrotter

2004

2002 BDA - PROMAX - Miami

Bronze Promax & BDA Award – Mr. Net - MUSIQUEPLUS.

2002

MusiquePlus - MuchMusic

Buzzclip - Joranne - Tacca musique.

1999

1995 BDA - PROMAX - Los Angeles

Gold Promax & BDA Award – TV Id Butterfly MusiquePlus

1995

Publicity Club Of Montreal

Gold Award - LG2 - Mastercard - NHL

1997

Publicity Club Of Montreal

Silver Award - LG2 - Banque Nationale

1997

Pixel Awards

Jury Great Honors - BCP - Buzzclip - Black Label

1995

Pixel Awards

Gold Award - BCP - Buzzclip - Black Label

1995

Canadian Academy Of Cinema And Televison

Best broadcast design and visual identity for MusiquePlus - Perfecto

1995

Canadian Academy Of Cinema And Televison

Best broadcast design and visual identity for MusiquePlus - Fax

1994

Canadian Federation Professional Of Directors Of Television And Cinema

Vision Liberty - Honorific prize for creative work

1990

Skills

Advertaising, Animation, Art, Creative Direction, Design, Electronic Art, Film Direction, Fim, Graphic Design, Motion Design, New Medias, Photo, Postproduction, Video,

Jury, publishing and conferences

Jury
2013 - Asia - PromaxBDA Awards Singapour
2013 - Global Excellence Awards - PromaxBDA Awards Los Angeles
2005 - Publicity Club of Montreal, Awards for electronic arts production.
1993 - Canada council for the arts, Grants B, projects and travel grants.
1993 - Culture department, Government of Quebec, Grants A and B for artists in new media.
1993 - Association of creation and of research in electroacoustique of Quebec (ACREQ), Contest Electroclip 93.
1992 - Culture department, Government of Quebec, Grants A and B for artists in cinema and video.
1992 - 1991- Videogala, The Annual Award for the Musical-video Industry Publishing
Paper "Created with a computer... Why not ? " Co writer, publications du Québec, Government of Québec, Québec, 1994
Paper "The performing arts at the time of video experimentation" in les cahiers de théâtre Jeu, # 44, Montréal, 1987
Photos in "Journal Voir", Vol.1 no 24, Montréal 1987 Conferences, keynotes and masterclass
2013 Promax BDA - Los Angeles - Show the legacy - Design the future of Mongol television, Conference series : Branding of the year
2005- BBDO-HQ, The contribution of the graphic arts in actual advertising.
2003- Journée Infopresse. Mix media direction in a context of Canadian low budget productions.
2001 - University of Quebec at Montreal, Graphic and design department. MusiquePlus Power of design and visual identity
1993 - University of Quebec at Montreal, Communications department. The news spirits of contemporary TV.
1992 - Matane College, Philosophy department. Music video versus Art video.
1992 - Canadian federation professional of directors of television and cinema, Creative tv direction
1991 - Vidéographe, Video artist running center. The electronics effects in video art