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Christian Langlois

Commercial Film Director / Specialized Creative Director

514.512.5226
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.
Experience
Canada
May 2003
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
Canada
May 2011
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...
Paris, France
Jan 2009
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...
Canada
Jan 2008Jan 2011
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...
Canada
Jun 2006Dec 2011
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...
Canada
Jan 1999Jan 2006
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,
Canada
Jan 1999Jun 2003
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...
Canada
Jan 1996Jan 1998
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...
Canada
Jan 1997Jan 1999
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...
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan 1995Dec 1995
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...
Canada
Jan 1995Dec 1997
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...
Canada
May 1988Jan 1995
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...
Canada
Jan 1987Jan 1988
Associate Teacher - Lecturer
Seminars about video creation and a study about independent art video industry in Quebec, directed by Ms. Allison Beale.
Education
Canada
Sep 1992May 1994
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.
Canada
Sep 1984May 1987
Baccalaureate in arts (B.F.A / B.A) Communications
film, art video and advertising
Awards
2013
Bronze - MONGOLTV - GLOBAL EXCELLENCE - TOTAL PACKAGE ART DIRECTION & DESIGN: CHANNEL IMAGE - USING MULTIPLE MEDIA
2012
Bronze - OB Simple Apology viral
2012
Gold - OB Simple Apology viral
2012
Bronze - TV / Cinema / Online - Best Use of Innovation
2012
2012
Gold - 2 finalist - OB Simple Apology viral
2012
Gold - OB Simple Apology viral
2012
Honourees - OB Simple Apology viral
2012
Honourees - OB Simple Apology Viral
2012
TED Ideas Worth Spreading - Nominee for bravest brands of 2011 - o.b. tampons
2012
Best projects - Videotron Moving
2011
Ad of The Year - OB Simple Apology viral
2011
Gold - Nazareth Foundation viral
2011
Finalist Mauvais - Karma - Best broadcast design and visual identity
2011
Finalist - Zed in Tokyo - Best cultural documentary - Cirque du Soleil Images
Apr 2011
Silver awards - Ogilvy - Canada Health campain
Apr 2011
Silver awards - Ogilvy - Canada Health campain
May 2010
Fresh works from leading creative professionals - Yoopa
Jun 2009
Fresh works from leading creative professionals - Zed in Tokyo
2007
ilver Summit Creative Award- LXB - Telus Globetrotter Birds
2005
Silver Summit Creative Award- LXB- Telus Globetrotter Photos
2005
Bronze Summit Creative Award- LXB-Telus Globetrotter Fruits
2004
Silver Summit Creative Award - LXB -Telus High Speed
2004
Bronze Summit Creative Award - LXB -Telus Globetrotter
2002
Bronze Promax & BDA Award – Mr. Net - MUSIQUEPLUS.
1999
Buzzclip - Joranne - Tacca musique.
1995
Gold Promax & BDA Award – TV Id Butterfly MusiquePlus
1997
Publicity Club of Montreal
Gold Award - LG2 - Mastercard - NHL
1997
Publicity Club of Montreal
Silver Award - LG2 - Banque Nationale
1995
Pixel Awards
Jury Great Honors - BCP - Buzzclip - Black Label
1995
Pixel Awards
Gold Award - BCP - Buzzclip - Black Label
1995
Best broadcast design and visual identity for MusiquePlus - Perfecto
1994
Best broadcast design and visual identity for MusiquePlus - Fax
1990
Canadian federation professional of directors of television and cinema
Vision Liberty - Honorific prize for creative work
Languages
 
French (Advanced), English (Advanced), Spanish (Conversational)
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