Sylvain happily jumped to directing after a few years working as a commercial photographer. He aims to keep his work as fresh and playful as possible.
The Long Haul, his first shot as Monsieur Le Directeur, helped him win all around attention and cheers: the prestigious Art Director Club's Young Guns 7 Award, a PDN Award, and his very first TV commercial project.
Sylvain discovered a passion for set building, tactile installation and mixed media, which is reflected in his motion work. He's always excited by projects involving design and visual trickery.
In 2016/17, Sylvain will proudly create a public and interactive art piece produced by The National Film Board Of Canada and Le Quartier Des Spectacle De Montréal.
With this techno-artistic approach, the multidisciplinary team (with Jonathan Belisle, Marianne Prairie, Franck Desvernes) envisions a poetic response to the atmosphere of grief left in the wake of the Paris tragedy, as well as the inevitable multiplication of surveillance initiatives that it is bound to generate. Rather than a simple demonstration of the erosion of privacy rights, its aim is to promote empathy and openness towards others in a world where fear is evermore present and leads, too often, to people closing themselves off. #visibleinvisible
CANADA > Aldo / Cossette / Greenpeace / John St / JWT / Le Lait / McDonalds / Moment Factory / Rogers / Sid Lee / Subway / Tim Hortons / Tourisme Montréal / Tank / Toxa
INTERNATIONAL > Campbell Soup Co / Channel 4 - UK / Havas - W&Cie / LEGO / LOWE / Macys / McCann Erikson / Nestle / Ogilvy / Publicis / Y&R
2016 > Winning project for an interactive work of art for a public space with the NFB/Quartier Des Spectacles De Montréal / Mentor at On Display Portfolio Night by Spotify Canada / Featured in IdN Magazine - Mixed Media Issue
2015 > Juror at Les Rendez-Vous Du Cinéma Québécois- Experimental Film #RCVQ
2013> ADC Talk at the Montreal Apple Store
2012 > 8 pages feature in Applied Arts Magazine
2011 > Juror for the Art Director Club Young Guns 9 #YG9 / ADC Talk at the Montreal Apple Store
AWARDS + LIFE CHANGING EVENTS
2015 > Applied Arts Design Awards - Craft Motion+Animation for RTE / Applied Arts Design Awards - Craft Motion+Animation for MACY'S / Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - Animation for RTE / Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - Food Photography / TOPCOM France for RTE / Lux Quebec Prize - Animation for Regard Sur Le Court 2014 / National Magazine Awards - Creative Photography / Summit Awards - Bronze for MACY'S Magic Of Giving 2014 / Telly Awards - Bronze for MACY'S Magic Of Giving 2014
2013 > Lux Quebec Prize - Portrait Photography / National Magazine Awards - Still Life Photography
2012 > My First Boy - Lennon / Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards - Animation / Applied Arts Design Awards - Broadcast TV Ident / National Magazine Awards - Creative Photography / Quebec Magazine Awards - Best Magazine Cover / Creative Quaterly 28 - Photography / Creative Quaterly 28 - Illustration
2011 > Prix Coup D'éclats! 2011 - Publicité à la télévision / Prix Coup D'éclats! 2011 - Affiche promotionnelle
2010 > My First Daughter - Flora / PromaxBDA Awards - Silver - Channel Identification /
Grafika - Prize - Motion Design
2009 > Art Directors Club Young Guns 7 - Under 30yo career prize / Photo District News Promo Awards - Non-traditional Extrodinary Promotion / Promax|BDA Awards - Channel Identification / Quebec Magazine Awards - Portrait
2008 > National Magazine Awards - Photo Essay / Communication Art Interactive Annual / Grafika Prize
2005 > Published in Maisonneuve Magazine Art Annual
2004 > Lux Quebec Prize - Finalist Documentary Photography
2003 > Montreal Independent Music Initiative - CD Packaging Price