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Filming at the grand studio de l’Université Laval à Québec with Ericzone

eric-avatar-23-aout-2019I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I hardly saw the summer of 2019 go by. When the warm weather arrived, I promised myself that I would finish some of my recent paintings to accompany the blue house and the portrait of my grandfather. Against all odds, I found myself spending my free time cycling and soaking in the sun, which was ultimately a good decision. Anyway, it would have been too hot to work on my Ericzone Podcast or to draw and play guitar. It was only around mid-August that I let myself be tempted by an audiovisual project that I would like to present to you through this blog. Indeed, it was towards the end of this beautiful summer of 2019 that I had the great privilege of working as a cameraman and video editor with musicians who graduated in classical music. My mandate: to produce a video to accompany the recording session at the grand studio of Université Laval in Quebec City.

Ah! Toi, belle hirondelle

To put things in context, the project was created by pianist Hélène Desjardins, who also took care of the musical arrangements. Also included in the project are Christine Lavallière on violin, Pascale Rivard on viola violin, Marie-Loup Cottinet on cello and vocalist Marie-Catherine Bouchard.

The project took place during two happenings, during which I was immensely spoiled by beautiful music. The first shooting took place during a humid evening in August in a small warm room in Quebec City. This first meeting served as a rehearsal and allowed everyone to prepare for the upcoming studio session. I could write several paragraphs in this article to share with you all the great memories I have of the evening’s work. However, I will confine myself to briefly describing this moment in the evening, when Helen’s young son began to applaud the music. I’m not sure if he applauded because he wanted to participate or if he wanted to express his appreciation (maybe both). In any case, this beautiful moment captured the pleasant energy that was present throughout the entire project.

A few days later, we went to Université Laval for the second day of shooting and audio recording. Serges Samson, technician in charge of the studio at the Faculté de musique, joined us for this session. I had the opportunity to talk for a few moments with Mr. Samson and he mentioned that the studio of the Faculté de musique is in fact a research laboratory. Moreover, to be precise, this magnificent studio is called the LARC (Laboratoire Audio-numérique en Recherche et Création). In operation since 2013, the studio is the result of a CFI (Canadian Innovation Fund) from which Professor Serge Lacasse benefited in 2009. All in all, the shooting at Université Laval went very well and I am very satisfied with the footage I was able to capture with my cameras (see for yourself in the video).

Recidivist Videographer

The post-production work was done at the Ericzone Studio, currently located in Quebec City – feel free to contact me if you want to talk about your projects. I spent many a pleasant September evening making this video montage, which I believe does justice to the work of these talented young musicians.

I really enjoyed working on this project. Not only did it give me a unique perspective on culture in Quebec City, but it also afforded me a little variety in the type of audiovisual production I usually produce. As you may have read in my previous articles, my marketing work is usually limited to corporate audiovisual projects, interviews and graphic design in Photoshop. On the other hand, if things go as planned, I will soon be involved in future music videos. In the meantime, I invite you to read the article about the production of a video clip for which I worked as a writer and video editor: Live my way by the band Angle of attack, produced with Blackburn Production in 2014.

Acknowledgements

Thank you very much Hélène Desjardins and her musician-colleagues. This project was an enriching experience that will remain with me always. If you wish to contact Hélène Desjardins, her email address is displayed at the end of the video. For more information about Université Laval in Quebec City, and its Faculté de musique, you can visit their website.

As always, I invite you to consult my portfolio at www.ericzone.com and visit my Facebook page. Don’t forget to click “Like”. You can also find me on YouTube. Ericzone is on Instagram. Did you send me an invitation to connect via LinkedIn?

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Pittcon Article and SiliCycle video interview by Ericzone

Eric Mailhot pittcon-interview-thumbI have a question for you. Is it possible to write and article about writing an article? I’m sure It must have been done already, but I’m just not certain that I should. I mean, how self-centered does one have to be in order to go ahead with that kind of crazy idea? The reason why I’m asking you this is because early March 2019, I had the opportunity to film and to conduct an interview with Adrian Villanueva, commercial representative for SiliCycle in Latin America. The purpose of the video interview, aside from creating some original marketing content for SiliCycle, was to accompany an article which i also took upon myself to write. And so, I guess you now see my conundrum. Should I write an blog about writing an article? I’m still not convinced that I should. But, since you’ve gotten this far in reading this post, I guess that I should keep writing and tell you more.

The interviews

This multimedia publication had the objective of promoting SiliCycle‘s presence at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia and to also promote the expo itself. For that purpose, I was referred to a contact at Pittcon by Geneviève Gingras, head of marketing at SiliCycle. Kimberley Palastro, marketing coordinator at Pittcon  was very kind to look into our questions and to send me the responses given by her people. Along with Adrian Villanueva’s video interview, those answers became the backbone of the article. They also added a fascinating look into the history of the annual Pittcon conferences which, by the way, have been held since February 1950!

Adrian Villanueva, for someone who says that he doesn’t particularly enjoy being in front of the camera, really looked natural and seems content with the outcome of the interview. I’ve always been a proponent of using audiovisual mediums as tools to better understand oneself, both inwards and the outward shell. For example, I’ve always seen the Ericzone Podcast (a mostly french web show that i host) as a mirror to better see myself. Each podcast episode enables me to pinpoint my mistakes and to figure out what I need to do to get better at expressing myself. Truthfully, I didn’t like my own voice in this latest interview. Taking notes!

About the video equipment

SiliCycle marketing department has this great Nikon D7100 which I’m only now starting to truly appreciate. Without getting into too much technical stuff, the camera is well appreciated in the audiovisual community and does quite well for any occasion. For the audio recording part, a Senheiser e835 microphone was used, onto which a SiliCycle mic flag was added. A few feet away at the end of the xlr cable, a Zoom H5 gave me a quality recording for the interview.

Salutations to Kimberley Palastro at Pittcon and to the other collaborators in the article. Thank you Adrian Villanueva for participating in the interview. Thanks to my colleagues Gabrielle, Geneviève, Mathieu and Valerie for their helping hand. I invite you to take a look at the article on SiliCycle’s website and to watch the interview video on their YouTube page. For more about SiliCycle, visit their Facebook page or their website. For more information about Pittcon, here’s a link to his website. As always, I invite you to consult my portfolio at www.ericzone.com and to visit my Facebook page. Don’t forget to click like. You can also find me on YouTube. Have you sent me a contact request on Linkedin?

 

Ericzone Podcast: Episode 15: Flavie Dufour

Ericzone Podcast: Épisode 15 (Fr)
24 octobre 2018

Flavie Dufour Flavie Dufour est auteure-compositrice-interprète et improvisatrice qui s’inspire des chants ethniques et des relations humaines pour créer ses performances interactives. Au cours de la discussion, cette poète de la voix nous dévoile son processus d’épanouissement artistique et nous parle de son prochain album, Clair de femme.

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Ericzone Podcast: Épisode 13: Audrey Beaumont-Drouin

Ericzone Podcast: Épisode 13 (Fr)
12 septembre 2018

Passionnée par les causes environnementales, Audrey Beaumont-Drouin fait partie de la prochaine génération d’agriculteurs dans la région de Québec. Son témoignage au Ericzone Podcast saura, sans aucun doute, vous inspirer à prendre action pour sauvegarder l’avenir de notre société.

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Quelques extraits

 

La berce du caucase (1:17)

La carpe asiatique (1:04)

ALENA: Gestion de l’offre (1:14)

Consumérisme (0:59)

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Ericzone Podcast: Episode 12: Ludger Saintelien

Ericzone Podcast: Épisode 12 (Fr)
22 août 2018

Ludger Saintelien oeuvre dans le domaine des jeux vidéos depuis l’année 2000. Son parcours professionnel lui offre un aperçu unique du marketing dans l’industrie du jeu vidéo. En date de l’enregistrement de ce podcast, il est UX Director chez Gearbox.

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Ericzone Podcast: Episode 11: Bernard Crustin

Ericzone Podcast: Episode 11 (Fr)
6 septembre 2018

Bernard Crustin est un conteur et anthropologue, vivant dans la ville de Québec. Son parcours scientifique et sa quête artistique vivent en symbiose, lui faisant vivre plusieurs expériences qu’il nous dévoile au Ericzone Podcast.

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Ericzone Podcast Épisode 10: Alain Migneault, fondateur de Weroes

Ericzone Podcast Épisode 10 (Fr)
5 novembre 2017

Alain Migneault est entrepreneur à impact social et le fondateur de Weroes. Il rend visite au Ericzone Podcast pour discuter avec Eric Mailhot au sujet de Weroes et du recours collectif déposé contre Hydro-Québec par la Coalition Peuple Allumé.
(www.weroes.com/recoursHQ).

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Quelques extraits

Alain Migneault parle de Weroes (12:53)


La tombe technologique (2:51)

Le jour que notre technologie va nous lâcher, on fait quoi? Dans cet extrait du Ericzone Podcast avec Alain Migneault de Weroes, nous parlons «survivalism».

 

David Suzuki (4:33)

Malgré les nouvelles souvent bouleversantes, Il faut se laisser inspirer par des individus qui ont à coeur notre planète et les gens qui y habitent. Dans cet extrait du Ericzone Podcast avec Alain Migneault de Weroes, nous parlons de Dr. David Suzuki (Fondation David Suzuki David Suzuki Foundation)


Egoïsme ou altruisme (3:11)

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