Circo de Bakuza / MONTRÉAL OLYMPIC GAMES
A series of visuals created for the commemoration ceremony of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, I was invited by Circo de Bakuza to help create the visuals projected during this historic event which brought together 3,700 young athletes, including athletic heavy-weights: Nadia Comaneci, Bruny Surin, Alexandre Bilodeau and Joannie Rochette.
I created the intro for the opening ceremony, as well as several psychedelic sequences to compliment the musical performances of Marie Mai, Walk Off The Earth and Ariane Moffatt.
In collaboration with Circo de Bakuza’s in-house team, we decided to approach the opening sequence from a graphic perspective, paying tribute to the iconic style of the 1976 Games. This sequence explored the chaos and serenity attributed to all creation.
This sequence explored the poetry of the human form through the movements of a contemporary dancer, filmed on location inside the Olympic Stadium. The psychedelic portions helped the evening’s festivities transition into party mode!
Big thank you to Circo de Bakuza for inviting to collaborate on this project of a lifetime!
Animation & Design (principal): George Simeo
Additional Animation: Basile Krasnopolsky
Art Direction: Camille Lasselin
Client: International Olympic Committee
Production Company: Circo de Bakuza
Producer: Amélie Madrid