Circo de Bakuza / MONTRÉAL OLYMPIC GAMES

A series of visuals created for the commemoration ceremony of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal.

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PROJECT DETAILS

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.

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OPENING SEQUENCE

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.

 
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PSYCHEDELIC SEQUENCE

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!

 
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CREDITS

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