Mathieu Séguin

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Bilingual in English and French, Mathieu Séguin is a Canadian cinematographer based in Greater Sudbury.

Filmmaking & Career

In his capacity as cinematographer, camera operator, colourist, and/or assistant camera, Séguin has worked on numerous feature films, movie-of-the-weeks, TV programs, short films, TV commercials, corporate videos and music videos, some of which he has also produced, written, directed and/or edited, including his shorts Revisions and Observations, both of which were were finalists in the Open category at the CTV Best in Shorts Competition at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

His production company, Motion Arc Studios, is located in Greater Sudbury.[7]

As cinematographer, he shot director Zahra Golafshani's Bullet-Headed [2014], Perceptions [2015], and Private Sessions [2016]. All three films were finalists in the Open category at the CTV Best in Shorts Competition at Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival. Perceptions received the Innovation Award, while Bullet-Headed received the prize Runner-Up (Open Category) [8][9][10][11] and was awarded funding from BravoFACT.[12]

Downtown Sudbury, a not-for-profit Business Improvement Area (BIA) association dedicated to the growth of Greater Sudbury's downtown, commissioned Séguin to produce a short titled "Portrait of Downtown Sudbury," the objective of which was not just to boost tourism, but to remind people who live in Sudbury of what they have.[13] Based on this success, he was then commissioned to make a similar short for the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce, titled “West Nipissing — Quelle surprise!”.[14]

In a newspaper interview, Séguin acknowledged that filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and that while “everyone’s always looking for a formula, [...] at the end of the day you’re making a film you would like to watch.”[15]

Since 2015, Séguin is a professor at Laurentian University's Motion Picture Arts program, wherein he specializes in giving practice-based courses, like Photography.[16] Regarding cinematography, he has also given numerous practice-based workshops, like The Motion in the Music workshop sponsored by the not-for-profit Music and Film in Motion, [17] and within the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program offered at Confederation Secondary School.[18]

Séguin collaborates frequently with director B. P. Paquette, thrice as colourist, and once as cinematographer on Your Name Here, which was also his debut on a feature film.

Feature Filmography

Title Year Cinematographer Colourist notes
Perspective 2012-2020 Template:No Template:Yes feature fiction
Your Name Here 2016 Template:Yes Template:Yes feature docufiction
The Anonymous Rudy S. 2016 Template:No Template:Yes feature fiction

References

  1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-video-showcases-a-day-in-the-life-of-nickel-city-residents-1.2986867
  2. http://www.tfo.org/en/universe/tfo-247/100397336/sudbury-s-image-maker
  3. http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/09/19/short-films-a-challenge-sudbury-directors-say
  4. http://www.bravofact.com/2014/06/25/lumanity-bullet-headed-in-production/
  5. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3057076/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
  6. https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/fifth-chapter-of-perspective-saga-screens-at-cinefest-friday-421256
  7. http://www.motionarcstudios.com/
  8. http://www.sudburylivingmagazine.com/2014/09/08/cinefest-announces-best-in-shorts-winners.html
  9. http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/09/19/short-films-a-challenge-sudbury-directors-say
  10. http://www.thorneloe.ca/news/2014-ctv-best-in-shorts-competition
  11. https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/cinefest-reveals-best-in-shorts-finalists-257704
  12. http://www.bravofact.com/2014/06/25/lumanity-bullet-headed-in-production/
  13. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-video-showcases-a-day-in-the-life-of-nickel-city-residents-1.2986867/
  14. http://www.westnipissing.com/from-sturgeon-to-l.a.--mathieu-s-guin-brings-his-vision-to-screen.html/
  15. http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/09/19/short-films-a-challenge-sudbury-directors-say
  16. http://www.thorneloe.ca/faculty
  17. http://cionorth.ca/media/cms_page_media/118/NOMFA%20Media%20Release%20Video%20Challenge.pdf
  18. http://www.rainbowschools.ca/news/confederation-secondary-school-launches-ict-specialist-high-skills-major/

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