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Listen to Futur et médias on: It’s March 2020. While COVID-19 has totally shut down live-action production, animation studios manage to rapidly implement new ways of working that allow them to continue full production without missing a beat or a deadline. Their high-speed adaptation wasn’t easy, but it was more than worth it. What many of these animation studios had going...
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As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
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Listen to Futur et médias on: It’s a multi-billion-dollar market with the business model of everyone’s dreams. The television format is the sine qua non for generating cash over the long term in any production company catalogue. In 2017, eight of the top 10 TV formats worldwide were over ten years old. In many cases, one hit show is enough...
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As we saw last season on Futur et médias, virtual reality was, until recently, a technology most used outside the home. In fact, according to GlobalWebIndex, merely 3.6 percent of Canadian internet users aged 16 to 64 owned a VR headset in the first quarter of 2020. Listen to Futur et médias on: > Listen to the Futur et médias episode...
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As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
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Designing a truly great video game is hard. Getting potential players to notice it is even harder. The proliferation of broadband, digital storefronts, all-you-can-eat subscription buffets, and free-to-play business models all but ensure that consumers are flooded with an endless stream of content choices. Even if most of the content is crap, how do you swim past the clutter of...
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In this age of on-demand content, and at a time when media consumption is increasing rapidly, how can we make sure that Canadian audiovisual productions find their way onto screens ― here at home and around the world? In this episode of Futur et médias, Canada Media Fund Director of Industry and Market Trends Catherine Mathys drills down on...
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As if the ‘En direct de l’univers’ Mother Day Special wasn’t enough of a titanic challenge in the midst of a pandemic, Montreal-based Pamplemousse Média has also been going all out for the past few weeks on its ‘Bal Mammouth.’ The production company, headed by France Beaudoin, is sparing no effort in getting the televised graduation ball on air...
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For many, the COVID-19 lockdown period seemed a perfect opportunity to revisit the iconic audiovisual works of their teenage years. If that is your case, you undoubtedly found out that getting your hands on that special TV series, movie, or video game meant spending big bucks on the few rare second-hand copies auctioned off online ― or even worse,...
Futur et médias podcast TV production COVID-19
On our French-language podcast’s inaugural episode, CMF Director of Industry and Market Trends Catherine Mathys speaks with Marc Côté, the founder and president of Montreal-based visual production services firm REAL by FAKE. Côté and his company have developed an expertise in technical pre-production, which helps productions shoot with limited crews and reduce their costs, among other advantages. Extensive pre-production...
future_tv_production_canada_COVID-19
As it gets closer to easing out of lockdown, the audiovisual industry is beginning to move beyond crisis management. Now what? We know there will be changes to the industry in the short and medium terms. But what about long term? How is the industry reacting to ― and anticipating ― these changes? What are the big questions that...
media_business_development_COVID-19
The global climate of mediamaking is shifting, to say the least. As such, producers are recalibrating ― where they usually leverage connectivity on an international scale, the reach of their business is stunted. In a time of uncertainty, we take stock of how producers capitalize Canadian work, and the international partners that represent this work globally. Bracing “the cavalry” Producers possess...
Urbania_Web_Series_HERO
“I have an idea!” many creators often exclaim. Great ― but how do you go about developing a story or concept into a ready-to-upload series? At the Avantage numérique forum in Rouyn-Noranda last March, Urbania producer Annie Bourdeau ran through the steps of a web series’ production. One piece of advice: be ready! “Such a production involves hundreds of...
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Are you starting to think about the next story you want to bring to life? Do you plan to self-finance, or will you be exploring funding opportunities from the private sector? There is a group of content partners with a virtually untapped fountain of engaging new stories to uncover ― and the funds to bring them to life. Their...
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By Irene S. Berkowitz and Hanako Smith Amid the pandemic, we rely on our screens more than ever. Globally, average daily views of #withme videos on YouTube surged by 600 percent, and uploads with “at home” in the title increased more than 590 percent since March 15. This article will review groundbreaking research on YouTube in Canada conducted before...