People sometimes fear the term “experimental,” but I think that is the best way to describe the mandate I give myself as a director: taking the viewer where he has never gone and using the medium to open up worlds.
Philippe Baylaucq – Writer and Director
From National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Production: National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Concept and Director: Philippe Baylaucq
Producer: René Chénier
Photographic and Technical Director: Bruno Colpron
Assistant Director: Isabelle Pruneau-Brunet
Original score: Robert Marcel Lepage, assisted by Nicolas Borycki
Sound Designer: Benoit Dame, assisted by Catherine Van Der Donkct
Editor and Head 360° Dome Graphic Artist: Sindre Ulvik-Péladeau
Graphic design and post-production: Sindre Ulvik-Péladeau, Bruno Colpron, Sébastien Gravel, Sarah Ouellet and Serge Verreault
Circus performers: Andréanne Nadeau (aerial hoop) and Justin Dale (Cyr wheel)
From Montreal Space for Life (Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium)
Executive Producers: Pierre Lacombe and Sébastien Gauthier
Script advisor: Sébastien Gauthier
Circus arts advisor: Loïc Quesnel
3D astronomical simulations (Digital Sky 2): Marc Jobin and Mathieu Forcier
A first collaboration between the NFB and Montréal Space for Life
In December 2015, Montréal Space for Life and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) signed an unprecedented memorandum of agreement confirming their intention to collaborate on producing original films and using existing ones, and to exchange and share their respective expertise. The digital film Kyma, Power of Waves is the first fruit of this world-class partnership.
Kyma was shot in part using a Vantrix PRO 25 camera, new Montréal video capture technology offering distortion-free high-resolution 360° video output requiring no stitching. This partnership with Vantrix lets filmmakers create more fluid and realistic projection experiences than ever, extending the boundaries of art and science.
About the National Film Board of Canada
The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, and ground-breaking interactive stories, installations and participatory experiences. NFB producers are deeply embedded in communities across the country, working with talented artists and creators in production studios from St. John’s to Vancouver, on projects that stand out for their excellence in storytelling, their innovation, and their social resonance. NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 15 Canadian Screen Awards, 17 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.