Moment Factory

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Moment Factory
Type Private company
Industry New media & entertainment
Founded 2001
Founder(s) Dominic Audet
Sakchin Bessette
Jason Rodi
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Area served Worldwide
Key people Dominic Audet, Chief of Innovation & partner
Sakchin Bessette, Creative Director & partner
Éric Fournier, Executive Producer & partner
Employees 120[1]
Website www.momentfactory.com

Moment Factory is a Montreal-based new media and entertainment studio that specializes in creating multimedia environments that combine video, lighting design, architecture, animation, sound and special effects. Since the company’s inception in 2001, they have produced over 300 events, shows and permanent installations.[2][3] Moment Factory have created multimedia content for environments such as the Quartier des Spectacles[4] in Montreal and the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX,[5][6] and have designed multimedia shows in spaces such as the Sagrada Familia[7]'[8] cathedral in Barcelona, and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall[9] in New Jersey. Other clients include Cirque du Soleil,[10] Madonna,[11] the NFL,[11] Sony,[12] Oakley,[13] Nine Inch Nails[14] and Arcade Fire.[15]

Team[edit]

Moment Factory’s multi-disciplinary team consists of graphic and motion designers, multimedia directors, illustrators, architects, lighting designers, environment designers, producers, programmers, engineers, technicians and developers.[2] Principal people are Dominic Audet, Chief of Innovation, Sakchin Bessette, Creative Director and Éric Fournier, Executive Producer.[3]

Key projects and collaborations[edit]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

  • 2014 - D&AD Awards - Spatial Design category: Los Angeles International Airport[36]
  • 2014 - Apple - 30th Anniversary of Mac: Moment Factory presented as a pioneer and innovative personality on Apple.com[37]
  • 2013 - BizBash - Top 50 Innovative Event Pros: Sakchin Bessette[38]
  • 2013 - Numix Award - Cultural category / Experiential production: Ode à la Vie on the Sagrada Familia[39]
  • 2013 - Applied Arts Design Award - Digital category: Ode à la Vie on the Sagrada Familia[40]
  • 2013 - Fast Company - World's Top 10 most innovative companies in Music: Moment Factory[41]
  • 2013 - Communication Arts Design Annual - Motion Graphics: Duality on the Boardwalk Hall[42]
  • 2012 - Boomerang Award - Interactive Design category: La Vitrine Culturelle[43]
  • 2011 - Fast 50[44] & Fast 500 North America - Technology: Moment Factory[45]
  • 2009 - Creative Review Best in Book: Nine Inch Nails Lights in the Sky Tour[46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chiasson, Gail. "Moment Factory’s Oakley Multimedia Experience." DailyDOOH. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Moment Factory". TechVibes. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b De Repentigny, Alain. "Moment Factory". La Presse. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Giraldeau, François-Luc. "La Vitrine Culturelle by Moment Factory: Montreal’s Office Building Lights Up!" Frame Publishers. N.p., 19 Nov. 2009. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  5. ^ Barmak, Sarah. "Magic in the Departure Lounge". Canadian Business. N.p., 22 July 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  6. ^ a b Debruge, Peter. "Moment Factory Gives LAX a Massive Multimedia Upgrade." Variety. N.p., 20 June 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  7. ^ a b Cia, Blanca. "La Mercè Se Suma a Estirar El Turisme." EL PAÍS. N.p., 20 Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  8. ^ Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey. "Watch: Gaudí­'s Masterpiece Becomes A Canvas For A Gaudy Light Show | Co.Design | Business + Design." Co.Design. N.p., 25s Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  9. ^ "A Light Projection Gives New Life To Atlantic City's Boardwalk | Co.Design | Business + Design." Co.Design. N.p., 5 July 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  10. ^ a b Guimond, Vanessa. "Light Nightclub : Le Cirque Fait Appel à Moment Factory." Journal de Montréal - Blogue Arts et Spectacles. N.p., 23 May 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  11. ^ a b c Adams, James. "The Canadians Who Helped Madonna Rock the Super Bowl Add to ..." The Globe and Mail. N.p., 7 Feb. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  12. ^ Everett-Green, Robert. "Smoke and Mirrors, Meet Multimedia." The Globe and Mail. N.p., 14 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
  13. ^ Azzarello, Nina. "Moment Factory Projects a Luminous Multimedia Experience for Oakley." Designboom Architecture Design Magazine Moment Factory Projects a Luminous Multimedia Experience for Oakley Comments. N.p., 18 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
  14. ^ a b Intrator, Sara. "Moment Factory Creates A Landscape Of Pixels For Nine Inch Nails Tour." The Creators Project. N.p., 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Arcade Fire Beach Ball Stunt." Live Design Magazine. N.p., 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  16. ^ Silver, Leigh. "Moment Factory Will Transform Macy's Facade Into an Epic Multimedia Show for Super Bowl XLVIII." Complex Art+Design. N.p., 30 Jan. 2014. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  17. ^ Aguilar, Mario. "How the Super Bowl Turned the NYC Macy's Building Into a Massive Screen." Gizmodo. N.p., 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  18. ^ Barmak, Sarah. "Magic in the Departure Lounge." Canadian Business. N.p., 22 July 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  19. ^ Deglise, Fabien. "Mégaphone Au Coeur De La Ville - À Voix Haute." Le Devoir. N.p., 4 Sept. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  20. ^ Pasori, Cedar. "Meet The Designers Behind Tours For Jay-Z, A-Trak, And Arcade Fire" Complex Art+Design. N.p., 30 Aug. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  21. ^ Sandberg, Marian. "Video: Moment Factory Creates Content For Bon Jovi." Live Design Magazine. N.p., 26 June 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  22. ^ De Repentigny, Alain. "Moment Factory frappe fort aux prix Grammy." La Presse. N.p., 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  23. ^ Lemery, Claude-Sylvie. "A Nautical-themed Multimedia Installation." Pointe-à-Callière. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  24. ^ Campbell-Dollaghan, Kelsey. "Watch: Gaudí­'s Masterpiece Becomes A Canvas For A Gaudy Light Show" Co.Design. N.p., 25s Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  25. ^ "A Light Projection Gives New Life To Atlantic City's Boardwalk" Co.Design. N.p., 5 July 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  26. ^ Vlessing, Etan. "Jay-Z's Carnegie Hall Concerts to Feature Canadian Multimedia." The Hollywood Reporter. N.p., 23 Jan. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  27. ^ Berkowitz, Joe. "Scenes From Madonna's MDNA Tour, From Masters Of Spectacle, Moment Factory" Co.Create. N.p., 12 July 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  28. ^ Leach, Robin. "Celine Dion's Show Is a Masterpiece of Majesty, Elegance and Amazing duets." LasVegasSun.com. N.p., 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  29. ^ Careless, James. "Sound-and-Light Show Transforms the Canadian Parliament." AVNetwork. N.p., 5 Aug. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  30. ^ "Multimedia Show." - Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  31. ^ "Danse des lumières à Lyon avec Moment Factory et La compagnie Acte." Culturebox. N.p., 10 Dec. 2009. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  32. ^ "Un Élixir signé Moment Factory." Grafika. N.p., 25 Aug. 2010. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  33. ^ Lebel, André. "La Tournée Des Casinos Du Québec." La Presse. N.p., 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  34. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Frustration and Fury: Take It. It's Free." The New York Times. The New York Times, 07 June 2008. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  35. ^ "The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge." Best of Vegas. N.p., n.d. Web.
  36. ^ "Lax - Immersive Multimedia Architecture." Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design Awards. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  37. ^ Lalonde, Denis. "Moment Factory en vedette pour les 30 ans du Macintosh". La Presse - Les Affaires. 
  38. ^ Berg, Jenny. "Top 50 Innovative Event Pros 2013: Sakchin Bessette." BizBash. N.p., 12 June 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  39. ^ "Gagnant 2013." Concours Numix 2014. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  40. ^ "Applied Arts Mag - Awards Winners." Applied Arts Mag. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  41. ^ "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music." Fast Company. N.p., 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  42. ^ "Communication Arts - 2013 Design Annual Winners." Communication Arts. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  43. ^ "Résultats Boomerang 2012." Boomerang. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  44. ^ "Technology Fast 50™ Companies' Growth in 2011 Shows That the Canadian Tech Sector Is Alive and Well." Deloitte Announces 2011 Technology Fast 50™ Winners. N.p., 19 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.
  45. ^ Deloitte. "Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500TM." Deloitte’s 2011Technology Fast 500TMConnect. Grow. Inspire. N.p., 2011. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
  46. ^ Burgoyne, Patrick. "CR Annual Best In Book: The Nine Inch Nails Interactive Stage." CreativeReview. N.p., 6 May 2009. Web. 11 Apr. 2014.