Thibaut Duverneix YGX

  • Current Location: Montréal
  • Originally From: France
  • Studio: Departement

A graduate from Fine Arts with honors in France, Thibaut also has a diploma in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice. He is a co-founder and partner within the creative studio, Departement in Montréal, Canada, where he specializes as film and interactive director. His work has been featured in: Boards Magazine, iDN, PitchFork, RollingStones, Creative Review, Design You Trust, Change The Thought... In 2008, he participated in the art direction of Nine Inch Nails's tour - Lights in the Sky - with Moment Factory. He has won the Grafika's 2009 Grand Prize in video and animation for the music video Hit And Red, by musician Poirier, and a prize for Departement's website. Since 2009, his advertising and personal work have won various prizes including: Applied Arts, Grafika, DMA, Boomerang, Créa... By bringing together his experience in music, photography, computer programming, animation and film, Thibaut’s practice is cross-disciplinary. An aggressive perfectionist with a big heart - albeit somewhat selective -Thibaut creates work that is funny, monstrous and sensual.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Broken Social Scene - Texaco Bitches

    Official video for Texico Bitches by Broken Social Scene on their new album Forgiveness Rock Record. Shot on Super 16mm Kodak Vision 3.


    Director: Thibaut Duverneix Production: Antler Films Producer: Sach Baylin Stern DOP: Christophe Collette Art Director: Mathieu Léger Makeup artist: Anicko Bouchard Stylist: Cristina Acevedo 1st Assistant Director: Catherine Therrien VFX: Cineffects Telecine: Vision Global Editor: Thibaut Duverneix Produced in Co-operation with VideoFACT, a Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent, supported by MuchMusic/MusiquePlus/MuchMoreMusic Networks

  • Project 2 of 5

    Poirier - Hit & Red

    Second video from the album NO GROUND UNDER (Ninja Tune) for Ghislain Poirier. Putting images on the music of this Montreal artist was a big challenge. Bass, a mechanical construction, and a lot more Bass. The creative process was the same as Poirier’s during the musical composition: a perpetual multiplication of elements to build a unique world.


    Directed by Thibaut Duverneix Drawings: Gina Lassalvetat Produced by Departement:

  • Project 3 of 5

    Place des Arts - Locomotive - Espace culturel

    “Locomotive”, the most recent addition to the mosaic screen installation in the foyer of Place des Arts, is a fantastical portrayal of a human machine. The context resembles an elaborate organic dominos game. It begins with a musical impulse and is accompanied by an inexorable advancement of light. Human flesh makes up a patchwork of glittering metallic members - which have the luster of new pistons and bolts - engendering a hybrid mass. Caught in awkward tension, the bodies quiver in suspension, the movement becoming increasingly intense until released by the passing impulse. The carefully synchronized three-dimensional chain reaction of image, sound and light dehumanizes the body while simultaneously makes us smile. Uncomfortable yet intrigued, the eye of the passer cannot turn away from the machine. The complexity of the work lies in its ambiguity of being funny, monstrous, and sensual all at the same time. The totality of this intriguing puzzle is best seen by taking a step back. However, in order to observe and appreciate the detail of the movement, it is equally engaging to advance forward. Each gear, wheel and suture plays its role to tie the whole piece together.

  • Project 4 of 5

    The Cliks - Dirty King

    First music video of The Cliks's new album: Dirty King. We used the The Phantom HD camera from Vision Research.


    Lucas Silveira- Vocals, Guitar Morgan Doctor- Drums Jen Benton- Bass Artist: The Cliks Title: Dirty King Album: Dirty King Label: Kindling Music/Warner Music/VideoFact Director: Thibaut Duverneix/Departement Producer: NùFilms - Sach Baylin-Stern/Patrick Chevrier Director of Photography: Christophe Collette Art Director: Mathieu Léger Stylist: Renata Morales Makeup Artist: Leslieann Thompson Editing: Thibaut Duverneix/Departement VFX exec. producer (Motor VFX): Sonia Marques Flame Artist (Motor VFX): Daniel J. Kelly Produced in Co-operation with VideoFACT, a Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent, supported by MuchMusic/MusiquePlus/MuchMoreMusic Networks

  • Project 5 of 5

    The Good The Bad - “032”

    “032” is a dreamy atmospheric journey through a series of suspended events. Music from, The Good The Bad was commissioned to enhance the erie poetic palette that pivots around stillness, leaving us curious to past and future. The short film, uses texture and mood to slip through a rich tapestry of sliced moments. It portrays the inherent power that an action, slowed almost to stillness, has to evoke the imagination. Instead of the subjects moving within the shot, the camera floats through almost perfectly still universes creating a erie yet undisputedly beautiful world that is caught between past and future. While the shots which vary in tone from mundane to optimistic to tragic do not offer a distinct resolution, the film ends on hopeful note.

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