GeneviÈve Perron

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I am a cinematographer working for narrative films, documentaries and commercials. In 2016, I was honoured to be one of the first two Quebec women admitted to the prestigious Canadian Society of Cinematographers. After graduating from UQAM, I was invited to join the famous Budapest Cinematography Masterclass where I had the privilege to meet two great masters, Vilmos Zsigmond and John Schwartzman, which truly was a life-changing experience; I knew from then on that I would dedicate my life to cinematography. After that, I honed my skills through practice and experimentation. I shot over 50 shorts and features like Le journal d’Aurélie Laflamme, Camion, L’ange gardien, Gurov and Anna and most recently Father and guns 2; many of which won local and international awards (Camion, Where I am, The Astronaut). My television work includes whole seasons of Beaux Malaises, Et si?, Ruptures, and Les Simones. I also shot the extremely popular New Year’s Eve sketch comedies Bye bye in 2016 and 2017. To me, cinematography is a way of approaching the world. I love to probe the depths of human psyche and explore new environments, which is well reflected in my documentary work. (J’m’en vas r’viendre, L’autisme au gré du vent, Fermières). Some of the series I worked on, such as Who do you think you are, Tabous et Interdits and Le théâtre des opérations (which won Gémeaux Award for Best Documentary Cinematography) allowed me to travel the world, which inspired my work a lot. Art itself is also a powerful source of inspiration for me. My passion for formal research influences me toplay with colours, light and composition. Aesthetic is a powerful vehicle for emotion and is an important element of my photographic approach, as it can be felt in L’éducation nautique, awarded Best Canadian Experimental Short at the…

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