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Pierre-Alexis Jasmin

Montreal
QC
Formats
documentary, museum exhibitions, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, licensing, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, biography, popular culture, arts culture, music, social studies, health - medicine, sports, agriculture
Languages
English, French, Spanish

Pamela Grimaud

Company / Compagnie: Ms.
Montreal
Quebec
Formats
documentary, feature films, dramatic television, factual series, advertising, museum exhibitions
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, music clearances, talent clearances, licensing, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, history - military, politics - current affairs, food, biography, popular culture, arts culture, nature, crime, music, architecture, social studies, First Nations issues
Languages
English, French
About My Work
Although my time as a visual researcher for film now spans four years , my experience as a researcher has been garnered over a decade in numerous fields. In 2002 I completed a MA in Visual Culture, specializing in Costume (Dress) History at New York University. Whether researching images and content for a book on American fashion, sourcing images for a former Editor in Chief of American Vogue magazine, creating and teaching courses for the Parsons School of Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Concordia University, or researching images for a dress history exhibition at the McCord Museum of Canadian History, my work has involved searching for just the right image be in online, in a journal or within the pages of a fragile c. 1940s magazine.As one who is passionate about visual culture, design, history and popular culture, I consider the opportunity to delve into a world of images - and tell stories through them - a gift. In short, I love the work! Although my focus as an academic was teaching fashion history, it's impossible to do that without discussing how dress was (and is) part of a bigger picture. Technology, war, art, design, architecture, politics, trade, music and literature are inseparable from fashion. Film can also illustrate fashion - how it was worn, how it appeared and moves on the body - like nothing else. Having earned BFA in Film Studies in the 1990s and as someone who loves film and documentaries, finding just the right film footage to complete a lecture was something I loved doing. That I get to do it now as a visual researcher - be the footage about freight trains or World War I German munitions - is fantastic.I worked for nine months as the sole researcher, archivist and coordinator for four of six episodes of Megafun Productions six-part series "MegaTrains," which airs on Discovery International in 2016. I also served as the footage archivist for Israeli-American filmmaker Ilan Ziv's documentary An Eye for an Eye, as well as music and footage archivist for documentary filmmaker Danae Elon's film The Patriarch's Room. Both documentaries are co-produced with Paul Cadieux of Filmoption International.

Pascale Bilodeau

Montreal
Quebec
Formats
documentary, feature films, industrials, dramatic television, factual series
Research Type
visuals - footage, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, politics - current affairs, biography, human rights, science - environment, arts culture, nature, social studies, health - medicine, First Nations issues, agriculture
Languages
English, French
About My Work
Depuis plus de 35 ans déjà, je travaille avec nos plus grands cinéastes et réalisateurs sur des films uniques ou des séries documentaires pour la télévision. À titre de recherchiste, de scénariste et d’assistante à la réalisation, ma grande expérience me permet d’aller rapidement au cœur des sujets. Qu’il s’agisse de sciences, d’histoire, de politique, d’art ou défis de société ou planétaires, tous les sujets me passionnent. Grande voyageuse, je suis confortable dans tous les milieux et sait mettre à l’aise les personnages pour qu’en toute confiance ils racontent les histoires qui toucheront le public.

Trish Jagger

Edmonton
Alberta
Formats
all formats, documentary, feature films, industrials, dramatic television, factual series, publishing, advertising, museum exhibitions, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - Canadian, history - American, politics - current affairs, food, biography, geography, human rights, popular culture, arts culture, social studies, First Nations issues
Languages
English

Paula Sawadsky

Vancouver
BC
Formats
documentary, factual series, museum exhibitions
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, talent clearances, licensing, project management
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, food, human rights, science - environment, arts culture, nature, health - medicine, First Nations issues
Languages
English, German
About My Work
Proven, highly skilled researcher and manager of large, complex archival research projects.
Specialties:
Research team creation, mentoring, managing
Archival budget management and reporting
I can help you find, hire, and train your archival team

Rebecca Lessard

Outremont
QC
Formats
documentary, factual series, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, music clearances, licensing, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - Canadian, history - American, politics - current affairs, food, biography, human rights, popular culture, arts culture, nature, music, social studies, sports, First Nations issues
Languages
English, French
About My Work
Rebecca Lessard is an emerging film and mediamaker born and raised in Tio’tia:ke / Montreal, with a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She has worked as an editor and writer on multiple television, documentary and digital projects (most recently, the 13-part docuseries GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land), and as an editor and archival/visual researcher on RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, the Sundance, Hot Docs and Canadian Screen award-winning feature documentary from Rezolution Pictures, The Oka Legacy (CBC Docs), and various other docuseries for APTN. She is also a musician/composer and co-creator of the Roots & Recipes project, and has co-facilitated digital storytelling workshops with refugee youth and and has worked on film and media creation projects with Inuit youth in Nunavik.

Melissa Laverdure

HALIFAX
NS
Formats
all formats
Research Type
all types
Subject Areas
history - world, politics - current affairs, food, biography, geography, human rights, popular culture, arts culture, nature, music, architecture, social studies, health - medicine, First Nations issues, agriculture
Languages
English, French, Spanish
About My Work
I am a visual researcher, and documentary lover!
I have over a decade of experience working within Anchor Archive, an unique collection of over 8,000 zines, located on the East Coast of Canada.
Areas of expertise: vintage clothing, vintage cars,, historical buildings, peoples history, plants, political stirrings, feminism, LGBTQA2S rights, human rights, biography, animals, water, psychology & dreams.
Open to help you on your upcoming film

MaryRose MacLachlan

Salt Spring Island
BC
Formats
publishing, museum exhibitions, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, licensing, project management
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, history - military, politics - current affairs, food, geography, science - environment, arts culture, nature, architecture, social studies, health - medicine, business - law, First Nations issues
Languages
English
About My Work
The professionals at MacCap Permissions, Mary Rose MacLachlan and Derek Capitaine, have many years’ experience in publishing and copyright clearance. We research content—still images, footage, audio recordings, art and illustrations, and literary and academic text—and secure the appropriate licenses for leading content developers throughout the world. We work with publishers, multi-media producers, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. Research projects at MacCap Permissions cover a wide range of subjects from the language arts to social studies to law to health sciences to general sciences to business. As project managers, we have a solid understanding of our clients’ goals and manage multiple projects, deadlines, and budgets.