DUMAIS STUDIO - Director > Animator > Photographer

Sylvain happily jumped to directing after a few years working as a commercial photographer. He aims to keep his work as fresh and playful as possible.

The Long Haul, his first shot as Monsieur Le Directeur, helped him win all around attention and cheers: the prestigious Art Director Club's Young Guns 7 Award, a PDN Award, and his very first commercial representation. (Not to mention over 200,000 online views.)

A few projects and awards later ( Applied Arts, Promax DBA, Communication Arts Interactive ) his crafty film work has landed him gigs with a variety of awesome and diverse agencies such as Sid Lee, Y&R, McCann and Lowe - as well as brands from McDonald's to UK's Channel 5.

While shooting stills, Sylvain discovered a passion for set building, tactile installation and mixed media, which is reflected in his motion work. He's always excited by projects involving design and visual trickery.

He's also a contributor to Ventilate.ca


BF Goodrich Canada
Campbell Soup Co
Channel 5 - UK
Cossette - TO/MTL/QC
David & Golliath
Greenpeace Canada
Just For Laugh
Le Lait
McCann Erikson
McDonalds Canada
Sid Lee
Subway Canada
Tim Hortons
Tourisme Montréal
University of Toronto
W&Cie / Havas Paris

▲ 2013
Lux Quebec Prize - Finalist Portrait Photography
National Magazine Awards / Runner-up - Still Life Photography

▲ 2012
Applied Arts Photo & Illustration Awards / Winner - Animation
Applied Arts Design Awards / Winner - Broadcast TV Ident
National Magazine Awards / Runner-up - Creative Photography
Quebec Magazine Awards / Runner-up - Best Magazine Cover
Creative Quaterly 28 / Winner - Photography
Creative Quaterly 28 / Winner - Illustration

▲ 2011
Juror for the Art Director Club Young Guns 9
Prix Coup D'éclats! 2011 / Publicité à la télévision
Prix Coup D'éclats! 2011 / Affiche promotionnelle

▲ 2010
Promax|BDA Awards / Silver - Channel Identification
Grafika / Prize - Motion Design

▲ 2009
Art Directors Club Young Guns 7 / Under 30yo career prize
Photo District News Promo Awards / 2nd - Non-traditional Extrodinary Promotion
Promax|BDA Awards / Gold - Channel Identification
Quebec Magazine Awards / Runner-up - Portrait

▲ 2008
National Magazine Awards / Photo Essay
Communication Art Interactive Annual
Grafika Prize / Cultural Website - MTL12.com

▲ 2007
Boomerang / Grand Prize of the year - MTL12.com
Boomerang / Cultural Website of the year - MTL12.com

▲ 2005
Published in Maisonneuve Magazine Art Annual

▲ 2004
Lux Quebec Prize - Finalist Documentary Photography

▲ 2003
Montreal Independent Music Initiative / CD Packaging Price