photographer | filmmaker


Added on by Vinoth Varatharajan.

We recently embarked on a wonderful adventure for CBC's This Life, premiering October 5th 2015. Sphere Media asked us to create the opening title sequence to the newly adapted show based on Nouvelle Addresse. We created this from concept to materialization all in house at The Workshop. 





We knew from the beginning that we wanted to create something honest and that could encapsulate numerous aspects of life. We wanted to create something that would not only capture the city of Montreal but the This Life family specifically. We shot for three weeks in multiple locations of Montreal and on set of This Life to capture the characters of the show "off camera". Essentially we allowed the city and the real people of the show to give us the magic and honesty we wanted to depict. 

Here is a short snippet on the making of the title sequence.



In the editing room we created the short by creating as many match cut edits as possible, to create this illusion of having one continuous shot. So we would match the Westmount library with Tammys bird cages in the Mile End, the Jacques Cartier Bridge fireworks with sparklers on the train tracks of Rosemont, etc. We could have gone on and on with this project, with so many combinations of images.

With Sphere Media Productions we are proud to present our opening title sequence to the new CBC series This Life.

Client : Sphere Media Plus / CBC
Directors : Vinoth Varatharajan & Lucy Rybicka
DP, Editor, : Vinoth Varatharajan ◀
Post-production: The Workshop
Sound Design & Mixing: Audio Zone

Behind the scenes...