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Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois

| 5 min

This short film pays tribute to music producer Daniel Lanois. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “the most important record producer to emerge in the ’80s”, Daniel Lanois has won international acclaim as one of the most distinctive and talented producers of his time. Through his work with artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Neil Young, Lanois has made an exceptional contribution to Canada’s music industry and inspired an entire generation of producers and engineers.This short film, a visual essay on sonic texture, was inspired by Lanois' childhood dreamscape.

Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2013 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.

  • recipient
    Daniel Lanois
  • director
    Éric Morin
  • music
    Daniel Lanois
  • executive producer
    Hugues Sweeney
  • cinematographer
    François Messier-Rheault
  • actor
    Joseph Vachon
    Benjamin Dignard
    Éloïse Dallaire
  • 1st assistant camera
    Jean-Louis Rolland
  • production manager
    Noémie Sirois
  • production assistant
    Jonathan Monderi-Larouche
  • head costumer
    Caroline Bodson
  • editor
    Éric Morin
  • technical support
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • colourist
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • re-recording mixer
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • supervising project manager
    Rachel Punwassie
  • administrator
    Marie-Andrée Bonneau
  • production coordinator
    Dominique Brunet
    Caroline Fournier
    Perrine Bral
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Marie-Pier Gauthier


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Ages 14 to 18

Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Media Education - Popular Culture

List the things that Daniel Lanois cites as his inspirations. What connections can be found among them? This short film can be divided into two different sections (0:00 to 1:50 and 1:50 to 4:45). Divide the class into small groups to write short scripts or stories to accompany the two sections and give a title to each. Research some of the albums that Daniel Lanois has produced and discuss how the music in each section reflects his different production styles.

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