Whether it’s climbing the Himalayas, the Alps, diving a mile below the ocean’s surface, solo-kayaking 300 miles on the Amazon River, or setting a 21,000 feet altitude record for hang-gliding, Pierre de Lespinois’ adventurous spirit has led him to many unique filmmaking opportunities. Pierre appeared in numerous adventure segments for ABC’s Good Morning America and Wide World of Sports before creating, producing and directing The Challengers, Warner/Lorimar’s action-adventure drama series distributed in more than 80 countries. de Lespinois’ prolific prime-time network specials include CBS’s Dolphins, Whales and Us, starring Elle McPherson and Peter Horton, Emmy Winner Tim McCarver’sWorld of Adventure for ABC, The Triangle for Tri-Star Pictures, Inside the Space Station, starring Liam Neesom, and the first Watch with the World event airing in over 180 countries. Other de Lespinoisdrama and specials include Weather X, Emmy-winning live action & CGI special When Dinosaurs Roamed America, the mini-series drama Before We Ruled the Earth, Walking with Cavemen, and multiple Emmy-winning mini-series Dinosaur Planet.
In addition to his broadcast work, Pierre has directed over a hundred national commercial campaigns for fortune 500 companies for which he received numerous awards for high profile advertising campaigns for such clients as Nike, Chrysler, Jeep, General Motors, Sea Doo, Kawasaki, American Express, Merrill Lynch and Dupont, to name but a few. de Lespinois’ strong visual style and innovative approach has earned him 14 Emmy nominations and 4 Emmys for Directing and Producing. Pierre is the recipient of dozens of notional & international awards for the programs he created and directed.
Known throughout the motion picture and broadcast industries not only for his unique ability to capture and communicate the essence of excitement, but also for his cutting-edge technology innovations, the networks hired him repeatedly to provide overall creative direction in action broadcast photography for three Winter Olympics. This collaboration led to a brand new way of capturing live-action sports, resulting in higher ratings and multiple Emmy Awards for the networks. de Lespinoiswas the co-developer of CABLECAM®, a spectacular live-action camera mount and tracking system, which allows the camera to fly through the air for over 2000 feet. Cablecamwas awarded a technical Oscar for innovation. In addition, Pierre also pioneered point-of-view filmmaking in athletic competition, resulting in numerous awards for his technical and directorial achievements.
As Executive Producer/Director for TV series, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Pierre de Lespinoiswas the first to produce a major HD Digital series for television for which he received the first Golden Laurel Award from the Producers Guild America. To this day the show is renowned for its top-end visual effects, high-tech state-of-the-art HD and FILM studio with seven soundstage’s employing over 2,000 People.
Today Pierre de Lespinois is considered an industry leader in High Definition Production, has produced more than 900 million dollars in programming, and guided several networks in their adoption of HD pipelines.
de Lespionoisfounded Meteor Studios, Montreal’s 300-seat visual effects company partnering with Discovery Channel to increase quality across the board of their programming with theatrical quality visual effects across their entire production line. Pierre produced & directed their high-profile programs that were some of the highest rated content for the network. Creating a new process for live action location shooting with animation, creating thousands of visual effect shots that were once thought impossible for television. “When Dinosaurs Roamed America”, Alien Planet, Dinosaur Planet” "Thunder at Nellis” to name a few of the hundreds of programs that would not have been possible to produce prior to the partnership with Pierre & Discovery.
Pierre also directed the four-hour mini-series, Faces of Earth, and the two-hour TNC drama Lincoln. Pierre developed Walking with Dinosaurs, a 3D feature film, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox in co-production with the BBC and his company, Evergreen Films. In addition to directing skills Pierre’s deep knowledge of visual effects and how to best capture, composite, and integrate visual effects has enabled his facilities to undertake such motion pictures as Fantastic Four, Exorcist: The Beginning, Catwoman, Elektra, The Librarian, Scooby Doo 2, Final Destination 3, 10.5: The Apocalypse, Slither, 300, Rush Hour Three, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Since 2016 Pierre has been busy innovating immersive entertainment technologies. Pierre collaborated with Deutsche Telekom in 5G streaming, utilizing AR, VR and AI that was able to put virtual images over exterior and interior land scapes landscape that drones were able to fly up to, around & through the objects above the earth or on the ground while streaming in high resolution, opening up future capabilities for 5G that is now being integrated around the world.
Pierre and his co-developer, John Sullivan, were awarded US patents for their game-changing X-Portal technology. It was first installed in the Middle East in 2018, where his V3E team also designed a 2M SQ FT immersive cultural center in collaboration with SaudiiArabia Fayez, Saudi Arabia’s top architectural and engineering group. Today Pierre and his partners are developing MotionTopia, North America’s largest immersive entertainment center.