Yves Chaput was born in Drummondville in 1949. After his studies in Educational Sciences at the Université de Montréal, he began working in the world of moving pictures and joined Vidéographe in its earliest days. During this time, he made several videos, such as Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au bon Dieu? (1971) and Bona Rides Again (1973). In 1973, he was in charge of the video section of the Canada Trajectoire 73 exhibition at the Musé d'art moderne in Paris and participated in the event Mini-Vidéographe in that same city. Yves Chaput also the co-authored the book Québec 75 Vidéo. In 1976, he became deputy chair of the board of directors of Vidéographe. In addition to these duties, he worked as assistant editor with Yves Dion, François Labonté and Annick de Bellefeuille, and collaborated in the editing of the series Maria Chapdelaine (1983). From the late 1980s, his career broadens as he turns increasingly toward fiction, producing various feature-length films. During the 1990s, he worked in television on such series as Urgence and Innocence.