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Welcome to the February issue of SHOWCASE HAMBURG - brought to you by Production Paradise.
Cinefest II, the International Festival of German Film Heritage, will take place in in Hamburg, Metropolis-Kino, on November 12–20. This year's theme is Babylon, describing the era when sound first came to European cinema. The countries' cinemas that were once unified by the silent screen were thus divided by the introduction of spoken languages. Apart from exploring new and forgotten areas of film history, the festival will provide a prominent showcase for archives that preserve and restore the treasures of German Cinema.
Our Hamburg Photo of the Month was shot by Carsten Witte. Models: Vivien (Body & Soul), David Penn (Modelwerk), Svetlana (E-Models), Terrence (Modelwerk), Robert (Body & Soul). Hair and Make Up: Giovanni Rivas (Close Up). Styling: Sanjay Potphode.
bigshrimp fotoproduktion GmbH: Hamburg photo production
bigshrimp fotoproduktion GmbH: Hamburg photo productionIn June, Bigshrimp carried out professionals casting and location scouting for CD Cosmetics. Photographer: Oliver Desarte; agency: MKK.
Meanwhile, TOM TAILOR used all three Bigshrimp sectors (casting, location and production) for a big license shooting. Photographer: Anna Rosa Krau; agency: ZOO.
This July saw Bigshrimp in Mallorca for ten days working on the 2006 catalogue for the jeweller Christ, as well as the print campaign with Claudia Schiffer. Photographers: Manfred Esser and David Slijper; agency: Agentur+Leven+Herrmann.
In August Bigshrimp produced the international print campaign
for Volvo Cabrio V70 in Berlin with photographer Rick Guest. Agency:Fuel Europe, Amsterdam.
In September Bigshrimp undertook the full service production for Microsoft worldwide. Shooting in Berlin with photographer Matthew Monteith, Bigshrimp coordinated the casting of over 100 models in five days. Agency: McCann Erickson, San Francisco.
Further projects in 2005 include Jette Joop, Nokia, West, Elegance, EON and t-online.
CONTRA SERVICE PRODUCTIONS, S.L.: Hamburg commercial production
CONTRA SERVICE PRODUCTIONS, S.L.: Hamburg commercial productionThe new ad campain for Gabor shoes was produced by Gerhard Linnekogel in Ibiza; agency: Serviceplan, Munich; art director: Claudia Schmidt-Runge.
London photographer Ian Davies shot K-Swiss Shoes in Barcelona.
Agency: Mouth Advertising, New York.
Suzuki Motors (Germany) and Mainline agency (Frankfurt) asked Contra Service to produce the shoot for the new Vitara using Photographer Magnus Winter. The photos were shot in the Pyrenees with creative director Oliver Mundt.
Straight afterwards the same team worked on motifs for the new Suzuki
Swift in the south of Germany.
Currently Contra is producing two OPEL photo shoots in Andalucia.
Photographers: Jan Steinhilber and Dan McNally; agency: McCann
Erickson BCA, Frankfurt.
Philipp Rathmer Photography: Hamburg advertising photographers
Philipp Rathmer Photography: Hamburg advertising photographersPhilipp shot the latest campaign for Indola hair colouring. For Gala he shot portraits of tv cook Tim Maelzer and Luciano Pavarotti.
He's just finished two pictures for the new worldwide Bonacure/ Schwarzkopf campaign, and in the November issue of Maxi you can see a hair special issue shot by Philipp.
In October, he took part in a charity exhibition for the Hamburger Tafel. All the pictures were auctioned at the Kunsthaus Hamburg.
Over the next two months, he's showing in a portrait exhibition in the Gastraum 4x in Hamburg, with pictures of Vladimir Klitschko, Jay-Z and Sophia Loren among others.
For Stern magazine Philipp shot for a story about identical twins.
Carsten Witte: Hamburg fashion photographers
Carsten Witte: Hamburg fashion photographersCarsten recently shot for the Lookbook of Benedi Couture as well as for several fashion lines for Massiv.
He's just finished shooting the ad campaign and interior booklet for the new French luxury hotel Concorde in Berlin.
Pieces of Carsten’s artistic work were shown in an exhibition called Gold, which took place in various galleries across Germany earlier this year.
In Paris he is now being represented by futurematix.
Agentur BIGOUDI GmbH: Hamburg styling, hair, makeup agents
Agentur BIGOUDI GmbH: Hamburg styling, hair, makeup agentsBigoudi was founded 20 years ago in Hamburg as one of the first agencies for hair, make up and styling in Germany.
Representing highly experienced and creative local and international artists, Bigoudi has an excellent reputation in the fashion and advertising business.
Their recently re-launched website shows more than
3000 pictures and 9 showreels.
Place Models: Hamburg fashion models
Place Models: Hamburg fashion modelsMTV chose Place Models for the German edition of the popular MTV show 'Made", and German TV channel RTL introduced some of Place Models' most recent additions.
Isabelle S, who looks like a young Brooke Shields, has been working for Elle and Maxi, and shot together with nine Place boys for H&M.
Antonia has returned from Milan, where she was shooting for Luomo Vogue, Elle and Glamour; Antonia has already walked for Donatella Versace.
Robin, who is reminiscent of the young Daniela Pestova, shot for Greek Elle and Glamour.
Julian Schalk, a Brad Pitt lookalike, did a great show season in Milan, where he worked for D&G, Italian GQ, Best Fashion, Glamour, Maxim and Esprit.
Will, scouted by Place 6 weeks ago, will be the new Prada boy for the next season, shot by photographer Steven Meisel. Will is the 5th model scouted by Place Models to work with Prada.
4play: Hamburg fashion models
4play: Hamburg fashion modelsFounded in June 2004, 4 play serves the niche market of commercial models that are not models in a traditional sense, but characters, people who are attractive or interesting looking, and not just pretty.
Most of their models are between the ages of 20 to 30, but they also have
a range that goes up to 60 plus.
Procast: Hamburg people models
Procast: Hamburg people modelsSince their inception 18 years ago, Procast have run a successful service providing the industry with lots of new and diverse faces. In order to carry on the good work in an up-to-date and meaningful way, Procast have
opened an office in Berlin. Berlin is one more city in the casting director alliance, which already includes partners in Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Paris. Plus, offices in Copenhagen and Amsterdam are also planned.
Video casting in different cities at the same time is another speciality of the Procast Crew. The Berlin-Hamburg Connection will make it much easier for clients to find the right people for the job. Models can be booked directly on the their homepage.
Jay Tuck: Hamburg voice over artists
Jay Tuck: Hamburg voice over artistsJay Tuck is appearing worldwide in the Hollywood production “Alone in the Dark”, starring Christian Slater. The $30 million US-Canadian film with his narration has just been released on DVD by Lions Gate.
Known as the voice of Cadillac, Corvette, Marlboro and Mercedes, he was just chosen in a global buyout for the Subaru TV commercials.
Jay’s work as founder and CEO of Airtime Dubai on the Persian Gulf keeps him on the road. But he can deliver voice recordings in broadcast quality anywhere and anytime: “I always have my mobile studio with me, including Neumann mike and SoundForge software.”
Solá Ferrer Casting: Hamburg casting directors
Solá Ferrer Casting: Hamburg casting directorsHasseroeder, Citroèn, Deutsche Bahn and Maggi are but a few of the brands for which Solá Ferrer Casting Hamburg, in collaboration with Buenker Casting Berlin, carried out the casting for their commercials.
It's a collaboration that is gaining recognition in many arenas including the film industry, where the two companies have already worked together on various projects.
One of them being for the film "Weltverbesserungsmassnahmen”, currently showing in German cinemas. These are two casting companies that don’t just work alongside each other. They also accomplish successful projects together.
J. Walter Thompson GmbH & Co. KG: Hamburg advertising agencies
J. Walter Thompson GmbH & Co. KG: Hamburg advertising agenciesThe agency JWT Hamburg designed this motif for the client Unilever Knorr. The ad for the Hot Chili Ketchup was received as surprising and unseemly.
Jens Pantze, Art Director, and Oliver von Kempen, Copy Writer, developed this motif, which appeared as an 18/1 and 2/1 advert, and was shot by Wolfgang Kowall.
deli pictures postproduction GmbH: Hamburg editing
deli pictures postproduction GmbH: Hamburg editingOn October 1st, Deli Pictures welcomed a new Senior Flame Artist/PostSupervisor, Swiss-born Eric Schaechter, who's worked at Hybride in Canada and Rushes in Mexico City.
Deli Pictures most recent work includes:
The Audi Q7 “Emotrailer” commercial with agency: Philipp und Keuntje GmbH; Production Company: RedOrange Filmproduktion; Telecine: Oliver Schumacher; Compositing: Sascha Schmidt.
The Postbank Presenter-Trailer “WM 2006” with agency: Bloecher & Partner platforming GmbH; Compositing: Lene Hoenigschmid and 3D: Niko Feindt/Grad3
And for Cinema: "Alles Sehen" with agency: Vasata/Schroeder Werbeagentur GmbH; Production Company: Wunderfilm GmbH; Telecine: Oliver Schumacher and Compositing: Sascha Schmidt.
- hotels and apartments
Side Hotel: Hamburg hotels
Side Hotel: Hamburg hotelsSide is Hamburg's first and only 5-star design hotel in the city centre.
Built by architect Jan Stoermer, designed by Matteo Thun and illuminated by Robert Wilson, space and light are perfectly assimilated. These factors essentially shape the heart of the hotel and make the Side a sensual location. The 168 rooms, which although in different categories, all share a minimalist style that is welcoming and comfortable, with a personal touch. The ten “flying” suites on the 10th and 11th floors are all decked out in white. Further highlights are the lounge and the rooftop terrace on the 8th floor, which offer an impressive view over the port and the Alster lake. Both are perfect venues for summer parties, events or photo shoots.
On the ground floor, the Fusion bar and restaurant serve as meeting places for hotel guests as well as visitors. Colourblocking is a key theme in the Side Spa, which is refreshingly colourful and luxuriously furnished.
PARK HYATT Hamburg: Hamburg hotels
PARK HYATT Hamburg: Hamburg hotelsSituated in in the heart of the city, Park Hyatt Hamburg has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and was created with comfort and style. 252 spacious guestrooms, luxurious suites and 30 apartments feature spacious, intelligently-designed bathrooms that have a spa feel.
Culinary highlights, prepared in an open "live" kitchen, are offered at Apples Restaurant & Bar, and the cosy Park Lounge is good for a light lunch ortraditional afternoon tea.
Club Olympus Spa & Fitness, covering 1000 square metres, offers a full range of services for beauty, health and well-being.
NIPPON HOTEL Hamburg: Hamburg
NIPPON HOTEL Hamburg: HamburgThe Nippon Hotel Hamburg is located in a very beautiful, quiet part of town known as Uhlenhorst. From the hotel, it only takes five minutes to reach lake Alster, where you'll find boats and walks.
In their Japanese restaurant, WA YO, you can enjoy sushi and sashimi,
as well as other Japanese specialities. If you're not familiar with Japanese cuisine, their staff will be pleased to help, explain and recommend.
Each of the 42 rooms are equipped with minibar, telephone, indoor coffee and tea service, television, free ADSL access, bath or shower and wireless lan.