showcase budapest issue 382 Dec 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Budapest, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
In our second edition of Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals from Hungary: Allure Models, András Tulok, Bati Daniel, Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace, Creator 4 Kft, Csaba Villányi, Eszter Mirtusz Bakos, Flashback Photo Studio, Future Films, György Karolyi, Pacsuta Àgi, Photopro Agency, PPM Film Production and Tomi Deak.
Our cover photo was shot by Oleg Borisuk.
- photo agents
Flashback Photo Studio Budapest photo agents
Flashback Photo Studio is a market-leading professional studio in Hungary. Based in Budapest, the studios offer a total of 1000 m² of shooting space along with photo and film production facilities that allow professionals to fulfill professional requests to the highest technical and aesthethic standards.
Flashback Photo Studio has hosted many international photo productions, such as an Angelina Jolie cover shoot for Newsweek magazine. It has also provided gear for countless shoots, including 'The Rite' with Anthony Hopkins and 'The Borgias' with Jeremy Irons.
Over the last 20 years Flashback Photographers have accomplished thousands of requests for agencies such as BBDO, DDB, Leo Burnett, and many more.
Visit the website for more information.
- photo production
PhotoPro Agency Budapest photo production
PhotoPro Production Agency was established seven years ago by a team of founders and partner companies who have all been working in production for several years.
PhotoPro production company organises and produces advertising, fashion and catalogue shoots at the highest professional level. The company offers full production services including location, casting and lighting for photography, film and ad spots.
Over recent years, the company has handled a number of international productions with many satisfied clients from as far a-field as Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Göteborg, Hamburg and Berlin. Clients include T-com, Procter & Gamble, Allianz and Coke.
- film production
PPM Film Production Budapest commercials production
PPM Film Services is a premium, full service film production company based in Budapest. For over 20 years, PPM has been sought after by clients looking to take advantage of the wealth of atmosphere, beauty, history and technical expertise on offer when shooting in Hungary. PPM has proven itself time and again with dynamic solutions in creating exciting television advertising for some of the world’s most recognisable brands and companies.
Budapest has long been a world-class location for TV advertising and feature film production. The city can do ‘bright’ with its ornate and expansive bridges, winding Danube views and grandiose boulevards; but it can also do ‘edgy’ with sooty Gothic tenements, bullet-pocked facades and brooding streets. With its value for money, Budapest has already stood-in for cities like Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Moscow and Berlin. Local facilities include a branch of the internationally renowned Raleigh Studios, now Central and Eastern Europe’s best-equipped production studio.
Future Films Ltd Budapest commercials production
Future Films was founded in 1998 and has been one of the leading production houses in Hungary. It is a family-owned company with 8 permanent staff members, including two producers, an in-house production manager and unit manager as well as full-time production assistants.
During its 15 years Future Films has worked for both the big network agencies as well as for local ones.
The company’s service jobs included Finnish, French, Korean, Japanese, Australian, English and German projects.
Being a founding member of CFP Hungary, Future Films is part of the Commercial Film Producers’ association’s network.
Tomi DEAK Budapest people & lifestyle photographers
"Spontanous, timeless, real. Freedom deeply rooted."
Images published in National Geographic in the 1970s highly influenced Tomi Deak's style. He spent his childhood between urban and rural environments, a situation that has helped him observe and appreciate his subjects from a distance.
Latest assignments include an annual report for Syngenta, a portrait for the Magazine of the University of Berkeley, and photos advertising Budapest office buildings for GLL Real Estate Partners.
Tomi loves mountains, the seaside, nature and people with rich personalities. He recently turned his lens to fashion photography.
Gyorgy Karolyi Budapest advertising photographers
György Karolyi was born in 1988 in Budapest and attended the Budapest Services and Crafts School faculty of Photography. He became an apprentice at Flashback Photo Studio in 2007 as well as an assistant to Csaba Barbay.
Since 2009, György has been a full time still life photographer and post production operator. He has worked for Hungarian and international clients such as Omorovicza, Hair Club, The Four, Glamour Hungary, Cosmopolitan Hungary and Room Magazine.
His personal work focuses on subjective documentary and experimental imaginary. He has been a member of the Studio of Young Photographers in Hungary since 2011.
Andras Tulok Budapest advertising photographers
Born in 1975, András Tulok followed the family path of his his grandfather, father and mother and became a professional photographer. After high school he attended the Budapest Services and Crafts School faculty of Photography, and worked for Péter Záray as an assistant. Along with friends he founded the Flashback Photo Studio in 2001. Flashback is now considered the market-leading rental studio and professional photography company in Hungary.
Csaba Villanyi Budapest fashion photographers
Csaba Villányi has been a freelance photographer shooting for advertising agencies and a range of companies since 1998. In 2001 he co-founded Flashback Photo Studio, which has since gained a leading role in the Hungarian rental studio market and the country's commercial photography scene.
Clients include Young & Rubicam, Saatchi & Saatchi, Acg-HEY, Akció-NXS, Sygma Prodikció, Sylva, Nuance Agency, Sign Reklámgrafika, Elle Décor, Marie Clarie, Széplak, Éva, Otthon, Hamu és gyémánt, H.O.M.E., Design Room, Tér és Rend, Mom Park Magazine, Audi, Decanter, Instyle, Cosmopolitan, Falco Sopron, Omorovicza, Gepetto, Thales Nano, Preventa and Oppenheim.
Bati Dániel Budapest fashion photographers
Bati Daniel began shooting photography at 15. He received a scholarship to study in Denmark and was deeply influenced by his 'master', Emil Shildt. In 2009, Bati and his colleague Viktor Megyeri founded the S1 Photo Studio. His favourite themes include fashion and beauty. The S1 team loves colourful pictures which have become somewhat of a trademark for the two guys.
- rental studios
Creator 4 Kft. Budapest rental studios
Beton studios is the only professional photo studio in Hungary with a dedicated building for photography. With supporting facilities like make-up rooms, shower, dressing rooms for both studios, lounge areas, a closed car park and kitchen, the company offers the ideal working environment for any kind of photo or video production. Studio 1 is a large 200 m² facility (20x10x5) with solid infinity wall - suitable for large scale shoots - and a 10m wide greenbox.
Beton studios offers professional photographic equipment for rent, including Broncolor power packs and strobe heads, Hasselblad cameras with full lens lines, Hasselblad and PhaseOne digital backs.
- styling, hair, makeup
Pacsuta Àgi Budapest hair and make up artists
Make-up artist Pacsuta Àgi was first introduced to the field several years ago while she attended modelling school. After discovering this interest, she went on to get a diploma in Studio Pro Make-up, studying under Renáta Red and Rita Horvath. Pacsuta gained experience in make-up artistry for advertising and film shoots, fashion shows and modelling contests.
Today, her certified company provides the following services:
- Make-up for fashion and photography portfolios.
- Wedding make-up.
- Evening make-up (proms, balls and events).
- Custom make-up advice.
- Fashion shows and modelling contests.
- Advertising and film shoots.
Eszter Mirtusz Bakos Budapest fashion stylists
"Style is to know who you are, what you would like to express and not to care about anything else."
- models, actors, casting
Allure Models Allure Models fashion models
Allure Models and its production team offer full production services for fashion, art and advertising shoots. The company provides extensive experience and a professional, unique and personalised service for every shoot.
Working with friendly, energetic and experienced local crews, Allure offers cost effective and personalised solutions for each individual brief.
Services include: project budgeting, location research and scouting, location management - permits, location fees, etc, - studios, casting, models, styling, hair and make-up, production crew management, producers, production managers, photographers, photo assistants, equipment rental, post production services, accommodation, travel, transport, catering, set builds, props, classic cars, horses, dogs, bikes and boats.
- hotels and apartments
Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace Budapest hotels
Discover the unique downtown palace for film and photo shoots. Historical Klotild Palace, over 100 years old, was recently renovated to regain its original state and fame as the honorary home to the chic and urban Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace.
The amber-coloured lighting, rich mahogany furniture, Asian art objects, decorated wood panels, lush reds and golds and luxurious fabrics all come together in the perfect setting for movies and extravagant photo shoots.
With four beautifully renovated facades from the early 1900s, the hotel features 102 luxurious rooms including a large variety of unique suites and event rooms. First-class rooms and suites have been carefully composed with luxurious materials, a unique Asian-colonial design and the latest in technology.