showcase dallas issue 342 May 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the debut issue of Showcase Dallas, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the local visual media industry, with more information available in our Dallas Photo and Film directories.
The Dallas/Fort Worth region offers a huge range of diverse locations, providing cost effectiveness and convenience in a highly concentrated area. Dallas, with its ultramodern skyline and eclectic, hip and high couture image is juxtaposed against the older "bricks and mortar" look of downtown Fort Worth.
With large, highly skilled crews and deep talent pools, award-winning companies in emerging technologies, and state-of-the-art equipment, labs, sound stages and rental studios, there has never been a better time to explore the production possibilities Dallas has to offer.
Our cover image was shot by Maxine Helfman.
- photo agents
SisterBrother Mgmt. Dallas photo agents
SisterBrother Mgmt. is a Dallas-based agency representing photographers and stylists. The photography roster includes:
- Darren Braun - Photo Illustration.
- Richard Krall - Fashion.
- Chris Plavidal - Still Life, Interiors.
- Steven Visneau - Fashion, Lifestyle, Kids
Clients include Neiman Marcus, The Container Store, Stanley Korshak, Lumen Water, JCPenney, Bergdorf Goodman, Newsweek, Men's Journal, ESPN Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine.
All artists work as locals in Dallas, New York and Los Angeles.
Big Picture Reps Dallas photo agents
Big Picture Reps is a full service artist management agency based in Dallas, Texas.
The boutique company represents photographers, illustrators, high-end retouchers, 3D and CGI artists located in Dallas and all over the US, as well as Columbia.
Specialties include food and beverage, lifestyle, children, animals, architecture and interiors, conceptual, travel and resort, sports and underwater, corporate and industrial, and portrait photography.
Several of the artists are bilingual, some are multilingual. In addition to the award-winning, internationally recognised talent, the agency also partners with incredible resources all over the country to meet the production needs of every client.
Scout Services Dallas location service and scouts
For over 10 years, Scout Services has been finding great locations for still and motion shoots. The company focuses on the DFW metroplex area of Texas and exclusively represents many property owners in the area.
Scout's website has extensive search capabilities and the company always enjoys searching for the perfect location to fit a client's every requirement.
Recent clients include Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, Pier One, Smith+Noble, Brookstone, Hamilton Beach and many others. Dallas and the surrounding areas have great diversity in architecture allowing Scout to fulfil any need.
- equipment rent
Bolt Productions Dallas Equipment and Studio Rental
The Bolt Productions staff is backed by a positive reputation for providing photographers and videographers with Canon Pro digital cameras, Phase One digital backs, lenses, Apple computer rental, strobe, HMI, Tungsten, Kino Flo, LED, grip and video equipment.
The company's rental house is geared towards a user friendly atmosphere. Bolt understands client's needs and will help choose the right equipment for a successful still or motion shoot.
Bolt's photo and digital equipment is available in Dallas, TX and nationwide, while the company's rental studio locations - Chemical St and Converse St Studios - are available for a range of production needs.
- post production
Imaginary Lines Dallas Photo & Film Post Production, Digital Capture
Still. Motion. Capture. Post production.
Digital Fine Art since 1994. Imaginative. Artistic. Phenomenal quality. Talented. Patient. Responsive. Collaborative. Resourceful. Dedicated. Dependable. Centrally located. Big clients. Small clients. Every project critical. Expert capture. Studio. Location. Dallas. New York. LA. Miami. Chicago. Madrid. Paris. Anywhere. Anytime. International Carnet. Rental Gear. Medium Format. Eighty megapixel. Fifty-six megapixel. Five bodies. Four backs. Sixteen lenses. DSLR video. HMI. Light it once, Shoot it twice. Field Audio. Six Channels. Redundancy. Back-up gear on set. Heavy cruiser. Lite flyer. Integrated marketing. GRACoL proofing. Whatever it takes. Serious. Fun. Always. The Fine Art of Digital Effects.
Sean Gallagher Dallas architecture photographers
Sean Gallagher Photography specialises in architecture and interiors. Highly committed to excellence, the company goes the extra mile to deliver results that match clients' creative vision.
Leveraging his decade of experience in the industry, Sean is equipped for travel worldwide for projects of all scope and size. An ASMP member, he understands what it takes to get the job done right and on time.
Sean has worked with a wide variety of clients including Doner Ad Agency, ESPN, Sotheby's, Choice Hotels and The New York Times.
Clay Hayner Dallas advertising photographers
Clay Hayner spent his childhood exploring photography on his own. He took pictures of everything - pets, nature, family and friends, becoming fascinated with the emotion in the human face.
After earning his BFA from the University of New Mexico, Clay moved to Dallas where he now specialises in fashion, lifestyle and travel photography.
Visit his website for more information and to view his stunning Collage series.
Greg Folkins Dallas architecture photographers
Greg Folkins is an award-winning architectural and interior design photographer located in Dallas, Texas. He specialises in photographing built spaces such as architectural exteriors and interiors, landscape architecture, commercial buildings, residential buildings, corporate facilities, hotels, resorts and casinos, retail and restaurant architecture, and anything else man/woman can design and build!
Greg is an active standing member of the American Society of Media Photographers, fully insured and fully licensed. He considers locations such as Dallas, Houston and Austin 'local projects', however he is available and often travels on assignment nationwide.
Greg Folkins Photo is hired to photograph architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and commercial projects for the purposes of documenting, marketing, advertising and ultimately driving potential new customer awareness and business identity.
Cyndi Long Dallas advertising photographers
Cyndi Long is a still-life and advertising photographer based in Dallas. She deploys an extreme attention to detail as well as a creative approach to her imagery. When not shooting, Cyndi enjoys music, fine art/design, nature, cooking, craft beer and playing with her two beagles.
Cyndi is represented by Happy Artists  435.1583.
Holly Kuper Dallas Portrait, Corporate & Industrial Photographers
With over 25 years of experience, Holly Kuper captures, with her commercial photography experience and expert lighting techniques, a company's best corporate identity. Photographing for Forbes, Business Week, Walgreens, Time, Newsweek, Pepsi, Dupont, Frito Lay and IBM, her lively portraiture is vibrant and artfully composed, and beautifully conveys the essence of the individuals and events upon which she turns her expert eye.
Jim Olvera Dallas Landscape & Portrait Photographers
As a fifth generation Texan, Jim Olvera pretty well knows the landscape. He also knows his way around a portrait -- enough so that Texas Monthly, Texas Instruments and Texas Industries have all hired him to shoot for them for many years.
He also works nicely with people from outside the state!
Maxine Helfman Dallas advertising photographers
Working out of Dallas, Chicago and New York, Maxine Helfman developed her distinct style during years of working as a stylist and art director before turning to photography. In her studio/prop shop, every shoot takes a fresh approach, from concept to execution.
The brings a mixture of wit, patience and passion to a range of subjects, with equal focus on technical ability. Whether shooting in or out of the studio, it is the collaboration and the pre-production that make each project.
- styling, hair, makeup
Martha Gooding Dallas Food & Prop Stylist
Martha Gooding, a Dallas-based food and prop stylist, has been working in print and film for the past 18 years. She has her own prop-department with hundreds of dishes, linens, silver, glassware and other food-related props and can prepare and style any food as well as do the on-set art direction and propping where called for using her previous work experiences in antiques and graphic design.
She is known for her speed in styling and divides her time between advertising, packaging, editorial and television food styling.
Bill Schwarz Dallas Director of Photography
Bill Schwarz is a Director of Photography for television commercials and feature films. With over 17 years of experience as a DoP and more than 25 years working all over the world in motion picture production, Bill brings a depth of experience and broad creative approach to his work.
From his knowledge based on the filmic traditions of the moving image to his embrace of recent advances in digital imaging techniques, Bill is focused on taking the most creative approach possible to a variety of shooting situations.
Bill is also fluent in Spanish.
Check out his reels on his website.
Steve Keller Dallas steadicam operators
Steve Keller is currently a freelance Steadicam owner/operator working and living in Dallas, Texas.
Steve started his freelance career in New York City by helping launch The Glenn Beck Program on GBTV as a Steadicam operator. He currently operates for the Glenn Beck Program at the show's new home in Dallas, Texas.
Steve's other credits include music videos and broadcast television.