showcase lisbon issue 384 Dec 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Lisbon, brought to you by Production Paradise. We feature the very best of the Portuguese visual media scene, with more information to be found in our online Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out these events in the upcoming weeks:
- Ano Do Brasil Em Portugal in LX Factory from November 16, 2012 until June 10, 2013. Concerts, exhibitions, gastronomy and other activities
- Instamatic | Sara Louise Tucker in LX Factory from 14 December 2012 to January 27, 2013.
Our cover image was shot by Frederico Martins.
- film production companies
Travelling Films Lisbon commercial production
Travelling Films shot 'Music of Water' for Aqua Minerale from PepsiCo through agency Rore and Dago Film. The commercial was directed by Giovanni Bedeschi with DoP Leo Carbotta.
For the German market, Travelling Films shot a SMART commercial with Thomas Kürzl as director and DoP. The company also recently shot 'Manifesto' for Oriflame, directed by Pavel Salek and DoP Thierry Pouget, through agency DDB and Dago Film.
Visit the website for more information.
Production Services Portugal Lisbon commercial production
Shot in July, Hyundai Sonata is all about the detail. These details resulted in two films - one shot in downtown Lisbon at sunrise and sunset, the other in a park and coastal road. Shot over four days to enhance the beauty of the Sonata, the production was a collaboration between Planit (Korea), Duo Films (LA), and Production Services Portugal.
Client: Hyundai Motors. Agency: Innocean Worldwide. Director: Mr. KwangGeong Yu. Executive production in Korea: Planit. Executive production in LA: Duo Films. Production service company in Portugal: PSP - Production Services Portugal.
- photo production
Gaby Corrêa Productions Lisbon photo production
2012 was THE year for Gaby Corrêa Productions, with its producers busy throughout the year. Highlights include.
- Gerry Weber shot by Richard Phibbs.
- Yves Rocher shot by Alexandre Weinberger.
- Aqua Minerale - PepsiCo.
- Sportscheck shot by Jeff Olson and Michael Detter.
- Lexus shot by John Higginson.
Visit the website for more information.
Agence G37 - Production Photography Styling Lisbon photo production
AGENCE G37 ended 2012 with vídeo and photo productions for new luxury German brand AEZ-Wheels with photographer Florien Innerkofler and videographer Dirk Winkler.
The company was in Brazil producing and styling an editorial for Spanish magazine Moda y Look with photographer Mario Lopes. It also handled production and styling for another editorial with London-based photographer Pedro Gabriel, who is represented by Agence G37.
In January, the company will open new deparment GLOVE “Attitude & Style”, presenting luxury services for hair, make-up and styling. The website is being refeshed and will be ready for in time for the new year.
- post production
WHT - WhiteLab Lisbon creative post production
WhiteLab is a specialised studio providing high quality creative retouching and CGI solutions for the production of still images, both for print and digital media. Combining a unique set of artistry, experience and technical skills, White's team is a talented and efficient workforce that pushes the limits to deliver to each project the most perfect and impactful visual output.
Based in Lisbon, the studio works in collaboration with agencies and advertisers nationally and on a global level, having produced image solutions for several well-known brands such as Audi, Adidas, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Vodafone.
Joel Bessa Lisbon advertising photographers
Joel Bessa is a young photographer who demonstrates extreme professionalism and commitment to his work. Based in Oporto, he holds a degree in Cinema and debuted in the world of photography learning from experienced specialists in advertising and fashion.
It didn't take him long to start working with advertising agencies, fashion brands and designers, shooting national and international campaigns as well as catalogues and fashion editorials. Joel and his team are comfortable managing all aspects of a photo shoot anywhere in the world, from pre- to post production, in studio or on location.
Contact Joel direct to gain a deeper knowledge of his work and philosophy.
Frederico Martins Lisbon advertising photographers
Frederico Martins has been shooting editorials for top magazines including Dsection, GQ, Portuguese Soul, Elle and Playboy. He also shot a staggering number of campaigns for international brands such as Salsa and many of the top Portuguese fashion and jewellery brands.
Frederico now works more frequently internationally and will be in Paris the first half of next year.
Isabel Pinto Photographer Lisbon advertising photographers
Isabel Pinto is a fashion, lifestyle and advertising photographer who shoots around the world. She currently lives between Lisbon, NYC and Cape Town.
Her varied clients include Millennium BCP (2010 and 2011 campaigns with José Mourinho), Martini (Martini Rosé campaign 2010-2011 for Southern Africa), Sumol (2010 and 2011 campaigns), and Nestlé (Cerelac 75th anniversary campaign 2011).
Isabel has always loved photographing children and has been developing images for some of the most prestigious children's clothing brands for many years, including Petit Patapon, Papo d'Anjo, LA Kids, Knot, Playup, and Oscar de la Renta's new kids collection. She also does fashion stories for Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire and has shot several celebrities for a range of publications including Fado: Mariza, Camané, Carminho, Aldina Duarte, conductor Joana Carneiro, Valdemar Bastos and Tito Paris.
Collaborations with The Wall Street Journal and Monocle Magazine have just begun. Isabel also has three books published: 'FAMÍLIA' which tells the story of 41 families that have been photographed over the last 20 years, 'ENTRE GERAÇÕES' with author Laurinda Alves, and 'COZINHA PARA QUEM QUER POUPAR', a culinary book from Chef Mafalda Pinto Leite.
Nuno Correia Photography Lisbon food & drink photographers
Nuno Correia has worked in photography since 1990 but over the last 10 years has become a recognised expert in advertising imagery.
With the production of his book in New York and across the US in 2009 by Martha Stewart publisher Clarkson Potter (Random House), his work has become known overseas. In 2012, another book by the same editor will be published in the United States.
In Portugal Nuno is currently working for large agencies including BBDO, TBWA, Ogilvy, Euro RSCG, McCann, Y&R, Lowe, Duda, BAR, and others.
His campaigns include Coca-Cola, McDonald's (photos with international copyrights in: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Morocco), Vista Alegre, Nestlé, Knorr (international packaging), Alsa (international packaging), Sonae, Pingo Doce, Super Bock Beer, Sagres Beer, Cuca Beer (Angola), Gallo Olive Oil, Bordallo, Pinheiro, Franck Muller Watches (international catalogue), Chiquita Banana (European campaign), and more.
Nuno is also the exclusive photographer of major Portuguese chefs including Joachim Koerper, José Avillez, Henrique Sá Pessoa, Luis Baena and Pedro e o Lobo.
- styling, hair, makeup
Laura Viana-Watson Lisbon hair and make up artists
Laura began working as a make-up artist and hair stylist some 16 years ago, after training at the prestigious London College of Fashion and working on Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera'.
She worked her way up to the position of make-up supervisor and later went on to work with Hollywood stars including Ewan McGregor (Star Wars), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), and Kristin Scott-Thomas (The English Patient), as well as many other films and TV programmes.
After a long stay in London as responsible makeup team in the movie Da Vinci's Demons, with David S. Goyer, (director), Laura is now working overseas in Brazil on a new project.
- equipment rent
pg photographicas Lisbon camera/ accessories photography
pg photographicas is a professional rental house based in Lisbon, offering high-end equipment for photographers and production teams across Portugal with maximum support, 24 hours a day.
The company is highly experienced in working with international teams and responding to different challenges for every project.
The range available includes the most established brands:
- Flash - Profoto 8a - B3 - B4 - Light Shaping Tools.
- HMI/Tungsten - Briese, Arri, Kino Flo.
- Reflectors - Sunbounce, Westcott.
- Digital - Canon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Apple.
- Video - Marshall, Zacuto, Manfrotto.
- Production - Magliner, E-Z Up, Foldit, iWorkCase.
- Grip - Manfrotto, Avenger, Gitzo.
- Special - UK Underwater Housing, Jet Stream.
- hotels and apartments
Farol Design Hotel Lisbon hotels
Cascais is a town of charming old houses and cobbled streets huddled around a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast. A short walk from its historical centre stands the Farol Hotel, a daring architectural project directly overlooking the Atlantic and the delightful fishing boats of the local Marina.
Housed in a remodeled 19th-century mansion once owned by the Count of Cabral, the Farol Hotel combines the old and a new infrastructure with a unique contemporary design, resulting in a harmonious bridge in time. All spaces have been redefined in sophisticated black and white, making the contrast between modern, minimalist interior and historic, traditional exterior even more striking.
The garden area has been rearranged to further blur the boundaries between the hotel and its stunning natural surroundings.
30 guest rooms and three suites offer stunning ocean views - amongst them, nine Designer Rooms individually “dressed for bliss” by acclaimed Portuguese fashion designers. Room amenities include a hydro-massage bath tub, king or twin size bed, cable TV, Wi-Fi, safe-deposit box and, in some cases, a balcony or terrace. Though Lisbon is only a 25-minute drive away and the shopping streets and esplanades of downtown Cascais right around the corner, guests may find it hard to leave the dazzling design environment of the designed Farol Hotel.
Fontana Park Hotel Lisbon hotels
Located in the heart of Lisbon, the Fontana Park Hotel simultaneously embodies and enhances the rich and cultural context of the city. Cosmopolitan sophistication is the name of the game at this urban retreat, which overlooks sprawling parkland, old city architecture and Saldanha’s Square, one of Lisbon's main business and leisure centres.
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel Lisbon hotels
The Inspira Santa Marta Hotel aims to provide an oasis in the heart of the city. The interior design is contemporary, daring and creative, using environmentally low-impact materials suited to today's lifestyle. Style, design and positive energy are predominant in the hotel's welcoming ambience for guests. The distinctive décor, layouts and finishes are based on the principles of "feng-shui".
- associations & events
Speakeasy Lisbon music & multimedia events
Located on Lisbon's Cais das Oficinas, Rocha Conde de Óbidos, Speakeasy restaurant and bar offers an intense and varied evening of original music combined with fine hospitality.
With a relaxed atmosphere and offering traditional Portuguese and international cooking, Speakeasy proposes a varied menu on which the famous names of Universal Music groups are associated with its gastronomic delights.
The entertainment includes all the musical genres, from Fado to Rock, and around midnight the restaurant turns into a lively bar in which to dance the night away.