showcase los angeles issue 358 Jul 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Los Angeles, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the LA visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
Be sure to check out these events coming up in the following months:
- Emmy Awards, 23rd September at Nokia Theatre.
- Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, 8th to 12th September, showcase of the best in independent cinema.
- Who Shot Rock and Roll, 23rd June to 27th October at Annenberg Space for Photography.
- commercial production
PRETTYBIRD Los Angeles commercial production
PRETTYBIRD is a creative think tank that provides clients with distinct and visionary work across the ever-evolving entertainment and branding landscapes.
In addition to award winning commercial and music videos for some of the biggest brands and stars, PRETTYBIRD has co-produced both documentary and feature films that have gone onto playing some of the world's biggest film festivals.
- photo production
Sheriff Production Los Angeles photo production
Specialising in high-end fashion stills and motion shoots, and driven by its passion for beautiful images and films, Sheriff collaborates with clients to deliver an array of production solutions ranging from pre-visioning through full production to branding direction.
Always emphasising quality and innovation, the company's expertise includes celebrity presence and cinematic media.
Clients include Margaret Howell, Sony Music, Atlantic Records, Clarins Int., Yoox.com, Velvet, Robert Rodriguez, Danza, Marlboro Classics, Nike, Y3, Swatch, Esquire, Elle International, French Elle, Italian Elle, Harper's Bazaar and i-D.
3Star Productions Inc. Los Angeles photo production
3Star Productions is a worldwide full-service production company based in Los Angeles and New York City. The company provides a premier service for all aspects of still photography and moving pictures production. From budgets, casting, location scouting and permitting, to catering, travel arrangements and all other production needs, 3Star guarantees every detail is cared for. It is the team's goal to exceed clients' expectations and ensure that each project is executed with efficiency and care.
With over 30 years of combined experience, 3Star is an industry leader. Deeply committed to the environment, the company is constantly looking at ways to lower the impact of each and every production while maintaining the highest quality service.
Recent clients include UGGS, Numero Vogue, Harper's Bazaar UK, True Religion, MasterCard, KSwiss, Wrangler, Swarovski, Fox 20th Century, Subaru and photographers Mario Sorrenti, Camilla Akrans, Warwick Saint, Norman Jean Roy, Paola Kudacki, Nino Munoz, Steven Lippman, Sarah Silver, and Marc Baptiste, to name just a few.
- post production
Gloss Postproduction Los Angeles creative post production
Gloss Postproduction NYC is currently undergoing minor construction and remodeling - feel free to drop by and check out the new look.
Gloss Postproduction LA will have two full time retouchers from August 2012 on and will offer full CGI service from October 2012. Stay tuned for more updates and enjoy their latest work.
“Thank you everyone helping us create such great work!”
- styling, hair, makeup
Jed Root LA Inc. Los Angeles styling, hair, makeup agents
Jed Root, Inc. is the premier agency for leading fashion photographers, illustrators, stylists, hair and make-up artists, prop stylists and set designers within the fashion industry.
The artists represented by Jed Root, Inc. contribute to projects including advertising campaigns, editorial photo shoots and fashion shows.
Founded in 1989 in New York, the agency offers true global representation to its artists with offices in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Today, Jed Root, Inc. sustains its commitment to supplying top talent and continues to set precedents within the constantly evolving fashion industry.
- photo agents
46 Pictures Los Angeles photo agents
46 Pictures represents photographers who direct TV commercials and music videos including Chris Stanford, John Huba, Michael Miller, Mike McGill, Jen Rosenstein and Charles Imstepf as well as new addition Mischievous Studios, a viral video agency. 46 Pictures offers high caliber video media creators for any advertising project and to suit client's needs.
46 Pictures is headed by Jay Foster who brings more than 20 years' print production experience to the table. Jay has produced hundreds of projects for ad agencies, clients and magazines worldwide.
Some Clients include Apple, AT&T, Atlantic Records, BMW, Callaway, Canon, Chevrolet, Deutsch, ESPN The Mag, Interview, Island Def Jam, J. Crew, Levis, Mattel, McCann Erickson, Mountain Dew, Neiman Marcus, Nike, Nissan, Outside, Pepsi, Quicksilver, Ralph Lauren, Rolling Stone, Sony, Stussy, Target, TBWA Chiat Day, Vanity Fair, Warner Bros. Records and Weight Watchers.
Josue Pena Los Angeles fashion photographers
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” - Leonardo da Vinci.
Josue Pena is an international photographer who creates characteristic images by combining clear aesthetics with a genuine commercial sense and the minutest attention to detail.
His work has been published in numerous magazines including Harper's Bazaar Latin America, Cosmopolitan, OK Magazine, 944, CinePremier, Vice, InStyle and InFashion.
Some of his most recent clients include Ximena Valero, Eva Franco, Just Aurelio and Requisite, among many others.
Richard Thompson III Los Angeles car & transportation photographers
Richard is a Los Angeles-based automotive photographer. His high energy, atmospheric photography makes use of vibrant colour and draws on experience in the racing world to shape dynamic images bearing the essence and character of each car.
Work in automotive photography has taken him across North America and Europe creating images for auto industry companies, advertising agencies, and car organisations.
James and James Productions Los Angeles food & drink photographers
James and James Productions is a full service still and motion photography studio located in Los Angeles, California. Bruce James and Jennifer James, a husband and wife team, are both photographers specialising in shooting imagery for high-end food and beverage clientele.
With Bruce's exclusive training in New York and San Francisco where he worked beside many well-known photographers, combined with Jennifer's in-depth training at Brooks Institute of Photography where she received a BA in Advertising/Illustration Photography, the couple has worked in the photographic industry for over 25 years.
Backed by an amazing crew of talented individuals, James and James Productions welcomes client collaboration from pre- to post production. Shooting for many leaders in the food and beverage industry, Bruce and Jennifer continue to provide their clients with cutting-edge visuals for food packaging, promotion and advertising.
David Hanover Photography Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers
Upon completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Art Center College of Design, David Hanover relocated to New York City to continue with his apprenticeship. After weighing a number of associate offers, he returned home to Los Angeles to build the foundation of his career in photography.
Once he was recruited by Tony Stone and helped build his stock agency to become the number one stock agency in the world, David's success as a photographer exceeded even his own expectations.
David shot his way around the world for Stone, Getty and several fortune 500 companies in the advertising, fashion, and corporate arenas.
Jason Kenworthy Photography Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers
While Jason Kenworthy may have made a name for himself shooting surf action, like any good photographer he always has an open eye and a camera at hand. His long career chasing surfers around the globe has led him to some amazing and eye opening places: places where the surfing often takes a back seat to what is going on around him.
As Jason and his career have evolved he has begun to dedicate more and more time to capturing the world around him along his travels. Surfing may always be the driving factor, however it is the journey that often takes centre stage.
Scott Witter Los Angeles portrait photographers
Los Angeles portrait photographer Scott Witter specialises in celebrity, fashion, and music photography for editorial and advertising clients. His unique style has been labelled artistic and emotional with a concentration in dramatic lighting and cinematic scenarios. Whether on location or in the studio, fusing storytelling and off-the-cuff moments is what brands each one of Scott’s distinguishable images.
Recent notable clients include DDB, Forbes, Condé Nast, Arena Swimwear, Pentax and St. Martin’s Press. Scott has also been busy with personal projects such as 'Dog People' and 'Cure People', which have gained him some well-deserved attention.
Visit his website for more information.
Allen Birnbach Photography Los Angeles people & lifestyle photographers
Allen Birnbach’s career has spanned the worlds of advertising and fine art photography for over 30 years. Assignments for Fortune 500 companies have taken him to over 20 countries, driven by his enthusiasm for solving complex production and lighting scenarios and collaborating with unique individuals at every station of life.
His work has been celebrated by Communication Arts, Photo District News, The International Color Awards, Photo Design, DoubleTake, and the Black and White Spider Awards. Clients include American Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Charles Schwab & Co., Colorado Tourism, IBM, Standard and Poors, U.S. Postal Service and Vasque Outdoor Footwear.
Debra Sugerman Los Angeles Portrait & Animal Photographers
Debra Sugerman began taking photographs at age 12. Like most artists, she tested many disciplines before returning to her first love, realising her potential and establishing a career as a non-commercial fine art image-maker.
Her work has found its way to small commercial niches as well as gallery exhibits and private collections. Honing her skills specifically in image-making, Debra's film-making has risen in a parallel effort. After a number of years working behind the scenes on large and small budget feature films, she found it a natural process to move into directing and creative producing. Debra currently has two documentary productions to her name.
Flowing easily between jobs and unafraid of a challenge, she is capable of handling large or micro budgets. As a visual artist her singular vision translates well from concept to end result. Her early training as location manager taught her a lot about producing; coupled with her unique physical vision, this makes Debra an exceptional filmmaker.
Location America Los Angeles Location Scouts
Geoff Juckes is the founder of LocationAmerica, a company providing location scouting, consulting and aerial photography for feature films, commercial advertising and fashion.
Geoff has extensive knowledge and location files covering the entire Western United States, particularly focusing on roads and remote areas. He has scouted locations in the USA, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, the French Polynesian Islands, Jamaica and Mexico.
Geoff brings a triad of disciplines to his work as a location scout, possessing a naturalist’s respect for remote, pure landscapes, an artist’s eye in collapsing the world into an illuminating visual frame, and a scientist’s intuitive skill in knowing the exact time to shoot for surface, mass, silhouette or meandering line.
His clients include major production companies and advertising agencies in the United States and Europe as well as brands such as Citroën, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Independent Media. BMW, Buick, Nike, Nikon, Hertz, Honda, Gucci, Cavalli, Elle, Saab, 7Jeans and Loewe.
- rental studios
Avenue Six Studios Los Angeles rental studios film
Based in Van Nuys, California, Avenue Six Studios has emerged as a premier production facility in Los Angeles. Whether the project is a feature film, scripted television series, commercial, reality series, web series or infomercial, Avenue Six Studios is prepared to ensure every shoot runs like clockwork.
With almost 20,000 square feet of shooting space, the diverse array of stages at Avenue Six Studios includes our New York City inspired backlot, East Stage featuring 6,000 sqft of light-laminate flooring and a fully functioning kitchen, North Sound Stage with green screen cyclorama, and South Stage with conference room and numerous ready-to-shoot office spaces and cubicles.
Featuring well appointed green rooms, immaculate production offices with Wi-Fi, and an additional fully-functioning kitchen set with food prep area on the South Stage, Avenue Six Studios is versatile and always ready for action!
- equipment rent
Camera Car Systems Los Angeles camera car
Filmotechnic USA Camera Car Systems offers the latest model camera cars outfitted with the academy award-winning Filmotechnic Russian Crane system and 3-Axis Stabilized Remote Heads, including its state-of-the-art Mercedes AMG ML 63, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Ford Raptor SVT.
Samy's Camera Los Angeles Equipment Rent Photo & Film
Samy's Camera has been the leader in sales and rentals of high quality imaging products and the ultimate resource for the professional and amateur photographer.
Samy's rents a huge assortment of equipment, from cameras and lenses to studio grip gear.
Their clients include students, photographers, movie studios, and more. They offer lighting equipment, digital cameras and scanners, professional video gear, and film cameras from 35mm up to 4x5 and 8x10, plus panoramic format cameras.
They are located throughout Southern California and they also ship directly to desired location.