showcase magazine Apr 2010mexico issue 213
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Mexico, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the latest news form Mexico's visual media scene, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
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El Sol Azul Production Mexico City Production Services
El Sol Azul Production offers seamless still photography production throughout Mexico of the highest professional quality.
Working with today's more modest budgets, Sol Azul can put together personalized, detail-oriented shoots in a variety of unique, unexploited and economical locations, as well as in Mexico's better known resorts and cities.
An American company based in Mexico City since 1996, Sol Azul has an experienced international crew that speaks English, Spanish, German and French.
Turnkey services include location scouting and management, budgeting, permits, transportation, catering, hotels, and customs expertise.
Clients include: J. Crew, Macy's, Kate Spade, HP, Corona, H&M, Elle, Vogue and L'Oréal.
Cocoshoot Productions Tulum photo production
Cocoshoot is a production company based in Tulum, Mexico, with a branch in Argentina. The company produces catalogue, editorial and advertising images all across the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico and Argentina.
Driven by a passion to represent and deliver the best, Cocoshoot approaches every campaign with a solution-oriented positive attitude, achieving only the very best results for each client.
Clients include Monsoon, Bloomingdales, L'Officiel, French Magazine, American Glamour, American Marie Claire, GQ, Allure, S Magazine, C&A, OTTO, German Glamour, L'Oréal Pureology and V Man.
"Cocoshoot - your local source for locations, photography and production services. Whatever your production requires, we provide it."
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Quadro Produccion Mexico City photo agents
Quadro represents some of the best photographic talent available anywhere in South, Central or North America. The company's individual photographers enjoy solid reputations, with a few available only by exclusive arrangement with Quadro.
The Quadro team enjoys a strong reputation in Mexico City for producing the very best work on time and on budget. The company also provides production services, including location scouting, transportation, casting and booking services, as well as digital post production capabilities and the handling of all permits, fees negotiations and project security on behalf of clients.
Zona 5 Agencia Fotográfica Mexico City photo agents
Zona 5 has more than 20 years of experience in the Mexican photography industry and can produce a project from beginning to end with its dedicated team of production and post production professionals. The agency represents a broad range of talent, including:
- Ricardo Trabulsi has shot almost every celebrity in México - and some international ones too! His great skill is in directing people, but he also loves to shoot cars.
- Specialising in product and object photography, Mauricio Alejo is internationally renowned for his commercial work and personal exhibitions.
- Gonzalo Morales has a very refined style and a great eye for fashion, musicians and people.
- Zony Maya has a strong sense of proportion and aesthetic. He loves to shoot people and kids, architecture and landscapes.
- David Franco has a very fine eye and conducts his own retouching.
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Cine Concepto Mexico City commercials production
Cine Concepto (Cinematronics) was established in 1976 by Francisco Murguia. In 1987, Fred Clapp joined the company as an associate. Cine Concepto has since been one of the most prestigious and strongest growing companies in the Mexican film industry.
The company has produced over 4000 TV commercials, 30 documentaries, and has co-produced three feature films: Cabeza de Vaca, Mi Querido Tom Mix, and Paty Chula (directed by Paco Murguía), that won an Ariel Award for 'Best Fiction Short Film'. It has worked alongside major TV production companies including Columbia Tristar Pictures, The Disney Channel, Fox Sports and TV Azteca, and has won numerous national and international awards.
Cine Concepto's professional team includes Mexican and foreign directors, executive producers, post production managers and a permanent staff of 37 employees along with 60 in-house freelancers. The company owns its own secure facilities that include two editing rooms and enough space to accommodate up to five production crews.
CIne Concepto America is present in Miami and LA and mainly caters for the US Hispanic market.
Recent clients include: AT&T, Astra Zeneca, BBVA Bancomer SA. DE C.V., Black & Decker Mexico, Modelo Beer, Coca-Cola, Daimler-Chrysler, Federal Express, Gamesa PepsiCo, General Motors, Hewlett Packard Mexico, Kellogg's Mexico, McDonald's, MasterCard, Nissan, Volkswagen and Sony Entertainment.
Camaleon Films Mexico City commercials production
Camaleon Films offers professional production services with some of the highest standards of quality to be found anywhere in Mexico.
In terms of locations, Mexico has it all: The Caribbean Sea, the enigmatic Mayan ruins, the mystic forests of Chiapas, colonial cities, breathtaking deserts and modern cities with avant-garde architecture. The country is not only renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty but also for its highly ranked technicians and production crews.
Camaleon Films provides support services to production companies seeking professional management for TV commercials, feature films, music videos, independent films and photography. Services include location scouting and management, professional and experienced personnel, deadline and budget management, and special casting calls.
Maintaining a positive, productive and friendly working environment, Camaleon Films is committed to offering experience, creativity and professionalism at every stage of the production process.
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White Rabbit Mexico City CGI & 3D
White Rabbit recently participated in a series of "really cool" projects.
The company created old objects that were to rain-down over Mexico City in an ad for PS3. Many of the objects were 100% created in photo-realistic cg, including a large catapult. Advanced composite techniques were used for phantom plates.
For Sabritas' bicentennial commercial, White Rabbit used Autodesk Fliuds and Particles technology to simulate potato chips exploding like a firework to create a shower of chips.
An iPod look-alike commercial was created, using the same roto-painting technique, for Gamesa Emperador. See the video for more information.
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ZOOM (3D) Mexico City creative post production
Studio ZOOM is capable of creating any type of image (static or animated) with the help of 3D technology.
The studio also offers high complexity digital photo retouching along with animation and storyboards. In order to achieve more realistic results, Studio ZOOM combines traditional photographic techniques with the digital 3D experience.
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Now Studio Mexico City advertising photographers
Carlos Arnaus is Photo Director at Now Studio and has been shooting visual advertising concepts with a creative marketing approach for more than 20 years. His aim is to enhance the brand in every project.
Carlos is involved from start to finish with every shoot, working with an accomplished team to achieve the very best results. He constantly looks to transmit his experience, energy and passion into creating high impact and memorable images.
He loves to shoot cars, people, food, lifestyle and editorial work and his passion for photography can be seen across his portfolio. His fully equipped studio is located on the west side of Mexico City.
Fernanda Roel Mexico City advertising photographers
Fernanda Roel was born in Mexico City in 1975. She finished her photography studies at The London College of Printing and Distributive Trade and since 1999 has been working in Mexico as a photographer.
Fernanda has shot editorials and ad campaigns for Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Spot, Código 06140, Coca Cola, Scotiabank, Naturella, Volkswagen, Movistar, Televisa, Fashion Week Mexico, Insurance GNP, McDonald's, Roche and Hotel Deseo, among many others.
Within the music industry she has collaborated with EMI Music, Sony Music, Noise Lab and Ocesa, and has exhibited her personal work in Mexico at Museo Carrillo Gil, Centro de la Imagen, Museo Experimental el Eco, Galeria Mexicana de Diseño and Pinacoteca Diego Rivera. Fernanda is currently working on a photographic book that is due to be published soon.
Mike Ruiz Mexico City beauty photographers
From Brooke to Tyra Banks, J Lo to Jenna Jameson, Dolly to Dita Von Teese, few photographers do cool so hot, and even fewer capture the glamorous inner sinner imagination of today's extravagant enigmas than New York-based high octane celebrity and fashion photographer, Mike Ruiz. Innately intuitive, a deft-eye for detail and full of sensual self-styled sizzle, Mike marries the sacred and profound in sophisticated unison.
With a unique approach to the exploration of visceral brilliance, his finely crafted frames of reference have appeared in Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue. Additionally, Mike has contributed to D&G's ‘Hollywood’ book and Iman's ‘The Beauty of Color’ beauty book, and continues to explore different forms of expression via film, television and music.
As founding partner of elite LA photography complex Miauhaus Studios, Mike further cements the reckless glamour of his noisy impunity to never follow trends.
Rodney Rascona Mexico City advertising photographers
Specialising in portraiture, landscape and car photography, Rodney Rascona combines a humanistic approach with a photojournalistic style. He has travelled extensively throughout the world documenting everyday life, natural disasters and unforgettable landscapes. His interaction with his subjects gives the images he shoots unparalleled warmth. Rodney has won countless awards from having produced creative projects in over 55 countries around the globe.
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Hotel ME-Cancun Mexico City hotels
ME Cancun resort is a sensory paradise of art, design, music and cuisine, situated on one of the most perfect stretches of beach in the Western Hemisphere. Individualised service is the living, breathing soul of the culture of ME. At its heart is the belief that "Everything Is Possible."
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