showcase magazine Nov 2010mexico issue 248
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Mexico, 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.
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In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working out of Mexico: Cine Concepto, City 3D, Cocoshoot Productions, CSM Fotografia, El Sol Azul Production, Gaby Luque, Herminia Dosal, Hernan Churba, NOW STUDIO, Quadro Produccion, Yucatan Productions and Zona 5 Agencia Fotográfica.
Our cover photo was shot by Jennika Kane.
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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 a partner. Cine Concepto since then has 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.
Cocoshoot Productions Tulum commercials production
Cocoshoot Productions offers a range of production services and is based out of Tulum, one of the most beautiful and safest beaches in the Caribbean. For four years, the company's resourceful multi-lingual team has travelled across the Yucatan Peninsula and the Caribbean to complete every project with constant attention to quality service.
The focus is on fashion photography with services including location scouting, local support for permits, transportation, accommodation, catering, props, local production assistants, and everything else required for a successful shoot in a tropical environment.
Recent productions include:
- Victoria's Secret Swimwear 2011, photographed by Ben Watts.
- Neiman Marcus 2011 Collection, photographed by Jeff Bark.
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Yucatan Productions Mexico City location service and scouts
Yucatan Productions is a full service production company located in Merida, Mexico. The company produces catalogue, advertising and editorial work all across the country, from the Caribbean (Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum) to the Pacific Coast (Los Cabos and Baja California).
Mexico provides ideal year-round conditions for all types of photography, with consistent weather, a wide variety of locations within close proximity, professional crews, reasonable production costs and many outstanding and as-yet unseen spots.
Clients include Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Tommy Bahama, Elle, Sports Illustrated, C&A, Glamour, Getty Images, Pacifico, Otto, Urban Outfitters, Esquire, Next, Neiman Marcus, Jockey, Printemps, Nu Skin, Free People, Merrell, Hewlett Packard, Martha Stewart Prod, Etam, Projek, Beco, Fedex, Private Member, Camaieu, Delia's, Image Source, Conde Nast, Corbis, Quelle, Verena, Jolie, Poetry and Wrap.
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El Sol Azul Production Mexico City photo production
El Sol Azul Production offers top quality intelligent still photography production in secure locations throughout Mexico.
Working with today's more modest budgets, Sol Azul offers clients personalised, detail-oriented shoots in a variety of unexploited, secure and economical locations.
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: Corona, L'Oréal, Dos Equis, Miller Lite, HP, West Elm, Vogue US, Vogue UK, Vogue Germany, Elle US, Elle Germany, In Style, Numero, Glamour UK, Glamour Italy, Marie Claire US, Marie Claire UK, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, People, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s, J. Crew, Kate Spade, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Liz Claiborne, Neiman Marcus, Garnet Hill, Territory Ahead, Norm Thompson and Boden.
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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.
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.
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City 3D Mexico City CGI & 3D
City 3D is the first company in Latin America to provide the latest and newest technology available in 3D stereoscopic production. It offers top-of-the-line equipment and human resources to provide a complete service, including 3D concept, production, post production and projection for live events or 3D theatres.
City 3D is part of a corporate group with more than 20 years experience in multi-media creativity, 2D production, post production, film equipment rental and live events production.
Visit the website for more information.
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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.
Gaby Luque Mexico City advertising photographers
Gaby Luque was born in Mexico City and studied photography at the Escuela Activa de Fotografia, in addition to following an intensive course on digital photography at the Tec de Monterrey. After finishing her studies, she began working as a freelance photographer.
Gaby is in constant pursuit of achieving the perfect commercial image, yet always applies a touch of art to her work. She recently joined the team of photographers at the Esfera Photo Agency, which is represented by renowned manager Lu Acosta and producer Omar Escamilla.
Her clients include Ford, Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel, Tupperware and IFE, among others.
Herminia Dosal Mexico City food & drink photographers
The work of Herminia Dosal is exciting and evocative. She treats food, still-life, portraits and architecture with the same creative eye, and her work is far from the generic imagery of the stock agencies; every image is unique, and uniquely suited to its purpose.
Herminia is well travelled, with renowned clients in Mexico including American Express, Banamex-Citibank, BASF Mexicana, Interbrand, Nikko Hotels, Bristol Myers, Sigma Alimentos and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA. In the US she has shot for Laureate Education, Inc., Forbes Magazine, JP Morgan Chase Bank and PepsiCo, to name just a few. She recently worked for the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg.
Herminia is a master of light, especially the twilight hours of the day, but also enjoys working in the controlled environment of the studio where she often brings the classic, large format Sinar to the world of digital photography. Her love for Nordic light recently inspired her to relocate to Sweden where she brings a fresh and exciting eye to this enchanting part of the world.
Hernan Churba Mexico City advertising photographers
Hernan Churba is not just another advertising photographer. His talent and passion for photography combined with his attention to detail and dedication to every project has earned him a reputation as one of the most professional figures in the industry. His work has gained the respect of the region's leading agencies and most renowned clients.
His body of work includes a number of images that have earned prizes and international recognition at some of the world's most prestigious festivals. By directing his models and working as an acting coach, Hernan's unique eye captures every moment with an unsurpassable attention to detail.
His curiosity as a photographer has led him to continuously explore new techniques and resources that go further than the ordinary set up. He simultaneously works on his own ambitious personal projects that satisfy an inherent need to create, something which has become very rare in today's highly competitive industry.
CSM Fotografia Mexico City advertising photographers
Covián Santa María was founded in Mexico City in 1984 by Gabriel Covián, the leading industrial photographer in town, and Blanca Santa María.
A multi-disciplinary high-tech structure allows the company to cover all the different areas of photography including industrial, corporate, fashion, portrait and editorial, in Mexico and abroad. Its team of specialised professionals includes talented retouchers.
CSM promotes a culture of specialisation and an exchange of ideas that enriches every creative project. Its photographers work independently or in collaboration depending on the needs of each individual project or client.
Enrique Uranga specialises in corporate and industrial photography. His vast experience in annual reports in Mexico and Canada has made him the head of the list in Mexico. He recently returned from shooting industry offices and architecture for CEMEX in Spain, England, Germany and France.
Blanca Santa María manages CSM and specialises in fashion and people. Gabriel Covián, deceased, always said: “You are only as good as your last job.” CSM Fotografia continues working on that line to this day.