showcase mexico issue 376 Nov 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Mexico, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of local visual media industry, with more information available in our Photography and Film directories.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals from Mexico: Black Dog, Cluster Studio, El Sol Azul Production, Esfera Photo, Gaby Luque, Green Productions, Herba+Sonora, Now Productions, Oscar Turco, PM Photostudio, Rames Xelhuantzi Photography, Richard Kohler, Studio AB Mexico, Tonic Films and Yucatan Productions.
Our cover photo was shot by Germán Nájera for El Universal Newspaper.
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El Sol Azul Production Mexico City photo production
El Sol Azul Production is an American company based in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende and Tulum, producing photo, documentary and video shoots throughout Mexico.
A full service company, El Sol Azul provides all phases of the production process, including planning and budgeting, scouting and managing locations, securing permits, local transportation, hotels, catering, casting, equipment rental and customs clearance.
El Sol Azul’s team of international producers can offer production in English, Spanish, French, German and even a little Portuguese. With 20 years actively producing in Mexico, El Sol Azul understands service and provides it with efficiency and good humour.
Clients include Bloomingdales, The Travel Channel, Calvin Klein, Land's End, H&M, Pureology and L'Oréal.
Yucatan Productions Mexico City photo production
Yucatan Productions is a full-service production company located in Merida, Mexico. The company produces catalogue, advertising and editorial work across Mexico, from the Caribbean Coast (Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum), to the Pacific Coast (Los Cabos, and Baja California).
Mexico provides an ideal all-year-round environment for photography, with consistent weather, a wide variety of locations, professional crews, reasonable production costs and many outstanding and as-yet undiscovered sites.
“Yucatan Productions brings the locations to you, and then you to the locations!”
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, FreePeople, Merrell, Hewlett Packard, Martha Stewart Prod, Etam, Projek, Beco, Fedex, Private Member, Camaieu, Delia's, Image Source, Condé Nast, Corbis, Quelle, Verena, Jolie, Poetry and Wrap, Vogue, Grazia, Apple, Sofft and Look Magazine, HGTV, Air Transat and Vuitton.
Esfera Photo Mexico City photo production
The Esfera Photo Agency represents a broad variety of commercial photographers in Mexico City. From fashion and beauty to landscape and cars, food and drinks, the agency has it covered.
Clients include Ford, Chrysler, Renault, LG, Telcel, Axo Group, Nestlé, Marti Sports, and many more.
Esfera Photo works with many of the top creative agencies in Mexico City and beyond, including JWT, Ogivly, McCann, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, and offers clients the reasurance of competitive and highly experienced production back-up.
Now Productions Mexico City Photo Production
NOW Image Production Group is a production and post-production company with a creative visual strategic brand approach.
An experienced team offers excellent quality services in all aspects of a production. NOW gets involved from start to finish in every shoot, working together with clients to achieve the very best results by looking to create high impact, memorable images.
Productions range from cars to people and food. Either from the company's high-end, fully equipped studio or on location, the NOW philosophy is to always give the best professional service.
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Tonic Films Mexico City COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
Tonic Films is a commercial production service company based out of Mexico City with a worldwide client base.
The company is devoted to delivering first class productions to all its clients. Mexico has a very old and established film community and can offer a variety of locations that can double for most major cities in the world.
Tonic's talent pool is excellent and crews outstanding.
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BLACK DOG Mexico City motion graphics
Black Dog is a Mexican design and motion graphics studio. Creating, directing and producing work for broadcast, commercial and corporate clients, the studio goes beyond the expected in delivering creative and technical solutions for each project.
The studio's team is passionate about its work and thorough in its processes, but also friendly and helpful, making it easy to work with. Delivering projects that look good, the team approaches briefs in an intelligent way that aims to deliver the most effective help for each individual assignment.
Clients include Canal UXE, MTV, Secretaria de Economia, Cinepolis, Cerveza Estrella, Centro CI Banco, Intercontinental Hotels and Autoexplora.
Cluster Studio Mexico City CGI & 3D
Cluster Studio is a company with over 10 years' experience providing 3D animation, VFX, motion graphics and post production services to the advertising, music video and film industries.
The company is able to offer full in-house post production workflow, from colour grading and digital intermediate to audio recording, editing and mixing.
Cluster Studio is currently one of the top three animation, VFX and post production companies for the advertising industry in Mexico. Its clients include major ad agencies and production companies.
Cluster Studio is strongly committed to innovation. Its core values are "Quality, Responsibility, Mutual Benefit, Efficiency and Freedom."
Oscar Turco Mexico City advertising photographers
Oscar Turco studied photography in Mexico City. He has participated in various workshops most importanly about the elements and principles of cinematography and workshop talks with Javier Vallhonrat in Spain.
His commercial work includes various campaigns for brands like Lala, Oreo, Movistar, Superama, Ritz, Clearasil, Tec de Monterrey, Shell, Intel, Sexy Jeans, Levis, London, Promoción Turística Puebla Vaticano, Colgate, Coppertone, Young World, Poa Alondra de la Parra, AX, Coca Cola Japan and more.
He has participated in graphic production for various covers for artists such as Alejandra Guzman, Pepe Aguilar, Molotov, Kinky, among others.
His editorial work includes magazines and newspapers such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, 192, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Leopard, Urban Sounds, Travel and Leisure, Cruises, and more.
He currently parallely works as a photo editor at the weekly newspaper Frente.
Gaby Luque Mexico City advertising photographers
Originally from Mexico City, Gaby Luque concluded her training in Escuela Activa de Fotografia y Video, in addition to following an intensive course in digital photography at the Tec de Monterrey. A few years later she created her own company: Gaby Luque Photographer.
With over 10 years' experience Gaby has developed in the field of advertising photography, specialising in automotive, exterior and interior architecture as well as food and drink. Always looking for quality, perfection and originality in each of her projects, Gaby has found her true passion in photography, something that has led her to seek new techniques to offer products and alternatives that differ from the norm.
Major clients include Ford Mexico, Volkswagen, Prologis Mexico, Pauta Creativa, JWT and Grupo Medios, among others.
Gaby is a member of Unthinkable! Entertainment Corp, which prides itself in providing expertise and collaboration for animation films.
PM PhotoStudio Mexico City advertising photographers
A professional photographer with almost 20 years of expertise, Juan Miguel Palomo studied photography at Kodak's Education Centre in Mexico City and has been in contact with the advertising industry ever since.
Working first as an assistant and later as an art buyer at Publicis, he came into contact with most of the leading advertising photographers in Mexico and gained a lot of experience working with both domestic and international clients. Juan now runs a burgeoning studio offering professional and competitive work to all his clients.
Clients include Invex Banco, Astra-Zeneca, Dulces Vero, Nestlé Media Crema, Nestlé La Lechera, Nextel, Sanofi-Aventis, Gerber, Banamex, Nextel, Schick, Sindebax and Nature's Life.
Richard Kohler Mexico City interiors & exteriors photographers
Richard Kohler is a photographer and director of photography specialising in architecture, lifestyle, beauty, fashion and film.
After several years working and studying as an architect, he found in photography a new passion which led him to travel and discover new boundaries where architecture is still a big part of him.
Richard studied his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Miami and then completed a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University in New York. A US resident and European Union citizen, Richard lives between Miami and Mexico and is
available for work worldwide.
Rames Xelhuantzi Photography Mexico City fashion photographers
Rames Xelhuantzi combines a unique style that crosses the boundary between fashion, art and commercial photography. He discovered his passion for photography at the age of 23 after having explored other visual arts such as painting and cinematography. He has since immersed himself in the world of fashion, beauty and advertising photography.
15 years of experience and passion are reflected in his diverse portfolio. Rames has been featured for interviews in Hong Kong's Kee Magazine and was selected by Canon to represent fashion photography in Mexico. He was recently spotted on Mexico's Next Top Model and continues to be sought out by brands and creatives alike to help create award-winning campaign images.
Rames is recognised in Mexico not just for his style and experience but also for his work in 3D (stereoscopic) photography, in which he has developed his own personal method and technique. His style, curiosity, desire to continually expand the knowledge of his craft, and use of innovative lighting techniques make him a truly original talent.
Editorials include Vogue, Zink, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. He has completed advertising campaigns in Latin America, the USA and Europe for clients including Sony, Toshiba, Pond's, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sedal, Liverpool, Blackberry and Coca-Cola.
Rames lives between Mexico City and New York, with productions worldwide.
Green Productions Mexico City location service and scouts
Green Productions works across Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Ecuador, Panama and Argentina providing a huge range of locations ideal for any type of shoot.
Clients include Anthropologie USA, Bloomingdales USA , Saks Fifth Avenue USA, Shop-Bop USA , Mykita Eyewear Germany, Schwab Germany, OTTO, Canelle FR, L’Oréal FR, Suggest FR, ZEKI TR, Best Form FR, JD Williams UK, Gray & Osbourn UK, Boden UK, Dione MX, Westies MX and Red Oak PR.
Editorial clients include SELF Magazine USA, Marie Claire USA, Glamour Magazine USA, Rolling Stone USA, InStyle USA, Elle UK/Italy, Glamour FR and Numero FR.
Advertising clients include FedEx FR, AVEDA USA, Sony MX, Peugeot Bl, El Tesoro Tequila USA, REVO Sunglasses, Banco de Mexico MX, Pantene USA, BBV Bancomer MX, Got Milk? USA, Cuervo USA, Kahlua Global, IC Hotels worldwide and AXA Assurances FR.
Agencies: Publicis NY/Paris, Gray NY, Wing Latino USA and Factory Lab USA
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STUDIO AB MEXICO Mexico City rental studios photo
AB Studio was designed for professional photography, advertising, TV commercials, editorial and video productions. A centrally-located, exclusive and unique space, it is perfect also for casting and press conferences.
The 160 m² workspace, complete with 96 m² Cyclorama, includes dressing rooms, a make-up and hair area, four bathrooms (one shower), full kitchen, a serving area and bar.
The studio offers Internet, phone, fax and sound equipment and with a drive-in door provides easy access for vehicles and large props. A lounge for clients overlooking the studio creates a pleasant and comfortable working atmosphere.