film & commercial production Jun 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
DOCFILMSBerlin - Dresden
Elements Production ServicesNew Dehli
PPM Film ProductionBudapest
Square Planet MediaLos Angeles
Team Works ProductionMadrid - Barcelona
Ball-Park was founded in 2000 and focuses on producing television commercials and photo shoots for Russian clients. It also provides production services to foreign partners working in Russia. The company's producers have a creative approach that enables high-quality work and a wide range of services, including Russian and foreign-based production specialists, location scouting, technical support, casting and post production.
In the Russian market, Ball-Park represents internationally-acclaimed directors Luca Maroni (Italy), Dick Buckley director/dp (USA), Richard D’Alessio (Canada), Rafael Lopez Saubidet (Argentina). The company also exclusively represents one of the most gifted and popular Russian commercial directors, Alexey Rozenberg.
Ball-Park works with leading Russian and foreign advertising agencies, including BBDO, Lowe Adventa, McCann-Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey, Znamenka, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy Group Russia, CHEIL Communication, DDB, MILK Creative Agency, JWT, Publicis United, APR Eurasia, BWA Rapp Collins, Young & Rubicam, Rodnaya rech, Instinct, TBWA and Prior.
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.
City 3D is the first company in Latin America to provide the latest technology in 3D stereoscopic production. It offers top-of-the-line equipment and human resources to provide a complete service, including 3D conception, production, post production and projection for live events or 3D theatres.
The company has dedicated much of 2011 to recording live events including theatre, concerts and sports as well as documentaries all in 3D. In this Spotlight the company presents videos that were shot with full stereoscopic technology (two digital film cameras, matched lenses mounted in 3D beam splitter rigs).
The videos had to be converted into anaglyph viewing mode so that viewers wouldn't require a 3D monitor or projector. With the conversion there is a substantial loss of colour rendering, which explains why they are shown in black and white. The 2D reference is shown in full colour.
DOCFILMS, founded by film-maker Stephan Ihle, is an ambitious young Berlin-based film production company.
DOCFILMS is specialised in commercial and corporate films, trailers and making-of productions. A strong brand consciousness and a large network of creative people combined with a passion for visual aesthetics and technological know-how has resulted in over 10 years of successful productions. DOCFILMS has the aspiration to turn creative concepts into professional, budget-friendly films.
Innovative ideas and an aesthetic realisation are the most important aspects for Stephan Ihle to make extraordinary and successful films for his clients, including AXE, mobilcom Austria AG, Red Bull, Rimmel London and WWF.
The company is capable of undertaking a project from beginning to end, from concept to final product. Services include concept planning, storyboarding, production teams, equipment and locations.
Dopping Directors is a newly established agency, created to represent Hungarian film directors and directors of photography worldwide. The company's founding members are proud to have significant experience in both film and photo production, as well as in talent representation.
Advertising agency clients include Saatchi&Saatchi, Young&Rubicam, McCann Erickson, BBDO, Publicis, DDB, JWT and Grey.
Elements Production Services has been producing and coordinating photo shoots and commercials since it was established in 1999.
As a full service photo production company for domestic and international shoots, the company provides budgeting and scheduling, crew booking, casting, contract negotiation, research, location scouting and management, permits, secure studio rentals and locations, prop sourcing and construction, set design and construction, customs and clearances, insurances, accommodation and travel logistics, equipment rental and craft services.
Recent work includes:
- Producing a Photo Shoot for Vanessa G with Tarun Khiwal.
- Producing the Anthropologie May catalogue.
- Producing Laffaire catalogue in Varanasi.
- Producing the L'Oréal MX shoot for Publicis, NY.
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Lopta Film is a production company focused on music videos and commercials.
"Basically, a bunch of movie-loving dudes from different countries all over the world that have gathered in the beautiful city of Berlin, to achieve something great! Young, hungry artists who are in desperate need to tell stories through images. To inspire, to move, to entertain, piss you off, to get a reaction out of everything they do.This is a company that doesn't believe in offering a very good product if it's not remarkable."
"If it's not 'Wow', it's not worth it!"
PPM Film Services is a premium, full service film production company based in Budapest. For over 20 years, PPM has been sought after by clients looking to take advantage of the wealth of atmosphere, beauty, history and technical expertise on offer when shooting in Hungary. PPM has proven itself time and again with dynamic solutions in creating exciting television advertising for some of the world’s most recognisable brands and companies.
Budapest has long been a world-class location for TV advertising and feature film production. The city can do ‘bright’ with its ornate and expansive bridges, winding Danube views and grandiose boulevards; but it can also do ‘edgy’ with sooty Gothic tenements, bullet-pocked facades and brooding streets. With its value for money, Budapest has already stood-in for cities like Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Moscow and Berlin. Local facilities include a branch of the internationally renowned Raleigh Studios, now Central and Eastern Europe’s best-equipped production studio.
Over the past 25 years, Square Planet Media has earned a pre-eminent reputation as one of the industry’s definitive production resources. Its roster of directors and photographers are the most sought after presently working in film and commercial media.
Square Planet Media was one of the first in its field to identify and embrace the digital revolution and seamlessly transition into integrated productions.
A list of its most recently satisfied clients include Lincoln, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Kia, Cadillac and Goodyear.
Team Works Production is based in Spain and works in the country's most popular
shooting locations: Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia and Marbella.
Over the past months, Team Works has been involved in a number of international car commercials for companies including Hyundai, Chevrolet, Daewoo and Kia, among others. The company has also been busy shooting spots featuring celebrity football players for Middle East telecommunications giant STC, an official sponsor of Real Madrid.
Team Works has also been busy with numerous photography assignments for top brands such as Kenzo, Chloe and Hermes, and other projects for clients including IBM.
The company is currently working on new projects for international feature films, having recently completed 'Nanban' for India's top grossing director Shankar. Team Works also regularly works on television programmes and is currently shooting a documentary for the leading US cable network.