international photo production Jun 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Caspar & Co ProductionsLondon
ContraAsia - Europe - USA
f/2.8 PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOIstanbul
Imran Khatri ProductionsMumbai
OUR PRODUCTION TEAMAuckland
Queen of Spade ProductionAthens
TAKE ME TO CUBAHavana
The Kitchen ProductionRome
“Great ideas deserve great production.”
Caspar & Co. provides expert production services for photography, video, web and multi-media. Based in London, the company works worldwide and the expertise learnt from complex multi country productions is put to good use on productions big or small, at home or away.
2010 saw productions throughout the year with Ogilvy & Burrows for the global launch of the new Ford Focus in Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza and South Africa.
Spain and France were the venues for several Lexus productions with photographers Daniel Hartz and John Higginson, while Volvo was shot in the USA, Italy, Hong Kong and Thailand.
The company also produced an ambitious project spanning Australia, South America and Africa with photographer Robert Wilson for mining giant Anglo American.
Berlin-based Claas Cropp Creative Productions is a full service production company with experience in all areas of still photo production, location scouting and casting. Recent productions include:
- Joop! S/S 2011 campaign shoot with photographer Glen Luchford in Berlin.
- DB Schenker with photographer Thomas Schwoerer in locations throughout Germany.
- Canon EF Lens campaign shot by Sesse Lind in Barcelona and Montreux.
- Zurich Insurance campaign motifs shot by Fergus Padel in Berlin.
- Me & City Chinese fashion label shot by Kristian Schuller in Berlin.
- Caritas campaign shoot with Mathias Bothor in Berlin.
- ING-DiBa Bank pool shoot with Fergus Padel in Berlin.
- DZ-Bank pool shoot with Jo Magrean in Berlin.
Other clients include brands such as Louis Vuitton, Brioni, Lacoste, Nike, Adidas, Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, BASF, BMW, Audi, VW, Ergo, Mercedes-Benz and Deutsche Bank, and photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Daniel Jackson, Martin Schoeller, Roxanne Lowit, Esther Haase, Joachim Baldauf, Luis Sanchis, Ralph Mecke, Uwe Düttmann, Peter Funch and Wim Wenders.
Contra offers efficient production solutions worldwide. For over 25 years the company has provided a full range of services to cover the entire spectrum of photo and film production, ranging from the most simple to the extremely complex.
Projects in the last months included clients such as Allianz, Barclays, DHL, Instyle USA, Linde Group, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen in locations including China (Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai), Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
Contra is especially proud to be part of the Volkswagen "People’s Car Project", which was launched in Beijing in May. More information will soon be available on Contra's website.
Eye-Prod. offers full production services in Greece, South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Zanzibar for stills and commercials.
Eye-Prod. has worked with a range of new photographers and clients, including Chris Boehm for Klingel, Ralph Wenig and Fred Cresseaux for 3Suisses. Other jobs included collaborations with HG Producers on a shoot for Hilton in Kos, Wasiliki Goutziomitros on a SwissTV travel documentary shot on location throughout Greece, and production for Kai Gräber and Brawand Rieken on a Patros shoot in Athens.
This season began with Ronald Michalk from Fernsicht for a Madeleine catalogue shoot in Santorini and Athens. Eye-Prod. expresses special thanks to Christine Brogli from Kerozene for co-producing the Diesel campaign for the Santos agency in Crete.
Visit the website for regularly updated information.
Operating since 2008, Istanbul-based F/2.8 Photo Studio works with many international agencies and local clients.
The studio specialises in advertising photography as well as full service professional photo production, retouching, 3D and CGI services. F/2.8 Photo Studio aims to produce fast and solution-oriented work to satisfy the needs of each individual client.
Clients include Nike, Sony, Mercedes, HSBC, Nokia, Bosch, Ford and Turkcell.
Visit the website for more information.
Edinburgh: Filming Scotland
Filming Scotland is the most experienced service production company in Scotland. From fashion and advertising stills to TV, film and music videos, FS has an excellent track record producing everything from small stills shoots to large-scale feature films.
The company can provide everything for a successful shoot, from crew to kit, and now features its own young persons casting agency that provides a fantastic selection of models and actors. 2011 saw the launch of Filming Scotland’s state-of-the-art silver Vintage Airstream Motor Home Production Vehicle for clients' exclusive use.
Founded by the most experienced production and location managers in Scotland, Filming Scotland is a service production company that knows the meaning of good service… outstanding results, on time and on budget. It also guarantees clients have a great time in the process.
Filming Scotland recently enjoyed working again with regular clients Brooks Brothers, Glenmorangie, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Cosmopolitan as well as new clients KLM, Canterbury, Alviero Martini and Andre Badi. The company also started pre-production on two new feature films coming from the USA.
Foto Formation is a photography and production agency based in Amsterdam with over 15 years of experience. It represents photographers across disciplines including portraiture, stills, sports, commercial, fashion, documentary, interior, food, lifestyle, travel, cars, nature, beauty, art and architecture.
Foto Formation produces for national and international advertising agencies, magazines, independent photographers and direct clients. The company provides full production and tailor-made services including photography, production, models, locations, hair and make-up, styling, art buying, photo assistants, post production, model-making, set production, props, casting, transport, equipment, studio, runners, catering, animals, accommodation and digital support.
The company represents a number of fashion, interior and food stylists as well as hair and make-up artists. It also provides a comprehensive locations and model casting database.
Globotour specialises in every kind of travel and photo production service, delivering speedy results and paying special attention to finding the best flight options, hotels, houses and locations.
Globotour recently organised complete photo production, including location scouting, for Manor, Switzerland's leading department store chain and its new summer catalogue 'Ile Secrète 2011' that features fashion, swimwear, jewellery and home accessories.
The brief was to find a location that combined the typical rock formations of the Seychelles with tropical Cuban flair, all while avoiding the January rain. Once again, location scout Andreas Koslowski came up with the perfect solution, with islands in the Gulf of Thailand providing the ideal combination of dream beaches, tropical jungles and waterfalls, along with picturesque fishing villages. In cooperation with local partner My Clip, Globotour handled production, travel and hotel arrangements for the 20-strong team.
Globotour's database contains a huge range of locations and production bases. Visit the website for more information.
Imran Khatri Productions is a professional outsourcing company based in Mumbai, with operations throughout India and abroad. Clients include advertising agencies, production houses and photographers.
Services include production and shoot management, international and national models, talents and celebrities, fashion designers and stylists, make-up and hair stylists, sets and properties, permissions and procedures, locations and studio rentals, equipment packages, transport and general production support, insurance coverage, post production and image retouching.
Imran Khatri Productions works closely with clients to ensure all aspects of the production schedule run as smoothly as possible, maintaining high production value on all its projects while bringing them in on time and within budget. With a highly creative and competent production management team, the company remains consciously aware of its production responsibilities and enjoys forging strong relationships with each client.
Featured in this Spotlight is a selection of recent shoots for which the company has rendered shoot management and production.
Key Productions, based in Athens, has been operating since 1999 and provides international clients with well-organised, smooth production services while keeping closely to budget.
Greece, with 300 days of sunshine a year and only three hours away from all major European cities, offers a huge range of locations, from modern to traditional architecture, beaches, promenades, marinas, pools, islands, and much more.
Services include production management, budget management, location gallery, location scouting and permits, hotel accommodation, transportation, airport transfers, props and equipment hire, catering, crew, styling and model casting.
Clients include J.P. Boden UK, Charles Tyrwhitt UK, Damart UK, Fashy DE, Grattans UK, Hess Nature DE, Kaleidoscope UK, La Redoute FR, Littlewoods UK, Next Directory UK, Patra UK, Peter Hahn DE, Rhodes & Beckett Aus, Waschbar DE, Virgin Mobile UK, Mercedes Zetros DE, David Jones (Team Saatchi) Aus, St John Knitt USA, Brigitte DE, Celebrity DE, Cosmopolitan DE, Cosmopolitan Bride UK, Easy Living UK, Elle DE, Eltern DE, FHM DE, GQ DE and Marie Claire Aus.
Landon Production stands for personal service and creative thinking, offering all levels of photographic production, from full account handling and art buying to locations, casting and set design.
At Landon Production teams are carefully put together with each specific client in mind.
Clients over the past year have included Virgin Atlantic, Reebok, Adidas, Speedo, PlayStation, Jane Norman, Reebok/Armani, New Look and GQ.
Landon Production competently and professionally handles each job no matter what the size of budget, and believes that a good personal working relationship with your client is not only productive but can also be fun.
The company's main office is in London, and also operates in Madrid, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands.
Visit the website for more information.
Marion Walter recently completed production for Montblanc and photographer Giorgio Gatti on a shoot with world-famous piano player Lang Lang in Hamburg.
Marion provided art buying, production and casting for Esprit's spring/summer campaign with Dan Martensen, shot in Los Angeles with the beautiful Jessica Hart, Shu Pei, Cameron Russel, Arthur Kulkov and Sasha Baye. She also coordinated and negotiated the summer shoot in the Maldives with photographer Peter Gehrke and the beautiful Erin Wasson.
In January, she completed a production for Still in Hamburg with photographer Oliver Gast, while in February she travelled to Cape Town with agency Red Roses to produce a campaign and films for Symrise with photographer and director Susanne Dietrich. The production was supported by Cape Town Production.
In May, Marion was hired by Nowadays to cast for Patrick Helmann's Audi show in Moscow and the Gerry Weber fashion show. She also produced a catalogue for S 4 with photographer Margaretha Olschewski for the agency Siebtersiebert.
Menorca Production provides a comprehensive production and location service for clients within the photographic, fashion, design and advertising industries.
The company works closely with clients and enjoys welcoming them back season after season, as well as introducing the unique charm and personality of Menorca to newcomers.
Clients include Associated Newspapers, Oriflame, Cotton Traders, Laura Ashley, Damart, You Magazine, Shop Direct, Karstadt, Gray & Osbourn, Sirdar, Ladybird and Adini.
Contact either Lindsay in London +44 (0)7973 759351 or Richard in Menorca +34 699 865157, or visit the website for more information.
mmproduction, Inc. is a Miami and European-based full service photo production company providing an extensive network of partners to cover all shooting needs.
The company can organise and manage photo shoots for ad campaigns, catalogues and editorials in studio or on location according to clients' specific requirements. mmproduction optimises every shoot by managing budgets and respecting deadlines.
Contact the company for a dedicated selection of location references from its huge picture database. With its well-placed network of professional contacts, mmproduction can produce in Miami, Ibiza, Mallorca, New York and Mexico.
In this edition of Spotlight mmproduction presents one of the most beautiful locations Mexico has to offer: Riviera Maya.
Clients incluce Bonprix, Nivea, Otto, Elegance, Kaufhof, Karstadt, Baur, Burda, Fuer Sie, Triumph, Jan magazine, Vogue, Schwab, Esprit, Alcott, BMW, Cosmopolitain and many more.
"A good image is the best way to capture a perfect moment."
Nu Projects is a young, dynamic and ambitious company offering clients an individual, personalised and professional service.
The company's international photo production services rely on clear structures and precise execution to provide creative, punctual and cost effective results.
Current projects include Görtz, OTTO, BMW, VW Crafter, VW Golf GTI 35, Tom Tailor, FELD 100 Magazine, L&M, Aktion Mensch and Audi Q3.
"If you want to shoot the most remote and diverse landscapes that this planet can offer, there is simply nowhere else but New Zealand, Australia and The Pacific Islands."
In a matter of hours, Our Production Team can take clients from the top of a snowy mountain to the middle of a red desert, find peace in the middle of a beautiful rainforest or catch the sea breeze on a vast variety of beaches and coastlines - all with excellent crew, top-of-the-line facilities, and the support of some of the most experienced producers in the southern hemisphere.
Moving into winter, these locations offer even more drama. A lavish array of colours and textures make for breathtaking scenery and create a wealth of interest in the international market. With clear blue skies, crisp mornings and an abundance of sunshine, now is the perfect time to shoot.
With years of experience shooting global campaigns and recommendations from some of the world's leading photographers, Our Production Team aims to deliver nothing but the highest quality production services.
Production Berlin has had a great start to the summer, with projects including the new F/W 2011 campaign for Kaviar Gauche shot by Kate Bellm, a full fashion spread for Weltwoche shot in a chalet in Meribel, France, and an AOK campaign with Robert Brembeck.
The company provided full service production for the new Smart Brabus campaign shot by Blinkk in Berlin and produced a beautiful fashion campaign for Fame F.F.C.C. in the surreal surroundings of Sylt. With several editorials for Glamour, Cover and others, Condé Nast Traveller also came to Berlin with the photographer Donja Pitch to capture a Berlin special edition.
Production Berlin worked with Mario Testino and Carine Roitfeld in New York for the September issue of V Magazine and is currently shooting the new Stihl catalogue in Sweden whilst preparing a number of worldwide productions.
Production Istanbul organises and manages photo shoots for ad campaigns, catalogues and editorials worldwide, working in the studio or out on location according to clients' specific needs and requirements. The company optimises every shoot by managing budgets and respecting deadlines.
Thanks to a large network Production Istanbul can produce anywhere in the world, particularly in Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Cyprus, South Africa, the USA, Israel, China, UAE, Egypt, Croatia, Macedonia, Thailand and Bali.
The company provides a full range of services, including casting, vehicle rental, equipment hire, experienced bi-lingual crews, full production service, hotel bookings, insurance, location scouting, permits, location management, lighting rental, medical assistance, special effects, stunt people, trained animals, on site catering, props sourcing, and more.
Pure Production is a London-based company with over 25 years experience offering complete and comprehensive services for production throughout the world.
Working across all levels of photographic and moving image production, budget management, casting, location scouting, art buying, fashion shows and events, Pure Production completes any job however big or small, guaranteeing the same level of professionalism, dedication and enjoyment.
Pure Production has collaborated with some of the most influential photographers, agencies and image creators including Josh Olins, Andrew Macpherson, Nadav Kander, Tom Van Heel, M&C Saatchi, W&K, JWT and Leagas Delaney. The company's client list reads like an A-Z of household names and luxury brands, including DAKS, P&G, Nokia, Aviva, Burberry and Paul Smith. Pure Production is highly respected worldwide for delivering an unbeatable service.
Given its geographical position in the south eastern Mediterranean, Greece offers the most stable weather conditions in Europe with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Amazing landscapes, over a thousand islands and a huge variety of architectural styles are waiting to be discovered and are only a short flight away.
With a “tailored to need” approach and the flexibility to instantly respond to the dynamic conditions of a project in progress, Queen of Spade provides an active network of industry specialists along with extensive local knowledge and expertise of locations across the region. Recent client references include Armani, UGG Australia, Vichy and Vogue Paris.
The company provides an unparalleled and seamless service along with smooth and cost efficient productions. Email Queen of Spade for estimates and locations and visit the website for more information and a complete client list.
During the 2010 season, Sonda was once again privileged to work on a range of exciting projects:
- VW Eos CGI project with photographer Emir Haveric and agency DDB Germany.
- Porsche Black Edition with Simon Puschmann for the 911, Boxster and Cayman campaigns.
- BMW bikes with Simon Puschmann.
- Audi A6 and Volvo XC60 with Anatol Kotte.
- Audi RS5 with Christian Schmidt.
- Audi “Summerwheels” with Thomas Schwoerer and agency Philipp und Keuntje.
- VW Jetta by Alex Rank, rep. F.A. Cesar.
- VW Sharan and Touran shot by Emir Haveric in Barcelona, Valencia and Benidorm.
- BMW X6 and Opel Astra by Emir Haveric.
- VW Caddy with photographer Marc Trautmann.
- O2 by Joerg Reichardt.
- VW Eos with Robert Grischek
- Seat Exeo ST with Manu Agah.
- Lexus by Michael Schnabel.
- Seat Exeo ST “Express yourself” commercial with director Ben Gordon.
- Fave de Fuca commercial with director Lisandro Grané.
Sun Productions is a full service production company for stills photography, TVCs and film based in Australia, a country renowned for its diverse locations and world class facilities. The company specialises in the production of both stills and moving image that have become so important for today's web marketing.
Polish jewellery company Apart brought photographer Marcin Tyszka and supermodel Anja Rubic to Australia for its latest campaign shooting around beautiful Sydney Harbour. From kangaroos to seaplanes, Sun Productions successfully sourced and managed all the shoot requirements.
World-renowned swimwear label Zimmermann shot its SWIM 11 campaign with Roger Deckker at beautiful Jervis Bay - a pure white silica sand beach two hours from Sydney. Wrangler shot at historic Cockatoo Island with international photographer Boo George, while Saba launched 'Denim', captured by photographer Travis Grace.
"Come and shoot in Australia, lie in the sunshine, check out the sights and let Sun
Productions take care of the rest."
Take me to Cuba was founded in 1999 as a photo production service company by a mixed Cuban-German team. The idea was to attract European and North American* clients to benefit from the Island's famous year-round sunshine and the beauty of cities like Havana, the 'Pearl of the Caribbean'.
Take me to Cuba provides a complete range of services for advertising agencies, catalogue clients, fashion and car photographers, and their producers are fluent in Spanish, English, French and German. In the first place, however, they speak “Cuban”, which means managing the official Cuba by providing work visas and temporary importation permits for collections and camera equipment.
Despite its strong fashion orientation, Take me to Cuba has completed productions for clients including Nivea, Olympus, DuPont, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Recent productions were carried out for JP Boden, wrap, Grazia, Piazza Italia and C&A.
*US citizens are very welcome in Cuba.
The Kitchen is a full service photo production factory. With proven experience in communication and photo shoots, its dedicated team of experienced and young talents offers clients the highest quality productions.
The Kitchen can assist in every step of the production process, providing “best-in-class” service including casting, location scouting, assistants, grips, stylists and make-up artists, set building, post production and 3D support.
The Kitchen is located in Rome and in Milan and also provides equipment and studio rental.
Clients include ENI, Nissan, Vodafone, BNL, Findomestic, McDonald's, Sony, RDS, Adidas, Google, RCS, Coop, LiuJo, Cadey, L’Oréal Professionel, WWF and Miele.