international photo production Jun 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
APRODUCTIONSMadrid - Barcelona - Canary Islands
bigshrimpHamburg - Berlin
Conti Sud ProductionsParis - Montpellier
Daniel ProductionsLos Angeles - San Francisco
f/2.8 Photography StudioIstanbul
Gavin Schneider ProductionsCape Town
George ProductionsNew York
KT Produktion - Productions worldwideZürich
ManaMediaEurope - USA
MEL Y MEL - The Photo Production AgencyZürich
Melanie Trombley ProductionsChicago - Los Angeles
Palma Pictures PhotoBarcelona - Balearic Islands
Tobias Bosch FotomanagementCologne - Berlin
VANDER productionsAmsterdam - Madrid
101 is a stills and moving image production company established in 2004 to gather creative minds. SDL, founded in 1973, shares its expertise and 1800m² daylight studio as 101 continues to engage in many successful ads and campaigns.
Already well established as a creative force within the industry, 101 continues to expand its visionary approach by exploring new talents in moving image production as well as accommodating many photographers, directors, production crews, make-up artists and stylists.
Working to tight deadlines and agreed budgets whilst remaining adaptable to changing circumstances and priorities in Turkey and abroad, 101 has produced more than 1000 special effect TV commercials and still photographs for leading international brands and advertising agencies. 101’s knowledge of locations and efficiency, as well as its direct and honest approach to each assignment, has became its trademark.
Services include photographic production, moving image production, budget management, location scouting and management, fashion shows, film/camera crew, creative crews, hair/make-up/styling, set builders, casting, equipment and prop hire.
Frankfurt-based agency Kaczmarek is a full service production company with experience in all areas of still photo production, location scouting and casting.
Recent productions include KIA location and permits, street and rooftop shooting; Gert Scobel for Fischer Publishing with Gaby Gerster; UnityMedia casting; ZDF (spring campaign); Siemens in Alaska with Christian Höhn.
Other clients include brands such as Mercedes Truck Calendar 2012, Adam Opel, Adecco, Barilla, Blaupunkt, Camel, Crytek, Deutsche Bahn Logistics, Deutsche Post AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband, Hessischer Rundfunk, Kraft Foods, Lufthansa, Mazda, McDonald's, REWE AG, Sony Ericsson and T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH.
Scouting, permissions, castings, as well as the organisation of styling, catering, grip set-up and lighting are all handled by the agency. Decades of experience at the very heart of Europe, being based in Frankfurt am Main - and from there conducting international productions - guarantees a cost-conscious, smooth and creative process that allows clients to concentrate on the task at hand, namely the shoot itself.
"Collaborating internationally for many years alongside some of the most notorious production companies and the most talented photographers in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona, we ultimately made the decision to start a brand new creative production company. The goal: to provide an innovative, all encompassing service to our clients."
Amazed is a full service boutique production company specialised in still productions such as fashion advertising, fashion editorials, car shoots and classic advertising.
Operating throughout Europe, the United States, South America, Africa and the Far East, Amazed's extensive experience has created a unique network of local crews, vendors and talent spanning the four corners of the Earth.
The company provides full production, including art buying, casting, location scouting, talented stylists, make-up artists, hair stylists, prop masters, set designers, and more.
Clients include Gucci, Chloé, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Bulgari, D&G, Versace, Trussardi, Liu Jo, Golden Lady, Bluemarine, Evisu, Diesel, Pirelli, Mizuno, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf & Goodman, Saks 5th Ave, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Opel, Chevrolet and Skoda.
Aproductions 360 Group has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and the Canary Islands that offer experienced producers and a strong infrastructure to tackle every kind of project.
The company provides production services for national and international TV commercials and photo shoots, supported by an image archive of over 200,000 locations, three studios and a full service events department.
Aproductions offers art buying consultancy to advertising agencies and direct clients, both nationally and internationally.
The company exclusively represents a selection of highly talented photographers and directors worldwide, and its art buying department is continuously recruiting new talents and researching the latest technologies to best respond to clients' needs.
bigshrimp has been established with sustained success for national and international photographers, agencies and industry clients since 1998. Aside from full production management, bigshrimp offers customers complete production services from one centralised source, including art buying, casting services, model booking and location scouting.
bigshrimp stands for efficient handling, streamlined organisation and high quality production. In addition, the company offers three fully equipped rental studios in which clients have access to the necessary facilities to work professionally on all kinds of studio productions.
Recent assignments include work for agencies including kempertrautmann (Ikea, Gigaset), Gingco (Audi) and Jung von Matt. Photography collaborations include Thomas Schenk, Anders Overgaard, David Oldham, Jonathan Heyer, Esther Haase, Rene Neumann, Anatol Kotte, Gerhard Linnekogel, Uli Heckmann, Sven Jacobsen and Gregor Collienne.
Since 2007, Montpellier-based Conti Sud Productions has been offering all inclusive production services ranging from scouting services to crew booking, casting and set design, providing whatever is needed to ensure a successful shoot.
Through a wide network of partner companies around the world, Conti Sud Productions guarantees top quality services and cost efficient solutions for productions worldwide.
Conti Sud Productions offers more than 500 houses to rent for photo productions in France, Belgium, Ibiza, Bali, and around the world.
Based in London, Creative Management is a global creative resource to the advertising and design industry. Using a unique blend of art buying and production expertise the company seeks out the best talent and executes competitively priced projects to the highest standard.
From drinks photography to fashion imagery to moving image and illustration, Creative Management prides itself on becoming a natural extension to the creative team, helping to evolve the idea and create a timeless and ownable piece of imagery.
“The expertise of an experienced art buying team was essential to bring together the right mix of talent within a strict budget and time frame in order to turn a creative concept into a viable reality. The company's network provided us with many workable options and brought us an eclectic mix of European, Middle Eastern and American talent to create a fast paced creative journey on location in London, where we produced our directional brochures and Ad images for our marketing strategy in the Middle East. From location scouting to talent hunting from a global directory, Creative Management is the missing visual link for many a creative concept.” Chloe Wheywell, Segment Manager, Swarovski.
Daniel Productions is a full service production company with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, covering all areas of production from estimating, pre- production, casting and location scouting, to final billing and everything in between.
Clients/Vehicles: Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, International Trucks, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mercede-Benz, Nissan, Polaris, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota, Victory Motorcycles, Volvo, VW.
Clients/Lifestyle: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Apple, Canon, Coors, Dunlop, Goodyear, Kodak, L.L. Bean, Progressive Insurance, US Coast Guard.
Advertising agencies: BBDO, Carmichael Lynch, Doner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, GSD&M Idea City, Heimat Berlin, Martin Williams, Ogilvy & Mather, Philipp und Keuntje, Rubin Postaer and Associates, Saatchi & Saatchi, SCP, TBWA Chiat Day.
Photographers: Michael Moore, Anatol Kotte, Tyler Gourley, Rick Graves, Brian Konoske, Nigel Harniman, Hakan Ludwigson, Jan Steinhilber, Eric Schmidt, Thomas Strogalski, Barry Hathaway, Boyd Jaynes, Hacob Khodaverdian, Vic Huber, John Konkal, Bud Lammers, William Hawkes.
F/2.8 Photography Studio was founded in Istanbul in 2008 and has since worked alongside many national and international agencies and brands.
F/2.8 Photography Studio specialises in advertising photography as well as professional photo production, including casting, costume styling, hair and make-up, set design, location research and renting, lighting equipment, camera equipment, and more. Retouching and 3D services are also provided.
The company's fast and solution-oriented work aims at providing the best service to customers. Specialising in advertising photography as well as fashion, people, lifestyle and still life, clients include Ford, Nike, Bosch, Shell, Turkcell, Airlines, Sony, Mercedes, HSBC, Nokia, P&G, Ülker, Miller and Lassa.
Visit the website or follow the company on Facebook for more information.
Last year, Fernsicht Produktion shot in France on two occasions. Firstly, in co-operation with Hamann Production, where the company realised a Christmas shoot for Karstadt Warenhaus KG with photographer Torsten Ruppert (Gudrun Hamann) and SFX Jan Singh, who ensured there was ample snow in summer time. On the second occasion Fernsicht visited exclusive chalets to shoot stills for the new Ansons Herrenhaus KG collection with AD Petra Naskret and photographer Markus Möllenberg (Tschangizian Photographers).
Next stop was the the Austrian mountains with photographer Det Kempke (Double T Photographers), creating a retro ski fashion story for Fit For Fun magazine. Fernsicht did a shoot for Zerres in Munich with photographer Tom Beuers and AC Oliver Hösl (S3 Advertising) while Ronald worked on a project for the Brazilian TV channel ESPN. The team spent an entire week broadcasting live from a purpose-built rooftop studio in the Munich city centre for the Champions League final.
Upcoming productions include works for Elegance, Adidas, Otto and many others.
Gavin Schneider Productions offers professional production assistance for TV commercials, video, catalogues, editorials and advertising campaigns. Every production is specifically tailored to meet each client’s needs with highly competitive rates.
With 20 years’ experience, the Cape Town-based production house has long standing relationships with industry suppliers, delivering 100% service and 100% production. The company's work ethic has earned the trust of all its loyal clients from commercial production companies, advertising agencies and photographers alike.
Visit the Gavin Schneider Productions website to be introduced to fantastic locations and an extensive portfolio with past and current work.
“You and your team were incredible. No detail was left undone. It was a challenge but a huge success due to your grace under pressure and seamless production. I am happy we were able to have laughs along the way. I so enjoyed meeting you and your team and hope our paths cross again some day.”
Karen Mulligan, Annie Leibovitz Studio Producer, New York.
George Productions' founder Kim Handley, originally from England, arrived in NYC in 1978. Having grown up outside the US, she puts her European sensibility to good use with out of town clients, going the extra mile to make sure they are comfortable, acclimatised and ready to shoot.
That said, she is very much a New Yorker, working fast and furious to get the job realised. Her aim is to have a happy client and crew at the end of each campaign. "One week I can be producing in a house in the Hollywood hills with supermodel Heidi Klum, the next week producing a catalogue out of the back of a van parked in Times Sq. eating hot dogs for lunch in 80-degree heat. The diversity of these challenges is why I love what I do. You have to have a sense of humour about things, it makes for a happier shoot."
Kim recently produced a short film 'The Apathy of Habit' for The Dirty Durty Diaries, along with a swimwear campaign for long-standing client Zeki Triko. She completed ads featuring Elizabeth Hurley for her upcoming new bed linen line, as well as casting and production for three Pepsi.Co ads for the international market and Virgin Airlines Australia ads, due to launch in spring.
KT Produktion GmbH is a full service production company based in Zurich. Working across Switzerland as well as worldwide, recent productions took place in stunning locations including:
- The Swiss Alps on a 3,883m glacier in the summer snow.
- On windy mountain roads in Grison and other Cantons.
- On the steep slopes of Swiss ski resorts.
- On high alpine mountain ridges.
- In the streets of Zurich and other cities.
- In mountain chalets in the French Alps.
- On sail boats in Spain with members of the Spanish Olympic sailing team.
- Victorinox at JFK Airport in New York City.
- On the streets of the Big Apple.
- On-board W-class 76’ twin sailing boats in Newport, RI.
- On lakes and beside waterfalls in New England.
- In the fluffy snow of Aspen, CO.
- On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard.
The company is looking forward to more inspiring ideas that it can turn into smooth and exciting productions.
Milan: L&A Artist
L&A Artist represents Italian and international photographers and collaborates with some of the most well-known clients worldwide, ranging from advertising agencies and magazines to high-end fashion designers and the most prolific luxury brands.
The agency offers a complete production service, art direction and casting.
Clients include Armani, Enel, Chrysler, Nike, Intesa Sanpaolo, Diesel, L’Uomo Vogue, Maybelline, Ray-Ban, Adidas, Audi, Cartier, D&G, Discovery Channel, Elle Nippon, Fiat, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lavazza, Peugeot, Philip Morris, Ralph Lauren, Renault, Replay, Toyota, Valentino, Versace, Volkswagen, and many more.
Established in 2005, La Moustache is a very experienced full service production company specialised in photo shoots.
Passionate about photography, La Moustache adapts resources to meet the needs of each individual project. Based in Paris, the company's extended network permits clients to take advantage of numerous location opportunities throughout France. La Moustache also has experience producing for clients in several countries around the world.
Clients include advertising companies, corporate names, fashion, luxury and automobile brands.
"Change your style, get a Moustache!"
ManaMedia provides production services for photography, video, multimedia and TVC, specialising in lifestyle and fashion with dedicated expertise in sports advertising (including Olympics, World Cup, European Championships, basketball, baseball, BMX, football, NFL, rugby, running, tennis, athletics and action sports).
ManaMedia's multilingual production team has a creative approach and is experienced in high-end and international productions. With offices in the UK and across the EU and US, ManaMedia has a global production reach and delivers exceptional work for some of the world's most inspirational brands, including BMW, Buick, Canon, Carlsberg, Converse, Heineken, Foot Locker, JD Sports, Kronenbourg, Microsoft, Nike, Quiksilver, Red Bull, Roxy and Tuborg.
UK, European, US and international production services include art buying, budget management, on-set coordination, carnets, casting, sports casting, street casting, catering, crews, creative development, contracts, hair and make-up, local service provision, line production, location scouting, shoot insurance, music licensing, permits, photographers, BTS, editing, post production, prop hire and set building, SFX, sports choreography, styling/wardrobe, visas, videographers, travel and accommodation.
MEL Y MEL - The Photo Production Agency is a Swiss-based full service production company founded 2008 by Mel Afflerbach. In order to guarantee productions of the highest level, the company places great value on quality and focuses on the individual needs and preferences of each client.
MEL Y MEL has had an intense and varied last six months and is busy working on upcoming productions. Recent work includes:
- SBB by Herbert Zimmermann, Per Kasch and Vera Hartmann, represented by 13 Photo AG, Severin Wendeler and Polyvas.
- SuvaCare campaign by Arthur Mebius represented by Waldmann Solar.
- Credit Suisse campaign by Gabo represented by Rockenfeller & Goebels.
- Sunrise campaign by Piet Truhlar represented by Schierke.
"MEL Y MEL is your innovative full service photo agency - with passion, enthusiasm and brains."
Visit the website for more information.
In the advertising and commercial photography industry since 1996, producer Melanie Trombley also casts talent and occasionally works on TV spots and videos for clients. Her worldwide network allows her team to find the most unusual requests - on time and under budget.
With ample experience shooting across the USA as well as internationally, hiring crews and finalising details for any size shoot comes easily for Melanie and her team.
Recent work includes:
- Producing a shoot for Jamie Kripke for Threadless Tees and The Gap for AKQA San Francisco.
- Casting and producing for a CHASE SLATE print campaign with Brian Bailey and BaM Indianapolis.
- Art producing and buying for HYConnect for the Museum of Science’s “MythBusters” world premiere exhibit campaign, which included both print and broadcast ads. Print ads shot by Chris Clor on location in Florida; Broadcast shot by Leviathan in Chicago.
- Art producing for HYConnect for Blue Cross Blue Shield’s latest print campaign, shot by Christian Kozowyk in California.
Visit the website for more information.
It has been a brilliant start to the year for Palma Pictures Photo as the company continues to provide quality service throughout Spain. With the recent opening of the Barcelona office and the launch of a new website, the girls seem unstoppable!
LA friends returned to Catalunya to shoot in an amazing airport, while the company had the pleasure to work once again with photographer Mitch Jenkins and Mercedes-Benz. Rattling Stick brought director Ivan Bird to Mallorca with Sky’s champion cyclists, and the team welcomed photographer Simon Winnall and the British Sailing Team for a shoot for Volvo. Palma Pictures also completed an interesting collaboration between DHL and Camper with Alexander Babic.
Budapest: PhotoPro Agency
The Hungarian capital Budapest, like the rest of the country, offers a huge variety of faces, which is why many of the major film studios look to include Hungary in their shooting schedules.
The story starts with World War II and finishes with Star Wars episode 999. Former emperors have come and gone, leaving their cultural imprints on the city and making the capital an architectural reflection of many different cultures and religions. Classic houses from the early XIX century, castles and bath houses are all available for photography backdrops and ad spots.
PhotoPro Production Agency was established seven years ago by a team of founders and partner companies who have all been working in production for several years. The company offers full production services including location, casting and lighting for photography and ad spots.
Over recent years, the company has handled a number of international productions with many satisfied clients from as far a-field as Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Hamburg and Berlin.
Visit the website, email or contact PhotoPro on +36 30 203 6556.
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.
Splashlight is the ideal creative production partner. Its team understands why imagery increases revenue, specialising in strategic planning that is the catalyst for creating effective visual media.
Splashlight offers day rental studios and dedicated studio management solutions in New York, Miami and Montreal. With a firm focus on outstanding customer service, the company provides state-of-the-art studio space, top-of-the-line equipment rental and fresh, delicious catering options.
Splashlight is a unique production company that has all the tools, studios and technology needed to produce photography, video and visual content. Harnessing a comprehensive workflow for eCommerce production and a unique approach to art buying, the company has created retail photography solutions for top fashion brands.
Tobias Bosch Fotomanagement produces photo and video campaigns for photographers, agencies and direct clients. The Cologne and Berlin-based agency produces for clients including Bayer, BHW, Deutsche Bahn, Daimler Career, Henkel, AOK and C&A, among others.
Tobias Bosch has many years experience in casting and finds a special face for each campaign. Location scouting in Germany and abroad as well as full shoot management completes the package.
Recent work included a hot air baloon shoot for Agger Energie, with the photographer pulling off a daring maneouvre using a paraglider to capture the perfect image. For Postbank/BHW, models jumped into a cold lake near Berlin in October and had fun on a urban beach volleyball court.
VANDER productions is an international photography, video and production agency that represents professional photographers worldwide. The agency provides art buying and production services for national and international clients, including budget control, talent casting, location scouting and logistics.
VANDER's network enables it to respond swiftly to requests from around the world and share local knowledge, experienced crews and creative talents with its clients. The company has been producing in Spain since 2003 and represents a selection of award-winning and highly skilled photographers, each specialised in their own field, from fashion editorials and advertising campaigns to celebrity portraits and interior photography.