international photo production May 2007Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
365 Productions Ibiza
Caspar & Co Productions
Gaby Corrêa Producer
365 Productions offers photo production and location management services on the beautiful Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Although small in size, the islands more than make up for it in personality, offering a great blend of white sandy beaches, the clearest turquoise water, traditional Spanish Towns and breathtaking scenery making it ideal for photo shoots. With an average of over 300 days of sunshine a year, the climate and light conditions make shooting here ideal.
365 Production's experienced crews are on hand to organise and ensure every aspect to make your productions a success.
The islands are now very well-recognised as a favourite escape for A-list jet-setters and celebrities from across the world.
AVOCADO Productions based in Switzerland and Russia provides photo production services in Russia and ex-soviet countries.
Established in 1999, by Swiss photographer Urs Wyss for own productions in Moscow, the company has since extended its services and client list. And now provides full photo-production services for local and international clients, covering the entire production process from pre-production to postproduction.
In their own words, their aim is to provide a smooth and successful production, catered to client's specific needs.... everything for a particular production, tailoring each service to client needs and budget.
They will handle visas, travel, hotel reservations, transportation, castings, and bookings of the necessary crew. The company works with a wide range of international and local artists, such as fashion stylists, hair stylists, make-up artists, and production coordinators.AVOCADO also represents internationally known photographers, art directors and hair & make-up artists.
Croatia has more than a thousand islands - just one of many reasons to choose it as location for a production. Discover why Istra is called the 'Croatian Tuscany'... the golden fields of Slavonia... the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea... or the luxury of Dalmatian villas...
Local company, B2B Production, says that the country is a new, happening place for photo shoots, and we think they are the ideal partner if you want to get local knowledge from their highly skilled team, delivering to high standards.
This is a full service production company for fashion/catalogue shoots, advertising, talent booking, and location management. It has access to an extensive range of locations, and tells us, 'the diversity and beauty will leave you breathless. We will make sure that your project goes smoothly and is the best it can be... Awaken your dream - and we look forward to seeing you in Croatia!'
bigshrimp is a full service production company based in Berlin and Hamburg, with services including production coordination, location scouting, casting, budget management, travel and transportation.
The team can look back on nearly 10 years of experience during which they had the chance to work with a variety of international big-name clients like Daimler Chrysler, Microsoft, Audi, BMW, Vogue, GQ, Rene Lizard and Siemens.
bigshrimp says its advantage is that all parts of the production service - such as casting and location - can be requested separately. It has more than 2000 talent Sedcards and 1500 location files digitally available for clients. As they say, 'bigshrimp has the ability to support every service enquiry with matching graphical material'.
Recent projects are Elle UK, Cialis, Shell, Christ and Up2Drive.
Caspar & Co is a London-based company established in 1996, specialising in photo production in the UK and internationally.
A diverse range of clients and projects has seen them produce shoots in Australia, Canada, Monaco, France, Italy, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Hong Kong so far this year. Recent projects in the UK include Esprit, BMW, Hugo Boss, HSBC, Sony Ericsson, Volkswagen and Land Rover.
Caspar & Co offers a flexible thoughtful approach to every project to produce a comprehensive bespoke service whatever the job.
Over the past twelve months, the company has taken its production and creative services to another level, with its dedicated team of production experts in Dubai producing shoots for the likes of Vogue China, BMW, Nike, Coast and Barclays Bank to name but a few.
Just a six-hour flight from Europe, with 12 hours of sunlight and versatile locations close by, Dubai is 'the place to be' for production.
Creative Management's team is made up of creative individuals from all over the world, bringing their expertise to the fore and providing 'an exceptional and unique production service'. The company also prides itself on 'challenging the impossible' and it excels when consistency and creativity are key.
Dolores Lavin Management (DLM) is an elite agency for creative talent and photographic production services.
For 17 years, its producers, photographers, stylists, hair & make-up artists have assisted in the creation of award-winning advertising campaigns and cutting-edge editorials in Australia and abroad.
Owned and managed by founder Dolores Lavin, whose drive and enthusiasm remains a pivotal factor in the agency's success, DLM maintains a good understanding of the need for creative vision and commercial sensibility working in unison.
This explains the impressive track record, with productions for clients such as TK Maxx, Nike, L'Oreal Paris and Reebok.
The DLM team can assist in coordinating all aspects of the production process - from talent sourcing and location scouting to full creative direction.
The company's recent alliance with Luxe Productions, currently operating through DLM, and the soon-to-be opened Luxe Studios will also incorporate TVC and film production by late 2007.
Gaby Corrêa Producer is based in Lisbon and provides full production services in Portugal and Brazil.
Besides scouting for many different types of locations and finding the right places for each job, Gaby offers an exclusive and personalised service to match the needs of each of her clients. 'On any job, the final result is very important but it is so much better when we can achieve it with everything going smoothly and when the client has a pleasant time - this is what I try to offer every time', says Gaby.
Client references: BMW, LEXUS, Opel, Renault, Nike, Wella, Betty Barclay, Peter Han, Wehcamp, Otto, Sportscheck, Taifun, Samoon, Adler, Icôn and Young- Burda.
As a source of creativity, the company has mastered the challenges of image manipulation, retouching and correction. It says its dedicated team of digital operators provides comprehensive/creative imaging services that are supported by industry standardised colour management and digital proofing.
Services include scanning (slides, Polaroids, negatives etc), digital image processing of raw data, digital proofing, portfolio printing, art printing, project/campaign management, Magic Suite, and on-location digital image support.
Two companies in the group are MGCA, representing digital illustrators with a diverse variety of styles, and MAGICO Barcelona, founded in 2006, also specialising in creative retouching/postproduction.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine and locations that range from natural vistas to urban environments, Greece is 'the new destination for photo production'.
The company works with a wide range of artists, such as fashion stylists, hair stylists, make-up artists, and production coordinators. Services include: travel, hotel reservations, transportation, castings, and bookings of the necessary crew.
Poplight also owns a photographic and lighting equipment rental house, carrying a full range of Hasselblad, Canon, Profoto and Manfrotto equipment.
Client list: Self Magazine, Marie Claire Italy, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Australia, Conde Nast Traveler, Elle UK, Mustang Cologne, Panos Emporio, Report Footwear, Hechter Studio, Bulgari and others.
Based in Amsterdam, Guus Wensveen works for an international client base. His recent productions have included Nikon, BMW, Ameriprise USA, Statoil, Leffe USA, Sanlam SA, Iam's Pet Food, and Murphy's beer.
He offers a comprehensive and personal service encompassing research, location scouting and shoot production for photographers and ad agencies around the world.
He has worked throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia including China, North and South America and Canada.
The company has also recently been engaged in several Adler campaign shootings with Keith Schofield behind the camera, followed by Concordia Insurance photo production with photographer Andrea Diglas and the Concordia Insurance commercial film shot by Rolando Colla with DoP Oliver M.
Also in the portfolio: a campaign for Paddle Rackets by Head and a Blevit campaign - a baby-food-on-the-beach shot by Nina Melton.
Setup is now busy with a fresh BMW project and Fashionista from Hamburg - more details in the next issue and at the Setup website.
Southern Media Asia provides international film and photo production services in Australia and throughout Greater Asia.
Through its established network of local partners in the Middle East, China, Japan and Singapore, they provide personally supervised Western-style production, management, and accounting 'to satisfy the most demanding clients'.
The company supplies A-list producers, crews, locations, casting and up-to-date equipment and support vehicles, working for many of the top global ad agencies.
TVC and/or photo productions clients include: Allianz, Audi, BMW, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Cisco Systems, Daimler Chrysler, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Land Rover, Lexus, Microsoft, Opel, Porsche, Pepsi, Siemens, Unilever, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Contact executive producer Duncan Stewart direct on + 61 418 350 220, or visit the website for more contact details.