international production locations issue 5 Aug 2008Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
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Globotour Location and Travel Service has expert knowledge in a wide variety of exceptional locations, offering clients a specialised and highly detailed database containing thousands of high-quality images.
Clients include Porsche, Volkswagen and Honda, amongst many others.
The company is currently developing its Australian portfolio: with endless secret sandy beaches, dense jungle, modern cities and impressive landscapes, productions can be scheduled throughout the year.
Globotour maintains a large database packed with locations including recent productions shot in Galicia (northern Spain), southern Spain, Baja California and Sardinia.
According to clients' individual needs and budgeting requirements, Globotour can offer everything for a special production experience. The company can even organise travel arrangements, hotel reservations and transportation.
Contra Service Asia has specialised knowledge and a diverse range of expertise in all kinds of stills photography and commercial shooting across the region. Providing access to an up-to-date and continuously expanding location database, the company can also organise location scouting to satisfy specific client requirements.
Contra Service Asia offers to manage all financial matters throughout the shooting process, providing an estimate tailored to client budgets. The company co-ordinates travel arrangements, negotiates hotel and car rental fees, organises castings, books necessary crew, and researches details such as the customs and climate of a chosen destination to ensure the smooth operation of every production.
Contra Service Asia also has cooperative agreements with the leading Asian production houses and is therefore able to handle any size and type of project.
Recent projects in China include Adidas, Opel, Deutsche Bahn and BMW, among others.
With some of its clients including Cosmopolitan, Triumph and Ferrari Magazine, the company works with all sides of the photographic industry, from editorials to advertising campaigns to car shoots.
With vast experience in still productions and location scouting, not to mention casting, Berlin Production Services has the ability to turn ideas into reality.
Recent work included a jeans story for Wad Magazine in the old DDR Funk Haus, shot by Nick & Chloé, a modern-retro story for Ferrari Magazine, shot by Barnaby Roper at Berlin's Main Station, and new German fashion for Norbert Bäres, shot on the streets of Berlin.
Cartagena de Indias is in many ways comparable to Havana: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the same ethnic mix of white Spanish immigrants, black slaves and Indian aborigines, a colonial old city and great beaches. In addition, the modern, vibrant city has a perfect Miami-like skyline, plus many unique and unspoiled locations. Put all this together with a rich Creole cuisine and the magic realism of a García Marquez novel and the perfect production site for fashion, editorial and advertising shoots unfolds.
Cartagena is Colombia's window to the world, meaning that security is a must. People are at ease, salsa rhythms are in the air, and the Caribbean breeze turns the city into one of the most enchanting places in South America.
There are daily flights from Miami which is only 2.5 hours away. Casting agencies are available on site, and all categories of hotels and cosy bed & breakfasts are available at South American prices. On top of that, it remains 30° Celsius all year around.
Croatia - a country that inspires the imagination.
The B2B Production team is enthusiastic to turn time spent in Croatia into an unforgettable memory. Croatia is the perfect country in which to discover hidden places rich in history and tradition, with more than one thousand islands, amazing beaches, glorious seasonal colours, peaceful mountains and both historic and modern buildings.
Recent clients to have visited Croatia include L'Oreal, Diesel, Porsche, Sandoz and Renault.
B2B Production guarantees satisfaction and promises some unforgettable moments.
Bigshrimp's main business comes from its excellent all-round production services for photo productions. The bigshrimp teams use their knowledge for preparing, accompanying and coordinating every aspect of a shoot, whether in Hamburg, Cape Town or the Balearics. Thanks to the linking of its production services, art buying, casting and location scouting, customers benefit from shorter communications chains and higher cost-savings.
With bigshrimp there are no limits to location searches: customers can choose their ideal location from over 1500 dossiers of fabulous worldwide locations. To help the decision-making process, bigshrimp compiles digital location folders that photographers, customers and agencies can browse online.
Location X is a collective of location scouts and managers from across the UK and Europe who pool decades of experience, contacts and specialist knowledge to provide an exceptionally professional service, including location scouting, management and production for TV, commercials, features and still photography.
The team has worked in many countries under most conditions. From finding and setting-up locations to producing the entire shoot, Location X has handled hundreds of jobs across the world and boasts one of the most extensive networks of information sources in the UK and Europe.
Location X compiles private collections on its website for photographers, agencies and clients to view location choices from the company's library, along with each day's scouting shots. These pages can be updated in seconds, providing a uniquely flexible and responsive service.
Get in touch for some free advice. As the company website says: "Feel free to pick our brains without the meter running". Contact Roland Caine or Jenni Lewis for further information, or follow the link to the website.
London-based LouLou Locations is one of the UK's leading production companies, offering a fully bespoke production service to national and international clients.
The UK offers many fantastic and diverse locations, from lush green rolling hills to majestic wild mountains and heather-clad moorlands. The cities have an array of exciting hi-tech modern architecture with every type of street, park and building, not too mention an abundance of quirky, modern and beautiful houses.
Along with a wealth of knowledge and experience, LouLou Locations provides a creative and unique scouting service for each individual client either in the UK or internationally. The company is currently building an online locations library from its extensive locations database.
Some of the recent campaigns that LouLou has produced include HSBC, Mars, VW Passat, VW Touareg, Renault, Hellmann's, Ligne Roset, Ford and T-Mobile.
Visit the website to see more.
Often thought of as the world in one country, New Zealand is undoubtedly home to a wealth of dynamic and diverse locations all in close proximity.
AJ Films specialises in advertising productions, providing international clients with comprehensive commercial film and photo production services throughout New Zealand.
The company's experienced team is focused on delivering the best personalised results for client projects. With a trusted network of industry professionals, AJ Films has access to the best locations, crew and equipment in NZ, Australia and the South Pacific.
It goes without saying clients expect the highest level of production service and the company facilitates everything to achieve a flexible, cost effective, smooth running and enjoyable shoot.
Television commercials and photo production clients include Amex, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan X-Trail, Porsche, REI, Sony,Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen, among others.
Contact Amanda Jenkins on +64 21 2201022 or visit the website for a comprehensive digital library of locations.
With thirteen years of filming experience to draw upon, Shoot Rajasthan has created an Indian resource focused on pre-production. Clients can find what they require all from one source, as the company has designed its resources specifically for film-makers and photographers looking to produce feature films, television programmes, commercials, music videos, documentaries, still shoots and more.
With offices in Mumbai and Jaipur production costs are lower and locations are easily accessed. Services include location scouting, permissions and fixing, logistics, assigning crew and on-shoot coordination, among others. A dedicated contacts directory enables clients to quickly identify local production contacts required in pre-production. The company can search for locations depending on script, storyboard and budget requirements, and its experienced and professional English-speaking staff have all worked on international projects and understand the needs of international crews.
Clients include The State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, MEMORI IN MOTION (USA), JAN Magazine (Amsterdam), South Korean TV, Paradise Filmworks (USA), SOLO Production (Milan), Fox Anchor Productions, Tarun Productions, JUDY Jeans and La Moustache (Paris).
Operating in Greece and Cyprus, Queen of Spade provides production services throughout the south-east European region and offers a great pool of locations within a diverse variety of landscapes.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine and locations that range from summer islands to urban scenes and mountain ranges, Greece is the new favourite destination for shoots.
Focusing mainly on servicing international productions, Queen of Spade offers services including complete budgeting, production coordination, location management and casting, as well as bookings for all necessary crew and equipment for clients within the advertising and fashion industries worldwide.
Services range from simple production management to full-scale production partnering. Clients include Air France 2009-2010 worldwide campaign, "Louis Vuitton Cruise" 2009, "Tommy Bahama" 2008, Felina and Del Siena.
Easy Production is a location and production company covering the south of France (Mediterranean coast), where it is sunny 300 days of the year.
The company has over 50,000 pictures of locations and 400 private homes available, from Nice to St Tropez and Marseille.
Clients include Air France, Toyota, Sanofi and Winston, catalogues such as Boden, La Redoute and Yves Rocher, and editorials including Elle (France), Vogue (Spain), and Wallpaper (UK).
The company's latest work for Vanity Fair (Italy) with Angelina Jolie was shot by photographer Vincent Peters.
Media and advertising have a global reach and therefore the industry requires a wide choice and variety of high-quality international locations. Clients prefer to work with trusted business partners to benefit from approved project management and award-winning teams, and it is in this context that Production Plan is continuously the number one choice when it comes to challenging international projects.
Spain has some of the most desired spots for photography and filming in Europe, and for Production Plan the country is one of its favourite working locations.
Southern Media Asia provides film and photo production services for clients looking to shoot advertising projects in the Asia Pacific region. The company has been trading for 10 years and continues to produce work with the world's leading ad agencies, Creative Directors and photographers.
Through an established production network in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, the company supplies a full range of production services throughout the region.
To explore the exciting possibilities that the Asia Pacific area offers, contact Duncan Stewart, Executive Producer.
With Argentina to the south and Brazil to the north, Uruguay has the best of both worlds: European-influenced cities and the flair and sway of beach life - laid-back Brazilian nature perfectly combined with the boldness of the Argentine spirit.
Punta del Este, a beach with two sunsets, is the upcoming spot in South America. Not only has it been discovered by the Argentines, but many Brazilian and European visitors enjoy warm hospitality, great food and diverse landscapes.
Punta del Este is obviously not the Caribbean, but it does hold the same kind of flair as St. Tropez in the 60s or Ibiza in the 70s, as hip locations open up in new places. Everything is still palpable, however, and nothing is out of reach - there are still many charming hotels, great bars, heaps of beautiful beaches and that infectious southern cool.