photo & commercial production issue 3 Jun 2008Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
La Cosa de las Películas
Pro One Productions
Croatia has become one of the top global production destinations and is just a short trip from many major European cities. Providing easy access to eastern Europe and beyond, planning productions in this amazingly diverse country has never been easier.
Adriatic Productions was established five years ago, originally as a location scouting service, but quickly began collaborating with Cape Town Productions and Nomad Production House when the idea of sharing clients between seasons became a working reality.
The company provides all the necessary production support, including location support and local knowledge, accommodation, transportation, catering, equipment rental, casting and model options, as well as trained crews.
Photography clients include Kaufhof Galeria Magazine (Germany), Otto Catalogue (Germany), Walbusch Catalogue (Germany), Engelbert Strauss Catalogue (Germany), Tilley Catalogue (Canada), British Airways (UK), Grey & Osborne (UK), Look Magazine (UK), Brachfeld (France), David Hanover (USA), The Katy Barker Agency (UK), Porto Montenegro (Montenegro), Studenac Resort (Croatia), and Libertas Rixos (Croatia).
TV clients include RTE 'Time on Their Hands' (Ireland), and Screaming Flea Productions 'Three Sheets - Croatia' (USA). The company recently assisted on the shoot of Australian/Croatian film production 'Penelope'.
Portugal is the place to shoot in Europe due to its many fantastic locations, wonderful weather, competitive costs and strong infrastructure that supports any type of production.
The company's clients come from Europe, North America, Russia and CIS countries, Dubai, Cape Town and the Far East. A strong enthusiastic group with international networking, comprehensive production services and seventeen years of experience. "No job is too big, or too small!"
B2B Production invites clients to discover the amazing locations and natural beauty of Croatia.
The B2B team looks forward to playing an important role in every production, sharing its skills and great local knowledge to achieve fantastic results for all its clients.
The company specialises in photo production services, event organisation, country-wide location management and bookings of the best local talents. B2B negotiates on behalf of clients with the aim of obtaining win-win conditions that satisfy all demands.
Clients include Diesel for L'Oréal, Publicis France for Renault, Sandoz, and Weinper&Co for Porsche.
Croatia is rapidly becoming a top new destination for all kinds of photo shoots. B2B Production is ready to show clients the very best of this fantastic country, and to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
"See you in Croatia!"
Brazil-Productions is a full-service production company specialised in photo and video productions in both Brazil and Switzerland.
Founded by a photographer and hair and make-up artist, the company delivers professional, fast, reliable and quality-orientated services for a one-stop creative solution.
The company has cooperated for many years with established agencies, brands, editors, artists and photographers, and has developed a strong working comprehension of both client expectations and the right conditions for creation.
Sharing ideas and provoking creative solutions form the basis for the company's ongoing challenge.
Recent collaborations include Vogue, OTTO Brandneu, Schöffel, Beldona, and Intersport.
Creative Chaos is a full service production and casting company specialised in building long-term relationships with advertising and editorial clients. Recent work includes campaigns with longstanding clients H&M, Maxmara and Target, as well as editorials for Italian Flair and Japanese Vogue.
Building on over fifteen-years of experience in the commercial photography and fashion photography industries, and often switching between producing, casting, art buying and general brand consulting roles, the company's strength lies in matching the needs of its clients with the right solutions.
Clients have included magazines such as GQ, Marie Claire and Vanity Fair, and advertising campaigns for the likes of Hermes, Reebok, Lacoste, NBC and Universal, to name just a few. Glam also organised a VIP event in Las Vegas for Microsoft Europe.
Based in Los Angeles, the company has established contacts with famous celebrities for all kinds of assignments. Glam consults clients on editorial or commercial projects, special appearances or product endorsements that call for the talents of the Hollywood elite. The company recently worked with Gwen Stefani, Mischa Barton and other A-list names from the entertainment business.
Production company La Cosa de las Películas has been creating commercials for more than 25 years. It was started in Barcelona in 1982 by Ramón Poch and Eduardo Romero-Girón (both photographers and directors), and was a huge challenge for the pair after they had already succeeded in the world of photography with La Cosa de la Fotografía.
La Cosa de las Películas has since worked with more than 30 directors from all over the world, and collaborated with companies and advertising agencies from all five continents - from Beirut to Seoul, through to Paris, London and Milan, among many others.
"We know our job and what our clients expect of it, and we like getting involved in their projects. We know the importance of teamwork, and we walk together until the end - we know no other way. A good result is the only way of justifying our existence as professionals."
Pro One Productions Inc. is a full-service production company located in the heart of Miami, Florida, a city that offers some ideal settings for still photography and film shoots.
Since 1998, the company's hands-on involvement at every stage of the production process ensures clients receive top-quality service, including location scouting, production management, research and budgeting.
Pro One offers a variety of different locations and will go the extra mile to find the ideal setting for each individual client.
The company also offers its services in New York and the Bahamas.
Pro One has worked with local and internationally-renowned photographers, advertising agencies, and a selection of major companies, including BMW, General Motors, Hilton Hotels, Otto, Pierre Cardin, Tchibo, Karstadt, Manor, New Yorker, Sony, Nivea, Stern Magazine and Gala.
Red Creek produces content and provides production services in the Americas to clients from all around the world. The company has offices in New York, Buenos Aires and Costa Rica, and produces film, TV, documentaries, commercials, digital and print campaigns.
Recent shoot locations include Argentina, USA, Costa Rica, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Venzuela, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The Red Creek Team is a multicultural and multidisciplinary group of people committed to providing clients the comfort level required to deliver creatively in both a foreign environment and a foreign language. Red Creek prides itself in delivering top value and peace of mind to some of the most demanding clients in the world.
Since 2001, Red Creek has become one of the most trusted production companies in the hemisphere. The client list reads like a Who's-Who of the business world and includes:
Nike, Honda, Nissan, Nintendo, Kenzo, Nokia, Motorola, HSBC, Diesel, VW, Renegade Pictures, Big TV, Skorpio, Notorius 24/7, Mother, Fallon, Wieden + Kennedy, Y&R, Ogilvy, Saatchi, DDB, and BBDO.
Over recent years, the goal of Setup Productions has been to "keep glamour alive". Thanks to its highly motivated team the company is proud to offer some of the best production services in Spain. Be it in Barcelona or Madrid, Mallorca or Seville, there are no limits when it comes to client satisfaction.
Thinking global but acting local, Setup has some of the best locations to hand, bringing a touch of glamour to even the remotest areas of Spain.
Recent work includes TV commercials and photo campaigns for Pierre Cardin, Concordia Insurance, Quelle, Elegance Paris, Madeleine, Telva Magazine, Atelier Torino, Olsen, Naif Magazine, El Corte Inglés and Rolf Benz, among others.Be sure to check the 'Making Of' slideshow on the Setup website. Featured in this Spotlight are recent productions in Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, Navarra and the Delta de Ebro.
The company would like to extend a big 'Thank You' to all its partners and co-workers across Spain: Victor and Fernando in Madrid, Miguel Angel in Tudela, Rif in Mallorca, Uli i Seville, Frankie in Marbella, Corina, Esteban, Carlos, Eva, Nina, Niels, Anouk, and Michael in Barcelona.
Created by a group of experienced Argentinean and Spanish producers, the company has provided high quality services to clients all over the world. Working with major advertising agencies and production houses, not only from Argentina but also Europe and the USA, clients include McCann Erickson, Ogilvy, Publicis, Lowe, Marken Film, BM 8 and The Family, among others.
So Chic recently finished providing production services for a very important Deutsche Telekom campaign for Tribal DDB.
So Chic is based between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. The company's local and international know-how, true multicultural crews and extensive knowledge of technology makes it one of the most efficient production companies for the international market.
Southern Media Asia provides film and photo production services for clients wishing 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 truly exciting possibilities that the Asia Pacific area offers contact Duncan Stewart, Executive Producer.
Based in Prague, Tacevski s.r.o. provides full production services for all types of projects. Its services include budgeting, location scouting, and casting. The company also cooperates with some of the best make-up artists, hair and costume stylists.Tacevski s.r.o. operates its own fully-equipped photographic studios in Prague and Paris.
Clients include Dove, Camay, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, P&G, Skoda and Garnier, among others.
Villani Productions provides a wide range of services including art direction, creative consulting, and photo shoot production. Founder Richard Villani has over 20 years of experience across the publishing, advertising, photography and production industries.
Richard has worked with various clients in South Africa, St. Tropez and Paris. His clients have included The United Nations, Armani Exchange, Nine West and The Queen Mary II. Magazine clients include Out Traveller, Esquire, Interview, US & French Vogue and Vanity Fair, among others.
Villani Productions has deep network connections with the industry's top talent and support services. A multi-disciplined approach provides unparalleled service, and the company is involved in every step of the creative process to ensure clients' needs are met both on budget and to deadline.
Canadian-based Zinc Production is a full service print production company that strives to provide each client with creative solutions tailored to their specific needs. Established in 1990, Zinc provides full-service photo shoots for advertising campaigns, promotions and editorial spreads in Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and other worldwide locations.
From planning and budgeting to smooth on-time delivery, the company offers clients, agencies and photographers alike complete local, national or global assistance with all production-related services. Zinc also serves as a consultant for clients who would like to rethink the way they execute their advertising budgets.