photo production Jun 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
7 Seas Productions
Contra Service Productions
ESW Elle Sullivan Wilson
Fred Fantun Productions
Porkchop Production Services
Southern Media Asia
The Production Factory
7 Seas Productions shines a special spotlight on the South of France. What used to be the cradle for photo productions amongst European and US professionals in the 90s has fallen into oblivion over recent years, mainly due to the lack of modern locations and an overall belief of having seen it all before.
The good news today is that there are numerous modern locations and still many surprises to uncover. Europe’s sunniest and most versatile region is back on the production map. New buildings have been completed and the old refurbished, with many modern office spaces and private houses rebuilt in the meantime. Style is back, and the sun and the blue sea remain.
7 Seas has production offices in Cuba and Argentina and with its expert knowledge highly recommends rediscovering the South of France. Recent productions include SCHWAB, Peugeot, Rolf Benz, Boden, C&A, Petra and Beluga Shipping.
Adriatic Productions presents new locations throughout Croatia and Montenegro, offering high quality production services that allow clients to explore a range of beautiful and vibrant landscapes as well as over 1200 islands.
Photography clients include: Porsche (Germany), Peter Hahn (Germany), Kaufhof Galeria Magazine (Germany), Otto GmbH (Germany), Engelbert Strauss Catalogue (Germany), Tilley Catalogue (Canada), British Airways (UK), Grey & Osborne (UK), Look Magazine (UK), Brachfeld (France), Arabian Eye (Dubai), David Hanover Photography (USA), Chris O'Shea Photography (USA), Paul Campbell Photography (UK), The Katy Barker Agency (UK), Thomas Michael Photography (USA), Porto Montenegro (Montenegro) and Studenac Resort (Croatia).
TV clients include: Porsche 'Press Video' (Germany), Mad Dog Production 'Overbooked' (Switzerland), Handbook Productions 'A Place in the Sun' (USA), Splinter Films 'Il Divo - Christmas DVD', RTE 'Time on Their Hands' (Ireland), Travel Channel 'Bridget's Sexiest Beaches - Croatia' (USA), Screaming Flea Productions 'Three Sheets - Croatia' (USA) and Leopard Films - 'House hunters' (USA).
Latest production work from Artists Group:
- Jens Paulsen from Golden Gun shot for Hajo in June. Photographer: Holger Eckstein. Produced by Marco Blackwell for Artists Group.
- MTS Moscow returned to make 'World Without Boundaries', searching for locations including Venice, Africa, Belgium and the North Pole. The company found them all in Portugal! Production: Bazelevs Russia with JWT. Set Design: Alicia Comancho. Wardrobe: Joanne Gatefield. Produced by Ricardo Almeida for Artists Group.
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Cocoshoot is a production company based in Tulum, Mexico, with a branch in Argentina. The company produces catalogue, editorial and advertising images all across the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico and Argentina.
Driven by a passion to represent and deliver the best, Cocoshoot approaches every campaign with a solution-oriented positive attitude, achieving only the very best results for each client.
Clients include Monsoon, Bloomingdales, L'Officiel, French Magazine, American Glamour, American Marie Claire, GQ, Allure, S Magazine, C&A, OTTO, German Glamour, L'Oréal Pureology and V Man.
"Cocoshoot - your local source for locations, photography and production services. Whatever your production requires, we provide it."
For over 25 years Contra has been providing a full range of services to cover the entire spectrum of photo and film production, ranging from the most simple to the extremely complex.
Contra offers efficient production solutions worldwide and its expertise and infrastructure makes the company a specialist for multi-national shoots and scouting. Recent productions were completed in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Dubai, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.
Additionally, Contra can provide local production services in the home countries of its experienced producers: China, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
Recent clients have included Audi, Bogner, Burlington, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Otto, Shell, VW and Zurich Insurance.
Located in Istanbul, DEPOgraphy is a full service photography production company.
Working for Turkish and international photographers it offers production crews, digital equipment rental, location scouts, casting, make-up artists and stylists for production.
Turkey offers endless possibilities for locations, providing the perfect blend of European and Asian cultures. DEPOgraphy is committed to providing exemplary service for every international production.
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"We produce, we work hard and we put our hearts into what we do. No matter how many years I have been doing this work, I can tell you that I am the luckiest person in the world because there is no other job like it."
"I work with the most brilliant photographers who give their heart and soul to each project. Their creativity and talents are always way beyond my expectations. We get to travel and meet such wonderful people around the world, as well as right here in New York City. I work with such talented crew who blow me away, even if it is just watching a hair stylist twist a piece of hair that will become a piece of art. I am really looking forward to the summer and the productions it will bring."
ESW - Elle Sullivan Wilson.
EyeSee is a full service production company for advertising, editorial and catalogue clients. Based in Paris, the company extends its reach through a worldwide network of production partners.
EyeSee collaborates with its clients at every stage of the creative process, providing art buying, casting, talent and location scouting, budget management, accommodation, transportation, catering and equipment rental. Alexandra le Gentil and her team of highly skilled producers strive to make every production a stress-free experience.
Enthusiastic, efficient and cost-effective define EyeSee’s way of working, with the company offering seamless solutions tailored to each individual client.
Recent productions include:
- Fiat - Agency: Marcel. Photographer: Olaf Blecker. AD: Dimitri Guerassimov. CW: Eric Jannon. Location: France.
- Decathlon - Agency: BETC Euro RSCG. Photographer: Valérie Mathilde. AD: Christophe Di-Fiore. Location: Australia.
- Macif - Photographer: Gerhard Linnekogel. AD: Jean Augustin. Location: Argentina.
Fotografowie.com create very intricate frames by filling them with emotion, humour and all sorts of nuances captured from the surrounding reality or arranged accordingly in their studio. They cooperate with advertising agencies and publishing houses.
The group handles the logistics and technical issues of photo production, dealing with all aspects from conception through to the organization of a shot, maintenance, equipment rental and postproduction. They cooperate with many hair stylists and makeup artists, stylists and creative directors.
Daniel Raczynski - the main photographer - graduate of photography at the Polish Film School in Lodz. He has been working in the field for 10 years using his knowledge, aesthetic sense and experience.
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Executive Producer Fred Fantun, established his company in 1999, and has worked exclusively on his business for over 10 years.
Prior to starting his own company Fred gained valuable production experience working for over 2 years with a long standing British Production Company in Marrakech.
Fred’s nationality is French, yet he was born & bred in Marrakech Morocco, and has studied languages at universities in both France and Spain. He is fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish and English and has excellent multi-lingual skills enabling him to work successfully with production crews of any nationality.
Porkchop Production Services, Inc. is a full-service one stop "boutique" production and casting company for advertising, catalogue and editorial clients worldwide. With 15 years experience in the photography industry, company owner and executive producer Jewely Bennett and her team of producers guarantee to make any production a stress-free, fun and under- or on-budget experience for their clients.
The company caters to all requirements, including providing high-end photography, talent casting, location scouting, budget management, accommodation, transportation, catering, equipment rental and crew booking. A 2500 sq. ft. daylight photo studio enables Porkchop to handle world-class productions, either in house or rented to leading international photographers. Its equipment company, Workhorse Productions, Inc., is ideal for loaded location vans, trucks, grip, camera, digital and production equipment.
Recent work includes campaigns with: Adidas, Carter's, IAMS, Kraft, Levi's, LG, MySpace Records, Osh Kosh B'gosh, Pedigree, Spin Master, State Farm, Tea, Target, Toyota, Virgin Digital, Visa and Warner Brothers Records.
Production Istanbul organises and manages photo shoots for ad campaigns, catalogues and editorials worldwide, in the studio or out on location according to the requirements of each individual client.
Thanks to a large production network the company can optimise photo shoots by managing budgets and respecting deadlines anywhere in the world, but 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.
Production Istanbul provides a full range of services to facilitate production, including casting, car and vehicle rental, equipment hire, experienced bi-lingual crews, full production services, hotel booking, insurance, location scouting, permits, location management, lighting rental, medical assistance, special effects, stunt people, trained animals, on-site catering, props sourcing, and much more.
Pure Production in a London-based company that offers complete and comprehensive services for production throughout the world.
With 25 years of experience across all levels of photographic and moving image production, budget management, casting, location scouting, art buying, fashion shows and events, the company can deliver all production requirements. No matter how big or small, all jobs are handled with the same level of professionalism, dedication and enjoyment.
Pure Production has collaborated with some of the most influential photographers, agencies, image creators and art directors such as McDean, Patrick Demarchlier, Platon, M&C SAATCHI, W&K, JWT and Leagas Delaney, to name but a few.
With a client list that reads like an A-Z of household names and luxury brands, including Nokia, Patek Philippe, Timberland, Aviva, Nike and Motorola, previous jobs have involved requests from the sublime to the downright ridiculous.
For the last decade, Setup Productions has offered its services in Barcelona, Spain and elsewhere managing all types of projects in film, photo and events. Pierre Mallmann and his professional team guarantees the very best local services. They specialize in cars and fashion, be it for photography or commercial filming.
Featured in this Spotlight are the images for Brigitte Magazine with photographer Wiebke Broeker. The casting took Setup to various flamenco schools and bars throughout Spain.
The Hyundai i30 film and photo project with Thomas Goos (D.O.P) took place at the Zaragoza’s Expo and all around Barcelona.
El Corte Inglés promo editorials for various Spanish magazines brought the team to Miami. The shooting with photographer Nina W. Melton, involved three different projects.
Persil sent photographer Bernd Opitz to shoot the advertisement campaign pictures while the commercials were shot with Twototango. Bernd also shot Rolf Benz furniture a few weeks earlier.
Last but not least, The Mini. Every year since the new Mini was born, Setup was able to work with the people and the cars, creating a stylish and highly efficient way to shoot the cars in motion. Now for the Mini Countryman Setup signed for another real adventure on the roads of Aragon and the Pyrenees.
Southern Media Asia has had a busy and well-travelled period with jobs throughout Australia and Asia.
Projects included Audi Q7, Audi A5 Sportsback, BMW X6, VW, Mercedes and Volvo, with executive producer Duncan Stewart and his team of producers shooting in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand.
Southern Media now also specialises in reduced crews for CGI jobs, providing cost-effective shoots across Australasia (live shoots or CGI backgrounds).
Contact Duncan direct on + 61 418 350 220.
With offices in London, Miami and Mallorca, The Production Factory has been producing photo shoots worldwide since 2003 for clients including Levi's, Fat Face, Reebok, Speedo, Nike, Marks and Spencer and The Sunday Times.
Specialising in full account handling the company can assist with every production need, from the basics of locations and permits, travel, accommodation and equipment, to set building, local artists, model castings and prop sourcing.
Working closely with experienced local production teams, The Production Factory is always ready for the unexpected and works hard to make every project a success.