photo production issue 4 Jun 2009Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Palma Pictures Photo
Annika Howe provides resourceful and economic solutions for polished print and video productions.
The company provides on-site production both internationally and in the domestic market, offering comprehensive project estimation and final invoicing, efficient budgeting, crew and schedule management, location management, casting and talent options, consistently on time and to budget.
Recent clients include Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Altoids and Carhartt.
10 years ago, Artists Group Portugal's promotional material stated the country to be Europe's best kept secret. Today, it's no longer a secret: Portugal has overtaken every southern European country to become the place to shoot. Over the last five years, productions involving international clients have grown by a staggering 500%, and Portugal welcomes new clients from Europe, China, Russia, CIS, The USA, South Africa, and many other destinations on an annual basis.
A winning combination of fantastic locations, great weather and highly professional service agencies supported by the top labs, equipment houses and post production companies, has enabled this small country to become a giant amongst the world's production centres.
Artists Group, an Anglo-Canadian company, was one of the pioneers in realising the true potential of Portugal. It opened in 1994 with Marilyn and James working out of a tiny office, and has now developed into a company producing over 60 productions per-year. The group incorporates two modelling agencies, Little Angels for kids and Real People for adults, together with Snow Business for films, stills, events and decoration.
Artists Group believes a strong work ethic combined with an international crew of top professionals offers every solution for any type of project.
Since 1998, bigshrimp has been working with sustained success between Hamburg and Berlin for national and international photographers, agencies and industrial clients.
Aside from pure production management for campaigns and complex catalogue shoots, bigshrimp offers customers complete production services from one centralised source, including production, art buying, casting and location scouting. bigshrimp stands for efficient handling, streamlined organisation and high quality production.
Recent assignments included work for Kemper Trautmann, Gingco (Audi), DDB Munich (Ernstings Family), Jung von Matt Elbe (Bosch), and Gramm Dusseldorf.
Recent photography collaborations: Ivo von Renner (Vaillant), Manu Agah (Lightcycle), Rene Neumann (RWE), Tim Thiel (Seat Wave), Frank Barthold, Ralph Richter, Volker Wenzlawski, Kai-Uwe Gundlach, Hilo Sichender (Bosch), Olaf Heine, Patrizio di Renzo, Gerhard Linnekogel.
For over twenty years, Contra has been providing full production services for all types of photo shoot worldwide. The company opened its first office in Germany and quickly expanded into France and Spain. Since 2005, Contra has also been represented in Hong Kong.
The company's international team of experienced producers ensures smooth and successful productions, from the very first customised estimate to final accounting procedures.
Contra proposes to arrange all shoot preparation, coordinate travel arrangements, organise permits and castings, and handle all financial matters during a production. The company's experience and worldwide contacts with reliable and professional crew members guarantees committed and pragmatic support throughout the duration of a shoot.
Recent productions include photo shoots for SAP with Tom Nagy, BMW with Marc Trautmann, DHL with Julian Dufort, and HSBC with Chris Frazer Smith.
Fred Fantun Productions is an experienced full service production company for still photography, TV commercials, documentaries and music videos. For over 10 years it has enjoyed consistent success working with a wide variety of international and world-class clients, photographers and brands.
The company has worked with and assisted on commercial and editorial shoots for:
- Photographers: David Sims, Nathaniel Goldberg, Ellen Von Unwerth, Ruven Afanador, Perry Ogden, Vanina Sorrenti, Wayne Maser and Stewart Shining.
- Clients: Lancaster, Nike, Jaeger, Dries Van Noten, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar.
With a keen eye for art and photography, Fred Fantun brings his extensive knowledge of working in Morocco to every shoot, providing amazing locations and the necessary opportunities to capture a variety of looks and styles. Morocco is a beautiful country that has always been one of the top production destinations, and it now enjoys a growing film industry. It is famous for its diversity of landscapes, amazing light, more than 300 days of sunshine each year, close proximity to Europe, and high quality hotels and cuisine.
Golden Gun specialises in photo productions in Germany and abroad. The company services advertising campaigns, car shoots and fashion and beauty projects, welcoming productions of any size.
Its producers accompany clients all over the world and speak German, English, French and Spanish. Working with a network of partners in more than 35 countries, Golden Gun offers full service production with international casting and scouting, production support and management, crew and prop sourcing, logistics and customs handling.
On request, the company can support pitches with a database of more than 50,000 worldwide locations, offering accurate and consistently structured estimates to make it easy for clients to directly compare different locations.
Mantree is a photo and film production service company that guarantees a smooth shooting process.
Mantree assembles a dedicated team of professionals for each job in order to resolve any difficulties and transform ideas into a working reality. The company's experience and market awareness guarantees results that suit both clients' aesthetic requirements and their financial capacities, with estimates tailored to individual budgets.
Mantree will manage all financial matters during production. Services also comprise: location scouting, casting, styling, set building, project coordination, copyright clearance and art buying.
Palma Pictures Photo has quickly established itself as the leading service provider for photo shoots in Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
With a passion for photography and a personable yet professional service, Palma Pictures Photo has been tailor-made to meet the varying needs of the photographic industry.
The company is excited to have launched a new dedicated photo shoot website and is keen to hear feedback.
Pure Production offers a complete and comprehensive service for productions worldwide.
Years of experience across all levels of photographic and moving image production, budget management, casting, location scouting, art buying, fashion shows, events, artist expense management and book housing means Pure Production can look after all production requirements.
With a client list which reads like an A-Z of household names and luxury brands, including Paul Smith, Burberry, IBM, Nike and Motorola, previous jobs have involved requests from the sublime to the ridiculous. All jobs are handled with the same level of professionalism, dedication and enjoyment.
Southern Media Asia provides full production services in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
Recent projects include Toyota IQ in Tokyo, Audi A4 in Hong Kong, Volvo S80 in Shanghai and BMW in Singapore.
Check the website for more information.