Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Moscow, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the Russian visual media industry, with more information available in our Photo and Film directories.
Andy Fiord Studio is a production company based in Saint Petersburg, representing high-profile photographers, directors, sound designers, fashion stylists, make-up artists and other talented professionals.
The company provides a complete set of photo and video production management services, facilities and turn-key solutions including location scouting, casting management, crew hiring, equipment rental, production logistics, digital assistance and post production management.
Working at the nexus of art and technology, Andy Fiord Studio is able to provide high-class in-house digital post production for both still and motion photography - be it a single photo, photo shoot or a whole movie.
A selection of clients includes Vogue, MikhailovskyTheatre, World Fashion Channel, L’Officiel, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Bazaar, Zarina, LoveRepublic and Befree.
As the only Russian-Western European artists management and global photo production company in Moscow, Avocado has developed extensive worldwide networking and quality relationships with agencies, clients and artists alike. With offices in Moscow and Zurich, Avocado provides international photo production services including solid references such as photographers Mario Testino / Vogue UK, Carter Smith / Elle USA, as well as worldwide clients Rolex, Zenith, Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, BAT, Procter&Gamble, Kraft Foods and many others.
Recent work includes:
SKINS worldwide produced by Avocado, photographed by Urs Wyss.
Vogue Russia portraits of Dunia Smirnova, photographed by Morgan Norman.
GQ Russia cover, photographed by Marco Grob.
Park Hotel Switzerland produced by Avocado, photographed by Urs Wyss.
W Magazine cover and fashion story, photographed by David Byun.
Avocado announces new additions to its roster of photographers, including Klaus Thymann (sport, people, music), Margaretha Olschewski (fashion, beauty, body wear, celebrity), and Patrick Walter (fashion, beauty, portrait).
Other services include art buying, production management, production coordination, location services and location scouting. Visit the website or call +7 495 999 6898 (work), +7 903 755 2471 (mobile), or +41 78 659 6231 (international) for more information.
Rynkov Studio has been in the Russian photography market the early 1990s. Founder Kostya Rynkov is a photographer and a director with vast experience in German advertising studios under Ovescon, and is also a winner at numerous advertising festivals. The studio specialises in people, lifestyle and fashion photography but works across food, still life, cars, architecture, sports and reportage.
Fetish Film is a Moscow-based production company specialised in advertising films and photography. The company's aim is to provide strong creative solutions and quality work for its clients.
Over the years, Fetish Film has built a privileged relationship with the directors it represents. Constantly following new talents by producing idents, music videos and short films, the company also organises events and exhibitions.
Fetish Film was created in 2004 by Blanche Neumann and Artemio Benki. Since 2006, Tatiana Aldyn-Kherel has been a partner and producer.
Yarche! was founded in 1992 as one of Moscow's first TV production companies. With a portfolio of over 2000 videos the company specialises in full-service production and post production for commercials, TV and feature films, as well as corporate videos, animation and photo sessions.
Employing highly experienced professionals and a crop of rising young stars to provide every type of service for both domestic and international productions, Yarche! also runs a fully-equipped in-house casting studio and a talent database that includes over 6000 actors of all ages and type. Shooting in Russia and throughout the world, the company works with leading fashion and tabletop photographers to provide post production services for final layouts, retouching and compositing.
Yarche! has two fully-equipped AVID Liquid Chrome HD editing suites, a Nuendo dubbing, recording and sound design suite, and in-house sound effects and VO artist databases. With 13 years experience in CG for commercial videos, graphic design, 3D modelling and 3D animation, its in-house CG studio is equipped with 20 - CPU Render Farm 4Tb RAID60 Hotswap/Mirror SCSI storage servers and four latest-edition 3D/2D workstations.
Gorbunkov Studio specialises in life style, food and car photography. The studio has extensive experience shooting for advertising agencies and magazines in Italy, Austria, Greece, Finland, Turkey and Mongolia.
Its equipment range includes Broncolor, Canon and Hasselblad.
Kinodoctor is the market leader in specialised production vehicles for film-making, photography and events.
Designing and manufacturing vehicles according to current market trends and customer requirements, the company's range of cars includes acting, make-up and wardrobe facilities. Its cars are used for interior and exterior shoots, from full-scale photo shoots to commercial films, concert stages worldwide, corporate events and promotions.
Kinodoctor's vehicles are equipped with additional vending machines, payment terminals, Wi-Fi and LCD-monitors for advertising purposes.
Kinodoctor's basic principles are high level management, flexible pricing, upgrade and range improvement and client service.
Visit the company's Facebook page for more information.
Moscow International Advertising and Marketing Festival 'Red Apple' is a key and unique event for the advertising and marketing communications industries worldwide. Over 5,000 people from 30 countries attend the festival every year.
In 2011 Moscow International Advertising and Marketing festival will be celebrated on 29 and 30 September at the Swisshotel Krasnye Holmy conference centre. Traditionally, the festival includes both competitive and research-based programmes, with a showcase conclusion in the form of the Ceremony of Awards.