Andy Knight Ltd. is a specialist group of craftsmen and artists who specialise in photographic set building and model making, creating a wide range of sets and props objects designed in collaboration with art directors. These are made up in a vast Aladdin's cave of a workshop and studio in the post-industrial landscape of one of the less fashionable parts of Central London.
The skills that go into these projects range from specialist carpentry and metal fabrication to traditional scenic painting, and also involve modern digital methods.
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Rental Studios: Calvert Studios Ltd:
Calvert Studios boasts some 40,000 square feet of coved studios and support areas in the UK alone. Services include camera and digital back hire, (Sinar, P45 and Canon), with computer rooms and proofing systems up to 60 cm wide, along with in-house 3D modelling, rendering and retouching facilities.
In Spain the company owns 350 acres of mountains and platforms, with three daylight studios at various altitudes including one that can be filled with water. Calvert also offers a 100m x 50m set built salt flat which can be spray-painted any colour, as well as a pool terrace, huge areas for set building and a coved studio.
With sixteen double en-suite rooms, tennis court, swimming pool and bar, the company's private and secluded locations offer a complete range of studio services and facilities.
Delta Design Studio has been creating customised handmade portfolios for over 25 years, along with a range of other services including custom bags, boxes and menus.
The company has a large range of materials in the studio, including leathers, leatherettes and linens in many different colours. Offering blocking on site as a way of personalising portfolios, again this service is available in a range of colours. For the more adventurous, Delta Design can now print virtually anything onto a portfolio, bag or box using its screen printing service.
At Delta Design Studio, the team believes anything is possible, so call to discuss your requirements.
Photo Production: Creative Management:
Creative Management provide a complete creative solution to companies looking for photographers, illustrators and photographic production services. Offering a wealth of industry knowledge, endless enthusiasm and an infinite passion for exceptional creativity, the company prides itself on the ability to optimise clients' budgets.
Creative Management has collaborated with some of the most influential photographers, art directors, agencies and image creators, including Greg Williams, Horst Diekgerdes, Terry Richardson, AMV BBDO, JWT and Wieden+Kennedy. Working as far a-field as Europe, Russia and Tokyo, the company brings together an eclectic mix of top industry professionals - hand-picked for each project.
Making it their business to constantly monitor the world of photography and image creation, they know who’s hot, who’s new, who’s good value and who’s not. When you go to Creative Management with a brief, they make it their mission to save you hours of legwork and quickly put together a selection of the world’s best talent tailored to your concept.
Recent clients included: Maurice Lacroix, Swarovski, Marriott Hotels, Elle NYC, Bacardi.
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Rental Studios: Eastside Studios:
From a truck to a Smart car - or even a Tonka toy - Eastside Studios has the space to facilitate any shooting requirements. Whatever the model or subject - vehicles, room sets, music bands, fashion or still life - the company's studios offer everything expected of a London studio, except the rates.
The spacious complex has three self-contained fully equipped studios, all with drive-in access and two of which are fully coved. Eastside can accommodate the largest vehicles or room sets, with plenty of space for transporters and secure unloading.
Based close to London Docklands within easy reach of the City and the M25, the company offers more than simply large, well equipped studios and a convenient location. It works hard to provide everything required for a problem-free shoot - from expert studio assistants to catering facilities, all planning headaches can be taken care of.
Eastside's costs are all-inclusive, covering everything from studio hire and power to refreshments, and are probably substantially lower than most central London photographic studios.
Rental Studios: Iris Studios:
Situated in one of the most cosmopolitan areas of London, Iris is part of the next generation of photographic studios.
With a refreshing, modern approach, Iris has been conceived to revolutionise the commercial studio rental industry. Its bespoke studio packages are characterised by an exemplary personal service from a highly experienced, dedicated team that supports every type of studio session and post production requirement.
The state of the art eco complex features two contemporary studios that provide the perfect location for photographic shoots, events, private hire and screenings.
Comfort and privacy are paramount and the company's aim is to deliver a professional service second to none, ensuring a pervasive sense of serenity before, during and after each clients' time in the studio. A private, secure outside area, client hospitality suite and catering exclusively by Daylesford Organic are all to be enjoyed.
"A great state of the art studio, really helpful staff, easy parking and food to die for!" John Swannell
London-based digital retouching and post production studio Jones & Keir offers a professional and innovative service that continually pushes the boundaries of imagination.
Delivering unparalleled results across fashion, advertising, beauty, editorial and a range of luxury brands, Jones & Keir are at the forefront of the digital media industry. With a large worldwide client base, the company works one-on-one from concept to delivery, collaborating closely to ensure clients' direction is captured while also allowing the digital artist to use their knowledge and individual flair to enhance each image with integrity and originality.
No matter how strict a deadline or budget, Jones & Keir offer a solution for all digital retouching needs. To celebrate the website launch, the company invites readers to take advantage of a time-limited special offer by quoting this Spotlight.
Sets / Stages: Karmer Setbuilding:
Karmer is a skilled and creative team of set builders, carpenters, designers, sculptors, background artists and fabricators with over ten years experience.
The team is proud to have collaborated with some of the most influential photographers, set designers, stylists and art directors, working together on a vast array of projects from studio set building to location sets, exhibitions, events displays, press shows and some of the most innovative retail spaces.
Time isn't always a great innovator and Karmer knows that a job needs to be right first time, on time, and so works together with clients to realise the optimum solution for each job.
Recent projects include Antonio Barardi catwalk shows, Jasmine Di Milo shows, Topshop and Topman events, Tony & Guy events, Orange campaigns, Ferrari installations, adverts with Dan Tobin Smith, various editorials and numerous advertising campaigns.
One Production is a London-based company with over 40 years experience offering complete production agency services. Having built up an exceptional database of locations and contacts, One Production has the experience and confidence to handle all types of production, and to assist at any stage.
The company offers a range of services, including photographic production, moving image production, rate negotiation, budget management, on site co-ordination, location scouting, casting, art buying, equipment hire and event management.
One Production prides itself in treating every job, big or small, with the highest level of care, professionalism and dedication.
With a client list including names such as Vertu, Wella, Gossard, Selfridges, SubZero and Wolf and M&S, One Production is already highly regarded and remains committed to building an enviable reputation throughout the fashion and advertising industries.
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