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After a scorching Summer full of Projects the temperatures dropped slightly, just in time for a request from Winkreative London. Their client The Mini International , the magazine for the legendary car marque Mini, manufactured by BMW. The magazine is produced in eight languages, twice a year for Mini customers all over the world. Photo-shooting …

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Marks & Spencer’s Shoot Almeria

Thursday May 29, 2014

At the beginning of April, we received a request for a photo-shoot and “making-of” for M&S, the brief asked for western style locations, desert and a number of classic props, motorbikes, 4×4 jeeps, a light plane and similar. Our props dep´t went to work locating classic British and American motorcycles and off road vehicles in …

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SIRDAR 15 DAY SHOOT IN MARCH 2014

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Early march brought on the good weather and with it a fifteen day production for our English fashion client Sirdar http://www.sirdar.co.uk/ with photographer John Eckart. After a few days of scouting locations were approved and the photographer flew in to do the tech recce. The collection arrived along with client, stylist, hair and makeup and …

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Ford Europe

Wednesday April 9, 2014

BHP Productions and agency The Blue Hive came to us in December with a Project for a Ford Europe –wide print campaign. American photographer Geoff Kern flew out for an intense 3 day shoot in the second week of December. The final images were to be composed from various locations and the Ford Transit vans …

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Porsche Macan Turbo

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Another secret project came to us via Evo 7 from Munich in November. After scouting in September Director Michael Martin needed to shoot some press footage in the coastal region of Almeria, tracking-shots, and some skilled flying with an octo-copter, were used to bring out the best of Porsches latest baby\ The shoot lasted 5 …

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BMW R nine T September 2013

Wednesday April 9, 2014

August was very busy with several scouting jobs in succession, one of the real “boys” shoots  took place then… Good Guys Entertainment called us for locations for a secret motorcycle road-shoot and photo-shoot. Director Uta Bodenstein and DOP Maximilian Cress needed a “Dawn ´til Dusk” type workshop/garage, abandoned airstrip for drag racing,  desert type endless …

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In July we were contacted by a producer from the German film company UFA Fiction. They were interested in shooting a TV film on the Atlantic coast of Cadiz, Tarifa and also the Seville region at the end of September. The script was still in process but the story involved horse-riding, the equine society and …

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A 5 day project with Fitflop

Friday March 28, 2014

In July we were pleasantly surprised by the return of Fitflop, for a 5 day project. Steve Hiett with CD and owner of Fitflop –Marcia Kilgore came back to sunny Marbella. After location scouting and reference pictures being sent, the location chosen was a superb ultra modern villa in the very exclusive Sierra Blanca community …

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Shooting in the Desert

Friday March 28, 2014

June took us to Almeria, the desert region to the East which is so popular with photographers and film makers alike. The Production Factory London requested locations and service for a  shoot for Wrap with photographer Nicole Nodland. We shot in very hot weather for 5 days in and around Tabernas, Cabo de Gata and …

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Our longstanding client, Fruit of the Loom came back in May for a 14 day shoot through agency Big Productions . Locations included Tarifa`s magnificent Atlantic beaches , Malaga port, Sierra de Ojen, and Sotogrande beach amongst many others. To keep the team to a manageable size and faster to get around, we just used …

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