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Santa Monica Productions has just completed yet another successful high-profile photo shoot . THE JOB. Once again we were contacted by top American photographer Jim Fiscus and his London based agent  in order to put together a shoot for MC Saatchi client “Jamesons Whiskey”. THE BRIEF . The brief was quite complex requiring 4 different …

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A Taste Of The Right Medicine.

Thursday October 28, 2010

The Autumn season has seriously kicked-in again for Santa Monica Productions with several jobs shot locally in Malaga province and scouting taking place  all over Spain. In September amongst others , we completed an  advertising photo-shoot with renowned British photographer Phil Sureby for a medicinal product made by a well-known international pharmaceutical company . The …

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March 2010 saw Santa Monica Productions organizing the local production of a 3 day   Lipsy of  London fashion shoot – including a day with  celebrity platinum selling  singer Pixie Lott modeling the new Lipsy  Festival & Party collection. Our brief was  to provide a number of  private and highly exclusive jet-set  locations for the project, …

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOR EVER!

Thursday May 27, 2010

Santa Monica Productions has just wrapped  yet another successful shoot, this time in the western province of Huelva for the strawberry farming industry . In April we were requested to supply the logistics and local support for a German client to shoot HD footage for an corporative  film in the West of Andalucia. The project …

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FILMING ON ROADS IN SPAIN -PART 3

Tuesday March 2, 2010

SAFETY CARS,SECRET CARS & LOWLOADERS . USING SAFETY CARS. The last post mentioned safety-cars , in this one I will try to give a brief explanation of how & when we use them. When shooting on a rural road its quite possible that after you have released traffic, the number of cars coming past the …

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FILMING ON ROADS IN SPAIN- PART TWO.

Thursday January 28, 2010

BRIEFING CREW & RADIO PROCEDURE . SAFETY FIRST. In my first post I  listed 5 points to check when on the technical recce and when about to do the first rehearsal, there are a few more worth mentioning . 6).WALK THE COURSE WITH YOUR ROAD SAFETY CREW. Once you know the sections of road you …

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FILMING ON ROADS IN SPAIN- PART ONE

Friday January 22, 2010

FILMING ON ROADS  IN SPAIN- PART ONE PRE-SHOOT & PREPPING THE ROAD. SAFETY FIRST. There are a number of  very important  details to remember when preparing to cut off a section of public road for filming in Spain whether it be from car to car, camera in car or camera on road. When doing the …

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Why not use a local with a good knowledge of the area rather than a professional location scout? This question is often asked, especially when trying to trim the budget before a production. The fact is it’s a false economy to send someone cheaper but inexperienced out to scout. The reasons why are many: A …

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Are you considering your next shoot in Spain? In order to try and save money -many foreign producers consider  opting  for a “local-fixer” This is a  single person who is supposed to be your liaison for everything you require for your shoot in a foreign country.Working as an individual they charge a daily-rate.This means every …

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