News and trends on locations, productions and shoot services on Caribbean Islands

Filming - Dreams and Budget Limitations

The art of matching Hollywood dreaming with limited budgets

With an open mind and always curious - we are aware of the importance to fully understand a creative brief, and how to match outstanding ideas with financial limitations. When estimating the production costs we are coming up with creative solutions on how to stretch the production budget when it comes to locations, casting, props, accommodation, logistics, equipment rentals, catering and crews.

On each island we find the best local Caribbean Crews and save so our customer money on travel and accommodation costs – as a first step.

While producing and supporting film, video productions and photo shootings for international clients on Caribbean Islands for over 20 years, we collected valuable knowledge about the needs of foreign production companies and the diverse possibilities as well as limitations when filming on Caribbean Islands.

 

Form follows Function

Delivering maximum information in limited time

Maybe size matters sometimes, but we believe first of all in the design principle of ‘form follows function’. That’s why we try to keep it simple and therefore - on our website thecaribbeanproduction.com, we list all clients that we had worked for, but we only show a limited amount of project samples in smaller sizes.

We focus on precise, true and reliable information on locations, production possibilities and costs for shoots in the Caribbean. Our client list has grown long and our productions in the Caribbean had been so many over the last twenty years that we are unable to present samples of all productions on our website, especially not in the recently favored large formats on new websites.

In order to give you the maximum on information without wasting your valuable time while waiting until all elements of our website are downloaded, we stick to mostly smaller images and detailed text information.

Year round media productions on Southern Caribbean Islands

Why Barbados is a safe location for film and photo productions throughout the year

The Caribbean official hurricane season is from 1st of June to end of November. However the Caribbean islands stretch over 2.754,000 sq. km (1,063,000 sq. miles) and the weather is not the same in the South as in the North. Barbados for instance in the South and further out in the Atlantic is safe and has not been hit by a hurricane over 50 years. Northern Islands like Antigua, St. Martin, US Virgin Islands, BVI and also the Bahamas etc. are not so lucky.

They are in the hurricane belt and severe storms here are frequent. The tropical storms start in West Africa and they grow in intensity as the air warms up the further they move into the Northern Caribbean region. That is why Barbados has the geographical advantage and film productions and photo shoots can take place all year round. Image shows commercial shoot for Tombras Agency /USA in June with fabulous weather.

Royal Caribbean Cruise - ideas on day excursions in Jamaica

What to do in Jamaica when coming off a cruise ship ?

Being on a Cruise ship through the Caribbean region is a great experience, but the ship stops in different ports on Caribbean Islands and then comes the question: How to make the most of that day?

For the Royal Caribbean Cruise line we produced a video with CAM partners/Jaunt with ideas for their cruise line passenger on how to best spend the day in Jamaica on the North Coast. Starting from Ochio Rios, the suggestions were from rafting in the Blue Hole, visiting Dunn River to beach excursions with horse riding to diving to sunken ships, to name a few.

Supported by a friendly Jamaican production crew, the production went smooth and pleasant.

January 2017

Poetry Fashion photo shooting on powdery white beach in the Bahamas

White sands and stunning white cliff formations as backdrop for photo production

Producer Claudie UK on set Bahamas Boutique Hotel veranda Bahamas beach

For the POETRY Summer fashion shoots, we moved to the Bahamas, to find the most stunning location scenery on a deserted pure white beach, pristine clear water and stunning white rock formations. It wasn’t exactly around the corner from the hotel, but it was definitively worth the drive. UK Producer Claudie gave the thumps up - not only to the location, but also to the cooking of caterer Shauna, who spoiled the production team with delicious local food.

Next shoot day took place on the white hotel beach with beautiful pool, delicious cuisine and all amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. It is obvious that there is someone who knows what media crews need. Former New York photo studio owner Tom Marazza is the very relaxed and friendly owner of this gem ‘La Bougainvillea’, as well as of the spacious ‘team’ villa next door. In fact he has turned the spacious, beautiful terrain almost into an out door Studio location.

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November 2016

Virgin Holidays ‘SALE’ commercial shoot on Barbados beaches

Our colorful, vivid advertising video shoot on a Caribbean Island

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September 7, 2016

French Caribbean – locations for Spring/Summer Productions

Shoot Locations with the French feel in St. Martin for fashion photo, film and video

Street location St. Martin Pier yachts St. Martin

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August 16, 2016

Zara fashion campaign on locations in Barbados

European location feel for photo and video production

Long Atlantic coast stretch location Vast grassland location

Wild grassland and rough Atlantic sea locations were chosen as backdrops for the Zara Spring/Summer advertising fashion campaign this year. The location feels were more like wild British coast lines and Scottish hills than tropical paradises.
Apart from the locations, the Caribbean Island was selected for the photo shoots and the video production this year because of its good weather in January, the favorable production conditions and the easy access for client, agency and teams from Spain, the UK and the US. Photographer was Mario Sorrenti, Director for video shoot: Gorden von Steiner. 

The "Caribbean Production Company" provided full service: estimates, budgeting, location scouting, prop scouting, crew, catering, production equipment, villa-accommodation, transportation, permits, customs...

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February, 2015

Macy’s fashion shoot on locations in the Caribbean

Very French locations for photo production on Caribbean Island

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June 15, 2014

Fashion photography by David Gubert for RED magazine/UK

Summer - sand and rocks for beauty and fashion shoots on locations in Barbados

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March 31, 2014

Location scouting St. Lucia - famous Piton Mountains

Tropical Caribbean Island locations – Piton and luxury “Sugar Beach Resort”

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March 1, 2014

Catalogue shoot for 'Fashion World'/UK on location in Barbados

German model Florinda Kuhl - always in a good mood on set

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Oct 24, 2013

Fashion photo series with Rihanna on location in Barbados

Rihanna’s fashion shoot for Glamour magazine US in the streets of Barbados

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Sep 20, 2013

Best street shooting locations for Spring casual fashion clothes collections

Picturesque street shooting locations for Spring/Summer fashion clothes collection

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