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

November 2016

Virgin Holidays ‘SALE’ commercial shoot on Barbados beaches

Our colorful, vivid advertising video shoot on a Caribbean Island

I guess, everybody in the media business knows those productions that are starting like a little mouse-sized video shoot and then start growing and growing along the way. That can happen once the foreign team has arrived and director and clients see the wealth of beautiful locations and all the visual opportunities those places offer. Our ‘Caribbean International Production Service Company’ was contracted by Smuggler Production/London to organize the Virgin Holiday SALE commercial with 200, all locally casted talents – a mix of all ethnic groups and ages - and 50 local crew. Shoot locations were two beaches on the East and the West coast of Barbados. Two shoot days, and only 2 weeks of pre-production for locations, equipment, logistics, permits, customs, catering, casting, wardrobe and not to forget to organize and build all the props – all together was a bit of a challenge for a shoot on a small Caribbean island.

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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...