Harpers Bazaar Jennifer Lopez Istanbul Full Production by PPT / Photo Production Service Turkey

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Harpers Bazaar Jennifer Lopez Istanbul Full Production by PPT / Photo Production Service Turkey

Put down as one of our pride jobs, the Harpers Bazaar US edition decided to shoot its February 2013 cover in Istanbul with the stunning star Jennifer Lopez.

After receiving the brief detailing the production needs of Harpers Bazaar the PPT crew in Istanbul quickly managed to present a location fitting all the needed criteria; The Ciragan Palace Kempinsky.

Situated on the Bosphorus, standing like a priceless gem and offering amazing views and interiors, there was no second thoughts about this place once our location scouts presented the images.

With the go-ahead from Harpers Bazaar we secured the location and started pre-production within a very short time span.

 Big or small, we take pride on providing exceptional service to any production we do. The case this time was the same.

We strongly believe that our main competitive advantage in providing production services in Turkey is that we don’t outsource any equipment or crew. This enables us to have no weak links and total control in cases which have high risk factors and many different elements which need to be taken into consideration. This production was one of those cases were we had to provide a wide range of production services to make sure everything was in control and on track.

We were responsible for location services, catering, on-site management, security, accommodation, transportation and transfers and last but not least digital equipment and lighting hire. Our digital technical assistance partner Gaffer-D undertook responsibility for the shoot and provided the lighting and technical assistance.

Due to the nature of the job we were also required to cater for the special arrangements that had to be made at the pre-production stage of the shoot.

With co-operation with the delightful staff at Ciragan Palace all the requirements were set in place and made ready.

We knew from experience that the better you are prepared, the easier and smoother the actual shoot takes place. These preps included special transportation arrangements to transport the very highly valued special wardrobe from the airport, to the hotel then to the shoot location. Our seamstress assisted the wardrobe and styling crew of Harpers Bazaar and made on site modifications to the wardrobe used in the shoot.

With exceptional thought and detail to all the elements we managed to co-ordinate and organise the shoot to happen in a very safe and fun atmosphere were at the end of the day everyone was happy!

 

Please click here to see the blog post including the images from the day.