Month: January 2014

Frank Produces M&S Home SS14

Frank Produces M&S Home SS14

Frank Productions produced the Marks and Spencer Home shoot for the 7th time in Cape Town. Working Closely with Axon publishing who efficiently produce, art direct and design the Catalogue for Marks and Spencer.
It is always nice to welcome old faces to Cape Town and catch up but this year we were also introduced some new team members. Photographer Jeroen van der Spek from Holland, which gave producer Francien van Eck a chance to polish up on some dutch.
It was Jeroens 1st time shooting in Cape Town and I think it is afe to say he was really happy with the variety of locations on offer, the weather and the level of production service.

We also had the pleasure of working with reknowned interiors Stylist Glen Proebstol who flew in from New york for the shoot.
Glen added magic his magic to the images, the shoot atmosphere and Cape Town. We at Frank productions are still missing the music and the moves.

The shoot is always a production feat as 12 tons of product arrives on our shores, which needs to be unpacked, sorted into stories, pre assembled and delivered to set each day. After 7 seasons we would like to think we have the hang of it as this shoot proved to be a huge success.

Frank Produces Next Home SS14

Frank Produces Next Home SS14

Next, another loyal client to Frank productions came to Cape Town in December 2014 to shoot their Home Catalogue. Their 7th consecutive season with Frank Production.

As usual Art Director Tim Garner came to Cape Town for a locations recce prior to the shoot where he toured the Western Cape, reccying all the new locations on offer.
Frank also organised meetings with potential local stylists and photographers that could be part of the team.

With all locations pre selected and crew well briefed the shoot always runs smoothly. This year we had two teams shooting consecutively at different locations.

Franks team worked hard therefore to ensure that the right product was with the right team at the right location, which is logistically harder than it sounds as often the product needed in two places at once!