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We Welcome A Resident Makeup Artist - Camila Notari

We Welcome A Resident Makeup Artist - Camila Notari

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Camila Notari is our new in house resident makeup artist. Camila will be located in the front of our space in our portrait studio. We are so excited to have this international artist in house who has more than 17 years as a beauty professional. Her education started in her native Brazil and she has never stopped learning and improving her craft. Camila took several courses in schools and workshops with professionals and renowned companies in different countries such as Spain, Colombia, Argentina and Canada.

In Toronto she finished a degree in makeup where she has grown in her experience with all makeup styles, from beauty makeup, theatre, cinema, prosthetic makeup to creature & design. I was graduated in Art & Design Makeup at the Faculty of Makeup CMU. After that, I felt I needed to know more about the arts, so in 2018 I majored in Foundation and Art Design at George Brown College, also in Toronto.

To see her full portfolio visit her site online or click here for a PDF with samples of her work.

IN HER OWN WORDS

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My soul is restless, my mind is always full of ideas, and I think the days should be longer so that I could fit all the tasks within 24 hours. I am passionate about my work, by the way, it was the time that I used to define myself with only a professional title; there are several Camilas within myself. I am an educator first, then an artist, makeup artist, mother, woman, passionate about photography, painting, sculpture and I love reading a good book. The smell of the book in my hands enchants me, but the ease of digital reading has conquered me! I love coffee, too; black and without milk!

CAMILA'S SERVICES INCLUDE:

Makeup & Hair Services

Whatever the situation is, makeup and hairstyle make all the difference. I will bring you a natural and flawless look for parties, weddings, or any special event you´re going through. The products in my kit are from the best professional brands, and my materials are disposable and hygienic for keeping your safety above all.

Airbrush Makeup

If you don’t know much about Makeup with Airbrush, it´s a pleasure to tell you this technique is the most suitable for photos. Who does not do selfies nowadays? It´s not only for special events; it´s for everyone that is looking for the best as makeup can bring. The result reached is a natural, waterproof, long lasting, and it is possible to camouflage tattoos and undesirable dark spots and scars. The airbrush makeup is highly used on tv shows, films and weddings.

Boudoir

A boudoir photoshoot is the best gift you can give to yourself or your beloved one. It´s the capture of a precious moment through the beautiful pictures in that unique life stage such as a pre-wedding, pregnancy or just the celebration of femininity and sensuality.

For the boudoir photoshoot, I always make sure face and body are in complete harmony. As an experienced Makeup Artist, I´m able to hide what you may don´t want to show such as scars, stretch marks and also your tattoos if you don´t want to show them for this occasion. I’ll do everything to make you feel confident and get the most enjoyable experience during your shoot!

Headshots

It takes only a few seconds to make a first impression, we all already know that. Your headshot is the responsible for the first contact with people you haven´t met yet. Said that have you just realized about the importance of having a professional makeup and hair for this occasion? Your image will represent who you are, and I can guarantee your hair and makeup will be natural in your photos, showing your best.

Maternity

Nothing can be more powerful to the than that this moment. To have a baby growing in your bump is with no doubts, one of the most incredible experiences in the life. The beauty you have facing right now will become a sweet memory sooner than you think, so why do not register this moment and show to your little one in the future? You will receive a delightful facial massage to prepare your skin to a natural and camera-ready makeup in a perfect match with your hairstyle.

Special Events

If you have a special event such as your graduation, a Prom, a party or even a pre-wedding photoshoot, having your makeup and hair done professionally, will bring you a relief when you I'll be holding and looking to the album in your hands in the future. I´m pretty sure you have been planning the perfect dress and accessories to use for this extraordinary occasion, and the makeup and hairstyle will make the final look stunning and impeccable like the moment to itself is.

Meet Our Resident Artists

Meet Our Resident Artists

There is a great lineup of talent that we have at The Production Studio. We love the creativity that comes out of our spaces and not just in the various productions and photographers, models and MUAs that come through our spaces.

Here are all 8 bios of the resident artists who produce great work every day Paul BucetaRick Oliver Fitness PhotographyPires PhotographyFigura Nua. Steve Roberts, RJA Photography, Billy Vasilios and Rayven Martinez. We have all of these profiles now hanging up in the common area of the studio to showcase who they are, their talent and their work.

If you want to inquire about our residency program, take a look online at www.productionstudio.ca/residency

A Closer Look @ Our Spaces

A Closer Look @ Our Spaces

The Production Studio is located on the west end of Toronto minutes from Sherway Gardens. Our 8500 sq ft building offers 4 unique studio spaces ranging from 1100 to 3200 sq ft. complete with 2 kitchenettes, washrooms.

All studios come with a raised shooting platform, a Hollywood mirror, makeup station, portable speakers, change tent, clothing rack, 4 c-stands, sand bags and extension cords.

Book online at www.productionstudio.ca/booking or email us with inquires at sales@productionstudio.ca

If you would like to rent out the entire building (studios 1-3 and kitchenette), the day rate is $700 CDN and a discount for multiple days. 

Please take a look at our galleries below with floor plans and specs for each space, photos from various angles and daylight availability.

If you are a photographer looking for space, we offer a great residency program. It offers a cheaper rate to use our studios and a consistent location to help you build your brand.

Kitchenette

Studio 1 - 1100 sq ft

Studio 2- 1100 sq ft

Studio 3- 1100 sq ft

Studio 4- 3200 sq ft

81 Entertainment Produces Commercial - Gets Honourable Mention in Ad Week

81 Entertainment Produces Commercial - Gets Honourable Mention in Ad Week

We have been fortunate to have 81 Entertainment produce great content in our spaces. 81 Entertainment is Toronto’s premier video production service company specializing in commercial production and branded content. Trusted by small businesses and large international brands alike, 81 Entertainment’s range of expertise ensures each client receives the best in concept design and execution.

81 Entertainment received its (first!) honourable mention in AdWeek with one of the commercials they produced for Cougarlife.com earlier this year using almost all of our spaces.

Sets were built throughout the spaces creating a club, bedroom, bathroom and powder room. 

Click here to read the full article on AdWeek - Cougar Life’s Rebrand Tells Women That Dating Younger Men Is Grrreat!

With the highest five to Director Jared Pelletier, Creative Director Justine Galea, Co-Producer Michael Chwastiak, DOP Chris Lew, Production Manager Joel P. Schneider, and Production Designer Lewis Belgum. Along with The Production Studio Ashley Hallihan Ontario Camera Rentalsalter ego amongst so many other talented individuals.

Some Great Video has Been Produced in Our Spaces

Some Great Video has Been Produced in Our Spaces

We have been fortunate to have some great productions shoot in our spaces over the past year. There have been commercials, music videos, web series, The Beaverton and small indie projects.

Here is a story that was published on Notable of a Toronto couple that broke up by creating a powerful video. This project was filmed in Studio 3.

THEY DECIDED TO DO THE PIECE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS – SOMETHING MOST OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED BY NOW IN OUR DATING LIVES.

“After several months of being apart and growing individually, I contacted her about an idea: to put rest to our past and create our own blank slate. We’re both performers and love Sia, so we decided to do our own piece to her song, Eye of The Needle,” writes Wadden. “This piece is inspired by our own past, Sia, and Marina Abramovic’s ‘The Lovers’.”

WATCHING THE POWERFUL VIDEO WILL REMIND MANY OF US OF A PAST RELATIONSHIP, AND THE MADDENING ROLLERCOASTER OF CONTRADICTORY EMOTIONS IT CAN BRING.

Booking a Studio Space w/ Great Talent

Booking a Studio Space w/ Great Talent

Peter Hurley and Studio Manager Emanuel Pires share a photo together.

Peter Hurley and Studio Manager Emanuel Pires share a photo together.

It was an honour to have Peter Hurley, one of the top headshot photographers in the world, choose The Production Studio as his studio space to teach members of The Headshot Crew. 

We had photographers from the GTA, Vancouver, Northern Ontario, London and Mexico attend.

We used all 4 spaces to have various lighting setups for the group and space out the participants. 

When a photographer of Peter Hurley's caliber loves your space and comes twice in one year to teach, you know that the space must be pretty great. Thank you Peter and everyone who attended for one fantastic weekend.

Peter Hurley with members of the Headshot Crew in studio 1.

Peter Hurley with members of the Headshot Crew in studio 1.

We Welcome Resident Artist RJA

We Welcome Resident Artist RJA

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Feeling like there was more to life than an intensive job and private family life, a chance google search found a workshop at The Production Studios that rekindled my love of photography.

Attending many many many.... many workshops, I was able to understand and breakdown the details needed to elevate myself from amateur hobbyist to a passionate artist that aspires to eventually rise up as a true professional photographer (some day!).

I enjoy many genres within photography and have produced many photos that I am proud of. Initially, head / beauty shots captivated me. Curiosity eventually rolled into boudoir and fine art. Now, I am taking my interests and focusing on Fashion to see what I can produce.

Should anyone wish to collaborate on future projects, please feel free to contact me.

Samples of RJA's Work

We Welcome Resident Artist Stephen Roberts

We Welcome Resident Artist Stephen Roberts

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As photographers we live for freezing the moment. My passion in photography is for defrosting the moment. Rather than everything being completely sharp and frozen in time. I love to show movement and dreaminess and a sense of the surreal.

Being a dance dad, this is one of the reasons I was attracted to this art form, as well as long exposure landscapes and seascapes. I love to drag the shutter. I could be quite happy shooting for the rest of my life with shutter speeds of a second or longer…..

I am a huge lover of portrait photography. Sitting down with my subject conversing and trying to create a real emotional connection and pose from my sitter is an art form which is a wonderful challenge that I enjoy immensely. A great emotional portrait is not made in camera but on either side of it. One of my favourite portrait photographers Yousuf Karsh says it best: “When one sees the residuum of greatness before ones camera one must recognize it in a flash. There is a brief moment when all that there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit may be reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record. This is the elusive moment of truth.

I am a resident photographer at The Production Studio in Mississauga. I am currently booked for my dance series and portraits shoots till October 2017. But I am always looking for models and professional dancers for my creative projects. If you are interested in collaborating with me I would love to hear from you….Visit my site www.floto.ca and book your shoot today.

Samples of Stephen's Work

Video of the Signature Series Workshop w/ Paul Buceta @ The Production Studio

Video of the Signature Series Workshop w/ Paul Buceta @ The Production Studio

Here is a video that we put together to show what we do in our intensive and Signature Series workshops. We want to create the best environment and talent to help you achieve your goals as a photographer, to help build your book and to allow you to have fun while doing it. For more information and to register for workshops check us out online at www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO 

Don't forget that we can also assist you with all of your studio rental or commercial needs. You can find more information about that at www.productionstudio.ca

Signature Series | BTS of Our First Big Workshop

Signature Series | BTS of Our First Big Workshop

Take a look at the BTS of the first collaboration between photographers William Riquelme, Sean Lyn and Pires Photography. We have another workshop coming up on February 26th. This is one that you won't want to miss. 

Check us out online at www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or on our meetup group www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO

We officially kicked off the new space with a weekend of amazing workshops. Thanks to @cmr_photog for the video of the big day. 3 models, 2 MUAs, 3 workshop organizers and 23 photographers filled our 3 spaces Thank you to Pires Photography, Sean Lyn Photography, William Riquelme Photography who were the workshop facilitators.

We Welcome Rayven Martinez - Resident Artist

We Welcome Rayven Martinez - Resident Artist

Filmmaker + Fashion/Fine Art Photographer and Cinematographer in Toronto, Canada.
(Fashion, Editorial and Commercial)

Rayven’s love for imagery began with a Canon A1 in High School shooting for Yearbook Yearly and School Sport Meets. After Graduating High School he had upgraded to a Canon 10's 35mm SLR with Prime Lenses started shooting Events. He had taken Art Workshops in his early 20's from Painting to Sculptor. Since those fledgling days, Rayven expanded his horizons to the Film Industry and found himself Directing, Managing and Producing Videos, while maintaining his passion for Photography. He has work for Grants such as BravoFact, MuchFact, OAC (Ontario Art Coucil), The Canada Council for the Arts, Tele Film and OMDC (Ontario Media Developement Corporation).Some of his clients include: Sony, Visa, Samsung, Rogers and TIFF.

On the side, this shutterbug can be found watching films from his Criterion Collection, Animations by Studio Ghibli and Tim Burton. He loves Horror movies from Director Dario Argento's Films, to Old Classics to New. A Collector of Vintage Films and Cameras, his most current set includes a Horseman VCC Converter Tilt-Shift and Polaroid SLR 680.

Rayven knows how to stay on the Budget learning from working as Producer and Production Manager on Commercials and Music Videos. He also knows how to work on a pressure specially important Deadlines!

Written by Roseanne Dela Rosa Ricasio (Editor Wedding Bell)

For inquiries please contact: Rayven@rayvenphotography.com
Website: www.Rayvenphotography.com (Under Construction)
Porfolio: www.500px.com/Rayven

SAMPLE WORK

We Welcome Billy Vasilios - Residency Artist

We Welcome Billy Vasilios - Residency Artist

I was 8 years old when my mother first let me take a photo with her bulky Polaroid instant camera.

Even though it was 1979, I can still remember the feeling, the weight, and the joy of being able to capture real, genuine moments.

It wasn’t long after that my appreciation turned into a passion, and that passion led me to a career.

Having studied Journalism at Humber College in the 90s, I decided to merge my two interests of photography and journalism, and dive into the diverse and wonderful world of photo-journalism.

It’s been many years since those initial days, but that same journalistic tendency to genuinely appreciate that around me and to find ways of capturing it organically has stuck with me ever since.

Flash forward to today, and I now find myself shooting everything from beauty to commercial and everything in between.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is my love for capturing things as they actually happen.
It’s why I pride myself so much on not just taking great pictures, but on creating great environments to have a really memorable shoot.

Because when clients look back at my pictures, I don’t just want them to see joy, I want them to remember it.

To check out more of my work head to: www.vasilocity.com

Biography written by Ashley J. Hassard

Signature Series | BTS w/ Della Pham & Pires Photography

Signature Series | BTS w/ Della Pham & Pires Photography

Take a look at the BTS video with Della Melinda Pham and Pires Photographyy at The Production Studio as they help to design and create amazing portfolio images for photographers.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the day such a success. We are looking forward to the next collaboration between these two photographers in our spaces on Sunday, January 29th. For more information visit www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or sign up on our meetup page www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO

The Headshot Intensive Toronto March 2017

The Headshot Intensive Toronto March 2017

The Production Studio is excited to announce that world renowned photographer Peter Hurley will be bringing SHABANG! to our studios in March.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Peter Hurley is a premier portrait and headshot photographer with studios in New York City and Los Angeles. He is known for the genuine expressions he captures in his actors headshots and executive portraits.

EDUCATOR

He is an expert on human facial expression and has spoken on the subject for TEDx, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and GoDaddy to name a few. Peter is also a Canon Explorer of Light and teaches his signature photography workshops all over the world. He is the author of the recently published book The Headshot the definitive guide to headshot photography.

SIGN UP

You can sign up via the buttons below linking to the two events at our studios and check out the video for more information.

Studio 4 - A Great Creative Space

Studio 4 - A Great Creative Space

Our 4th studio space has opened and has lends itself to many creative and commercial projects. Spanning 3500 sq ft, this space has already been used for photography and video projects.

Combined with our existing 3 spaces, The Production Studio now offers over 8500 sq ft of shooting space, two load in bays, two kitchenettes and 4 bathrooms. Contact us at sales@productionstudio.ca for a custom quote or for more information.

81 Entertainment | Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You

81 Entertainment | Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You

We have developed a great relationship with 81 Entertainment who have now used our various spaces for a few projects.

81 Entertainment is Toronto’s premier video production service company specializing in commercial production and branded content. Trusted by small businesses and large international brands alike, 81 Entertainment’s range of expertise ensures each client receives the best in concept design and execution.

Earlier in the year, 81 Entertainment used our spaces to create a fantastic video fro Anastasia A' cover of Justin Bieber's I'll Show You. 

Take a look below and watch both the BTS video and music video. We are proud and honoured to have had this shot in our spaces.

Official behind the scenes video for Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You (Cover) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: http://smarturl.it/ILLSHOWYOUCOVER Hi guys, I recently had my first baby in Aug and it was the most incredible feeling in the world.Taking a year off from my music career was very refreshing and much needed , but I am happy to finally share with you a project that I was inspired to make.
Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You (Cover) 15/12/2016 Watch: BEHIND THE SCENES here--- http://smarturl.it/illshowyoubts Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Illshowyousingle Stream on Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/album/33xLJIqHHPqmJBZpyhh0gf Hey guys, I recently had my first baby in Aug and it was the most incredible feeling in the world.Taking a year off from my music career was very refreshing and much needed , but I am happy to finally share with you a project that I was inspired to make.

November 25th e-letter - Take a look and subscribe online

November 25th e-letter - Take a look and subscribe online

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Photographers Shape the Photograph

Photographers Shape the Photograph

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it.

Take a look at this video to see the difference in images from 6 photographers with the same person for some portraiture work.

If you are looking to have your portrait taken at The Production Studio feel free to contact us at sales@productionstudio.ca and see more work at www.piresphotography.ca