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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.

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.

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Studio 1 - 1100 sq ft

Studio 2- 1100 sq ft

Studio 3- 1100 sq ft

Studio 4- 3200 sq ft

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

Importance of Studio Space for Photographers

Importance of Studio Space for Photographers

The studio is a professional photographer’s second home away from home.  It could even be located in your actual home, but it should be a setting that you can feel secure and free of distractions.  Designing your studio space is also important, it should look and feel separate from a bedroom, for example.  It needs to be built around productivity, so we’re here to give you some tips on what is best to focus on for building the perfect photography studio.

Residency Program

The Residency Program at The Production Studio is a great way to start utilising a space where you have little overhead and can run your photography business out of. Meeting clients in a professional space can help you land the deal and give you a home base to operate out of. For more information on the residency program click here. Remember, with 4 spaces to shoot out of there will always be one available and we can make any custom package to suit your needs.

Maximizing Space

When it comes to renting out a studio space for photography, space is everything.  Don’t underestimate the importance of space to work, move, and think in.  This is about comfort and the ability to grow as a photographer.  Space also allows for more creative freedom, capturing your subjects without relying on zoom too heavily is key.  Headspace is also important, try to get a place for your studio that has elevated ceilings to really take control of your lighting.

Convenience and Class

Where your studio is located is almost as important as the studio itself.  If you only focus on the cost of rent, you might end up with a studio that is either located in a spot that is not in close proximity with your own house or is located in a drab industrial district, which could turn off clients.  Appearances can and do matter, so consider this when planning your studio location.

Controlling your Craft

Sunlight is certainly ideal, however controllable light is more vital.  So, in the event that you have access to common light that you can't control, it’s better to pick a spot you'll need to falsely light that you can control.

Expansive, upscale, open gathering places are super helpful for a photography studio.  A flatscreen TV makes a pleasant expansion to the waiting room – demonstrating your portfolio pictures or motivating art videos.

The camera room ought to be separate from the business room.  If not totally discrete, the two ought to be isolated by separation or themes.  The main thing you ought to do in the camera room is shoot. Everything else needs to happen elsewhere.

A changing area is another great idea.  The changing area ought to offer good security and ideally, be no less than a porta-john to consider simple outfit swapping.  The changing area ought to offer a little seat and table and in addition places to hang garments. A lavatory can serve as a changing area insofar as it's sufficient for allowing a person to stretch their arms and legs around.

Intangibles

A reliable power grid. You ought to expect that a normal studio will utilize significantly more power than the customary office workspace.  By and large the camera room ought to be white, dark, dim or nonpartisan in shading. This keeps away from inadvertent reflections.  And, finally, keep your studio stocked with lots of comforting items for all the senses: healthy snacks, beverages/alcohol, mints, and music playlists for different personalities.

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

Take a look at our latest e-letter online to check out the great workshops we have lined up.

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Our First Workshop - Crazy, Sexy, Cool

Our First Workshop - Crazy, Sexy, Cool

The Production Studio is excited to announce it's first workshop. We are going to be bringing in Cristina who has been away from the city for awhile. Cristina is a lovely agency model whom we have had the pleasure of bringing into the studio space before. 

We are going to be creating some crazy, sexy, cool fashion and lingerie sets with this stunning model. We will start with a 1 min round to get a great beauty shot and then shoot as many sets as we can within the 3 hr workshop.  Take a look at our inspiration images below and what we will be able to achieve to help enhance your portfolio while having fun and learning with others in the group.

OUR MODEL - Cristina

OUR CONCEPTS

The Production Studio Residency Program

The Production Studio Residency Program

Our Residency Program offers access to The Production Studio at a more affordable rate while also providing promotional services for you and your work.

The program affords photographers the space and time to advance their careers and to strengthen their skills, perfect for both emerging and professional photographers at phenomenal value.

The Production Studio is a spacious 4500+ sq ft facility with access to 3 distinct studios (1500 sq ft each) ideal for those equipped with their own gear.

Our Residency Program is here to take your photography to the next level. If you have any questions or would like to sign up email us at sales@productionstudio.ca