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L.A. Production Designer | FAMSA TV commercial

L.A. Production Designer | FAMSA TV commercial

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working as an L.A. production designer with Filmed Imagination and director Amit Gupta on a commercial shoot for our client, FAMSA USA is a subsidiary of GRUPO FAMSA of Monterrey, Mexico. FAMSA USA counts with 24 stores in the United States, located in the states of Texas and Illinois. FAMSA USA specializes in selling household items which include; furniture, mattresses, electronics, computers and appliances.

For this shoot, alongside my duties as an L.A. production designer, I was also in charge of the shopping, pre production, as well as the set direction. Since each of the sets are for the different scenes for the commercial, I needed to ensure the set for each space were appropriately placed in order to represent their stories in the best way possible. My experience in each of these departments, along with my ability to effectively multi-task, served as a key component to communicating with the clients and producers in the best way possible. For example, we transformed an empty space into a living room. During our shoot day we needed to flip the house for 6 different displays. This was no easy task, but we managed to pull it off in a short amount of time.

Despite the hefty load of responsibilities, I thoroughly enjoyed working with FAMSA and Filmed Imagination. They gave me the opportunity to channel my skills, ideas, and creativity in order to help bring Famsa’s vision to life.  Filmed Imagination is a full service Film, TV and Commercial Production company based in Los Angeles and New York.

Client: FAMSA

Production Company: Filmed Imagination

Director: Amit Gupta

DOP: Patrick Jones

Art Director: Dawn Asher
Production Designer: Luca Buzas

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post my works on Instagram, please visit my L.A. production designer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/


L.A. Creative Coordinator | “The Society” Branded Videos

L.A. Creative Coordinator | “The Society” Branded Videos

As an L.A. creative coordinator, I coordinated the art department and managed the communication between the NETFLIX team and our THF team. I was helping the production team, Tiger House Films, in the hiring process so I reached out to a lot of people who we thought were a good fit for this client. Styling the sets and my ability to shape the look of the project through my creative coordination and bringing on the creative team was the basis for Tiger House Films hiring me to be a part of the project.

Tiger House Films boutique commercial production company has partnered with Netflix to create branded videos for The Society’s Instagram and other social media platforms.

The Society is an American mystery teen drama web television series created by Christopher Keyser, that premiered on Netflix on May 10, 2019. The Society is perfect for those who love a teen drama with an edgy twist. It deals with a bunch of kids who are forced to become the leaders of their town after their parents mysteriously vanish.

Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

From the beginning Birdies team was seeking a boutique production company in Los Angeles for their production. Tiger House Films flexibility and creative input was the perfect match for their needs. As a Los Angeles creative coordinator I had a great time working with this team and hope to collaborate again soon.

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my L.A. creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

To see the final director’s cut of The Society branded videos click here:

Client: NETFLIX
Production Company: Tiger House Films

Executive Producer: Hasan Foster
Director: Jennifer Cochis and Rachel Samuels
Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas

 


Fashion Show Coordinator | Stella Lam Runway Show

Fashion Show Coordinator | Stella Lam Runway Show

Stella Lam haute couture collection launch is one of my projects I really enjoyed as a fashion show coordinator. It was a great project as I had to work with twelve models of which falls into three different categories of the collection launch. These fashion models were divided into three major themes which include luxury, creative and elegant. As well, I coordinated matching hair and makeup looks to the stunning dresses.

With the increasing social recognition to ‘women’s independence’, ‘dress’ in Stella Lam’s interpretation is more like a fashion icon symbolizing the social civilization. Stella Lam firmly believes that a woman’s charm comes from the different sides of temperament from the inside out, while a well-dressed woman embodies a sense of confidence and the pursuit of quality of life. Therefore, Stella Lam is the embodiment of the art of living.

Derived from care and focus on women’s life, ‘magnificence out of luxury, conciseness out of simple, personality without losing the taste’ features the value of Stella Lam.

Stella Lam is mainly in the service of urban women of all social occasions and moments, paying attention to women’s needs of various body sizes in all ages with various social appearance, providing you a great variety of ready-to-wear and make-to -order dress of all product lines.

I was privileged to display my fashion show coordinator skills to Chinese clients. Artists were the introductory act of the occasion which was educative and entertaining. Distinguished celebrities and influencers were present at the event.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my fashion show coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Stella Lam please visit their website page here: http://www.shanghaifashionweek.com/?portfolio_page=stella-lam


Freelance Makeup Artist | Cole Haan 2019 SS Fashion Video

Freelance Makeup Artist | Cole Haan 2019 SS Fashion Video

As a freelance makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with Cole Haan on their 2019 SS fashion video. I was the lead makeup artist and wardrobe stylist on this shoot. This fashion commercial campaign was shot in a two bedroom retro house in Hollywood Hills. This unique house was the perfect back drop to our high end fashion campaign for Cole Haan’s new collection.

Our director Magellan Rubin focused on high-end fashion / commercial style coverage of the models while making sure to cover the shoes as a main focal point.

About the director: Magellan Rubin is a director based in Los Angeles, California. He spent the first few years of his career as a cinematographer in Colorado, cutting his teeth on documentaries and later on commercial projects. Eventually, he got into directing and quickly began to make a name for himself by working on commercials for leading brands and music videos for emerging artists. As a director, Magellan strives to create content that drives culture and challenges the limits of storytelling. His current portfolio includes content ranging from narrative films to commercials to music videos.

Cole Haan is a global men’s and women’s footwear and accessories brand that was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1928. Cole Haan currently has headquarters in both New York City and Greenland, New Hampshire, United States.

I had an wonderful time working with Cole Haan’s team as a freelance makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my freelance makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: Cole Haan

Director: Magellan Rubin

Key Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist : Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Costume Designer | Drink UbU Commercial Shoot

Los Angeles Costume Designer | Drink UbU Commercial Shoot

Lemonlight, a production company / advertising agency hired me as a Los Angeles costume designer for their UbU commercial spot a couple of months ago. I love to work with brands who have great taste in their marketing and advertising materials. We shot this commercial spot for 2 days around Venice and Santa Monica beach in Los Angeles, CA.

I styled 5 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this commercial production. The wardrobe direction given from the director was casual and lifestyle so I brought many options from ZARA and H&M stores.

About UbU: A healthy lifestyle and daily mindful choices are the first steps to a balanced mind and body. If you need vitality and focus with UbU Organic Natural Energy, or the benefits of full spectrum hemp with UbU Organic Hemp Tonic, each bottle provides an immune system boost, supports digestive health, and promotes hydration. UbU naturally empowers you to be your best, balanced self, so you can face almost anything life throws your way.

Lemonlight believes in teamwork to create and fulfill every client’s vision. They house some of the most talented crew members in the country in order to offer each client a unique production that promises success. Lemonlight instills core values and ethical standards that create professionalism and creativity within their company and for their clients. They focus on narrative storytelling to produce cinematic images that inspire an emotional response from your audience.

I had a great time working with Lemonlight and UBU as a Los Angeles costume designer and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles costume designer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Celebrity Makeup Artist | LANY x Julia Michaels OKAY Music Video

Celebrity Makeup Artist | LANY x Julia Michaels OKAY Music Video

As a celebrity makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with LANY x Julia Michaels on their OKAY music video. I was the lead makeup artist and hair stylist on this project.

LANY is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, formed in 2014. The band consists of Paul Jason Klein, Charles Leslie “Les” Priest, and Jake Clifford Goss. Julia Carin Cavazos, known professionally as Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa.

The Los Angeles alt-pop band LANY has teamed up with superstar Julia Michaels for its latest single called OKAY. The tune is surprisingly catchy and light for such a heavy topic, but the rhythmic beat adds to the feeling of, yes, maybe I will be okay amidst the darkness.

This music video production for LANY was shot in Venice Beach and in Moonlight Rollerway with an overnight production schedule. With my makeup artist assistant, Mya, we had to stay mobile during the entire shoot. Over the past several years, I’ve been able to polish my skills as a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist. I’ve managed to gain a vast range of experience, worked with many different clients, and allowing my ambition and energy to assist in the creative process and provide a satisfying result.

I had an wonderful time working with Univeral Music Group, Julia Michaels and LANY‘s team as a celebrity makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my celebrity makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: Univeral Music Group

Stars: LANY, Julia Michaels

Director: Tom Dream

Key Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist : Luca Buzas

Assistant Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Mya Zan


Professional Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda SS19 Advertising Campaign

Professional Makeup Artist | Pelle Moda SS19 Advertising Campaign

As a professional makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Pelle Moda fashion brand team on their SS19 advertising campaign. I was the lead makeup artist on this project.

Our shoot took place in a beautiful house in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer, Sergio Necoechea, to capture the model in her best looks. In total we shoot 11 pairs of shoes during this photo session. On this particular campaign shoot, we were going for a natural beauty look. I used NARS Cosmetics newest eyeshadows and lipsticks.

About Pelle Moda: As a women’s contemporary brand known for the marriage of exotic materials with intricate ornaments and sensual color, Pelle Moda shoes exude excellence and hand-crafted attention. Every season, they offer a number of styles for fashionably aware women with individual femininity and impeccable taste. Designs are brought to life through wonderful sketches, material exploration, and global trend awareness. 
Sophisticated luxury is achieved through precise details and striking combinations. Pelle Moda shoes are the perfect choice for day or night, depending on the look you’re going for. 
Flourishing for over a decade, their styles are found in specialty boutiques and independent retailers around the world. Crafted to decorate the foot in the most flattering ways, our shoes make an appearance and leave a lasting impression.

I had an wonderful time working with Pelle Moda’s team as a professional makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my professional makeup artist in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client: Pelle Moda

Photographer: Sergio Necoechea

Model: Alexandra Bella

Hair & Makeup Artist : Luca Buzas


Freelance Fashion Stylist | Dear Velvet Editorial Shoot

Freelance Fashion Stylist | Dear Velvet Editorial Shoot

As a freelance fashion stylist, I love to travel for work. I had the luck of flying to the Philippines to style an editorial for Dear Velvet blog. My concept was to use only scarves as outfits. As DV said “One scarf really can do it all. Every travel article I’ve ever read advises taking a scarf to wear as a bandana, blanket, hankie and so on: it’s a camping staple. Packing just one thing seems like a revolutionary idea. Truly, just one scarf can double for almost every item in your wardrobe.”

A classic silk scarf is an investment piece in your wardrobe, that never goes out of style. Wearing a silk scarf with your outfit is a genius way to add instant, effortless chic to any look. But as with many accessories, it’s all in the styling.

Think saris and sarongs, bandanas and bralettes; experiment with twisting and make yourself a halter. Sleeveless or side layered, this is an easy way to dip into the bare shoulder trend. Headscarves, skirts and even bikinis are all there for a little artful tucking and tying. With Summer imminent and the endless hunt for holiday clothes occupying too much of our leisure browsing.

I had a great time working with Dear Velvet team as a freelance fashion stylist and hope to collaborate with him in the future. Here you can take a look on the editoral: https://dearvelvet.com/category/style/page/3/

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my freelance fashion stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Production & Retouch : Studio Supreme

Photographer : Olivier Hero Dressen

Fashion Stylist & Makeup Artist : Luca Buzas

Model Agency : OZAR Models Philippines
Location: Philippines, Cebu / Moalboal White Sand Beach
Editorial: Dear Velvet


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Lifestyle shoot in DTLA

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Lifestyle shoot in DTLA

Being a Los Angeles makeup artist I would like to share with you a couple of tricks and basic fixes which will help to deal with shiny or uneven skin tone, tired eyes, and unpronounced features in general. In real life, there’s nothing targeting and bouncing light off of your face, washing out your features. The human eye sees differently than the lens of a camera, which is why you look very different in the mirror versus in a picture.

Let’s start with the basics:

Mattifying, full-coverage base makeup will help your skin to look soft and even, plus it will combat shininess. Using a makeup brush will help to blend the product into a natural-looking finish.

Next up – Foundation: With a foundation brush, blend foundation evenly all over clean, moisturized skin.

Don’t forget the concealer: Apply your foundation first and then conceal the problem areas that still stand out. Use a minimal amount of concealer and blend well.

Last but not least – Translucent Powder: Lightly sweep powder over the center of the forehead, the center of the nose, and chin. Apply it as a final step, so you can tell where you need it, it will remove shine. A glow-y complexion looks great in person, but on camera, it can reflect like an oil slick. The trick is to leave the dewiness on your cheeks, but keep the middle of your face matte.

Check out my next blog articles for other on camera makeup tricks like creating natural eyebrows, eyeshadow,  eyelashes, lipstick and applying bronzer, blush, and highlighter for contouring.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Image Consultant In Los Angeles | Just Cavalli Private Event In China

Image Consultant In Los Angeles | Just Cavalli Private Event In China

Working as an image consultant in Los Angeles is a very exciting job. As an image consultant you are specialist who improve the personal or professional image of a client. You evaluate, enhance and upgrade your client’s look, behavior and communication skills to ensure that their image is consistent with their personal or professional goals. When I lived in China I collaborated with Just Cavalli‘s PR team and they flew me to Chengdu to host a private event to their clients.

Image Consultant Responsibilities:

  • Schedule comprehensive initial meetings with clients to ascertain their personal and professional goals.
  • Assess, improve and transform the client’s image, behavior and communication skills that will distinguish them from the crowd.
  • Engage with corporate clients through professional brand coaching and projects.
  • Counsel and coach clients with purposeful advice that contributes to a positive transformation of their personal or professional image.
  • Methodically transfer image information through an environment that facilitates the most efficient and effective learning.
  • Aspire to create images that are authentic, suitable, appealing and sustainable.

The event’s theme: For the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2014-15 pre-collection, Roberto Cavalli was inspired by a fascinating journey to the East, from the mysterious Persian lands to the incredible Turkish landscapes. Kilim rugs, medal embellishments, fringes and woven accents have become the distinctive elements for both day-wear and evening-wear pieces.

Classic shapes, geometric details and intense colors are mixed with arabesque motifs and animal-prints, to create a glamorous and contemporary look. The Just Cavalli Women’s pre-collection presents a feminine soul, but with a rock’n’roll and androgynous edge thanks to a series of iconic items such as the classic biker leather jacket, the Montgomery coat and the striped tops infused with Oriental-inspired elements.

I constantly post about image & fashion trends, please visit my image consultant in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/