Los Angeles Production Designer | Awana TV commercial

Los Angeles Production Designer | Awana TV commercial

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working as a Los Angeles production designer and wardrobe stylist with OX Creates and Justin Bell Productions on a commercial shoot for our client, Awana, an international Christian nonprofit organization that focuses on educating children of all ages in biblical studies, and gives them the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, regardless of their background. Their mission is to help “reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world for God”.

The commercial depicts the stories of three characters, Chloe, Jay, and Brent. Each of them have their own backstory and from different parts of the world. Throughout the course of the commercial, we see each of them go through their own set of trials and tribulations and how they’re able to find God in the process.

For this shoot, alongside my duties as a Los Angeles production designer, I was also in charge of the fashion/wardrobe styling and design of the costumes, as well as the set direction. Since each of the characters are from different parts of the world, I needed to ensure the set and costume designs for each character 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 office space into a child’s bedroom. 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 Ox Creates and Justin Bell Productions. They gave me the opportunity to channel my skills, ideas, and creativity in order to help bring Awana’s vision to life. OX Creative is a visual content and brand strategy firm that uses their platform to connect up-and-coming talent to global brands that focus on making the world a better place.

Since moving out to Los Angeles in 2017, I have continued displaying my work in commercials and advertisements. I’ve worked alongside many different brands, companies, and organizations such as The Scotch porter, Mattel, Mtailor, North Face, among many others. Now, I can happily add Ox Creates and Justin Bell Productions to the list. I’m very proud of the hard work and dedication that was put into this shoot. If you’re interested, I highly recommend you check out the commercial, which was recently uploaded on YouTube. Go check it out: https://lucabuzas.com/portfolio/awana/

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 Los Angeles production designer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Awana please visit their website page here: https://www.awana.org/


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles, CA | ESSENTIA

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | ESSENTIA

As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA I got hired recently to work with ESSENTIA on a new campaign called Overachievers Nation with celebrity singer/songwriter Arlissa. Arlissa flew in from London to Los Angeles to work with us on this branded video and photo shoot.

The agency and commercial production company was STORIES International, their headquarters are based in Los Angeles, CA. The commercial was directed by Austin Will. We were shooting one day at a Hollywood club called the Hotel Cafe. We started our day selecting Arlissa’s wardrobe, then right after I started to work on her makeup. She loves natural makeup, on this specific commercial shoot, the video and photo campaign was about her and her work. For this production we were going for a look where she felt most comfortable. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist I love to work on branded commercials.

The video turned out great, It has been advertised all across the US on billboards, online and in print versions as well. It was a pleasure to work with ESSENTIA on this commercial.

About ESSENTIA:

The result is supercharged ionized alkaline water that has been clinically shown to be more effective at rehydrating. We believe proper hydration increases human potential. Essentia‘s proprietary ionization process creates a clean and smooth tasting 9.5pH or higher alkaline water that’s better at rehydrating. We have backed it up with solid science*. Essentia was included in the first ever hydration study of its kind.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends on Instagram, please visit my celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

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

To see the branded video with Arlissa please visit Essentia website here: https://www.essentiawater.com/overachiever/arlissa/