Los Angeles Production Coordinator | Wikipedia x Paramount Network Project

Los Angeles Production Coordinator | Wikipedia x Paramount Network Project

I collaborated with Tiger House Films Los Angeles brand video production company was approached for the second time by social media giant NowThis Media to produce a brand video production for Paramount Network’s primetime show American Woman and Wikipedia. I was involved as a Los Angeles production coordinator in this project.

Set in the center of Hollywood at Neuehouse, this brand video campaign was produced to highlight women’s empowerment by bringing to light the fact that only a small percentage of Wikipedia article editors are in fact, women. As a Los Angeles production coordinator I was thrilled to be part of this project.

Teaming with Paramount Network and their new show American Woman, NowThis Media and Tiger House Films brand video production company were able to produce a branded video production of an “all women edit-a-thon”.

The venue for the event, Neuehouse, is a brand new office and event space in the center of Hollywood. The location is a venue at the crossroads of art, culture, film and creative business. It is an ideal location for a forward thinking brand video production such as the collaboration between Tiger House Films and NowThis Media.

This brand video production is intended to reach a global audience through various social media channels including followers of American Woman on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and various other social media platforms.

Following the trend of social media brand video production and branded media to promote causes, our team at Tiger House Films was able to harness our extensive experience in this particular field to shoot this spot all within a twelve hour production day.

I constantly post about my work on social media, please visit my Los Angeles production 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/

Check out the finalized video to learn more about our collaboration: https://shortyawards.com/3rd-socialgood/nowthis-x-paramount-networks-wikiwomen

CREDITS:

Studio: NowThis Media
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Client: Wikipedia / Paramount Network
Starring: Cast Of American Woman
Producers: Jason Kent Carpenter / Luca Buzas
Director:  Alyssa Kurtzman (Group Nine Media)
D.P.:  Josh Allen


Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

The Continental GT motorcycle commercial production was the first of two international commercial productions we created for Royal Enfield in conjunction with Storytellers.in from Mumbai, India. I got hired by THF as a creative coordinator in Los Angeles to work on this commercial. This spot for the new Continental GT, was shot over 5 days all over California with a stellar Tiger House Films commercial production team.

This first of two motorcycle commercial productions for Royal Enfield was shot in Downtown Los Angeles with an overnight production schedule. Our commercial producers shut down 4th street bridge and shot fireworks off of it, blocked 2nd street tunnel, lower Grand Ave and many blocks of Broadway to accommodate the stunts and precision riding necessary to pull off this motorcycle commercial production.

I was not only the creative coordinator in Los Angeles on this project but also did the wardrobe styling. I had 10 main casts to style. As a TV commercial wardrobe stylist I love working with a wide range of looks and stlyes that my clients request.

Royal Enfield is a historic Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of “the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production”. The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901. The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history.

This international motorcycle commercial production was an extreme challenge for our production company on many levels. The end results were beautiful and made the journey worth it.

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 creative coordinator in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To view our new motorcycle commercial productions on the brand site, visit: The Official Royal Enfield Site

CREDITS:

Client: Royal Enfield
Agency: DDB
Production Companies: Storrytellers.in (India) / Tiger House Films (USA)
Director: Arun Gopalan
DP: Matt Chuang
Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Freelance Production Coordinator | Raw Gold Cosmetics Commercial

Freelance Production Coordinator | Raw Gold Cosmetics Commercial

Tiger House Films Los Angeles brand commercial production company was approached by new cosmetics brand Raw Gold Cosmetics to create a series of brand commercial productions for their new line of 24k Gold Face Mask products. I got hired by  THF as a freelance production coordinator.

The featured cosmetic mask was the 24k Ra Gold Mask which comes in a unique syringe style tube. THF brand commercial production focuses on the benefits of applying this product to the face and other areas of the skin, leaving the surface of the skin glowing and healthy.

In one portion of our series, the models in our brand commercial productions were all asked to give their raw reactions to the product before knowing what was being handed to them.

Our video production team was able to capture some very energetic and genuine model reactions to the product, ranging from their impressions on the packaging, to the way the mask felt during and after application.

THF brand commercial production team was able to capture multiple videos during our one day shoot for Raw Gold Cosmetics at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. Tiger House Films Los Angeles brand commercial production company created the video from pre-production all the way through post production and delivery of the project. As a freelance production coordinator I was managing the schedule, budget, the needs of crew members on set, and other general administrative duties.
Tiger House Films Los Angeles video production company worked in conjunction with a fashion photographer during our 12 hour brand commercial production day. The media was meant to give maximum launch exposure to the new cosmetics brand.

You can find our cosmetics brand video along with production Photos on the Raw Gold Cosmetics website: https://rawgoldcosmetics.com

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

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my freelance production coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Raw Gold Cosmetics
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
DP: Josh Allen


Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

This collaboration is the second time the Tiger House Films team worked with CEO Lisa Storie and her brand Ikaria Resort Wear to produce a photo / video campaign. As a creative production coordinator it was a pleasure working on THF and IKARIA collaboration. This fashion video production / high fashion photo shoot for Ikaria was to debut their SS18 ready to wear collection of beautiful, luxurious coverups inspired by luxury travel destinations.

Our fashion video production team partnered once again with the professional photography duo Melis+Dainon . These two talented creatives are also the casting directors on this project and brought their beauty team along for the project. Melis and Dainon took on several aspects of the pre-production as well including arranging model flights and hotel / working with the Lions Agency.

The supermodel cast by Melis and Dainon for this production was Barbara Fialho from The Lions NYC . Previous to our shoot Barbara had just finished walking the Victoria’s Secret Runway in Shanghai as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and flew from NYC to Palm Springs for our production.

Barbara is stunningly beautiful and gave the camera incredible charisma. Her ability be aware of her body and how to move for camera allowed the creative team to work seamlessly with her. The lead designer behind the new Ikaria ready to wear collection, Leah Hulon created beautiful designs for the brand that fit the location  and mood perfectly. As a creative production coordinator I loved working in conjunction with the photo and video team.

The Palm Springs location that was chosen for the fashion production was nestled at the foot of the mountains bordering the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The location was a triumph of modern architecture and lush landscaping set upon the natural backdrop and harsh landscape of the California desert.

Please find our fashion video along with Melis+Dainon’s Photos on the Ikaria website: https://www.ikariaresortwear.com/

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

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my creative production coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: Ikaria Resort Wear
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
Assistant Camera: Robin Pabello
BTS Video: Ben Gabriel Shultz
Photography Team / Casting: Melis+Dainon
Model: Barbara Fialho
Makeup Artist: Carissa Ferreri
Hair Stylist:  Michael Kanyon

 


Las Vegas Hair and Makeup Artist | HIDOW Print Campaign

Las Vegas Hair and Makeup Artist | HIDOW Print Campaign

Traveling is one of the best parts of my job as a Las Vegas hair and makeup artist, which was where I worked on a print campaign for HIDOW. For this, as with every job, my goal was to match the brand identity and create the appropriate makeup looks for the client.

HIDOW is a company that creates pain management devices, including massagers, heating pads, etc. Most of the products are designed for people with an active lifestyle, as well as those who are prone to different types of muscle pain. The overall look of the shoot was designed to target sporty and active customers.

As a Las Vegas hair and makeup artist, I was assigned to work on four models, and my goal was to create the perfect looks for each of them so they would look great on print. Since the shoot was for a sports brand, we did not want the models to be all glammed up. We wanted to create a “no-makeup” look, but not so much that the models would look plain. I also designed the wardrobe styling. When working with a sports brand, the style is pretty straight forward. I love it when I am able to pull off great looks, even when the available items are limited because it allows me to be creative with the colors and shapes of the outfits.

One of the things I love about my job is that it teaches me how to be flexible. Traveling for a job is a prime example of this. I love planning what to bring and checking what I need ahead of the shoot so that I can come to the location ready to take on the task.

Another thing I love about this job is that I get to work closely with brands, most of which I would personally use and recommend. Usually, the producers are very detailed when it comes to the instructions and briefs in regards to the shoot, and they really appreciate it when you take the time to study the client’s brand identity and ensure that the looks I create suits the brand’s image.

I frequently post about hair and makeup trends on my Instagram, please visit my Las Vegas hair and makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see additional of my work as a Las Vegas hair and makeup artist, please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Las Vegas Professional Makeup Artist | FC Scion Gala Video

Las Vegas Professional Makeup Artist | FC Scion Gala Video

While working in both fields, I have learned  that print makeup is quite different from video makeup. I was hired as a professional makeup artist in Las Vegas where I worked with a commercial production company called Tiger House Films.

Tiger House Films is a dynamic, multi-award winning full-service commercial and brand film production company headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, working in New York, San Francisco and nationwide. THF have the combined capabilities of an advertising agency, video production company, and post-production house.

Many brands enjoy shooting in Las Vegas as it can provide a variety of locations. For this particular shoot, I did makeup for actor, Vincent Veillon, and knowing the difference between photo and video makeup is essential for this type of job.

The TV show that we shot is a Swiss comedy show called 26 Minutes. They filmed in many different locations throughout Nevada. Since I really enjoyed the location, I am going to list down some of the things that make Las Vegas my favorite location:

  • Las Vegas is iconic. The city itself is a character, reminding the spectators of its fancy makeup and glittering lights, and people tend to associate it with party and fun.
  • Accessibility and flexibility. If you want to shoot in the dessert, you’re in luck! You’re already there, and if you want want complete isolation, it’s just a short drive away. If you want to shoot on the streets, there are several picturesque streets throughout the city. The city can also provide locations for various different types of shoots. Whether it would be TV shows, fashion, print, commercials, you name it, Las Vegas can provide it.
  • The city is busy with entertainment events. In Las Vegas, very day is a show. Entertainment is endless and non-stop. This creates job opportunities for artists, production companies, production people and everyone who is creative. As a Las Vegas professional makeup artist, you’ll have no trouble finding exciting projects to work on.

To learn more about FC Scion Gala Video please visit their youtube page here: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=icT2qBXcDJ0

I frequently post about hair and makeup trends on my Instagram, please visit my Las Vegas professional makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see additional of my work as a Las Vegas professional makeup artist, please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Celebrity Makeup Artist Los Angeles | Essentia Billboard

Being a celebrity makeup artist Los Angeles has some totally fun perks. The other day I was at the Grove, and the advertisement I worked on appeared on the billboard! This is one of the projects I had fun working on, and what I am proud of, is that this particular campaign I did with Essentia called the Overachievers Nation was marketed heavily throughout the United States. We shot with the celebrity singer and songwriter, Arlissa, who flew all the way from London. She looked gorgeous in the advertisement.

My goal is to keep the consistent work I am getting as a celebrity stylist and makeup artist in Los Angeles who works with video shoots for big brands. For this campaign, I worked with STORIES International which is a trusted agency and commercial production company from Los Angeles. They have handled campaigns for well-known companies such as Sony, Subaru, KFC, IKEA, etc. STORIES International has a long list of clients on their website. The Overachievers Nations is directed by the talented Austin Will, who has done works for Puma, Nike, and other active lifestyle related campaigns.

The campaign took us one day to shoot. We did the production at Hotel Cafe which is a Hollywood club. I was excited to get my hands on the job to shoot on that day. I did the celebrity stylist tasks first and we started choosing pieces for Arlissa’s wardrobe. She was fun to style because she got the unique, fit and gorgeous look perfect for the Essentia brand.

After taking care of her wardrobe, we immediately proceeded to Arlissa’s makeup. For her makeup, we chose the natural look. The concept of the video is centered on what she does, that is why we want her to look as natural and comfortable as she regularly does. I really liked working on the look because she seemed effortlessly stunning in the photos, especially when I saw the ad on the billboard.

The advertisement was also shown on different platforms all over the United States. It was seen in print, online and billboard, including that one in the premium location at the Grove, Los Angeles. I always feel delighted when I  see a campaign I worked on, especially this Overachievers Nation project. Essentia was a great company to work with. It was a pleasure completing this beautiful advertisement. If you want to have a peek of the advertisement, you can also see the video on their website.

Essentia currently provides smooth tasting alkaline bottled water and has been popular with athletes who play physically demanding sports or go through lots of energy and demanding tasks every day. These people need to replenish and refresh after their arduous workouts. Arlissa was indeed a perfect person for this ad as she performs and burns through energy very quickly on stage.

Overall, it was a memorable experience and seeing the billboard made me realize how rewarding it is to be a celebrity stylist or celebrity makeup artist. Los Angeles is a great place for this profession. You get to meet amazing people and brands, and you get to see your work shown and admired by strangers as well as the general public.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends on Instagram, please visit my celebrity makeup artist 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/


Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

Personal Stylist and Makeup Artist in LA | Salvation Mountain Photoshoot

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA I was working with wedding, lifestyle and portrait photographer Radostina Boseva ( Joy ). Joy’s client, Viki  asked her to arrange a shoot for her 18th birthday. Viki then contacted me to take care of her personal wardrobe styling and hair-makeup during our one day photoshoot.

We were shooting on both film and digital, Joy stated: I love to shoot with both film (yeah, the old school film rolls) and digital. The images that you will see here are primarily shoot on film, because I love the colors and the dreamy look.

As a personal stylist and makeup artist in LA, I love to travel for work to beautiful places. For this photo shoot, our location was Salvation Mountain, Salvation Mountain is a hillside visionary environment created by local resident Leonard Knight in the California Desert area of Imperial County, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near Slab City, and several miles from the Salton Sea.

From Radostina Boseva about our shoot: One of the most interesting, challenging and fun photoshoots that I did last year, actually happened at the very end on December 30. I flew down to Los Angeles from San Francisco and together with the fantastic fashion stylist and makeup artist Luca Buzas we drove down all the way to Salvation Mountain for this colorful and fun birthday photoshoot. The entire session was photographed on film and I think only film could preserve all those beautiful colors in the California desert.

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my personal stylist and makeup artist in LA page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

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

Please visit Radostina Boseva website here to view the full photo shoot: https://radostina.photography/journal/portrait-session-on-film-in-salvation-mountain-california


Professional Makeup Artist in LA | Hollywood Shine Beauty Editorial

Professional Makeup Artist in LA | Hollywood Shine Beauty Editorial

As a professional makeup artist in LA I was working with fashion model / influencer Kenzo Lauren on an editorial beauty shoot in Los Angeles. The fashion shoot entitled Hollywood Shine, has been published by Dear Velvet on their online blog. We found Kenzo while I was looking for fashion models in the Los Angeles area. We arranged this photo shoot in several locations in Hollywood, Venice and Santa Monica, launching our first fashion photo collaboration.

Most importantly we were going for a high end look on this shoot, inspired by the Oscars. From gold makeup to sparkling nails, the looks exuded Hollywood glamour. I managed Kenzo’s makeup and styling for this editorial. Eye makeup speaks volumes about your style and when done right, it has the power to be immensely transformative. So it did for Kenzo. I chose matching cocktail dresses to complete her look for this shoot.

As a professional makeup artist in LA, I always arrive to fashion shoots with a fully equipped kit of high-quality cosmetics in a wide variety of colors. Highlighter is the ultimate photo-ready secret. On this editorial I used gold and silver glitter as well for eye shadow. A little glitter liner is a super fun way to add some sparkle to your look. 

Dear Velvet is a diary of style, creativity and wanderlust. We first connected in 2015 with the DV team and since then, they have published several amazing articles about my work as a professional makeup artist in LA.

From the founder of DV : “Art and fashion, writing, photography and sheer curiosity keep me up late, playing in the digital world and on the road in the real one.”

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my professional makeup artist in LA page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

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

Please visit Dear Velvet website here for the full article: https://dearvelvet.com/2016/02/26/hollywood-oscar-shine/


Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | Mei Online Advertising

Celebrity Makeup Artist In Los Angeles | MEI.COM Online Advertising

I recently collaborated with MEI.COM on a fashion shoot for their online luxury shopping platform. As a celebrity makeup artist in Los Angeles, I often collaborate with fashion brands on their online advertising campaigns. I had the luck of working with Instagram celebrity influencer Taylor Tomasi Hill on this campaign. We went for a natural beauty makeup look with wavy hair style.

Our fashion shoot started early in the morning at one of the 5-star luxury hotel suites in Shanghai, China. We had a quick meeting about the beauty makeup style we were going for. Taylor preferred focusing more on wardrobe styling so we wanted to keep her makeup natural. Natural makeup is all about finding the balance between glowing skin and the perfect foundation application.

MEI.COM is bringing luxury to life. Leading luxury retail platform MEI.COM revolutionizing the way they produce the most fashionable web content in China. As the largest luxury retailer in the Chinese market, staying ahead of trends in fashion is imperative to MEI’s success.

From Wikifashion: “Taylor Tomasi Hill is the style and accessories director for US Marie Claire magazine. It’s said that she is also the muse to Prabal Gurung. Taylor was previously the accessories director for Teen Vogue magazine. Taylor has described herself as a “clothing chameleon”, whose style is constantly evolving. She often mixes feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items. Taylor herself favors items from Proenza Schouler and Rick Owens. She lists Burberry trench coats as a staple in her wardrobe as well as Madewell destroyed jeans, Chanel 2.55 bag and YSL heels for the office. Taylor is rumored to be the new fashion director for Barney’s New York.”

I constantly post about beauty makeup trends, please visit my celebrity 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/

To shop from MEI.COM please visit their website here: http://www.mei.com/index.html