Firmengründung von Prodigium Pictures… 11-11-11, 11:11pm

Official Launch of Prodigium Pictures, our own film and commercial production company in Los Angeles!

Official Launch of Prodigium Pictures, our own film and commercial production company in Los Angeles!

Durch etliche Zeitzwänge ist das einer der ersten chronologisch unlogischen Posts – in der Vergangenheit konnte ich mich immer mit Monaten an Verzögerung herausretten, aber jetzt bekommt ihr den Inhalt ganz direkt, live, so live wie es nur geht – und zwar am 11. Novermber 2011 um 11:11PM, LA-Zeit:

Die Eröffnung unserer eigenen Filmproduktionsfirma. Basierend in LA, haben wir Prodigium Pictures vor ca. 3 Monaten gegründet, und die letzten zweieinhalb Monate hart daran gearbeitet, unsere Siebensachen zusammenzubekommen, um unseren zukünftigen Kunden eine gute Übersicht zu verschaffen; Wer wir sind und Was wir können.

Damit einher geht natürlich, Sie werden das bereits geschlussfolgert haben, werter Leser, die Ablehnung der Annahme an die prestigeträchtige USC – zuerst die Arbeit, dann (hoffentlich nicht) das weitere Studium. Wenn es nach mir ginge, würde ich das Studium an den Nagel hängen und einfach die nächsten Jahre weiter in LA arbeiten – aber das ist um einiges komplizierter als Geld fürs Studium ausgeben, also schauen wir mal, was so passiert. Wie auch immer, heute – jetzt – ist der offizielle Moment, an dem unsere eigene Firma in Kraft tritt. Wir haben unser meistes Erspartes in die kalifornische LLC investiert, also hoffentlich wird’s dann auch was damit.

Hier die offizielle Presseaussendung: http://www.prodigium-pictures.com/blog/news/prodigium-pictures-officially-launched-press-release-11-11-11-1111pm.html

Facebook-Seite: http://www.facebook.com/prodigium.pictures

“Prodigium Pictures” Officially Launched on 11-11-11 at 11:11PM PST!

Und hier die Pressemeldung im Wortlaut/Reprint:

Press Release:

11-11-11 | 11:11PM
Los Angeles, CA

Official Launch of Prodigium Pictures

Prodigium Pictures proudly announced their official launch on November 11, 2011 at 11:11PM. The Los Angeles-based young commercial and film production company was established as an Austrian-Japanese venture in late 2011, after three entrepreneurs – Tobias Deml and Hiroki Kamada being young filmmakers, Max Deml being an experienced business specialist – put their plans to join efforts into action.

The Founders of Prodigium Pictures; Hiroki Kamada, Tobias Deml & Max Deml (left to right)
The Founders of Prodigium Pictures; Hiroki Kamada, Tobias Deml & Max Deml (left to right)


Prōdĭgĭum
[prɒdɪdɪəm], latin for “Beast”, “Monster”, or “Wonder” gets its name from the first project Deml and Kamada ever worked on together, filming an 18 year old Pontiac Firebird – a gas-guzzling beast – roar through the desert at high speeds.
The Official Showreel comes with the Launch:

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Finding the Essence in Story and Client Identity

Prodigium Pictures differs from other production companies through a basic understanding and mission of their work: Instead of interpreting artistic and marketing intentions as opposite forces, Prodigium takes the basic idea of narrative filmmaking – letting the story lead the creative development of the film – and makes it the premise for its commercial projects: to let the client’s identity, the essence of their product, be the guideline for any creative decisions in the process of each project, just like a film director needs to base decisions on the film’s story. This different approach transforms the commercial production process – especially in the planning phase and preproduction – in a more effective, collaborative process.

Prodigium Pictures concentrates their services on producing commercial video & film content. These services include:

  • Commercials for Television and Internet distribution
  • Music Videos from visual Artists, for musical Artists
  • Image Films / Branding Videos for corporate use in the areas of investment and public image building
  • Fashion Videos for runway shows, short designer vignettes and promotional material

By offering a full-service pipeline in all areas – from inception through preproduction, writing, production, post production and delivery – that central idea and leading concept can be upheld throughout the entire project. This rethinking of the commercial creative process also majorly influenced the logo design of Prodigium Pictures, which reinforces Prodigium’s philosophy visually through an inwards spiral.

A feature film in the works: Rocco Bukatzoo

On the set of "Rocco Bukatzoo" - last preparations for a car stunt scene in Downtown Los Angeles.
On the set of “Rocco Bukatzoo” – last preparations for a car stunt scene in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Prodigium Pictures is currently producing and shooting Mikel Caprice’s feature film “Rocco Bukatzoo“, an action comedy shot on a tight budget with great aspirations: 50% of the film’s profits will be donated to charity, so that the success of the film can do its part in helping those in need. This message attracted some known actors who expressed interest in starring in the feature. The film is already in production; a 5-minute excerpt is planned to be presented to the kickstarter crowdfunding community. There has been very few action films that were crowdfunded and professionally made, so “Rocco Bukatzoo” will step on rather unknown terrain for its funding.

The film will be delivered with an extensive making-of and behind-the-scenes, to pass knowledge and experience on to the next generation of upcoming low-budget filmmakers; samples can be found on the film’s facebook page.

Promotion – 33% off within 11 days
from 11-11-11 11:11PM PST

To celebrate their official launch and invite new clients to experience the creative force of Prodigium Pictures, the company offers new and existing clients 33% off on any contract made during an 11-day period after 11/11/2011. This includes Commercials, Music Videos, Image Films / Branding Videos and Fashion in Motion. Other kinds of projects can become part of the promotion, depending on client description. Contact Prodigium Pictures for an openly calculated estimate.

Offer lasts until 11/22/2011, 11:11PM Pacific Standard Time. Multiple contracts/projects per client depending on availability.
Prices of Commercials, Music Videos, Image Films, Branding Videos and Fashion Videos vary depending on project size and complexity. The promotion guarantees 33% off an openly calculated price estimate, based on an initial request by the client.

Further information / Contact:

Prodigium Pictures
info@prodigium-pictures.com
Tobias Deml: +1 (310) 350-5384 (USA)
Hiroki Kamada: +1 (213) 270-4253 (USA)
Max Deml: +43 (1) 876-0501 (AT)
Based in Los Angeles, California

In den nächsten paar Blogposts werde ich dann nachholen, wie ich das Studium beendet habe, wie ich im Sommer auf zwei Spielfilmen plötzlich als Kameramann eingestellt wurde und warum die USC um einen Österreicher ärmer wurde…

About the Author

Tobias Deml is an Austrian Filmmaker and Visual Artist. 2012 Cinematography Reel: http://vimeo.com/53973421 Tobias Deml ist ein österreichischer Filmstudent und Möchtegernregisseur in Los Angeles. Er arbeitet derzeit als Kameramann in Los Angeles und popelt in seiner Nase.