Think Vietnam Aerials? Think CREATV.
A Compilation of our best Aerial cinematography work in 2015
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Does your script require exotic locations, breathtaking sceneries, unexploited world marvels? Are you tired of shooting in Thailand, Spain or South Africa? Or does your story simply take place in Vietnam but never thought you could shoot here?
Think CREATV Company, your production partner in S.E. Asia.
In March, the CREATV Company line produced a TVC in a magical location way up north of Vietnam, at the actual border with China. You don’t get to the Ban Gioc Waterfalls by chance. You need to deserve them. And the 10 hour ride from Hanoi is the price your body pays to be allowed to discover this astounding location. Listen to my advice, don’t take the Lang Son path as the punishment will be horrific. This road remembered by the French as Route Coloniale 4, the RC4 became the grave of thousands of men in 1950, four years before the debacle of Dien Bien Phu. I recommend you take the Highway through Thai Nguyen province then up the steep winding road all the way North, pass Cao Bang city until the car cannot go further. Across the Quay Son river, you hit China. The Ban Gioc Waterfalls are actually a set of two falls. On the first one – to the left when you arrive onsite, water drops 30 meters from wild vegetation, while the second falls… which are shared with China are much wider and water drops the height difference in stages. On our scout and shoot, the power outflow was not at it’s maximum as March is still in the dry season. Come June and you can see all the might of that real world marvel. If you enjoy rock climbing, you will be able to reach the first level of the water system and enjoy the panorama overlooking the site and our northern bordering neighbours. The shoot was mainly marine and involved a fleet of barges as it needed to accommodate a multi-camera shoot of and Epic and a Phantom for all the High speed shots … a Jimmy Jib that came by truck from Ho Chi Minh City, a close to 2000 km / 5 days road trip… and 15 production crew and agency clients from Mumbai … including their lovely and nonetheless very courageous model. The result shows, it was well worth the trip!
Saigon, April 2015
2014 was a crazy, wacky year full of excitement and emotion. We chased lost planes and delivered mega shows. We had tears of joy and produced exhilarating projects.
Thank you to our amazing clients and partners for giving us the opportunity to work on such cool projects. Above all, a great thank you to our wonderful and loyal teams who gave life to these ideas. So Long 2014, Hello 2015!
Here is our latest work.
We had a great commercial season with a wide range of work. From full animation work to live shoots with post overseas as well as finishing in our state of the art in-house post production department. We shot lifestyle, action, comedy, lots of kids. Although a lot of the work was shot in our sound stage in Saigon we shot a lot on location all across Vietnam. Our team of producers had the the pleasure to work with directors from continents across the planet: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Thank you to our Clients and partner agencies for their continuous support. A great THANKS to our hard working team who’s made our company what it is for the last two decades.
On land, on water and in the air. The year started with the broadcast of the Bachelor USA episode we shot for ABC Warner, an extraordinary shoot with a total crew of over 300 heads inclusive of 250 US crew and 10 metric tonnes of equipment in transit. We’re used to big American shows, but this one surpassed anything we had ever line-produced before. Job was done on time, within budget and safely in Danang between two Typhoons hitting the central coast. Our second large scale project came from Italy: ORIANA, a period miniseries taking place in the late 60′s. We reconstituted a bombing and its aftermath in old Saigon, the furious battle of Dak To in the central highlands and had the full support of the Vietnamese Army who let us film the Bien Hoa Airbase and their Bell-Huey helicopters.
In the wee hours of March 8, our MD received a laconic phone call: “Hi, this is the New York news desk, can you pass some phone calls for us?” It was ABC News and they were looking for a plane that went missing as it was entering the Vietnamese waters. This was an intense job as we set up teams in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia for about 3 weeks to cover the investigation for the major US Network. The plane was never to be seen again. We closed the year with a less emotionally charged topic, proving research and production support for another US network show: Andrew Zimmern had decided to return to Vietnam to shoot a second “Bizarre Food” episode, this time in Ho Chi Minh City. Stand by for more news as the show will air on the Travel Channel in early 2015!
The news hit the prompters this December. Google announced that Vietnam became the 3 largest country per capita – after the USA and Japan – to consume video through mobile devices. This trend was confirmed by the growth of our productions in this department. In February Pepsi and BBDO invited us to follow 2 chartered planes bringing home 364 less fortunate students and factory workers who were given a chance to return to their home town and regroup with their family after years of separation. A lot emotion for this Tet program. Later in the year we produced a series of web documentaries for AIA Insurance and their Agency Bates, Chi & Partners. This heartwarming series follows real people, their real challenges and how they deal with them. The AIA “Real Life Never Stops” Youtube channel received numerous visitors.
The CREATV company worked with Client Bee Talk to introduce their new application in Vietnam. The fun and youthful film features pop sensation Thao Nhi as she builds up a band to perform in a park. Another musical piece was produced for the launch of Vietnamese blockbuster “Huong Ga”. This Music Video shot in Mui Ne features movie Star Truong Ngoc Anh in leather and lace, rocking away in the desert amongst scorpios, flaming oil drums and memories from her past. We also produced two online films for Lowe Vietnam and their client Unilever for their products Omo and Omo Matic. check them out.
Other notable works in 2014 include “Gentle” a Feature Film produced by our partner CoCo Paris LLC whom we assisted as a local production partner. We also produced 2 oil and gas related corporate films for Petro Vietnam and French company Perenco. These projects included offshore aerial cinematography and follow a long line of oil and gas projects.
Our facilities were quite busy as well: another season of Vietnam’s Next Top Model was shot in our studios and our post production facilities got a major upgrade with DaVinci Resolve Grading and Smoke Online to complete our one stop shop services.
Follow the Alpenliebe Fresh candy as it travels all around Vietnam bringing joy to people from Hanoi, Hochiminh City, the Mekong Delta, the Mountains of Dalat and back to the Northern Capital.
A fun and bubbly job created by the Lowe Vietnam team and produced in collaboration with Oriental films, Montevideo, Uruguay and the CREATV Company in Saigon.
Client: Alpenliebe VN
Agency: Lowe Vietnam
ECD: Carlos Camacho Martinez
EP: Vanessa Hurst
Production: Oriental Uruguay – The Creatv Company Vietnam
As a new part of our full services we are glad to introduce our 2014 Image Bank to clients and partners. The footage is available to download for any usage on full HD.
First chapter our library is Ho Chi Minh City. Créa TV sent a crew of 2 cameramen equipped with DSLR full HD cameras in the bustling streets of Vietnam’s southern metropolis to capture General Vision over the first quarter of 2014. We offer lifestyle, landmarks and time-lapse clips. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Coca-Cola Office TVC.
Créa TV worked closely with Phibious Vietnam to produce the latest TVC for Coca Cola Vietnam.
The brief was to show people bored in their everyday, mundane office job. Then someone has the bright idea to have a “Coke” and the party begins.
Director was TJ Hall.
Créa TV is Southeast Asia’s foremost film production companies bringing unparalleled experience to the making of high-end commercials, television programs, corporate films, films and more recently offering news and media services. After more than 15 years of operations based in Vietnam and working within the region, Créa TV has built a unique infrastructure with production offices, 2 sound stages and an in house post-production facility. And we have extensive partnerships and resources throughout SE Asia
Essentially we provide film and production services to International Productions Houses, International Television Broadcasters, and International Ad agencies. Our recent shows and clients include: CBS Primetime USA (The Amazing Race Ep 22.5, March 2013), Warner Bros USA (The Bachelor Ep. 18.5, Feb 2014), Paramount Pictures, Fandago Italy (La Vita di Oriana, March 2014), ABC News USA (John Kerry in Vietnam, December 2013, Malaysian Airlines MH370 missing plane – Vietnam/Malaysia/Thailand, March 2014) and BBC’s Top Gear Special Burma 2014 through our new associate partner Terry Gordon, from Asia Film Fixers