Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Martha Stewart Weddings features Martin Wilkinson/VIP Productions video

Martha Stewart Weddings has just posted a section on Juliet and Greggs' wedding in Grand Cayman featuring our video.

It was filmed by Martin Wilkinson and Joyce Yeh and edited by Martin. It was a fabulous wedding with design by Lions Productions. The bride got ready at the Ritz Carlton, the ceremony was performed at a private residence on Seven Mile Beach by Desmond Whittaker and a great reception was held at Luca at the Caribbean Club.

Click on the link below to see it

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort promotional video

Well it's been a while since the last post. This year I will have to do better on the blog!

The promotional video that I produced, filmed and edited for the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is now up. It was commissioned by them to put on their website to help increase bookings in these competitive times. The video is also on the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Facebook page and on YouTube to get triple coverage. The idea being to attract customers to Grand Cayman and then sell them on the Marriott's great location and facilities.

There are a large variety of shots that involved not just filming on land with a tripod but also filming: by helicopter, on a boat, using a Steadicam, snorkeling on the surface while getting nearly drowned by jetski wake and filming underwater with SCUBA gear.

I managed to get a couple of shots of our kids in there too ... the start of the road to fame for them!

It was a fun and successful project.

Until next time.


Monday, March 9, 2009

VIP In the Fast Lane!

    On February 28th, nearly 2,000 people swarmed the parking lots of Camana Bay for the two-day Cayman Auto and Boat Expo. Anything new and exciting in the industries, rare collectors' items, custom cars and cycles, race cars and so much more were put on display for the public to enjoy at the show. VIP was tapped by Autohaus Ltd.'s Christian van der Bol to create a promotional video for his exhibit, as well as film the event. Autohaus Ltd. is Cayman's official Mercedes and Porsche dealer and were a highlight of the weekend with their display of the world's first motorized carriage, made in 1886 by Karl Benz. 

Also on display at the show was a replica of the first ever Cayman Islands NASCAR to race at Daytona.  There was food, music and good times all around at Camana Bay over the course of the Expo, and if you weren't there this year, be sure and come out for the next show. We'll see you there!

Cayman Plays Host to World Class Equestrian Competition

    On Wednesday, March 4th, Grand Cayman was the site of the FEI World Dressage Challenge hosted by the Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation, marking the first time Cayman has hosted such an event. Cayman's best riders flocked to the Equestrian Centre for the competition and VIP was there to catch all of the action on film. Riders ages 12 and up competed and were scored by internationally recognized judges in both individual and team competitions throughout the day. At the close of the competition, awards were presented at Casanova's by the Sea by His Excellency the Governor Stuart Jack and Donald McLean, President of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

VIP to boost land development project for sister islands

On Monday, Martin joined forces with top realtors Neil and Cathy Williams of Remax to travel to sister islands, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, for their latest real estate promotional video.
Flying on Cayman Airways, Martin shot footage of new land development sites, as well as capturing some of the stunning natural beauty and wildlife that the islands are famous for.

“The demand for professional film production in the property industry is growing as realtors on island are facing increasing pressure – thus looking for fresh new ways to attract investors, win sales and stay one step ahead of the competition.”
Quote – Martin Wilkinson

Monday, February 2, 2009

VIP Productions Takes A Red Carpet Ride Amongst The Stars

The spectacular natural beauty of the Cayman Islands can be witnessed not only by day but also by night, when the stars light up the skies above. However, a different kind of celestial body lit up Camana Bay on Friday night, when this recreational epicenter was the location for the launch of the Cayman Islands’ Film Commission. This prestigious launch event was attended by a number of important local dignitaries headed by Minister of Tourism Charles Clifford and adding extra sparkle, the red carpet was graced by Hollywood stars such as Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde) and John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud).

VIP Productions was there to capture the event moment by moment, with Martin and Sam shooting on our broadcast-standard video cameras and Lisa conducting red carpet interviews alongside production teams from our local TV and radio stations.

***Watch this space for YouTube links to the footage.

“The atmosphere was electric. Cayman has probably not seen media hype like this since the early nineties, when production crews for The Firm (starring Tom Cruise) descended upon Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. John O’Hurley, in his red-carpet interview, said that he expected the new Film Commission would set the wheels in motion for future Hollywood shoots on the islands, attracting the attention of more Hollywood A-Listers.”

The purpose of the Cayman Islands Film Commission is to collate a comprehensive database that details the services, resources and talents of businesses and individuals on the islands who could assist in the production of film, television and music videos. This information would be accessed by producers worldwide who are considering the Cayman Islands as a filming destination. Producers will be offered guidance to fast-track them through the minefield of regulatory issues, thus making the Cayman Islands a more desirable location for future movie productions.

The decision to use the Cayman Islands for a film shoot would have enormous benefits to our economy, creating hundreds, if not thousands of new jobs, from catering to carpentry, acting work for extras to hotel bookings, equipment hire to transport and of course, film crew and production assistants.

As the island’s premier film production company, with experience on land, in water and in air, VIP is already in a prime position to be first in line for direct involvement with any future film shoots.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Blog Goes to the Movies!

Get ready for the blockbuster event of the season! 

We're working around the clock to put many of our videos up on YouTube so that we can show you all the amazing things we've been seeing around the North Sound recently.  We'll be posting some of them here as well, but links will be up so you won't miss a second of it!  Our photo library is in the works at the moment as well, so you can have a look at everything we've been working on lately.

Stay tuned! It's not to be missed!