Sunday, March 29, 2020

'Satan's Rauch' for ORF Public television

Just finished filming in February and already broadcast a documentary about Pope Francis and his opponents in the Catholic Church, many of them in the conservative United States.
For our friend director Christian Rathner of ORF we filmed a second time for ORF's 'Religion Editorial Office'. Previously about Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Gandhi but today a piece about Francis and the opinions he triggers.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Swiss scorer to the NHL

and one fast skater is hockey player Nico Hischier. A 20year old first draft currently playing for the New Jersey Devils, we filmed Nico's 'behind the scenes' photo shoot for the title story of 'Schweizer Illustrierte'. There he tells about his new life in New York and how it has changed since arriving from Switzerland...see the full story by Christian Buerge here... , photo shoot by our dear friend Peter Lueders.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Beauty showcase updated

With a new vimeo layout available, we updated the Beauty Showcase for P. Pohl Productions with a few refreshed Film and Event clips. Click this link and enjoy Film & Events by PPP. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Saint Gobain's World Tour stop in Philadelphia

When French glass-maker Saint-Gobain's 350th Anniversary World Tour stopped in Philadelphia, PPP was chosen to manage the entire production. Architectural planning, permitting, setup, crew, infrasturcture support and a few odds and ends like a 120kw dual generator or a last minute visitor ramp where on the task list. Here a client's clip of the show's Shanghai setup.
French conceived & Czech built our Parisian friends of FC2 created and managed worldwide. Not a small task but well received as the stream of 100k plus visitors in 6 days and a very happy Saint-Gobain USA team confirmed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little Sparrow's Big City World

Tiny sparrows in Manhattan? YES... in traffic light poles above road intersections, 20ft/6m above the earth. Take Empire State and 5th Avenue! For our friend director Kurt Mayer we produced here in NY. Shot worldwide in Beijing, Vienna, Paris, Moscow, Cairo and NY the entertaining film tells the story about the little guy's life & survival in the big city. A popular Festival contestant, here's a link to the full version of the film. Enjoy!

Monday, December 23, 2013

2x 16:9, an unusual format

For Germany’s banknote & creditcard maker Giesecke & Devrient and agency Cadrage, we produced NY scenes for G&D's new image film.  Because of the 2x 16:9 HD environment, all actors appear fairly small in an ultrawide frame now fuse that with New York City's landscape, that's a challenge.
Seven locations in 1 1/2 days with company moves all across town, made for a busy schedule...but we made it happen. See the original clip here...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

From the Vault: The Maybach World Premiere

...was found in the bin of 'Great Events' this one from 2002. Six months after 9/11 our friends from OSK for Daimler came to town and brought a major commitment to New York!! Invite the world press to the Big Apple for one of the fanciest car reveals ever conceived! The idea: Bring the new Maybach ultra lux saloon across the Atlantic in style atop the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2! It was one breathtaking show when a giant helicopter approached the QE2 having just arrived from Southampton/England, picked up the stately Maybach waiting inside a glass container and fly a loop then land it on the streets of the new world...New York City. Now see for on the image below and watch 'Behind The Scenes Film' by Edward Basile.

Instrumental from initial concept we lead the team on the ground and provided key production support throughout. No easy show it was... but one for the ages!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chris Waltz before Oscar No.2

Found in the video vault was the production of Ziegler Film's 'Deadly Inheritance' aka 'Moederisches Erbe' with Christoph Waltz in the lead. A TV movie directed by Vienna's Peter Patzak we produced in New York...many moons a clip:
Says Patzak who worked with Waltz many times before: 'If anyone deserves the Oscar its Christoph... he works tirelessly just to get his character right!" Kudos to Chris and let's go for another one....characters permitting.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Livestream for 'Engage' New York

Livestreaming aka webcasting is a great way to engage with an audience yet being physically apart. We've been working in this field for over 20 years, and because of smart devices 'viewer interaction' is now more easier than ever.
For Socialbakers, a social media metrics company, we streamed their day-long seminar from the Bohemian National Hall, and reached a truly global audience from India, Europe, South, Latin & North America, see a short clip of the show above.

Monday, December 10, 2012

"Kinderblock 66"...a story about survival

Our film Kinderblock 66 is making great progress, with several recent film festival showings. Earlier in April during Liberation days the documentary was shown to a select audience of survivors in Buchenwald, Germany below to play clip of German TV:
...and then invited to the Jerusalem Film Festival with all the producers and survivors attending. In the US, Kinderblock 66 has been shown on smaller festivals and just won 'Best Documentary' in Key West and in Philadelphia for Best Director 'Documentary'. A distribution agreement is secured, bringing the film officially to America. For current updates go to Kinderblock 66

Thank you for your interest!

Friday, February 10, 2012

SIEMENS Exider, A road show on rails

...the first exhibition to ever travel the a singular TRAIN.
A show for clients of Siemens E&A it came from Europe & China before North America via air, yes it was flown to Milwaukee then showed in Chicago first. 14 containers on flat-bed rail cars formed the self-powered trade show, with displays & product simulations, a 3D-movie theater and cafe lounge.
Stops in 16 cities around North America beginning in the Midwest to the East Coast and Mexico then Western US and Canada. We moved the train, built roads along the track, staged opening events with tents, snacks and greeters and managed this entire endeavor. Our German colleagues of OSK kept the train humming and 'in shape'. For sure not your everyday project!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shooting the VOID for Mercedes & Opel

Scouting panorama, Ellis Island
NYC skyline from Ellis Island

...means producing images 'without a product on location'.
We did this for Opel Europe & Mercedes Benz. Like in Hollywood's special effects  the final image is  'rendered' in a computer, here shooter & client
Computer generated interior
Tom Grammerstorf.
It all makes you believe the car is on location.

Similarly we took to the streets of Manhattan, to film the VOID behind a camera truck for a Mercedes-Benz E 550 launch clip. The actual car was shot in a studio in Europe with the footage 'composited' in a computer. What's most tricky is protecting an'empty space behind the camera car from aggressive cabbies who want to take over the space. See above doesn't it look like the car is traveling through New York ?