Son Kim Land | HCMC, Vietnam by Justin Mott

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So how do you develop images and video for a property that isn’t finished being built yet? That was our challenge for our recent shoot for Son Kim Land in HCMC, Vietnam for their latest project “The Metropole Thu Thiem.”

We do a lot of shoots both for video and photography like this, as our clients need to start selling their villas, residences, apartments, etc before they are finished.

The key is great production, a vision, and visuals team that can conceptualize and work closely with their client to orchestrate a visual narrative. You need to be able to create a mood that suits the brand and the property.

This was was one of our biggest productions ever. In addition to hiring our two lead models we also commissioned a full orchestra, hired dozens of crowd extras, worked with green screens and shot at many challenging locations throughout HCMC.

For the photography we decided to go with a cinematic color treatment to match the mood we were going after for our client.

We worked closely with Son Kim Land to develop a particular mood and character that matched their brand and that matched the photography and video culminating in a fluid visuals campaign.

Here are the results.

The Metropole Thu Thiem | Son Kim Land | HCMC, Vietnam Director’s Cut

Shoot Details 

Client | Son Kim Land

Location | HCMC, Vietnam

Photographer | Justin Mott

Producer | Mott Visuals

Gear

Photography

Hasselblad X1D

DJI Phantom Inspire 2

Video

Ronin System

DJI Inspire 2

Sony A7S2

Banyan Tree | Angsana | Laguna Lang Co | Lang Co, Vietnam by Justin Mott

 Hotels and Resorts Photography and Video by Mott Visuals for Banyan Tree - Angsana - Laguna Lang Co | Lang Co, Vietnam. To see more of our work please visit http://www.mottvisuals.com

We recently commissioned to photograph and shoot a brand video for the Banyan Tree, Angsana, and Laguna Lang Co integrated resort. Three beautiful resorts all in one property with it's own private stretch of pristine beaches and a world class golf course. 

Our brief was to highlight the property and the surrounding destinations of Hue and Lang Co. With so much heritage and culture there we had so much fun on this shoot. 

 

Here are some of our favorite images.

 

Shoot Details

Client | Intercontinental Landmark 72 Hotel

Location | Hanoi, Vietnam

Photographer | Justin Mott

Producer | Quynh Anh Nguyen

Gear

Canon 5DSR

Hasselblad X1D

Canon L-Series Lenses

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Intercontinental Phu Quoc, Vietnam | Pre-Opening Shoot by Justin Mott

 Hotels and Resorts photography by Mott Visuals . Work for InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach, Phu Quoc island in Vietnam. Photographer Justin Mott . To see more of our work please visit http://www.mottvisuals.com

Coming off a month straight on the road shooting hotels and resorts in Japan and throughout Vietnam we had one last stop on our calendar, the soon to be opened Intercontinental Phu Quoc, Vietnam. 

A few days before the shoot was set to start our client rang us with doubts about the weather. A big storm was heading towards Phu Quoc and rain and high speed wind was inevitable. We considered postponing the shoot but they needed visuals fast as the grand opening was only days away. 

We all agreed to make it happen and in the end it worked out a lot better than expected. We had some doses of rain but we also had sporadic sun bursts so we optimized our time thanks to the wonderful and hard working team at the resort.

We scrambled to get umbrellas up and furniture put out when the sun came out and in the end I'm so happy we made the shoot happen. 

Thank you to everyone at the resort for all your help, especially the hard working marketing team. A photo shoot is the ultimate stress test on a resort staff and this team thrived under the pressure.

Here are some of my favorite shots.

 

Shoot Details

Client | Intercontinental Phu Quoc, Vietnam 

Location | Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Photographer | Justin Mott

Production | Mott Visuals

Gear

Hasselblad X1D

Profoto lighting and modifiers