Many of you are familiar with Theta Creata’s work. You have seems its videos, you have read its posts on Facebook, on Twitter and on the blog, you might even have worked with Theta Creata Productions.
But Who is Theta Creata really? In this blog, we would like to introduce and acknowledge The Team and Collaborators:
Tim Sabatino: Founder – Photographer – Director – Producer – Artist
Theta Creata Productions was created by Tim Sabatino, Artist and Photographer emeritus. Tim started painting as a child and learned all the different techniques, from pointillism and charcoal to acrylics and oils, the later being now is main technique. Tim paints mainly portraits and he learned photography as a teenager so he could take a photograph of this subject to paint from. His love of photography grew from there, turning into a job in college and after and finally developing into a career that Tim has been perfecting for the past 20 years.
Tim’s photography business grew over the years to include production for commercials and music videos. Doing so, Tim was led to meet many talented people who are now part of the Theta Creata Team.
You can follow Tim on Twitter: @timsabatino, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThetaCreata and www.facebook.com/TimSabatinoFineArt, on the blog: www.thetacreata.wordpress.com and on Instagram: @timsabatino
Gwendoline Sabatino: Director of Communications – Photographer – Editor
Gwendoline has been working with Tim for over 3 years. She assists Tim on all of his photo shoots and has learned photography through Tim. At Theta Creata, Gwendoline handles most of the admin work, the promotion and the blogging. Gwendoline started shooting on her own a couple years ago, mainly beauty photography. Gwendoline is also an actress and a singer. Tim and Gwen are married and have a wonderful baby girl, Violette (pronounced Vee-o-let).
You can follow Gwendoline on Twitter: @GwendolineS, on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GwendolineSabatino, on this blog and on Instagram: @gwensabatino
Tatiana Samarkina: Makeup Artist – Hair Stylist
Tatiana Samarkina Irving is a prominent Los Angeles-based makeup artist and hair stylist with over 15 years of experience working in fashion, photo, film, music video, commercial print and advertising. She is noted for working alongside high profile celebrities, photographers and fashion stylists for Esquire, L’Officiel and Men’s Health just to name a few. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Tatiana works at her Braid & Makeup Studio in Santa Monica and continues to make a name for herself in the industry. She actively pursues her education and immerses herself in the current trends and specializes in stylish hair braids, unique braiding and wedding hairstyles.
You can follow Tatiana on her website: http://thebraidstudio.com, on her Yelp page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/braid-and-makeup-studio-santa-monica, on her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/braidstudio and on Instagram: @braidstudio
Mika Caviola: Makeup artist – Hair Stylist
Mika, a Los Angeles based make-up artist and hair stylist, has been in the beauty industry for 6 years. She began her journey by getting her cosmetology license and gaining experience working in a hair salon. She furthered her beauty education by completing make-up school one year later. Mika now teaches her own hair styling class at Downey Makeup Academy and has “on set” experience with print, music video and film. She has been working regularly with Tim Sabatino for a couple years, and she is EXCELLENT at her craft!
You can follow Mika on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Mikacaviolamakeup and on her website: www.MikaCaviolaMakeup.com
Franzy Staedter: Wardrobe Stylist
Franzy is an LA based Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer. She developed an interest in clothing at a very young age. Since growing up with her single father, even as a small child she decided what to wear on her own rather than letting her father dress her. Starting out with styling her friends for parties and proms and later setting fashion standards in college, she made fashion and couture to be her passion. After graduating from college in Germany, she moved to Los Angeles to make it her new home. Now, she works with with celebrities, photographers and productions in film, TV, commercial and entertainment.
You can follow Franzy on her website: www.franzystaedter.com or her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FranzyStaedter
Giselle Claudino: Wardrobe Stylist
Giselle Claudino was born in Brazil, in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, in the Northeast of the country. She has lived in LA for almost 10 years, where she moved to pursue her hosting, reporting and fashion career. What best describes Giselle is her drive to achieve success and her passion for what she does best, which is being on camera, producing and styling people. She also finds time to blog/post photos about “looks” which is one of her favorites things to do.”Don’t forget, always dress to impress, doesn’t matter if you are going to the gas station, if you never know who you gonna run into!”. As she says: “As long as I am active,I’m happy. Entertainment is my life and fashion is my passion”.
Giselle wrote a great blog about Tim Sabatino that you can read here: http://fabulouschannelbygiselleclaudino.blogspot.com/2012/05/amazing-work-by-tim-sabatino-amazing.html
You can follow Giselle on her website: http://www.giselleclaudino.com, her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ReporterHollywood, on Instagram: @fabulousbygiselleclaudino.
Per Olin: Editor
Per Olin has a diverse background in video, multimedia and print with over 10 years of experience working for regional, national and global companies. Clients include Toyota, L’Oréal, Corbis and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Per Olin has been trained in both Europe and the United States and specializes in high energy short format content. His presentation expertise has recently helped close deals with MSN, Viacom and News Corp.
You can follow Per on his website: http://www.per-olin.com/
Kevin Boot: Camera Operator
Kevin and Tim have known each other for 29 years and they have been working together since then. Kevin is passionate about filmmaking. If it were up to him, he would spent his entire time shooting movies. Kevin is the founder of Hollywood Short Films production company and owns a rental company for filmmaking equipment.
You can follow Kevin on his website: www.hollywoodshortfilms.com
And of course:
Axel Johannsson: Lighting Tech – Gaffer
Nick Lane: Hover Camera Operator – Assistant
Robert Hogg: Hover Camera Operator
Jacqueline Corcos: Assistant
Jenna Hanson: Assistant
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR AMAZING WORK!
We will make 2014 an even better year than 2013, and we are looking forward to working with you all soon!
Theta Creata Productions, logo created by Tim Sabatino