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Platinum Award for Kelly Family – We got Love Live

We are very proud to have received a Platinum Award for more than 50.000 sold copies
of the Kelly Family Live Show we recorded in Dortmund

Gold Award for Kelly Family
We got Love Live

We are very proud to have received a Gold Award for more than 25.000 sold copies of the Kelly Family Live Show
we  produced and recorded last year in Dortmund

Gold Award for
Kelly Family
We got Love Live

We are very proud to have received a Gold Award for more than 25.000 sold copies of the Kelly Family Live Show
we  produced and recorded last year in Dortmund

Check out our Portfolio

Portfolio

Check out some examples of our work
from recent years.

Here you can get a good impression of the stuff we do.  Our focus lies on the music business, but our expertise goes far beyond that.

Hi, We Are Smartgorillas

As a video production collective for commercial, corporate and entertainment endeavors.
we are dedicated to the creation of compelling visual content.


We work with a network of directors, producers, and cinematographers to handle projects of nearly
every scale and genre, from single-camera documentary work, cinematic music videos and corporate
films up to multi-camera event/concert recordings.

Regardless of the scope or budget, we approach all projects the same way:
Make it creative, fun and visually attractive.

We love what we do and we do it with passion!

Chris Bućanac

Director // Producer

Chris is the founder of SmartGorilla. He has experience in various fields of the industry and a photographic love for details. This leads to his passionated drive to creating stunning imagery.

Vi-Dan Tran

Director // DOP

As action director and part of the JC Stunt Team, Vi-Dan is the right person for any type of choreography work and a specialist for perfect dramatic lighting.
Check out “Into the Badlands”.

Stefan Siebert

Director // Camera Operator

Stressful shoot? No problem!  Stefan is calm, focussed and organised, yet at the same time very charming. He’ll still have a coffee with you and keep everyting under control at the same time.

Simon Recker

Remote Control Camera Operator

Simon is a Multitalent for smooth & rock-steady camera movements. With his 9m Crane is shooting a different event in a different country pretty much every day.

CHRISTIAN HEIDEMEYER

Camera Operator // Drone

With extensive experience in TV & Film productions and a natural talent for beautiful images, you can always count on Heidy – He’ll make sure to get the shot!

OCTAVIAN PETREANU

Motion Control  // Editor

Octi has his own workshop for custom build MC Units.  Like the “Doc Brown” of our Team his machines always have the charming look of a resurrected Number 5.

Khoa Huynh

1. Assistant  // Camera Operator

Structured, committed and reliable. This is Khoa! Fast and providently he supports director and DOP on set. With someone like that you´ve already won half the battle.

Jule Disser

Graphics // Illustrator

Who says we don’t need a graphic artist? Somebody had to build this website after all. 

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We shoot and edit,
and everything in between too!


We are a full service video production collective.
With a wide network of specialists we will always have the best people for the job.

How we work

Individual approach to each client and full dedication to each project

We are passionate about the work we do
and we will do everything to create the best possible result.

5 Steps in professional Filmmaking

Idea

Strategy

Pre-Production

Production

Post-Production

  • IDEA 

    Let’s gather a collection of thoughts to generate an abstract mental representational image, further to create a creative visualization reflecting an individual purpose.
    Don’t limit your thoughts in the beginning. Think big at first – its just thoughts and everybody is allowed to dream because only people with dreams will create the opportunities.

  • Strategy

    What do we need? What do we actually need? What’s the story we want to tell? Whats the product we want to sell? Who are we making this film for? A lot of questions. We can’t answer them for you. But we will help you to find these answers within yourself.

  • Pre-Production

    Writing, Timing, Planning, Equipment, Crew, Location, Props, Styling,… So many things to think of.
    Don’t worry, we’ve done that before. So you can relax because we know what we need, when we need it and we are going to take care of it.

  • Production

    Video Shoots are always a lot of work and a lot of fun. Sometimes with a crew and big kid toys like a telescopic crane or camera drone , sometimes just Run & Gun style shooting to save everybody’s time and money. 

  • Post-Production

    A lot of the magic happens afterwards. The post production is a big and important part of the filmmaking. Our editing will turn your story into a video that’s engaging, exciting and unique to you. You and your audience will watch it start to finish – and then ask to see it again. Our network of specialized visual artists will  achieve your goal and our goal:  To create a moving and delightful motion picture.

  • 1. IDEA 

    Let’s gather a collection of thoughts to generate an abstract mental representational image, further to create a creative visualization reflecting an individual purpose. 
    Don’t limit your thoughts in the beginning. Think big at first – its just thoughts and everybody is allowed to dream because only people with dreams will create the opportunities.

  • 2. Strategy

    What do we need? What do we actually need? What’s the story we want to tell? Whats the product we want to sell? Who are we making this film for? A lot of questions. We can’t answer them for you. But we will help you to find these answers within yourself.

  • 3. Pre-Production

    Writing, Timing, Planning, Equipment, Crew, Location, Props, Styling,… So many things to think of.
    Don’t worry, we’ve done that before. So you can relax because we know what we need, when we need it and we are going to take care of it.

  • 4. Production

    Video Shoots are always a lot of work and a lot of fun. Sometimes with a crew and big kid toys like a telescopic crane or camera drone , sometimes just Run & Gun style shooting to save everybody’s time and money. 

  • 5. Post-Production

    A lot of the magic happens afterwards. The post production is a big and important part of the filmmaking. Our editing will turn your story into a video that’s engaging, exciting and unique to you. You and your audience will watch it start to finish – and then ask to see it again. Our network of specialized visual artists will  achieve your goal and our goal:  To create a moving and delightful motion picture.

We’re Creative

We see those magic moments and know how to capture them.

We’re Tech Geeks

We know our craft and we’ve mastered the latest equipment.

We’re Composed

We are unobtrusive, confident, and calm under pressure.

We love to Travel

Adventurous projects at the end of the world.

We are all in!

We’re creative

We see those magic moments and know how to capture them.

WE’RE TECH GEEKS

We know our craft and we’ve mastered the latest equipment.

WE’RE COMPOSED

We are unobtrusive, confident, and calm under pressure.

WE LOVE TO TRAVEL

Adventurous projects at the end of the world.

We are all in!

the gorilla style

LOWER cost & HIGH value video productions

Very competitive times for video production. You find old school video production companies, who are locked in on sterilized production values. You find big production companies who are working within very strict and have a big corporate machine to feed.  You find young and eager freelancers with reasonable rates, but lacking professional experience.

Gorillas try to combine the best of the worlds. In our network everybody has 10+ years experience,  but we are not stuck in corporate structures. This allows us to be very project focused and work very efficiently. We are not only passionately involved in every project but also very competitive within the industry.

Music videos

Little man’s Hollywood

Music Videos are a something everybody enjoys. It’s a really free and creative process and feels like shooting a little movie. These days they still follow the purpose to create an appropriate image for the artist and serve so often as the main selling visual for the new record and its campaign.

Live Shows

The goal is not to shoot what’s there, but to capture the atmosphere of the moment.

Concerts and other stage performances are a challenge we enjoy. A lot less options to work with – the environment is mostly pre-defined. That’s why we invest in a really investigative pre-production to create a creative and interesting concept that works in favor of the venue and the artist. We don’t like live recordings. Let’s shoot a Live-Experience-Film.

Commercial Productions

Image films and Commercials are the leading part in any corporate ventures.

Image films, despite old school understandings are not supposed to show a production process, but more so to explain a company’s philosophy and create a positive connection to the viewer – ergo the companies image.
A commercial, in contrast, is usually the lead visual in an advertising campaign to pursue a clear and well-defined product branding.

Documentary

Everybody likes to travel.
We love to travel and to learn

When shooting a documentary style project you want to try to be as real as possible. Therefore the bigger the distraction of your subjects, the bigger will be the loss of authenticity. Large teams intrude the story we want to capture. So it’s crucial to keep it as big as necessary, but as small as possible.

Ask us for a quote

We don’t have a price list. Every project is different and needs its very own strategy, planning and realization.
Let’s have a chat so you can tell us where you’re headed and we can structure a tailor made production plan for you.

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A good film is not as easy as a “piece of cake”
It is hard work!
But our team will make it seem like
the best damn piece of cake in the world! 

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Have an idea or a project, lets collaborate and create some awesome stuff. 


 SmartGorilla Film Production

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