FX prides itself on providing the finest full-service production services in Hawaii. We work tirelessly to make the challenging visions of our clients a reality, from initial concept to finished product.
Our years of production experience and extensive industry relationships ensure that our clients get the best possible services while balancing budgets. Our clients are often surprised to learn that it actually costs less to use FX than if they’d done it on their own.
Estimates & Budgeting
Accurate, realistic estimates are key to budgeting for any production. At FX we provide actual costs based on research specifically tailored for each job. When it comes to the final invoice, FX has an unparalleled record of consistently coming in under original job estimates.
Location Scouting & Management
Often the most important element of a photo shoot, at FX we don't work with one location service, we work with a combination of the best services and our own proprietary locations research to ensure that FX clients get precisely what they need in a location. Locations are always posted in an easy to use web format, and FX always negotiates the best possible rates for our clients.
Permits & Insurance
The list of potential permits can seem endless, and the application process is time-consuming, tedious and confusing. Our experience allows us to quickly identify exactly which kinds of permits will be necessary for each shoot, and our relationships with the various permit offices results in speedy processing. Insurance shoot policies and COI’s offered in-house
The State of Hawaii offers up to a 25% refund on all production expenses for qualifying productions. FX Has successfully arranged credits for many of our clients. Inquire for more info.
Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, Wardrobe, Photo Assistants, Props, Digital Techs, P/A's, Studio Teachers, Drivers, Security. No matter what your crew needs, we will secure the ideal personnel for your shoot and team. We always provide our clients with several crew options.
FX works with model agencies worldwide and closely with casting directors in NY, LA and Hawaii. We can negotiate fees on behalf of the client, and always oversee the casting process to ensure that the results match the job specs. Alternatively, especially when it comes to editorial shots or that 'special' look, FX will "Street Cast" for clients.
From behind-the-scenes video footage and post-production services, to branding campaigns, FX can help facilitate your needs. Services are also available ala carte for editing, DIT, and assistants. See our Motion page for examples.
FX relationships with hotels statewide result in the best-possible rates. We can also work with your in-house travel department, and guarantee the best possible pricing on hotels -- beating even corporate or group rates. We will also negotiate for free, or deeply discounted, wardrobe and meeting rooms, motorhome access, storage or other shoot-specific needs. If there are locations on property we usually get location fees waived.
Towncars, motorhomes, limos, rental cars, private planes & helicopters, buses, hybrids to motorcycles, FX handles all transport needs to budget.
Carnet & Customs Clearance
FX will work with you and the applicable international agencies to ensure that this is a seamless process
Set building, prop styling, and prop pulling, FX relationships with print, movie and television professionals ensure the right fit for all your Art Department needs. Portfolios upon request.
Catering & Craft Services
From china & silver to box lunches or barbecue, FX will arrange for a well fed crew. Big or small we provide you with a menu for craft services choices, always at the best possible quality and price.
Lighting, grip, production supplies, and expendables are available locally. Our experience and relationships ensure fair prices on first rate equipment. Delivery arranged to FX, your hotel, or direct to location.