Celebrating 20 Years!!!
ARIA Motion Pictures is now international.
On the right
is a frame from a long term upcoming project being shot throughout the
while ARIA finalizes relocating it's main hub of operations to the
Eastern Caribbean. Although ARIA has been shooting in Florida and has
recently moved the core of the company into the Virgin Islands area of
the Caribbean, for ten years the ARIA plan
has been to move the operations into the Eastern Caribbean, at
of the Oganisation of Eastern Caribbean States' (OECS) Film Task Force.
This, in an effort to expand island production into the international
marketplace with the export of island generated content.
Being staffed by a very small but very efficient permanent staff,
ARIA is capable of creating high-end high definition content at big level
results, from just a small group of people, and very minimal but efficient
equipment. ARIA, being a forerunner in HD right at the beginning, knows
how to capture a great HD product. Shows like: "Choosin' Cruising"
are tokens to that achievement in HD content. In our show: "Why
We Fly", there is some of the best air to air content ever
seen in high definition! So far, we've seen NOBODY match our air
to air shots. And that is a huge (and admittedly quite arrogant) statement.
However, even within the industry, we still get rousing comments on just
how good the images are, and how impossible it seems they would have been
to get. No, it wasn't easy.
With the move to the Caribbean, not only does ARIA benefit from
fresh new locations and fresh new ideas, but we get to be part of one of
the biggest, boldest and most visible industry developments to hit the
islands in recent times. A whole new world is about to open up for the
local people of these small island countries, and ARIA is very proud to
be an integral part of that evolution. Community responsible content will
spearhead the initial productions, with the starting place for it all in
the industry training of local crews, creating a whole catalog of new job
opportunities out here..
For those not completely up to
speed on their Caribbean geography,
the island nation of Grenada is at the far eastern or southern end of
the island chain,
and the island of Antigua being the most northern, but St. Kitts is the
most western and closest to the United States. The OECS is made up from
membership of nine island nations, such as: St. Kitts and Nevis,
Antigua and Barbuda, Monserrat, The Commonwealth of Dominica, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. A few of these encompass more than one
island. It is a paradise for production and production personnel. Why more
companies do not try to take advantage of creating content which would
allow (or require) locations such as these is a mystery to us. We love
it so much we're making it permanent!
These locations are no stranger to recent cinema, and are well
displayed in movies such as the "Pirates Of The Caribbean"
sagas. But, you do not have to have a script based from a pirate ship or
a boat to take advantage of the overwhelmingly beautiful scenery and fantastic
climate these islands have to offer. This will become quite obvious as
productions increase with our new operations, and the new evolving export
media products which will be showing up in the international media marketplace
in the near future.
With our HD production capabilities, we have great plans for showcasing
every walk of life on the islands, with main emphasis for broadcast on
HD specific broadcast channels. This in between ARIA's first ever theatrical
release feature films, and all of the content which will be created with
our support of new island producers and film makers. All of ARIA's current
projects for video content is now 100% engineered for broadcast in 1080
ready... The best is yet to come!