MHPV, Maggie Hallahan Photography & Video, guides companies through a collaborative conceptual process to the action of creating outstanding visual tools.
Praise for MHPV
Photographer / Founder / Director Bio
Founder / Director
Maggie’s unique perspective is coming from her experience as internationally respected, award winning visual brand development expert. MHPV specializes in gender equality and working with unconscious gender bias. She pioneered the digital photography and audio communication process for Microsoft/MSNBC and Martha Stewart Living and has worked with dozens of corporations and publications around the globe. 1985-1999—Maggie worked as a feature photographer for Focus magazine in Munich, Germany. She covered the demise of the Soviet Union; human in-vitro fertilization; solar energy; the turnover of Hong Kong to Chinese control; women motorcycling to Sturgis, South Dakota; Burning Man; X-Games; United States military toxic waste; the Canadian referendum; Florida travel; Hawaii travel; white-water rafting in the Grand Canyon; the Israeli elections and the race for the land speed record.
Photography/Video/Brand Strategy Project before founding MHPV in 2004:
• United Nations at the UNFPA (1985-1998)
• United Nations International Conference on Population and Development with Tipper Gore (1994)
• United Nations, Mukatom trash dump in Egypt, working with Jane Fonda (1994)
• The United Nations International Conference on Women in Beijing, China with Hillary Clinton (1995)
• The United Nations Declaration on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary in San Francisco, CA with President Bill Clinton (1995) First digital Photography and web site for the United Nations.
• Mungo Park, Microsoft's online adventure travel site, in Labrador, Western Newfoundland, Placentia Bay and St. John's (1997)
• MSNBC, shooting Richard Noble flying his Thrust II in the Black Rock Desert (1997-98)
• Online show for kids’ education. Directed and Written for JP KIDS/PBS (1999)
• Martha Stewart Living Omni. Worked closely with Martha Stewart, web casting photos while she wrote as we traveled and covered stories on the Nagano Olympics, the California Wine Country and her homes and offices (1997-1999)
• Monsters Inc.—Pixar and Disney International
• What Dreams May Come—Dream Works
• The Incredibles—Pixar and Disney International
• Ants—Universal Studios Home Video
• Cars—Pixar and Disney International
• Pirates—Disney International and ILM
• Finding Nemo—Pixar and Disney International
• Shrek—Dream Works
• PBS Documentaries
Exhibit: 1991-1999—“Maggie Hallahan Exhibit through California corporate location”
Exhibit: 2000—28 prints in California’s Governors office
Exhibit: 2000—18 prints in California State Capitol Museum
Exhibit: 2001-2006—Maggie Hallahan solo exhibition “ State of Emergency” toured California museums. Starting at the Oakland Museum in 2001. The California Endowment for the Arts sponsored the traveling exhibit though 2006. The exhibit, featuring 45 dramatic photographs of California disasters and a portrait series of emergency workers. Maggie’s training as a fire fighter enabled her to shoot behind-the-scenes images of the 1991 Oakland Hills fire as well as other disasters.
Exhibit 2012 United Nations : From front lines of Malaria. Currently a traveling photography exhibit
Entrepreneurs for Hillary, National Leadership Council, http://entrepreneursforhillary.com
Wahine Outrigger Canoe Club Na Wahine O'ke Kai,Founder and President http://www.wahine.org
Non-profits and Foundations:
For the past two decades, MHPV has partnered with non-profits and foundations including the Acumen Fund, Amnesty International, American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, the Craigslist Foundation, the Pew Foundation, Malaria No More, Olyset Nets and the United Nations. Maggie and Team uses their expertise to help organizations tell their story and is currently focusing her attention on malaria prevention issues in Africa, South America and Asia.
Producer / Photographer
Danielle is an experienced brand expert and team player, taking client projects from conception to final delivery. A natural collaborator, she dives into the heart of a brand’s core identity, strategizing how best to visually express that identity in appropriate locations and talent. She is able quickly translate any need into action and thrives in a team atmosphere, using her intuitive skills to get the job done.
Sarah is the lead production designer for styling, set design and casting, helping brands reflect the diverse demographics of their audiences. She works on projects from pre-production to post-production to ensure styling concepts are aligned with the brand's core identity. Sarah is also fluent in French.
Creative Project Manager
Christina is a producer and designer for photography and video projects who has worked extensively for Fortune 500 companies. At MHPV, she oversees a myriad of details from pre-pro to post-production. A key team player, she wears multiple hats, including location and talent scouting, wardrobe, makeup design and technical props.
Financial advisor and controller, Steve brings his 20+ years of financial management at Public Media Center to MHPV’s business affairs. At MHPV, Steve oversees MHPV’s financial management and accounting, a role he’s been dedicated to since 2004.
An award-winning sports broadcast producer, Linda has won three Emmy’s for her work for ESPN and Discovery Channel. A pro at hiring crews, securing locations and negotiating contracts, Linda also develops sponsorship presentations and manages on-site events. Linda is fluent in Spanish.
Director / Editor
A storyteller who believes in the power of imagery, Yuko has directed and edited corporate videos and edited feature length documentaries. Originally from Japan, she has worked on numerous international productions in Africa, Asia and South America. Yuko is fluent in Japanese and French.
Director / Editor
Known for capturing the human side of the story, Alex excels at corporate videos that feels like personal stories, bringing their emotional experience to life. Alex has worked with several on brands such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft to help them tell their stories with external facing and internal facing videos.
Strategist / Producer
A strategist with a strong and simple communication style, Ty creates the support for a functional brand development strategy. Ty has worked for both Apple and Microsoft in various roles— running multimedia marketing programs, defining product strategy and holding executive briefings with many Fortune 500 CEOs.
Larry leverages technology to develop solutions that allow MHPV to effectively provide customers with the best visual brand assets in the industry. Additionally Larry handles media, library, and electronic asset management for MHPV, ensuring technology is available and organized for productions.
What we do
MHPV enables companies to align their core visual brand assets, through:
1. Extensive and detailed conceptual development.
2. Outstanding, award-winning brand photography.
3. Brand video storytelling that supports and complements the brand photography.
We create award-winning photography, video and visual brand strategies. Our work has been utilized worldwide across all channels and screens.
Companies such as Disney International, Alaska Airlines, Electronic Arts and Microsoft have enjoyed the collaborative creative process that the MHPV team offers.
Why we do it
We see many companies struggling to connect to their customers in a meaningful way.
We see many companies struggling to connect with their customers in a meaningful way. We believe for a company and its brand to be truly successful today it must stand out in the increasingly complex world of information, media and advertising messages—and it can achieve this best with outstanding visuals.
For a company’s brand to build those deeper connections to customers and be truly successful, we believe it must stand out in the increasingly complex, increasingly cross-cultural world of information, media and advertising messages.
And we believe these standout connections are best achieved visually.
That means there is no room for mediocrity or blandness. Every brand image must be a powerful, true reflection of the brand’s principles – and one that resonates and connects with customers.
We enjoy the outcome of shooting worldwide for our clients to creating quality, highly utilized photography and video.
How we do it
We guide our clients through a creative collaboration process to align their truest principles with the powerful, resonant visuals that are needed to connect their brand and products with customers.
Our powerful group collaboration process, created by MHPV’s founder , Maggie Hallahan, effectively channels and organizes the stellar creativity and talent found within the MHPV team. Our process also enables us to work with and complement the skills of existing brand partners, such as advertising and design agencies.
Through this structured approach to creative collaboration, we have produced outstanding results for our clients.
We believe in highlighting the power of human connection through memorable imagery. We believe in a structured approach to creative collaboration—our team spends time to identify who you are, your obstacles, where you want to go and what sets you apart. Through our commitment to this process and our expertise in branding imagery, we have produced outstanding results for our clients since 2004.
Going slow to go fast
Our team expertise lies in branding imagery, where we spend time to identify who you are, your obstacles, where you want to go and what sets you apart.
Our global presence
With producers around the world and decades of experience, MHPV can mobilize to work anywhere.
Through years of experience, we have created multiple templates to manage high volume, expedite the process of authentic location development, precision talent sourcing, real-time gallery review, and more.
MHPV Producers are in Paris, Munich, Milan, Dakar, New Zealand, Lagos, Cape Town, New Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo, Panama City, and Lima, as well as cities across the US and Canada.
Maggie's contagious passion for creativity travels like wildfire. She is the lead director behind MHPV’s focused and nimble creative team. We have a global presence and can mobilize quickly to locations anywhere in the world. We conduct extensive research for our talent skews, utilizing census reports and evaluating upcoming trends to make important recommendations for our clients and their demographics.
We insist on unlimited time rights with our talent. Our talent releases are negotiated for unlimited types of usage in international markets.
Our photographs and videos are released with unlimited duration and unlimited international markets.
Our backbone is Maggie Hallahan and our extremely talented in-house photographers, videographers and editors work in great collaboration. Our team has deep roots in the editorial process, thus helping us create high volume images and video for our clients to select from.
We have created multiple templates to manage high-volume requests with often at short turn around time, to expedite the process of project completion, within budget, and with outstanding results.
WHAT WE ARE KNOWN FOR
• Current brand assets review
• Development of conceptual ideas
• Scenario-list development
• Project management
• Demographic research for ethnic/age skew
• "Real people" casting
• Specialized legal resources
• Diverse, fully customized deliverables
• Visual Brand Guidelines for client approval
• Production scheduled timeline
• Detailed scenario shotlist
• Securing authentic location
• Precision talent sourcing
• Development of creative rights and supporting legal documents
• Real-time gallery review
PHOTOGRAPHY + FILMING DAYS
• Effective mobilized productions
• Same-day multiple scenario environments
• Expert logistics team
• Casting directors talent sheet
• Talented producers creating a smooth path.
• Actualization of realistic daily scenario
POST-PRODUCTION & DELIVERY
• Two initial edits: 1. ) Online review gallery 2. ) Large edit for client to make final images and video selects
• Color balance
• Logo removal/alterations
• Corporate legal review
• Export to necessary file formats
• 1-year storage of all assets
INFORMATION + QUOTES
We are able to efficiently offer an accurate quote for domestic or international projects via our highly developed estimate system. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very proud to be WBENC certified (Women's Business Enterprise National Council).