Shanghai Terrace // Sophisticated Living Magazine

Fig's team of James Gustin, Brian Carey and Beking Joassaint photographed and creative directed another "Food Feature" editorial in the July-August 2016 edition of Sophisticated Living Magazine Chicago. We photographed a combination of food, drink, interiors, lifestyle, and portraits for The Peninsula's Shanghai Terrace.

Fig Media Team:
Fig Producers | James Gustin, Michele Gustin | Creative Director | James Gustin | Photographers | Brian Carey, James Gustin | BTS Filmmaker | Kevin Loiselle

Sophisticated Living Team:
Owner and Publisher | Bridget McDermott | Editor-In-Chef | Elise Hofer Shaw | Contributing Writer | Hilary Boyajian

The Shanghai Terrace Team:
Head Chef | Elmo Han

The Peninsula Chicago Safety Film

Check into The Peninsula Chicago and you will see one of our films on the hotel circuit. We updated our old film from 2010 to reflect the updates to the hotels rooms and suites, including the new technology systems. 

This scripted production is one of our favorites to produce as attention to detail is paramount. We spent the day breaking down the shots from the script to make sure that they clearly illustrate what to do in an emergency. In our previous film, we shut down a hallway in the hotel to create "smoke," with a fog machine. This meant alerting all guests that we were filming and that the smoke wasn't real. This year we decided to tackle the "smoke," digitally. This saved the hotel valuable time and staff and sped up our production.