Happy Holidays Global Media Desk 2017

Take time for a laugh break with the Global Media Desk team

Take time for a laugh break with the Global Media Desk team and see how they answered the most important holiday questions!

May your holiday be filled with joy and laughter. Warmest wishes from the entire Global Media Desk team!

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Top Industries Using Commercial Drones

Top Industries Using Commercial Drones (Infographic)

The drone services market is expected to reach over $127 billion dollars by the year 2020. As drone technology soars this new high-demand service provides small and large companies the ability to capture images that were once too time consuming, costly, or logistically impossible. See how the top industries are using commercial drones to improve work productivity to their businesses in our latest drone infographic.

Top Industries Using Commercial Drones (Infographic)

The Drone Revolution is Disrupting These Top Industries

Film/Photography. Drones are available to capture stunning aerial images and footage offering a new visual language.
Real Estate. From skyscrapers to golf courses, drones can photograph, prospect, and help agents advertise their properties.
News. Ability to deploy drones to cover breaking news, disasters, or war zones.
Construction Sites. Drones can monitor and survey construction progress.
First Responders. Drones are used for a variety of things ranging from forest fire fighting to disaster site rescues.
Law Enforcement. Drones can be used to combat drug trafficking across borders, bomb threats, and search and rescue operations.
Climate/Science Research. Drones assist in everything from weather patterns to counting wildlife and heard movements anywhere on the planet.
Energy. Energy companies can monitor miles of pipelines and oil rigs.
Agriculture. Drones can collect real-time data on crop health and yields.
Package Delivery. Drones can deliver food and medical supplies to remote villages around the world.

Drone Technology Advancements

As technology progresses, here are some of advancements we can expect to see developed in drones:
Increased battery life
3D mapping
Better precision
Consumer package delivery
Bandwidth availability
Obstacle avoidance
Facial recognition
Increased coverage

Interesting Drone Facts

195 UAV manufactures
U.S. controls 35% of the drone market, compared to 30% for Europe, 15% for China, and 20% for the rest of the world
Seven million consumer and commercial drones could be shipped in the U.S. by 2020
Three million drones could be flying in China by 2019
Drone manufacturing and operation could create 100,000 new jobs within 10-15 years
47 percent of Americans are interested in drone deliveries
Photography is the top industry using drones in the U.S.
Real estate is the second largest industry using drones in the U.S.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo.com is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Trends - Drone Photography Services on the Rise

Trends: Drone Photography Services on the Rise

Some of the most stunning images and footage are now being captured through drone technology. Although aerial photography and footage are nothing new, access to drone services have made these types of shots affordable and streamlined. Marketers, ad executives, producers, and even construction professionals are hiring drone pilots to capture new innovative content by using angles and shots that were not previously possible.

Marketing Trend: Aerial Photography Services

No matter what industry you are in, drones are available to capture stunning aerial images that offer a new kind of visual language. Some of the hottest trends for 2017 include experimenting with 360-panoramas, night skylines, and top-view portraits. Drones are a great way to elevate any media project whether it’s for print or online.

Video Production Trend: Aerial Cinematography Services

Aerial footage is becoming an indispensable part of video productions. Drones offer creative ways to give companies a competitive edge, like filming inside a factory to show off its workforce and machinery. Television and film productions like BBC’s Planet Earth use drone technology to capture dramatic footage in 4k revealing adrenaline-filled action sequences and 360-degree bird’s eye views.

Fastest Growing Trend: Drone Mapping Services

Drone mapping is utilized in a variety of industries including, agriculture, inspection, construction, and mining, to help with efficiency. Drone mapping technology is quicker and cheaper than older methods, and the demand for this service is growing rapidly. Aerial mapping is a needful tool during all phases of construction projects and other commercial use.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo.com is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

Finding the drone service you need Skyvireo.com

Finding the Drone Service You Need Just Got Easier With Global Media Desk’s Latest Website, Skyvireo.com

The new website allows companies seeking on-demand aerial photography, drone cinematography, or aerial surveying and mapping to hire the highest-quality, professional drone operators – in any country worldwide.

Global Media Desk, a leader in international media services, recently unveiled skyvireo.com – an exclusive website that provides drone services for projects anywhere in the world. Skyvireo.com connects clients to expert and friendly project specialists who will match them with top-rated drone operators to fit any project’s unique requirements.

Skyvireo’s drone operators are based in major cities around the world. They are experienced in collecting aerial data, capturing broadcast-quality drone footage, live events, and aerial photography. Most carry a UAV International Certification and their performance is evaluated on every project they cover. An unequaled commitment to quality places Skyvireo drone pilots among the very best in the business.

“Our network of highly trained drone pilots around the world is the first of its kind. Our goal is to save clients money and to help them achieve their objectives, all with an amazing level of operational efficiency and support,” said Ian Hardy, President and CEO of Global Media Desk. “We also provide expert local knowledge and have best-in-class teams for fast turnaround on drone projects taking place in any country.”

With project specialists based in Oceania, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and its company headquarters in Southern California, United States, Skyvireo specialists can handle drone projects 24/7.

Our network of highly trained drone pilots around the world is the first of its kind. Our goal is to save clients money and to help them achieve their objectives, all with an amazing level of operational efficiency and support. We also provide expert local knowledge and have best-in-class teams for fast turnaround on drone projects taking place in any country. IAN HARDY, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF GLOBAL MEDIA DESK

“Everyone here at Global Media Desk is excited about the launch of skyvireo.com,” said Catherine Beeny, Director of Marketing. “We encourage folks to check it out – we believe they will be thrilled with how easy we’ve made it to book drone services anywhere they’re needed.” Be sure to follow Global Media Desk on social media for the latest news and updates: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus.

About Skyvireo

Skyvireo is a Global Media Desk company, dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality, most cost-effective drone services around the world. Our constant striving for perfection in the way we provide drone services has led to new and exciting ways to better serve our customers. Above all, our aim is to provide clients with a hassle-free experience that will save them time, money, and eliminate frustration.

International Women’s Day: The Women of Global Media Desk Celebrate Career Achievements to Help Drive Positive Change for Women

On International Women’s Day we are taking the opportunity to honor the women of Global Media Desk to help forge a better working world. We asked Catherine, Camila, Karen, Ironey, and Dong to tell us a little more about their careers, what they are proud of, and how they would describe themselves. 
 

Catherine Beeny - Director of Marketing
Catherine Beeny – Director of Marketing

Catherine Beeny, Director of Marketing

Tell us a little more about your career? 
 
I always loved to write and had a vision of becoming a screenwriter.  I began as a coffee gopher on TV and movie sets at Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. After falling in love with online marketing, I took the leap over to the dark side and never looked back.   It has been a wild, fun, and rewarding ride. 
 
What is something you are most proud of? 
 
I am most proud of my children because they are a reflection of the lessons and the love I have tried to instill in them. 
 
Pick three words that describe yourself:
 
Passionate, perfectionist, and goofball 
 
Favorite quote:  
 
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”– Audrey Hepburn 

Camila Barberis - Global Project Assistant
Camila Barberis – Global Project Assistant

Camila Barberis, Global Project Assistant

Tell us a little more about your career?

Two memorable achievements in my career were working on the feature film SPY and the mini series World Without End.

What is something you are most proud of?  
 
Having a goal in mind and always going for it despite the obstacles or outcome. I know that in the end if its something you have in your head, it’s worth giving it a try.
 
Pick three words that describe yourself:  
 
Positive, patient, and stubborn
 
Favorite quote:  
 
“Dance first, think later. It’s the natural order.” – Samuel Beckett

Ironey Sivongsay - Office Manager
Ironey Sivongsay – Office Manager

Ironey Sivongsay, Office Manager

Tell us a little more about your career? 
 
I became realtor to help a family member purchase a home after their parents lost the one they grew up in. Then I decided to move half way across the country to experience life when I found Global Media Desk.  
 
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
 
I’m really proud of purchasing my first home at 25. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment and one day, I hope to raise a family there.  
 
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
 
Outgoing, spontaneous, and adaptable 
 
Favorite quote: 
 
“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”– Frank Herbert
 

Karen Fahr - Marketing Associate
Karen Fahr – Marketing Associate

Karen Fahr, Marketing Associate

  
Tell us a little more about your career? 
 
Ever since I can remember I was creating things, whether it was sewing a purse from old jeans or writing poetry, I always focused on a creative outlet. Luckily, I’ve had some amazing women mentors that have really pushed my passion for ‘creating things’ into a tangible career in marketing and design. 
 
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
 
Starting my own company. Being confident and believing in my self-worth was a challenge, but I am glad that I can sit here today and say, “I did it.” 
 
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
 
Passionate, curious, and quirky  
 
Favorite quote: 
 
“When life  gives  you lemons,  make  lemonade.” – Elbert Hubbard 
 
 

Dong Ly - Marketing Assistant
Dong Ly – Marketing Assistant

Dong Ly, Marketing Assistant

 
Tell us a little more about your career? 
 
I’m so happy to be a part of such an amazing, driven & hardworking team. It’s been a life changing experience. 
  
What is something you are most proud of and why? 
 
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in film and minor in business because I’m the first in my family to graduate from college.  
 
Pick three words that describe yourself: 
 
Passionate, happy, and artistic 
 
Favorite quote: 
 
“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” – Rachel Ann Nunes 

About Global Media Desk

Let us help! At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in Canada or any country around the world. You can also request a free online quote to see how we can make your project a complete success.

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About International Women’s Day

 
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. www.internationalwomensday.com
#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange 

Happy Holidays from Global Media Desk

We would like to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year!

We are thankful for the many relationships we have with you and the continued support you show us. We are looking forward to another year of helping with your media and language projects come to fruition.

On behalf of Global Media Desk, Happy Holidays!

About Us

Let us help! At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in the Czech Republic or any country around the world. You can also request a free online quote to see how we can make your project a complete success.

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Story Behind the Shoot: Michelin Earthmover Tires

Story Behind the Shoot: Michelin Earthmover Tires  

Earlier this year the Global Media Desk was proud to be a part of the latest Michelin production shoot. The new campaign shows the world from the eyes of a mine operator and highlights Michelin’s Earthmover XD3 tire technology. For this elaborate shoot our highly-skilled production and aerial crews in Canada joined the Michelin creative team to deliver an awe-inspiring video. We asked Dave Janse Van Rensburg, our Global Project Specialist, how the project unfolded.

Dave Janse Van Rensburg - Global Project Specialist
Dave Janse Van Rensburg – Global Project Specialist

How did the client reach us?
We received a job request from one of our regular clients in Europe to help set up a local camera crew in Canada to shoot a new marketing campaign for Michelin. They have worked with us before and knew we could deliver very complicated shoots.

What was challenging about this project?
The client wanted to film at an active mine where the environment is often unpredictable. We had to work around multiple issues surrounding the location and obtain the correct documents and permits for both land and aerial filming.

How long did it take to get everything in place for the shoot? 
We had two-months from start to finish. The location changed three times between two countries before the final location was selected in Princeton, British Columbia. We worked with the local authority to assist the client in locking the location down and minimized problems on the day of the shoot. Our team was on par!

What equipment was used for the project?
We used multiple camera set-ups with a variety of equipment such as the Sony A7, Panasonic Gh4, and a GoPro for the aerial and time-lapse shots to achieve a visually stunning result the client was looking for.

Did we meet our clients expectations?
Absolutely. They were extremely happy with the results and with our level of service. This was the third campaign we have been a part of in a row.

 

The latest video campaign from Michelin of their all new Earthmover XDR3 tires.

Need help planning your next production or project?

Let us help! At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in Canada or any country around the world. You can also request a free online quote to see how we can make your project a complete success.

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Credits:
The Global Media Desk / Production
Jean Pierre François / Director
Maxime Moulin / Director of Photography
Frederic Mabrut / Production Manager
Executive Producer / Florence Furic
Production Office Coordinator / Apolline Roussel
Associate Producer / Dave Van Rensburg
Location Manager / Dale Rechner
Filip Smola / Media Wrangler
Dima Kolesnyk/ Grip
Justin Hennevink / Drone Team Manager
Tyler McDougall / Drone Pilot
Jacob Crawford / Ground Supervisor
Editor/ David Chambriard
Colorist / Chloé Vialaneix
Graphic Designer / Arnaud Lambert
Original Music: Thomas Verovski
Sound Design / Thomas Roche
Earthmover Tires expert: Celine Faure 

New Filming Incentives in the Czech Republic

New Filming Incentives in the Czech Republic

Earlier this year the Czech Republic introduced new filming incentives in an effort to boost its already booming international film production. Nestled in the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic often attracts foreign production due to its ability to double for more expensive cities like Paris and London. Plus, access to highly experienced, local crews and stunning locations make it a worthwhile destination for your next filming project.

Current Filming Incentives

In 2010, the Czech government introduced an incentive scheme offering a 20 percent cash rebate on qualifying local spend, plus an additional 10 percent for international spending that applies to film and TV, including all postproduction work.

New Financial Incentives

To continue boosting the international film sector, the Czech government approved an amendment to the audiovisual law in May of 2016 that allows applicants to file for a rebate any time of the year.

Also, the National Fund of Cinematography allocated an additional $33 million more per year from the state budget over the next three years. The new incentives will take effect on January 1, 2017.

Since the rebate was introduced in 2010, the Czech government has paid out more than $80 million in rebates to more than 150 film and TV projects.

More on the Horizon

On September 15, Prague’s city council approved a new fund called “Prague in Film,” which provides financial support to both feature films for international distribution in cinemas as well as for TV movies and series to be broadcast on foreign television stations. The essential condition is that the project portrays Prague as herself, and not as a stand-in for another city.

The Czech government is also in talks to raise the cash rebate to 25 percent in effort to remain competitive. However, no word whether this will happen soon.

For more information on incentives please visit Czech Film Commission.

Local Crews in the Czech Republic

The Global Media Desk provides the finest, most respected, local production professionals in the Czech Republic. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and that is why we never sacrifice on quality. No matter what you are looking for, we have the best local production services for you — from single technicians to large, fully-equipped crews for preproduction, production, and onwards through to post. Fill out our free online quote to find out how we can help you with your production needs.

Recent Productions

Here are a few of the big international TV and film productions currently shooting in the Czech Republic:

Knightfall for History Channel chronicles the events leading up to the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar.

Genius anthology series for National Geographic Channel about Albert Einstein

Underworld: Blood Wars fifth installment of the ‘Underworld’ franchise

The Ring, Bollywood romantic road movie

Anthropoid wartime thriller based on a true story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the SS general who was the author of the Nazis’ “Final Solution”.

About Us

Let us help! At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in the Czech Republic or any country around the world. You can also request a free online quote to see how we can make your project a complete success.

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Sundance Returning to Cuba with Film Forward Program

Sundance Returning to Cuba with Film Forward Program

The Sundance Institute is headed to the island of Cuba this week, inviting students, artists, and film lovers to attend screenings and Q&A sessions to acclaimed independent films. Discussions are open to the public as part of Sundance Film Forward starting on July 14-16.

Sundance will screen “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” with novelist/screenwriter Jesse Andrews and “Meru” with director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi at venues across Havana. These events are part of the Institute’s ongoing programs in Cuba that started back in 1989. Late last year the Institute visited Cuba to present a suite of programs in screenwriting, producing, film music, and documentary editing, in a new partnership with the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema and La Escuela Internacional De Cine Y TV (EICTV).

Sundance Film Festival touring program is designed for students and artist 18-24 years of age to excite and cultivate new audiences for independent film and enhance awareness of shared stories across borders.

About Global Media Desk

At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in a specific country or request a free online quote to see how we can make your projects a complete success.

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Resources:
http://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/2016-free-film-screenings-students-cuba

Earth Day- 7 Easy Ways To Go Green

Earth Day: 7 Easy Ways To Go Green

Today marks the 46th annual Earth Day celebration, a movement that has inspired environmental awareness and change around the planet. It also marks a landmark decision of more than 155 countries planning to sign a U.N. agreement on climate change. Taking action to help our planet doesn’t have to be a momentous leap, but a few things in our daily lives can help reduce our impact on the planet.

Here are 8 ways to go green!

  1. Track Your Online Energy Use

Everyone thinks about their carbon footprint in terms of driving in a car, or flying in a plane, but did you know that browsing the internet also adds to our ecological footprint? A new Chrome plug-in called Earth Mode tracks your energy used online and calculates how many trees need to be planted to offset the energy used.

  1. Mobile Apps To Help You Go Green

Both Apple and Android app stores offer a variety of useful apps to conserve energy and help you go green.

Wunderlist (Free) – Instead of using paper to write down tasks, project details, or shopping lists use this very useful app to get organized.  https://www.wunderlist.com

Locavore (Free): Pinpoint nearby farmers’ markets and farms for local produce.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locavore/id306140158?mt=8

Get me Green ($0.99): Provides tips for recycling and reusing items in your home.  http://appshopper.com/utilities/get-me-green

  1. Eat Less Meat

The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. To make a real dent in the world’s carbon footprint we need to eat less meat.

  1. Buy Local Produce

Did you know that the average piece of produce sits for seven days during its transit from the farm to the produce aisle? This means those “fresh” fruits and vegetables at the supermarket have already lost nearly half of their original nutritional value when you buy them. Buying from a local farm or farmers’ market can increase the nutritional value of your food and lessen your carbon footprint.

  1. Avoid Disposable Plastic

Sadly, only 10% of our current 300 million tons of plastic bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities are recycled. Landfills are bulging from plastic waste, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife.

  1. Start Composting

One-third of all food produced around the world for human consumption is wasted every year. A great way to reduce this waste is by composting. This natural biological process occurs when microorganisms, bacteria, and insects, break down organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and certain kitchen scraps into a soil-like product. Tips on how to compost check out HowtoCompost.org.

  1. End Junk Mail

Not only is junk mail annoying, but over 100 million trees a year are cut down to produce the paper. Want to combat junk mail and waste? Call the businesses and organizations and request that they stop sending you their mail. It’s time-consuming, but well worth it.

About Global Media Desk

Our team is not only about laughs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best on-demand photographers, interpreters, and production services in cities and countries around the world. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help and our number one priority is to make your event or project a complete success.

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Resource: http://www.earthday.org/take-action/

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