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.

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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 

Throwback Thursday – 2014 World Cup Games in Brazil

Throwback Thursday – 2014 World Cup Games in Brazil

It’s Thursday! Not just Thursday, but Throwback Thursday and we would like to share one of our favorite recent media assignments. In 2014, we were contacted by a Bosnian TV channel looking to cover the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team during their first-ever trip to the Football World Cup. Having local, experienced crews in Brazil, we were able to provide our client with a local producer, satellite truck, and up-link services to broadcast highlights live after the matches.

As if it wasn’t cool enough to cover the Football World Cup, it was extra special to provide services for a TV channel covering their country’s first appearance. We can just imagine the excitement of the fans watching the highlights back home. Although the BiH men’s national football team did not make it out of the first round, they definitely made an impression on the media who called them an exciting team to watch.

Love Note from Our Client:
“Thank you very much for everything you did. Our team was very pleased with the service provided.”
– Sulejman M., FACETV

Latest News: Upcoming Sporting Event in Rio

August 5 – 21, 2016
More than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will take part in this year’s biggest sporting event in Rio. It will feature 306 events in 28 sports and take place in 33 venues spread across the four regions of the city.

Did you know that the Global Media Desk has local crews throughout Brazil who are always ready to get you the coverage you need? Click here to find out more about upcoming sporting events in Rio: http://videoproductionbrazil.com/sports-events-production-services/.

About Global Media Desk

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local satellite and up-link services, production crews, photographers, and interpreters in Brazil and around the world for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. It is as simple as point. click. covered.

Photo credit: AC Moraes on Flickr

Global Media Desk 2015 Year in Review

Global Media Desk 2015 Year in Review

What a year! 2015 brought the Global Media Desk great projects, amazing clients, and lots and lots of fun. Check out what we got up to in 2015.

About the Global Media Desk

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters around the world for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

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Behind The Scenes of Unique Event Photo Shoots

Fondness for the eccentric and wonderful is nothing new, especially during this time of year. To get into the spirit of Fall, we put together a few of our favorite unique event photo shoots. These off the beaten path shoots may inspire your next media project!

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Themed Private Party

Not all parties are the same, so when it comes to celebrating with co-workers or friends, adding a little twist can elevate any party. We recently photographed a private birthday celebration in Italy, Milan that incorporated a mysterious masquerade. Photo shoots with stylization, like this one in Milan, add personality and are longer remembered for all guests.

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Comic-Con Cosplayers

Comic-Con is a sight for the unique and interesting, thanks to its dedicated fan base. Fans from around the world show love for their favorite characters by dressing up in elaborate and extensive costumes (also know as cosplay). World-renowned photographers have captured many of theses die-hard fans in an artistic and fun fashion.

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Theme Park Attractions

Hay rides, fairs, and even larger amusement parks like Disneyland are jumping head first into the bewitching festivities of Fall. Theme parks can offer a thrilling midnight scare or provide the perfect backdrop to a particular themed event!

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Carnevale Italy

Carnivals are celebrated all around the world, however the one in Italy is historically known for it’s elaborate Venetian masks. This 100-year old event encompasses everything from costumes, parades and masquerade balls.

Photo Shoots With Global Media Desk

If you are looking for a uniquely styled photo shoot, our Global Media Specialist can provide the finest, most-respected, local photographer(s) to fit your needs. Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand high-quality, local production crews and photographers worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. It is as simple as Click. Point. Covered.™


Photo Credits:
Main image: Flickr Willy_G91
Private Party: Global Media Desk
Cosplay: Flickr Commons taymtaym
Theme Park Attraction: Flickr Michael Coghlan “Entering the Mouth”
Carnevale de Venezia: Flickr Callejero Errante

Global Media Desk Video Production, Photography, & Interpreting Highlights

As autumn approaches for our team here in the northern hemisphere, we find ourselves feeling nostalgic for those long days of summer. Take a trip down memory lane to just a few of the amazing places we visited while providing the highest-quality video production, photography and interpreting services this summer.

Our local video production crew in action at a conference interveiw & shoot in Ibadan, Nigeria

Our local video production crew in action at a conference interveiw & shoot in Ibadan, Nigeria

Our local photographer photos jet-setters at Frankfurt Airport in Germany for our client in China

Our local photographer photos jet-setters at Frankfurt Airport in Germany for our client in China

Our interpreters in action – Mexico City, Mexico

Our interpreters in action - Mexico City, Mexico

Our local sound engineer had a smooth ride through Austria while assisting an Australian film crew with a luxury train segment

Our local sound engineer had a smooth ride through Austria while assisting an Australian film crew with a luxury train segment

Our local photographer in Chicago can sit back and enjoy a brew after a two day shoot

Our local photographer in Chicago can sit back and enjoy a brew after a two day shoot

Greetings from Tokyo! Our local Japanese interpreter provided his stellar skills for an Award Ceremony in Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo! Our local Japanese interpreter provided his stellar skills for an Award Ceremony in Tokyo

Multi b-roll shoot with our local videographer in the heart of the Lion City (Singapore)

Multi b-roll shoot with our local videographer in the heart of the Lion City (Singapore)

Our local event photographer & videographer had a great time shooting in Oslo, Norway

Our local event photographer & videographer had a great time shooting in Oslo, Norway

Find Out More

Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

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Photo credits:
By Haneburger (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Cors (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By fad3away. [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Kon-Tiki Museum (Kon-Tiki Museum) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

Behind the Scenes of Irish Country Magazine’s Photo Shoot in Marrakech, Morocco

While on location in Marrakech, Morocco, Irish Country Magazine wanted to capture some amazing behind the scenes footage of their stunning photo shoot.  Of course Global Media Desk has the most professional and experienced videographers in the region and was naturally their first choice!  Check out theses super cool images our local videographer was able to snag of the fun and beautiful scene.

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Videographer for Photoshoot in Marrakesh, Morocco

 

Need a local, professional and talented photographer or videographer? At the Global Media Desk we work with the finest, most respected professionals in every city and country around the world. Contact us today to find out more or fill out a quote to see how the Global Media Desk can help bring your vision to life.

One-of-a-Kind Drone Photos You May Never See Again

Drones have opened our eyes to an entirely new perspective of the world. The images captured by these amazing aerials show us landscapes and landmarks like they’ve never been seen before.  Check out these phenomenal photos taken by famous photographer Amos Chapple!  With drone use now illegal in many locations, these collections of beautiful drone images are some of the only aerial photos of their type.

Drone Image of New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India

 

Drone Image of Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France
Sacré-Coeur, Paris, France

 

Drone Photo of Hotel Ukraina, Kiev, Ukraine
Hotel Ukraina, Kiev, Ukraine

 

Drone Photo of Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

Drone Photo of Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

 

Drone Photo of Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

 

Drone Photo of Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

Drone Photo of Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

 

 Drone Photo of Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

 

Drone Image of Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Drone Image of Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

 

Drone Image of Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

 

Drone Image of Bourtange, Netherlands
Bourtange, Netherlands

 

Interested in learning more about how you can use drones for your next project?  At the Global Media Desk, we are experts in all things drone related, as well as leading providers of video production, photography, and interpreting services worldwide.  With fifteen years of experience, our knowledgeable and skilled video production crews, photographers, and interpreters ensure that you global project will be a success. Contact us today to find out more.

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TOP 3 Reasons Why Videos are Essential to Your Marketing Strategy

Video is the new king.  As the accessible to the internet becomes easier and easier for people around the world the way in which we reach customers and interact with them is evolving.   A report published by Demand Metric states that 70 percent of marketers use videos in their marketing strategies and 82 percent of marketers say that video content marketing has proven to be successful.  If you haven’t jumped on the video marketing bandwagon here are some of major reasons why you should start today:

Interaction and Feedback

Video sharing is a huge part of social media, and social media is a huge part of people’s lives. Getting your product or service message out there in a fun and shareable way makes it easier for you to reach and engage with your audience.  People love to comment on videos, and those comments can help you learn more about your consumers and what direction your marketing message should take.

Appealing to Customers

We all love visuals. Nothing could be more boring to the eye than reading a long list of text, even if that text has insightful and interesting information.  Visuals and movement are just better storytellers.  An embedded video, accompanied with other content, can intrigue viewers and capture their curiosity.  Also anyone who uses a smartphone knows that it’s way easier to watch a video than to read text on a four-inch screen. People simply love video and when it exists in lieu of something not as easy to view on mobile, viewers will hit that play button.

Getting Noticed on an International Scale

Video results appear in almost 70 percent of the top 100 search listings on Google and YouTube is the second-largest search engine, meaning videos get ranked high in Google results. The more shares and interaction your video gets the better it is going to help your rankings!

Video is also appealing to global or international markets because of the way it can transcend languages and boundaries and become viral worldwide. For this reason, more and more marketers are using video as a way to tap global audiences and to bring their operations around the world into the limelight.

Best Practices

Here are a few guidelines for creating an effective video for marketing:

  • Always keep your marketing video to around 60 seconds
  • Don’t use “Flash” based videos since Flash is not viewable on Apple mobile devices
  • Design the font and image sizes in the video with mobile users in mind
  • Deliver a call to action (CTA) in the video

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Find Out More

At the Global Media Desk we specialize in making top-quality marketing videos in countries and cities around the world. No matter where you are located we have the best crew to meet your exact production needs.  Contact us today and see how we can take your marketing to the next level.

video camera by InfoWire.dk, on Flickr

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Dinner, Dancing and Fun in Amsterdam: Professional Photographer for a Corporate Gala

Who did ISG call when they needed a professional photographer for their corporate event in Amsterdam?  Why Global Media Desk of course!  Our local, professional and experienced photographer got some amazing shots of the dinner, dancing and fun.  Check it out:

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Professional Photographer for Corporate Gala in AmsterdamProfessional Photographer for Corporate Gala in Amsterdam

Professional Photographer for Corporate Gala in AmsterdamProfessional Photographer for Corporate Gala in Amsterdam

Professional Photographer for Corporate Gala in AmsterdamProfessional Photographer for Corporate Gala in Amsterdam

Need a local, professional and talented photographer?  At the Global Media Desk we work with the finest, most respected professionals in every city and country around the world.   Contact us today to find out more or fill out a quote to see how the Global Media Desk can help bring your vision to life.

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Fun With Helmets: Advertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Just another day at work riding bikes around Amsterdam! Acro Sports hired us to take photos of their new bike helmets for use in their advertising campaigns on brochures, websites, and ads. Our local photographer did an amazing job as usual (that’s why he is Global Media Desk certified) and we have another satisfied client.

Here is a look at the fun we got up to around the streets of Amsterdam:

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Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Advertising Photo Shoot in AmsterdamAdvertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Need a local, professional and talented photographer?  At the Global Media Desk we work with the finest, most respected professionals in every city and country around the world.   Contact us today to find out more or fill out a quote to see how the Global Media Desk can help bring your vision to life.