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Your  COVID-19  questions, answered. We’re Here and Ready to Help!

Your  COVID-19  questions, answered. We’re Here and Ready to Help!

At Global Media Desk, our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and employees. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is experiencing around the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are here for you and can make your international media project happen in the safest possible way, without travel.

Our Savvy Guide to Filming Abroad

Our Savvy Guide to Filming Abroad

As anyone in this industry knows, filming can be a complex business, with obstacles and hurdles to overcome even for the shortest project. Filming abroad can present very specific challenges as well as rewards, with plenty of research to be done ahead of time. When done correctly however, venturing beyond your borders can be a…

Drone Regulations: What You Need to Know (UPDATED)

Drone Regulations: What You Need to Know (UPDATED)

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have become a growing equipment trend in aerial photography and film. The possibilities of shooting with drones are endless and hold the promise of new creative options, real cost savings and possibly even safer sets.  But before you go out and buy or hire the most expensive drone you…

What do land surveyors, news reporters, real estate agents, construction companies, first responders, inspection specialists, filmmakers, and farmers all have in common?  Drones!

What do land surveyors, news reporters, real estate agents, construction companies, first responders, inspection specialists, filmmakers, and farmers all have in common? Drones!

Whether you call them UAV’s, UFO’s, or Tiny Flying Robots, drone popularity and adoption has been exponential of late. Although they are still in their infancy with regards to mass adoption and usage, drones have already demonstrated their value in niche industry applications. In both public and private sector organizations drones are saving companies time…

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. How did the client reach us? We received a…

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…

Planner’s Guide to Organizing a Meeting, Conference, or Convention in Peru

Planner’s Guide to Organizing a Meeting, Conference, or Convention in Peru

Thanks to major investments in infrastructure, luxury hotels, and exclusive convention centers, Peru has quickly become a hot destination for large-scale conferences, conventions, and meetings. Besides offering a variety of venues in the main cities and top-quality services, Peru also has amazing cuisine and a unique geography that make it that much more appealing as a destination. Quick Stats Capital: Lima Population: 31,151,643 (estimate) Country Code: +51 Time Zone: Peru Time (PET) UFC –5 hours Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara Electricity: 220V / 60Hz Airport: Jorge Chavez International (LIM) Currency: Nuevo Sol (PEN), US…

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”…

Location Tips: Video Production in Abu Dhabi

Location Tips: Video Production in Abu Dhabi

From the “Fast and Furious” to the “Star Wars” movie franchises, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming the go-to location for film and tv production. Occupying more than 80 percent of the United Arab Emirates’ total land area, Abu Dhabi provides a variety of spectacular geographical locations to fit all types of filming needs. Here are our top five reasons why Abu Dhabi is a hot video…