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Top 5 Tips for Organizing a Successful International Photoshoot

Top 5 Tips for Organizing a Successful International Photoshoot

When planning any photoshoot your number one priority is always to ensure you capture the absolute best photographs. If your photoshoot requires you to travel to a foreign location there could be many unexpected factors that can deter you from reaching that goal. Check out our top 5 essential tips to help you organize the…

6 Filming Incentives in Latin America That Will Maximize Your Budget

6 Filming Incentives in Latin America That Will Maximize Your Budget

Latin America is heating up as top destination for film production.  While Mexico has always served as the setting for many Hollywood blockbusters, other Latin American countries have similar appeal and attraction.  With new filming incentives, different and diverse natural scenery, from beaches to mountains and both colonial and modern buildings it’s easy to see…

TOP 3 Reasons Why Videos are Essential to Your Marketing Strategy

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…

Essential Guide to Filming Incentives in the United States & Canada

Essential Guide to Filming Incentives in the United States & Canada

The United States and Canada have been vying against each other for film production bragging rights since the 1990s. Once Canada became a hot bed for productions with its film incentive program in 1997, many U.S. states followed suit and began launching their own production incentives. Luckily for every filmmaker the U.S. and Canada both…

Top International Film Festivals 2015

Top International Film Festivals 2015

Getting recognized at the right film festival can be a turning point for any filmmaker.   Many films have premiered at film festivals, been picked up by an international distributor and then even go on to win an Oscar (see the list here).   To help you figure out which film festivals to budget for, submit and/or…

The Ultimate Guide to Filming Incentives in Asia & Oceania

The Ultimate Guide to Filming Incentives in Asia & Oceania

Since the 1920’s, film scouts have been traipsing through jungles, over rivers and around islands in Asia and Oceania to find the perfect location to add a bit of tropical spice to their production. Today, thanks to the many countries in Asia and Oceania offering generous filming incentives, productions with budgets of all sizes can…

The Most Cost Effective Shooting Locations in Europe

The Most Cost Effective Shooting Locations in Europe

With its varied landscapes, rich architecture and amazing scenery, Europe has always been a popular destination for film and video productions.  Adding to its already vast appeal are numerous filming cash and tax incentives that can add up to big savings and more shooting even on a small budget!  We have put together this quick,…

Gathering Your Tech Gear to Film Abroad

Gathering Your Tech Gear to Film Abroad

When traveling abroad for international film productions and photoshoots, having a travel checklist is essential to ensure a smooth and trouble-free shoot. At the top of that checklist should be the necessary adapters and plugs you will need for any equipment you will be bringing from home. Mismatch in the power or charging gear can…

Tipping Etiquette for International Media Productions

Tipping Etiquette for International Media Productions

Awareness about the tipping customs in foreign locales can come in handy, especially when you’re filming or shooting in locations around the world and don’t want to blow your budget on unnecessary expenses. If you were filming a commercial in Australia, the last thing you want is to leave a generous tip for the taxi…