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

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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

Quick Sports Photography Tips for Attendees of the 11th All Africa Games 2015

Quick Sports Photography Tips for Attendees of the 11th All Africa Games 2015

Nearly rivaling the importance and prestige of the Official Olympic Games, the 11th All Africa Games 2015 boasts a formidable athletic venue that will play host to 52 nations across the continent competing in 22 sporting events. Tens of thousands of international visitors worldwide are gearing up to partake of this sporting event in Brazzaville, and not only experience the players, teams, and exquisitely designed sports arenas, but also capture that perfect photographic memento.

While not every photographer can boost the latest gear, we can provide quick tips that will have you shooting sporting events like a pro.

Photograph Where the Action Will Be

Trying to capture the perfect moment of athletes in motion can be a daunting task, but staying one step ahead can help ensure your camera properly frames the action. Featured events at The All Africa Games, such as volleyball and basketball can offer photo opportunities near the net as athletes spike the ball or go in for a slam-dunk. Staying one step ahead of the game can be especially important for mobile phone photography due to the slight delay when capturing images.

The Eyes Have It

One critical detail to remember when photographing sports is to try and include the athlete’s eyes in your shots. The eyes can convey much emotion and help communicate the moment. The eye can also provide a good focal point when focusing your photo. While certain athletic events like fencing or swimming pose a difficult challenge for this tip, other events like football and judo can provide ample opportunities to focus on the eyes.

Closer is Better

Getting near the sidelines of any sporting event will ensure your camera can get close and personal to the event and truly capture the moment. This is especially true for event attendees who either don’t have the proper gear or simply want to use their mobile phones. Getting closer to the action provides more opportunities to properly capture the faces of athletes and better communicate the experience.

Burst into Action

Fast paced sporting events, such as cycling or tennis highlight athletic parous that plays out in an instant. When photographing sports, ensure to capture enough photos of key moments to later select the gems. Burst mode is the perfect option when trying to capture high speed sequences of action. You’re free to focus on the athletes while your camera does the rest.

Use JPEG Instead

While for most digital photography RAW is recommended for maximum image quality, JPEG is the winner when it comes to sports photography. Speed is the discernible factor here. The compressed JPEG format allows for an increased number of photos that can be taken during burst mode, which is helpful when capturing quick actions like shoulder throws in this year’s All Africa Games judo events.

Find Out More

At the Global Media Desk we have been providing top-quality photographers and video production crews for global sporting events around the world for fifteen years. Please contact us for future media needs for the All Africa Games 2015 in the Republic of the Congo,  2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de JaneiroWorld Games 2017 in Poland2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia or other global sporting events.

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Photo credit: By tableatny (BXP135660) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

6 Essential Apps When Traveling for a Film or Photo Shoot

6 Essential Apps When Traveling for a Film or Photo Shoot

Helpful and highly rated travel apps for your next project abroad

Traveling in the digital age has never been easier thanks to some pretty cool and innovative apps.   With just a swipe and a click you can access paperless bookings, digital boarding passes, e-confirmations, local tips, and much more.  Whether you are a director scouting a location for your next film or a photographer shooting the latest cover of a magazine, you will want to check out these helpful and highly rated travel apps.

Tripit – Organization and Planning

https://www.tripit.com/uhp/mobile
Tripit is a mobile travel app that helps organize everything from your business schedule, hotel reservations, flight confirmations, and even important documents like passports, all in one convenient location. Cost: Free for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows

  • Turns your email confirmations into an organized itinerary
  • Includes maps, directions, calendar and social sharing
  • 4-star rating (iOS)
  • Internet access needed

Smart Traveler – Safety

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/rls/dos/165020.htm
The United States Department of State has created a pretty nifty and basic looking app that lets the traveler access up-to-the minute information on warnings, natural disasters, or political uprisings in any part of the world. Cost: Free available for iOS, Android and Windows

  • Great app for traveling photographers or film crews entering less stable regions
  • Allows you to e-register at the local U.S. embassy or consulate
  • Stay informed on travel advisories anywhere in the world
  • 3-star rating (iOS)
  • Internet access needed

Like A Local – Local Information

https://www.likealocalguide.com/pages/mobile-app/
Like a Local takes you off the beaten path for a  ‘insider’ traveling experience. You can find guides on hotels, restaurants, and bar options all created by locals living in that city who know their way around. You even have the  ability to use the app offline. Of course you will have to remember to download the guides over WiFi before setting out, but the app is pretty easy to use. Cost: Free, but you do have to pay for the individual guides.

  • Avoid the tourist traps and create your own local experience
  • Best coverage is in Europe
  • Can access offline

Findery – Social Sharing

https://findery.com
Findery is a social sharing app that combines Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter all-in-one to share your traveling stories. The app lets you leave a digital note in the form of a photo, video, text, or a music clip for others to discover. Cost: Free, available for both iOS and Android

  • You can create a social network with friends within the app or keep your notes private
  • Discover new sites, or learn something new about a favorite location
  • 5-star rating (iOS)

Pocket Light Meter – Film and Photo Essentials

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-light-meter/id381698089?mt=8
A light meter is an indispensable gadget for any filmmaker or photographer. And one that fits right in your pocket or purse is even better. This nifty app measures reflected light and allows reciprocity calculations.Cost: Free

  • Great app for filmmakers and photographers on location
  • 4+ star rating
  • Can access offline

Amount – Currency Converter

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amount-unit-currency-converter/id560750783?mt=8
Looking to convert just about anything in one simple app? Amount not only converts currencies, but also area, density, and electric current, in a very clean and simple interface.

  • Over 700 units across more than 30 categories
  • Real time conversions in one screen
  • Create customized lists
  • 4+ star rating
  • Internet access needed

About Global Media Desk

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. As simple as click. point. covered.

Go Local: International Location Scouting Tips

Go Local: International Location Scouting Tips

Location, location, location. Much like real estate, finding the perfect location for your next international film or photo shoot can mean the difference between triumph and failure. Location scouting is a crucial step in the pre-production process and takes an extreme amount of time, patience, and diligence. But don’t fret, with just a few tips your next international location shoot can be well managed and less stressful.

Local Location Scouts

While having a location manager is the most practical option, you might find it helpful to have a local crew scout a location for you. Local crews have an intimate knowledge of the area and can be your best guide to finding those cool little gems off the beaten path. A local-based crew can also help lower your travel costs, give you the inside on local conditions, and navigate through any language barriers.

Script

It’s tempting to want to go out and scout the location for your international film or photo shoot before your script is complete. However, having a completed script will not only save you money, it will cut down on the time spent selecting the location. Your script will dictate the time and season of your shoot. If the shoot calls for daylight you might be able to get away with just the natural light. But, if the scene or photograph calls for a night setting, extra equipment will be needed. Most of your pre-scouting questions can easily be answered with a good script.

Photography

Photography is an important part of your scouting agenda. Not only will this help with lighting, but it will give you a different perspective on focal lengths. The surrounding architecture like buildings and windows, depending on the time of the day, could give off unwanted reflections.

Photo Tips:

  • Don’t shoot 500 images, keep it simple with a manageable number of shots to share with the rest of your production team
  • Use a tripod
  • Close-ups can be great, but for a location wide shots are more useful
  • Photograph buildings, windows, streets, highways and trees anything that can be used during the shoot

Acoustics

High-quality sound is critical in a film shoot. And, anything from the surrounding traffic, weather or environment can ruin the perfect location. Make sure your location scouts are prepared with the right equipment like a camcorder, microphone and headphones to test any interference.

You might want to look into hiring a professional boom operator or sound mixer as they have the correct experience to overcome any unwanted sounds.

Audio Tips:

  • Check the forecast to make sure you have all the right equipment to counter any unwanted noise
  • Pre-check for echoes whether it is inside a warehouse, or out in the middle of a valley
  • Check for traffic, nearby airports or other unwanted noise creating culprits

Notes

Taking notes is another way to capture a location’s essence. This will help you evaluate whether it is the right place for your shoot.

Note Tips:

  • Note all sources of light: permanent fixtures or natural sunlight
  • Environmental surroundings: buildings, windows, trees, bridges etc.
  • Measure the space as best you can
  • Will you need a generator? Other forms of power?
  • Weather details
  • Note availability of parking for cast and crew
  • Take note of any special circumstances, problems or assets in the area
  • Note the flooring or terrain: smooth, level, hills, sand etc.

Want More?

The Global Media Desk has been providing experienced locally-based production crews, boom operators and photographers for over 15 years. Please contact us with any questions you may have about location scouts in a specific country or request a free online quote to see how we can make your filming or photo shoot a complete success.

Simple Tips for Better Nighttime Photos with a Smartphone

Simple Tips for Better Nighttime Photos with a Smartphone

Lit up by fireworks, stars, and the glowing moon, the summer night sky can be a pretty spectacular sight. But capturing those breathtaking views when you don’t have your trusty DSLR can be more than a little frustrating.  With just a few simple tips you can photograph the night sky with your phone like a pro and say goodbye to grainy dark photos.

Find the Perfect Spot

For the best pictures, finding your ideal photo position is the first step. If you are photographing fireworks, scope out the area beforehand and find the best vantage point. Be prepared if it’s a windy night. Smoke could affect the look of your photos.

Keep It Steady

Using a tripod can keep your phone steady, which is essential in low-light conditions. There are numerous smartphone adapters and tripods available on the market ranging from $10 to $50 depending on your preference.

Keep in mind we don’t recommend the ‘selfie-stick,’ since plenty of places have chosen to ban them. Just check the rules before packing for your trip.

Turn Off Flash, HDR or Zoom

The flash on most smartphones only lights up about 10 feet in front of you, which can turn the crowd and the night sky into an abyss of darkness. The HDR setting will only slow down your camera phone, which is exactly what you don’t want during a fireworks show. Try avoiding the zoom feature, as it will reduce the image quality and add more graininess to your photos.

Night Camera Apps

If you are using an iPhone’s native camera app with iOS 8, there’s a new tool for manually adjusting the exposure of your photos. Simply tap and hold the screen, when the AE/AF LOCK pops up, scroll up or down for your desired exposure.

AE AF Effects IOS8 360

You can also try downloading a third-party app like NightCap or Night Modes for iOS, Camera FV-5 for Android, or CameraPro for Windows Phones, offering more flexibility.

NightCap: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nightcap/id486414195?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Night Modes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/night-modes/id572215621?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Camera FV-5: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flavionet.android.camera.pro&hl=en
CameraPro: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/camerapro/ee7b9093-62ec-48f5-9364-1b192509c86f

Set ISO to Low if Using a Tripod

Some phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, already offer a night mode or manual control of ISO settings. If you are using a tripod, set the ISO to a low value such as 100 or lower to get the best results.   If you are not using a tripod, then a higher ISO would be a better option.  Experiment beforehand to make sure you get the most out of your nighttime photos.

Bonus Tip: Accessorize Your Phone

If you are really serious about photo taking with your phone, there are tons of add-ons to make your smartphone camera act like a DSLR. From fisheye to optical zoom lenses, these extras can offer both versatility and quality to your phone’s camera.

Share Your Best Photos With Us!

Whether you are photographing fireworks this weekend for a Fourth of July celebration, or just inspired by a clear night, we want to see your photos! Use the hashtag #GMD_NightLife to share your favorite photos with us.

About Global Media Desk

At the Global Media Desk we have been helping organize successful photoshoots around the world for fifteen years. We have seen and done it all! 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 photoshoot a complete success.

By Danilo Borges/copa2014.gov.br Licença Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Brasil

4 Ways Sporting Events are Upping the Game in Digital Marketing

Engagement, passion and connection are what turn your average customer into a devoted fan. No industry understands this more than the sports industry. Sporting events from around the world are finding new and inventive ways for technology and media to create new fans and we all can learn a few tricks from the experts.

Drones

Aerial photography and video is the wave of the future and the sports industry is charging full steam ahead. All access angles, impossible shots and never before seen footage are just a few of the ways fans are being introduced to a whole new look inside their favorite teams. The Sacramento Kings are prospecting the use of drones for exclusive in-arena camera angles and instant replays to be delivered straight to their fans’ smartphones. Digital Marketing tip: Drones can give a new spin on an old concept. Use it to give your customers an exclusive view.

Social Media

A recent study by Cisco found that 57% of sports fans prefer to watch games at home on their television. So how do you engage with a fan who is sitting at home? Until recently it was almost impossible, but now social media makes it easy. Platforms like Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook provide a plethora of ways to make fans a part of the experience by sharing videos, comments, content and photos. Digital Marketing tip: Social media is your front line to engage with customers. Use it to turn a passive customer into an active one.

Mobile Technology

Imagine getting an alert on your phone as soon as you walk into a stadium notifying you a seat upgrade is available to purchase directly on your phone. Once seated, you use your smartphone to order up a plate of nachos and beer to be delivered right to your seat, never missing the action. And, when nature calls, bring up the stadium’s app to direct you to the nearest restroom with the smallest wait time. In case you do miss an important play, use your phone to watch an instant replay via the stadium-exclusive video feed. These are all technologies being integrated into smart-arenas all over the world to keep you connected to the thing you love – the game. Digital Marketing tip: The possibilities for mobile technology are endless! Use it to make your customer’s experience as quick, helpful, easy and care-free as possible.

Mobile Video

With 70% of fans bringing a mobile device to the stadium, capturing this new “second screen” viewing system  opened up a whole new avenue for marketing to sport fans. The NBA partnered with YouTube to host highlight compilations and recaps of recent games to let fans watch on demand. Some stadiums even include special fan invitations to pre-game warm-ups and post-game press conferences. Digital Marketing tip: Mobile video marketing should be a part of every marketing plan. Use it to capture your customer’s attention at every phase.

Want to find out more?

At the Global Media Desk we have been providing video production crews, photography, and drone services for global sporting events around the world for fifteen years. Please contact us for future media needs for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, UEFA Euro 2016 in France, 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia or other global sporting events.

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Photo credit: By Danilo Borges/copa2014.gov.br Licença Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Brasil [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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 most successful international photoshoot:

  1. Plan Ahead

Photo shoots in a foreign country require a lot more planning ahead and you need to do so as far in advance as possible. Some countries require visas to be obtained in advance and this process can take anywhere from one week to one month to complete. Visit https://www.visahq.com/ for country specific information.

You will also want to book your travel, hotels and other services as far in advance as possible. Booking in advance will give you the best rates and save you a lot of money.

  1. What Time is It?

Don’t forget the time difference. If you’re reading this during the daytime in the United States, it is already evening in Europe. And in Asia, it’s already tomorrow. You could already be a day behind with your planning! Make sure you know what time it is in the country you are shooting in: http://www.timeanddate.com/

  1. Make Sure You Can Convert

Voltage and power outlets vary around the world. You should have the right plug adapters and power converters before setting off. Most plug adapters do not convert the power. If your voltages don’t match you could end up blowing a fuse and that could spell disaster. Check out a detailed list of voltage requirements: http://www.powerstream.com/cv.htm

  1. Go Local

Work with local photographers in the country or region you are shooting in. Working with local people means they already know the local terrain, language, and customs. This kind of local knowledge is the single most effective way of reducing potential problems, because your locally based team will know how to avoid country-specific risks.

  1. Know When & Where You Can Shoot

Imagine your reaction if your photoshoot had to be shut down because you shot on a forbidden location, or didn’t have the right permit. What if you accidentally decided to shoot on a major local holiday when everything was closed, or didn’t follow the specific local shooting code?

The fastest and easiest way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to hire a local fixer, scout or production assistant who knows the right people and permits, and who can take care of everything prior to your arrival, thus saving you valuable time.

  1. BONUS TIP: Drone Photography

If you are interested in getting some of the best, unusual angles aerial/drone photography is the way to go. Recently many countries have implemented strict rules and regulations regarding drone use and you will want to know what you can and can’t do.  We work with trained drone operators around the globe so feel free to ask us for more information!

 

And don’t forget to have fun!  Traveling to a new country is a wonderful opportunity!   Try to schedule some time to get out there and explore. Your local photographer will probably have some great advice on places to visit in the area.

At the Global Media Desk we have been helping organize successful photoshoots around the world for fifteen years. We have seen and done it all! 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 photoshoot a complete success.

Marvin tips and advice

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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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.

Photographer in Amsterdam

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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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.

Global Media Desk Year in Review - 2014

Global Media Desk Review of 2014

For the Global Media Desk 2014 looked a little something like this: amazing projects, stellar reviews, fantastic clients, and a lot of fun.  We have worked on countless photography, video production, and interpreting projects in every corner of the globe and connected with some superbly talented and creative people.  Best of all, and most important to us, we have helped our clients make their productions a complete success.

Here is a very small handful of Global Media Desk reviews and highlights from 2014:

WORLD CUP: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Satellite Link Services & Live Stand Ups for World Cup Games

Global Media Desk Review Brazil “Thank you very much for everything you did. We made it and our team was very pleased by the service provided.”
FaceTV

CITIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S.A., FRANKFURT, GERMANY, HONG KONG & LONDON, U.K.

Event & Airport Photography for Oracle

Global Media Desk Review Oracle “We were very pleased with the photos and noted how professional they look!  Oracle said they were “stunning”!”
-Natalie B., ZenithOptimedia

ALBERTA & QUEBEC, CANADA

Product Pack Photography for Beer Products

Global Media Desk Review Canada “Nice work! Thanks Global Media Desk!!!”
– George G., Nielsen

BANGKOK, THAILAND & THOOTHUKUDI, INDIA

Videographer for Shoot in Schools

Global Media Desk Review National Geographic  “The footage was very nicely done. The quality was great for all shots and the camera crew took a lot of additional shots around the school as well which we’re hoping to utilize in the program as well.”
– Marissa P., National Geographic

BALI, INDONESIA & SINGAPORE

Corporate Video Shoot for Airplane Manufacturer
“It was really a pleasure to work with Global Media Desk.  I appreciate the professionalism and the expertise of you team.  But it has been also a wonderful human adventure.  For sure, we will contact you if we have future request in yours countries.”
– Elio B., ATR

NAIROBI, KENYA

Interpreter for a U.S. Deposition
“The communications were great.   My biggest thank you goes out to you for the way our needs were met in such a prompt manner, last minute. You met our needs and exceeded our expectations. Made the booking a service from another continent as stress and hassle free as possible!”
– Amy, Orange Legal

HONG KONG

Sound Recordist for TV Shoot
 “Everything was excellent! Our sound recordist was very professional in his work & always right with the microphone.  He was a nice and reliable colleague and very helpful whenever we needed an idea where to shoot certain city impressions, or when we needed a taxi or we had language difficulties.”
– Melanie Y., ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH

STAVANGER, NORWAY

Event Photographer for ONS 2014
“It was a pleasure working with GMD. I would recommend your services again to anyone needing a photographer.”
– Alex K., Projex Event Services LLC

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS & COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Video Crew for Green Screen Interview Shoots
“Thank you Global Media Desk. Both shoots went very well. The crews were great.”
– Doug P., DP Creative Group, LLC

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Consecutive Interpreter for Trade Fair
 “The quality of the service we received from Global Media Desk was excellent and we are incredibly happy with your firm.”
– Marian R., Pelican Bay

IZMIR, TURKEY

Gaffer & Sound Recordist for Docu Shoot
“The crew was great. Very professional and experienced.”
– Jamie H., MindOverMedia

HONG KONG

Videographer for Corporate Interview
 “Thank you for the quick turnaround. The video turned out very professional and of high quality.”
– Preston R., Footmarks, Inc.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & SANTIAGO, CHILE

Consecutive Interpreters
 “Both interpreters were very high quality translators, and easy to get along with and work with.   Many thanks – and if I’m back in this neighborhood with similar requirements I know who to contact!”
– Paddy P., WSP Group

JAKARTA, INDONESIA & PARIS, FRANCE

Video Crew for Interview & B-Roll of the Cities
“I wanted to let you know that I am extremely happy with the crew that you arranged.   Thanks again for choosing just the right people for our project.”
– Virginia L., Pyramide Productions

SHENZHEN, CHINA & TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Consecutive Interpreters for Press Meetings
 “Our translator was professional, courteous and extremely helpful. We greatly appreciated working with you and would recommend you to other contacts.”
– Liz N., Nereus

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

Simultaneous Interpreting Services
“The interpreters were excellent! Thank you so much.”
– Sinead H., MRO-Network

FRANKFURT, GERMANY

Video Crew for Corporate Shoot
 “The filming went very well. It opened my eyes to how pleasant it is to work with real pros.”
– Matt D., PolyOne Corporation

Here at the Global Media Desk, we are happy to facilitate any international project requirement you may have in the fields of film & video production, professional photography, and language services. Let us know about your project today: feel free to request a quote or contact us at any time.