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 


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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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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
  • Population31,151,643 (estimate)
  • Country Code: +51
  • Time Zone: Peru Time (PET) UFC –5 hours
  • Official LanguagesSpanishQuechuaAymara
  • Electricity220V / 60Hz
  • AirportJorge Chavez International (LIM)
  • CurrencyNuevo Sol (PEN), US dollar is accepted in most shops, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels
  • Credit Cards and TravelerCheques widely accepted? Yes
  • Sales Tax19.00%
  • Standard Tipping Practice10%
  • Average Hotel Room Rate: PEN 701
  • Average Daily Meal Cost: PEN 250
  • Average Weekly Car Rental: PEN 813

Location

Peru is located on the western side of South America.  With an area of 1’285,215 square km (496,225 sq mi), Peru is bigger than France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, and Switzerland combined. It is the third largest country in South America and bordered to the north by Ecuador and Colombia, to the east by Brazil and Bolivia, to the south by Chile and to the west by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Weather

Coast:
Summer (December-March) – temperatures can reach 27ºC (80ºF);
Winter (May-October) – damp and chilly, with temperatures falling to 12ºC (53ºF)
The far north coast enjoys sunshine all year round, with temperatures reaching 35ºC (95ºF) in the summer.

Highlands:
Dry season (May-October) – sunny days, very cold nights and scant rainfall
Rain season (December-March) – temperatures can often vary widely during the same day, from 20ºC (68ºF) to 2ºC (35ºF)

Jungle:
Summer or dry season (April to October) – sunny days and temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF)
Rain season (November to March) – frequent showers and high river levels

Traveling to Peru

Visa Entry Requirements
Most citizens from the Americas and Western Europe do not need a visa to enter Peru. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.

Visit VisaHQ for country specific visa information or contact the Peruvian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Cities with Direct Flights To LIM
North America – New York, Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico, and Toronto
Europe –  Madrid, Paris, and Amsterdam
Latin America – Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Habana, La Paz, Mexico, Panama, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Jose de Costa Rica, and Santo Domingo

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Costa Rica San José (CR), Rio de Janeiro–Galeão
Avianca Ecuador Guayaquil, La Paz, Quito, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–ViruViru
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
Avianca Peru Asunción, Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cali, Cancún, Caracas, Havana, Medellín–JMC, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Porto Alegre, Punta Cana, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos
British Airways London-Gatwick
Copa Airlines Panama City
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Iberia Madrid
Interjet Mexico City
JetBlue Airways Fort Lauderdale
KLM Amsterdam
LATAM Argentina Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Mendoza(begins 2 February 2017)
LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos
LATAM Chile Los Angeles, New York–JFK, Santiago de Chile
LATAM Colombia Bogotá
LATAM Ecuador Guayaquil, Quito, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza
LATAM Paraguay Asunción
LATAM Perú Antofagasta, Barcelona (begins 15 December 2016),[23] Bogotá, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Cartagena (resumes 3 January 2017),[24] Córdoba, Foz do Iguaçu, Havana, La Paz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, Orlando–International, Punta Cana, Rosario, Salta, Santa Cruz de la Sierra–Viru Viru, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Washington-Dulles
LC Perú Andahuaylas, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huánuco, Huaraz, Jauja, Tingo María, Trujillo
Peruvian Airlines Arequipa, Cuzco, Iquitos, Piura, Pucallpa, Tacna, Tarapoto, La Paz
Plus Ultra LíneasAéreas Madrid
Sky Airline Santiago de Chile
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Star Perú Cuzco, Huánuco, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Puerto Maldonado, Tarapoto
TAME Guayaquil
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Viva Colombia Bogotá

Entry Points by Land
Ecuador: Aguas Verdes (Tumbes) via the Panamericana Highway and La Tina (Piura) from the city of Loja
Bolivia: Desaguadero and Kasani, for travelers coming from La Paz and Copacabana
Chile: Paso the Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa Pass) (Tacna) via the Panamericana Highway

Hotels with Meeting Rooms

Lima

Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 431
Meeting Rooms 17
Largest MtgRm 15,802 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 45,000 Sq. Ft.
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 301
Meeting Rooms 20
Largest MtgRm 17,734 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 30,000 Sq. Ft.
El Pueblo Resort & Convention Center
Sleeping Rooms 218
Meeting Rooms 10
Largest MtgRm 1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 3,000 Sq. Mtr.
Delfines Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms 206
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 5,627 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Maria Angola Hotel and Casino
Sleeping Rooms 84
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Country Club Lima Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 83
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 2,500 Sq. Mtr
Swissotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms 345
Meeting Rooms 12
Largest MtgRm 6,664 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 15,000 Sq. Ft.
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Sleeping Rooms 300
Meeting Rooms 10
Largest MtgRm 550 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,400 Sq. Mtr.
Hilton Lima Miraflores
Sleeping Rooms 207
Meeting Rooms 9
Largest MtgRm 3,660 Sq. Ft.
Meeting Space 12,000 Sq. Ft.
Sol de Oro Suites Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 117
Meeting Rooms 8
Largest MtgRm 430 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Gran Hotel Bolivar
Sleeping Rooms 99
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 597 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,100 Sq. Mtr.
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Lima
Sleeping Rooms 134
Meeting Rooms 12
Largest MtgRm 319 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.
Melia Lima
Sleeping Rooms 180
Meeting Rooms 13
Largest MtgRm 131 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 800 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Miraflores Park – Lima, Peru
Sleeping Rooms 81
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm 247 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 700 Sq. Mtr.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima
Sleeping Rooms 144
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 700 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cusco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Sleeping Rooms 125
Meeting Rooms 3
Largest MtgRm 200 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,600 Sq. Mtr.
Palacio Del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 203
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 243 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 900 Sq. Mtr.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Sleeping Rooms 153
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm 625 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 900 Sq. Mtr.
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado – Sacred Valley, Peru
Sleeping Rooms 23
Meeting Rooms 3
Largest MtgRm 500Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 600 Sq. Mtr.

 

Arequipa

Hotel Libertador Arequipa
Sleeping Rooms 88
Meeting Rooms 4
Largest MtgRm 435Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 800Sq. Mtr.
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
Sleeping Rooms 41
Meeting Rooms 8
Largest MtgRm 327Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 600Sq. Mtr.

 

Chiclayo

WinMeier Hotel & Casino
Sleeping Rooms 94
Meeting Rooms 14
Largest MtgRm 600 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,200 Sq. Mtr.
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Sleeping Rooms 130
Meeting Rooms
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 7,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Cajamarca

Wyndham Costa del Sol Cajamarca
Sleeping Rooms 71
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Ica

Hotel Las Dunas
Sleeping Rooms 132
Meeting Rooms 5
Largest MtgRm 540 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,000 Sq. Mtr.

 

Piura

Wyndham Costa del Sol Piura
Sleeping Rooms 95
Meeting Rooms 7
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Pucallpa

Ucayali River Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 102
Meeting Rooms 9
Largest MtgRm
Meeting Space 1,800 Sq. Mtr.

 

Trujillo

Los Conquistadores Hotel
Sleeping Rooms 50
Meeting Rooms 6
Largest MtgRm 676 Sq. Mtr.
Meeting Space 1,500 Sq. Mtr.

Conference Interpreters in Peru

The right interpreter can be the difference between success and disaster for your event, so finding one to fit your exact needs is crucial.  The Global Media Desk has professionally trained interpreters with proven track records throughout Peru.   Our Interpreting Specialists will work with you to find the perfect interpreters to fit your needs and help make your event a complete success.   Contact us today to find out more about booking one of our top-rated conference interpreters.

Event Photography Services in Peru

When you need the absolute best images for your event without the hassle, the choice is easy. We have been providing event photographers in Peru for over 15 years and our clients come back to us time and again.  Simply tell us what you are looking for and we will provide the highest-quality local event photographer in Peru tailored to fit your needs. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business.

Videography Services in Peru

Specializing in conferences, trade shows, product launches, and newsworthy events of all kinds, our event videographers know how to capture the moment in a clear, journalistic fashion.  Your event footage can be edited and distributed on DVD, in video press kits, over the Internet via webcast, or even live via satellite. Find out more about our experienced and respected local videographers in Peru.

Cuisine

The diversity of Peru’s agricultural production, microclimates, geography, and multiple cultures create many memorable culinary dishes.

  • Aji de Gallina –  Shredded chicken is cooked with a sauce of milk, onions, chilies, garlic, walnuts and cheese. It is served over rice.
  • Anticuchos – Brochettes of cow hearts marinated in vinegar and ‘Panca’ chilies, roasted on the grill.
  • Carapulcra – Steamed dried potatoes stewed with pork and chicken, ‘Panca’ and ‘Mirasol’ chilies, garlic and other spices.
  • Cau Cau – Stewed mondongo (tripe) cut into small pieces with potato, ‘palillo’ and mint.
  • Causa – Yellow potato dough seasoned with ground chilies and filled with tuna or chicken.
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  • Ceviche – Fish fillet cut into pieces cooked with lemon, onion and hot Limo chilies.
  • Lomo Saltado – Strips of beef fried with onion, tomato, chilies and various herbs. Served with chips and rice.
    Lomo
  • Papa a la Huancaina – Sliced Boiled Potatoes covered in a cheesy, slightly spicy yellow sauce (which contains Turmeric) served on top of lettuce. This dish is usually garnished with a quarter of a hard-boiled egg and sometimes with olives too.
  • Papa Rellena – Mashed potato rolled into balls or ovals and then stuffed with ground meat and spices. They are then deep fried is the outside is a crispy brown.
  • Rococo Relleno –  Stuffed Rococo peppers with a kick (they’re a little hot/spicy). They are usually filled with meat, onions, egg whites, olives and sometimes with nuts.
    Restaurante Bolivariano
  • Tacu Tacu – Refried beans tossed with rice and accompanied with breaded or coated beef and an onion sauce.

Links

Government Travel Advice
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
British Foreign Office
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
US State Department

Embassies & Consulates
Foreign Embassies & Consulates in Peru
Peruvian Embassies & Consulates

Travel Info
Time and Date in Peru
Visa Information
Holidays in Peru
Weather in Peru
Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)

About Us

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.

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.


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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


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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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#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

The United Nations (UN) has declared April 6th the 2016 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, to encourage the world to celebrate sport as a powerful weapon in tackling worldwide issues such as poverty, inequality, and hunger.

The UN’s 2016 digital campaign, “Let’s Play for the Sustainable and Development Goals,” expanded its original 8 goals to 17 in an effort to promote tolerance, respect, and empowerment of women, young people, individuals and communities as well as health, education and social inclusion.

The United Nations SDG’s

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Live Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institions
  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • Who do you play for?

    Sport for Peace and Unity

    Rwanda footballer Eric Murangwa shares his incredible story and takes us on a journey to his home country to show how sport has become a “special pillar” of peace and empowerment.

    About Us

    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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    Resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/unosdp
    http://www.olympic.org/idsdp
    http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/sport/home/sport/sportandsdgs


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    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 production destination for 2016.

    Filming Incentives

    A very generous filming incentive of 30% cash back on everything production companies spend in the city makes Abu Dhabi an attractive option for filming. Plus, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission also offers free location scouting services, no sales tax, and help with securing permits.

    Change of Venue

    Looking for the perfect desert? That is what director J.J. Abrams found in Abu Dhabi for his latest feature film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abu Dhabi also has a vast range of unique locations including pristine coastline with year-round sunshine, wild desert, natural oasis, and iconic architecture. All make stunning backdrops for filming, TV commercial spots, and photo shoots.

    Enjoy some downtime

    Every production needs a chance to relax and unwind and Abu Dhabi has the perfect venues. With six pay-and-play, certified PGA professional golf courses your crew will get the recharge they need to remain focused and productive.

    Aerial/Drone Footage

    Unlike many countries, the UAE government embraces the use of drone technology, but the Abu Dhabi Film Commission does require a permit for media production drone use in the Emirates. Keep in mind that cultural influences also play a role in what is allowed to be captured and local custom frowns upon capturing images of woman and children without consent, even in public places.

    Climate

    Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate where temperatures range from 10C (50F) in winter to around 48C (118F) in summer. The best time to plan a shoot is a generous 6 month range from November to April.  Temperatures during this period are around 24C (75F) during the day, the ideal temperature to be filming or enjoying the outdoors.

    Ready to plan your next production or project in Abu Dhabi?

    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 Abu Dhabi 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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    Photo Credit:
     Abu Dhabi UAE by Gilles

    Resources:
    http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/15/media/star-wars-abu-dhabi-film-tax-credits/index.html
    http://www.film.gov.ae/en/filming-in-abu-dhabi/introduction


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    Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

    Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

    There is nothing we love more at Global Media Desk than a good laugh with our co-workers. And nothing makes us chuckle louder than April Fool’s Day office pranks. Check out this list of our favorite office pranks and be sure to share them with your team.







     

    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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    The Olympics Games- Rio 2016 by the Numbers

    The Olympics Games: Rio 2016 by the Numbers

    For 17 days this summer the world will come together to watch the biggest sporting event on the planet. Brought to you by over 140,000 TV and broadcast stations around the world, let’s take a look at the numbers projected to break broadcasting and social media records.

    The Olympic Games: Rio 2016 by the Numbers

    Need Coverage for an Upcoming Sporting Event?

    Global Media Desk has local crews, photographers, and satellite services in Brazil and throughout the world, who are ready to get you the coverage you need. Find out more about this year’s biggest sporting event and how Global Media Desk can help: 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.

     

    DISCLAIMER: “Olympic”, “Olympic Games”, and “Rio 2016” are registered properties of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. Any reference to “Olympic”, “Olympic Games”, or “Rio 2016” is used purely for editorial and informational purposes.

    Resources:
    ZenithOptimedia
    BMI Research
    OlympicGames.org

    Photo Credits:
    Antimarino Track Field by David Fulmer on Flickr
    FIFA FanFest Cuiabá by Paulisson Miura on Flickr
    Beach by Brazil Women’s Beach Volleyball on Flickr
    Morro do Pão de Açúcar by Rodrigo Soldon on Flickr


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