We understand the stress that filming overseas can bring to our clients. Our aim is to make them feel we’re their ‘London Office’, working the production exactly as they would do at home. Wherever you come from and wherever you’re filming, the challenges are the same - you have to get results on brief, on time, and on budget.
Our first job for Japan dates back to 1997. Legendary Japanese producer Takao Saiki called on us to work with his company Size, then with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, and Tokyo. Although Saiki had worked in Europe many times, he sought a European production service company to develop a long-term relationship. Saiki took me under his wing and taught me how to work with Japanese clients.
In the past 17 years we have worked with Japanese clients many, many times - each job totally different and yet each job demanding the same level of professionalism, understanding, and support. And we bring that expertise to the Production Service Network (PSN).Continue reading
But the mold is broken when horse trades stable for castle in this latest spot featuring the Citroen DS 5LS. Click here for a look.
PPI China looked to France because it wanted to shoot in the Palace of Versailles. But the two-day permit they wanted is tough to come by. And the doors were too narrow to get the Citroen sedan inside.
A next natural step was to consider Vaux le Vicomte, also known as le petit Versailles, but a film-friendly owner still couldn’t overcome the size of the doors.
The same look and spirit was found in the Chapelle of the Beaux Arts in Paris. With the setting decided on, we now turned our attention to horsepower.
Mario Luraschi and his team are amongst the top horse-training specialists in Europe. Our horse Baruto captivated all the crew as he strode through aristocratic settings for visions out of a dreamscape.
Japanese producers from TYO Inc. Monster Division had a TV commercial board to shoot with Dentsu Inc. for Sony PlayStation 4 that called for a pan-European production. One call to our Production Service Network UK partner – a specialist in working with Japanese projects – answered all their needs.
EP Yanina Barry and UK-based coordinator Moto Yoshida immediately put together a production plan with PSN partners in France, Germany, and Italy. Casting and scouting were soon underway to set the groundwork for a shoot in each country that featured authentic local culture.
Michael Moffett spoke with the Location Guide recently about the official launch of the Production Service Network at ADFEST 2014 in Thailand. He emphasised the wide spread of locations that PSN can offer across Europe and the ability of the network to be able to offer solutions for all types of budget.
Furthermore the huge depth of knowledge that the partners, now in 12 different countries, can bring to the table, means cost effective production is ensured.
Take a look at the in depth interview Camino Media launches Production Service Network for Europe commercial filming
Catch up with us at ADFEST next month. We'll be back in Bangkok to share insider production knowledge from our locations across Europe. Find inspiration for your next shoot and helpful hints at how to make it fit your budget in Europe.
Zoom out. That’s what we’ve set out to do with Production Service Network.
During more than a decade at the helm of a one-stop shop for film, photo, and video services in Spain & Portugal, we’ve kept our framing pretty tightly fixed and focused on local production service. We’ve been privileged to work with leading production houses, agencies, studios and creatives from around the world to provide local vision to their global storytelling.