Shooting amidst Old World charm can be surprisingly affordable in Hungary. PSN Hungary Partner Zoltan and his team keep it so while providing top-drawer professional crew and even world-famous stuntmen. Here he shares a few thoughts gleaned from experience shooting commercial projects, film, television, and still photography across the country.
Q: Can you tell us a few top reasons projects shoot in Hungary?
A: Hungary’s film industry has a long and rich history, with world-famous filmmakers; for example, the founder of Paramount Pictures, Adolph Zukor. We are home to a talented-filled, professional, and highly developed film industry, which has further evolved due to all the international productions filmed here with the assistance of the local crew. We have many helpful crew members who are efficient and friendly with good language skills. It is also exceptionally affordable to shoot here.
The locations are extremely diverse due to the untouched, characteristic period architecture from many different historical ages. Budapest can cater to your needs; it can offer pretty much whatever period or location you can imagine. Hungary is unique because of this unusual and highly appealing combination of attributes.... Continue reading
Nikon’s “I am” campaign touched down in Europe to shoot this print campaign for the new D610 full frame camera. Click here for credits and more.
The main message is that the full frame camera is “seeing the full story”. The visual concept is set in a train station, where a girl says goodbye to her boyfriend, and, at the same time, another couple is greeting each other. One story beginning anew as another comes to an end. Nikon looked around the globe for a suitable train station glowing with old world feel but managed by efficient authorities enabling the work to be done on short notice.
Read later! First click here for a look at the diversity of Budapest with its charm and marvelous architecture. And a good example of how easy it can be to get the needed access to first class locations in Budapest.
The main concept was that kids’ drawings are flying all over the world. So Budapest actually represented many corners of the world while also showing that the kids’ imaginations are endless.
To meet the brief we had to scout and secure the most spectacular locations of the city. The 120-year old Heroes Square, which earlier inspired the Michael Jackson video clip called History. The Parliament building on the bank of the river Danube which stands as one of the biggest parliament buildings in Europe with its Neo-Gothic style. We also took stage at the National Opera House.