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Blog posts tagged in location shoot

 ‘Tis the season for long shoot days and warm weather down south.

The payoff is on screen and in the details of the projects producers have shot with our PSN Partners in Africa, Oceania, and South America.

We’ve collected a few of our Partners’ favorites to share for a little inspiration.

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The Austrian Alps are a singularly enormous mountain range with towering peaks thousands of meters high offering breathtaking panoramic views. The exceptional locations here have inspired many filmmakers to capture the luxury, sport, adventure and intrigue.

The Alps have always drawn spy stories.  The Living Daylights, featuring Timothy Dalton as Bond, was shot in Begrenzt in the Alps in 1987.  Quantum of Solace was filmed in Feldkirch in 2008, starring Daniel Craig. Maybe this has something to do with the quirky fact that Ian Fleming actually learned to ski in Tyrol while he was studying in a school run by a former British spy.

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Peru is an emerging shoot destination sure to surprise many producers outside Latin America.  The quality shoot support on hand to help capture a colorful variety of locations and faces ensures fresh results in camera at costs that are hard to beat in neighboring countries. 

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Nothing beats a familiar face in a strange land.  No surprise then that local production service management is a top reason for the success of overseas shoots. That’s just one determination from the first PSN industry survey of content creators working in foreign countries.

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Russia 2018 has already delivered some memorable moments.  Viewership of the global event dwarfs even the Super Bowl so advertisers pour blood, sweat, tears, and money to score.  

PSN Partners in Spain, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil have all participated in the production of campaigns airing during the World Cup.  Following a series of articles about their work in LBB, we’ve gathered up these interviews with our Partners from behind-the-scenes.

Albert Soler, Service EP at PSN Spain, kicks it off with insights about the critical local support provided to Bruce Hunt directing a Radical Media UK production for a Lay’s spot featuring Lionel Messi. 

Q: Why shoot ‘Lays Re-United’ in Spain?

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Weather patterns and their impact on seasonal harvests shape the flow of film and photo shoots to overseas destinations. In Southeast Asia, it'll soon be time to shoot the lotus flower in all its splendor.

Learn about the recent experience of producers from a US beauty campaign for LVMH in this blog by our PSN Vietnam Partners.

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Choosing the optimal location for a production isn’t all that different from casting the ideal on-camera talent.  The look is what catches the eye.  But it is the performance -and all that makes it what it is – that convinces creatives and captivates an audience.

PSN Partners are experts at locating, permitting and servicing below-the-line production needs in their territories worldwide. 

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Facilitating full-service overseas production locally is what we do.  Film and still photo deliverables to promote a product, a service, an artist, or a premiere TV series are all part of the mix you'll find in our latest selection of Partner work providing below-the-line production service.

Imagine what we could do for your next project!

 

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Alluring LVMH projects showcase recent PSN Partner location shoots from lotus flower-laced waters of Ninh Binh to celebrity-framed coastline of Ibiza.  These locations have a drama all their own.

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In an industry built on teamwork, Heads of Production can sometimes feel a bit lonely.  Under ever-shrinking lead time, they’re shouldered with delivering the details on the best production approach available…ANYWHERE.  Who could blame them for reaching out to the usuals - gathering estimates from production service companies in the same old countries without exploring alternatives that may be more suitable?  

There’s no room for business as usual in an ever more competitive industry.  No single producer, let alone company, has 100% of the latest local knowledge worldwide to determine the best place to shoot.  And disregarding alternatives outright leaves the door wide open for someone else to propose a location that better fits the brief.

No one is immune.  I’ve seen top dogs lose an award to a scrappier competitor who did its homework.  So I can’t hide a knowing smile when sitting down with producers from LA to London, Paris to Tokyo, who ask what countries are the latest hotspots to shoot.  There is no one answer.  But I have made it my business to find out for each brief.

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