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Behind the parade of celebrities featured in Super Bowl commercials this year are tireless production teams tasked with keeping the stars shining happily on set. PSN Partner experience working with A-List talent is trusted by producers of all genre.

This latest selection of PSN Partner work showcases Katy Perry and Celine Dion music videos as well as commercials featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Camila Cabello, Adam Levine, and Premier League forward Mo Salah. There are many more in TV series and feature films soon to be released by Netflix, Warner / HBO Max, and Marvel.

We’re thankful to the producers who call on PSN Partner expertise time and again. Nothing more satisfying than working with fellow professionals who know the value of getting it right the first time.

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The historic Oscar sweep accomplished by South Korean feature film Parasite is a fitting culmination of efforts made by a nation of filmmakers that knows no borders.

Filming in Spain was already underway during 2018 when South Korean producers of the Netflix series, Memories of the Alhambra, reached out to our Production Service Network to scour Europe for a train, station, and tracks they could control for filming with explosives.

Their choice to work with PSN Hungary in stations outside Budapest resulted in scenes edited seamlessly with those from Spain.

South Koreans are prolific storytellers whose content is now widely consumed across Asia Pacific.  Unlike the US, it is a region with no “1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles” to overcome.

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Dramatic Drop in Production Costs Makes Both Countries Hot Spots for 2020

Choosing a country to film in is more than a creative decision.  The overall cost to shoot in one country compared to another can make all the difference.

Sustained currency devaluation in two countries known for unique locations and highly-trained crew is now tipping the scales in favour of Turkey and Argentina.

PSN Argentina’s Rémi Noiriel and PSN Turkey Chad Ozturk highlight some of the details in this interview also shared on LBB.

Q: How has your local economy changed over the past year?

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There is an immersive aspect to location shoots that cannot be replicated. From the authenticity of actor performances to the bonds of crew camaraderie, we’ve all enjoyed through the unique challenges each shoot day to the memorable wrap parties.

The more ‘out there’ a location is, the more real it feels for filmmakers and viewers. 

This latest selection of PSN Partner work opens a big window to the world for armchair escapists. Enjoy the view on what we can do for your next project.

See you on set!

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In an industry gone digital where CGI is ever more believable – even if the storylines aren’t –, it is encouraging to know that post-producers and actors agree there is no substitute for shooting on location.

The first ones in and last ones out of a location shoot are the location managers. PSN is proud to partner with the Location Managers Guild International and pleased to see due recognition among its ranks at the 6th Annual LMGI Awards next month. PSN Turkey is even among the nominees for this film!

This latest selection of recent PSN Partner work further demonstrates there really is nothing like being there. Enjoy.

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That was the pivotal question I recently addressed at a gathering of commercial producers and directors in Dusseldorf drawn to discover Exceptional Places For Shooting.

Rather than hold them in suspense until the end, I hope to have not disappointed my gracious hosts at production house Zeitsprung by answering up front that there is an EXCEPTIONAL place for every creative brief.  But that doesn’t make finding it any less extraordinary.

What unites all of us as storytellers is a passion to do what it takes, go where we must, to shoot the content that advertisers can craft into a campaign to be remembered.

And at any given time there are briefs floating about that fit exceptionally in most every country where we find well-stocked film hubs at the ready to execute film and photo projects.  Searching and finding the country where a creative brief can best be realized within the confines of a target budget is the challenge.

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Storytelling set in another time challenges our mastery of the craft.  Making the distant past and near future believable is fundamental to a selection of recently released PSN Partner work in TV commercials, branded content, and feature films.

Click here, sit back, and enjoy the ride in our particular time capsule.

See you on set!

Michael

 

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Look no further than latest Partner work to see how PSN puts a world of possibilities at producers' fingertips. Click here for more.

We're looking forward to PSN reaching new heights with you in 2019.

See on you set!

Michael

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 ‘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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