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Can you hear the motor turning the chain loop that drags us upward toward another harrowing peak?  Safely seated with every precaution, we can’t help feeling anxious about the unpredictable ride ahead.  

Pause and reflect.  This past year has packed a decade’s worth of innovative twists and turns in the production of content. Most of us feel a bit rattled, and few of us are where we expected to be.  But keep your senses about you because our industry is evolving at breakneck speed.  

Live action filming makes the world go round for production service companies.  Following a successful week-long shoot in Bangkok with PSN, Warner’s live action filming of the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant got back on track after the holidays to film with our team in Rome at the Fiumicino Airport as well as iconic locations like Piazza Navona, Via dei Coronari, Circus Maximus, and the Colosseum – closed by presidential decree this month due to a pandemic we could never have imagined at the beginning of 2020.

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PSN facilitates filming in all corners of the planet.  So, at first glance, you might imagine we refer to a director flying in to film in a remote location.  We recently did just that north of the Artic Circle for an Oreo campaign.

But this is the age of 'new normal'.  Remote streaming of a signal from the film set to clients, agencies, producers, and even directors is it. Smooth workflow is critical to success. Trust in the local production service team to deliver on location is fundamental.

Click here to watch recent remote shoots that don’t look it.

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Where on earth will Kaley Cuoco wake up next to a dead body?  PSN helped producers of The Flight Attendant hone-in on Bangkok for a layover like no other that launches the Big Bang Theory star into a murder mystery.

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Make It Happen.
The name of a Porsche campaign filmed in Los Angeles with our PSN Partner during the pandemic – using remote streaming to director, producer, agency, and client in Europe - is an apt description of our times.  It goes to show how filming abroad is feasible.

Future Is An Attitude.  Inspiration abounds in this worldwide Audi campaign filmed in and around Copenhagen by a leading German production house with our PSN Partner support this summer.  Creativity can thrive despite Coronavirus.

Fellow producers, and their clients, can do with a boost of confidence to help overcome the daily challenges our industry is facing.  What better way than by sharing these and many more projects executed abroad during the pandemic with the support of PSN Partners?  Click here to watch more and get inspired.

We’ve got the right attitude to make more happen with you.

 

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For business or pleasure, Thailand is a destination that people never get enough of.  No wonder Fred Turchetti, EP at PSN Thailand, moved there many moons ago and is raising his family there.  We recently caught up with Fred to learn what keeps filmmakers coming back time and again to the Land of Smiles.

Q: Can you tell us a few top reasons projects shoot in Thailand?

A: Thailand is home to world-class crews, art department, special effects, and studios.  The country has an incredibly vast range of urban, jungle, beach, and rural locations.  There is a large non-Thai talent pool including Caucasian, African, and Middle-Eastern.  Production costs in Thailand are extremely competitive compared to most other film countries.

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Creative problem solving is the producer's craft. So what better time for producers to shine?

PSN has drawn from its experience with producers of foreign productions to compile a list of considerations related to pandemic precautions necessary for a safe set. We encourage producers to work through these considerations with our PSN partners to better anticipate how production requisites can shape their creative and impact their costs.

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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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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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