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Shoot for the sky.  Whether it be in-flight, atop snowy peaks, or urban rooftops, PSN Partners are reaching new heights at locations for recent shoots in Europe and North and South America.

And why not?  We’re putting the world at producers’ fingertips to help ensure smartly planned and well executed shoots for brands like Mastercard, Android Wear, KFC, Jordanian Airlines, and more.  The sky is the limit, for now at least. Take a look here at the latest.

Think global but shoot like a local with Production Service Network.

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Widely known for ranking high on happiness and low on corruption, Denmark is also a go-to destination for filmmakers and photographers in search of sleek modern architecture and innovative cuisine that are never too far from nature.  PSN Denmark Partner Mikkel Damkiaer shares here some insights on shooting in his homeland.

Q: What are the most commonly requested locations when shooting in Denmark?

A: The Scandinavian architectural look in the streets of Copenhagen. The Scandinavian furniture and interior design. The coastline of Denmark and the modern architecture throughout the country.

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Nicolas Bétrancourt serves up production services in France with the knowledge and experience gained producing his own projects worldwide.   As the PSN France Partner, he offers a few keys to successful production in France in this recent discussion.

Q:  Nicolas, what could be the best reasons to shoot in France?

A:  Well, there are too many to list here but…seriously, French locations are renowned worldwide.  Of course, one may think about our historical monuments, Paris the romantic city, etc. But think about the Alps, the wild shores of Brittany, the wide beaches of Normandy, and the contemporary buildings.  I know of at least 20 cities where we could easily shoot cinematic sequences!

Q:  But in France the problem is still the language, isn’t it?

A: Ah! While that was true 10 years ago, our crew nowadays are almost all fluent in English. The young guns, new generation travels quite a lot. Many DOP’s, steadycams, and post-production folks are well-known abroad, and that’s thanks, in part, to being able to work in English. 

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Gritty sports on the streets of Peru for Gatorade contrast with a Mitsubishi Motors Australia road trip or Mercedes dreamscapes of Spain.  Key to the creative execution of each was the choice of location.  

Check out these recent films and more shot on location in Hungary for TP Link and Chile for Booking.com.  Get inspired!  Call on PSN to find your ideal location.

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Commercial producers are driven to deliver more content for less cost.  And Eastern Europe has long been a cost-effective haven for location shoots.  Lesser known is the region's draw for producers of projects requiring studios and back lots.

Industry media KFTV interviews PSN's Michael Moffett about how the trend is playing out in recent commercial films serviced locally by PSN Partners in the region. 

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And all the while having fun at it!  After all, a bit of mischief keeps us on our toes.  So let the kids race sports cars and fly that drone at the airport.  And film it all to remind us that where there’s a will there’s most definitely a way when it comes to PSN shoot support worldwide.

Happy viewing of these films and more in our latest newsletter.

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Romania is a fabled land of Europe blessed with a wide variety of filming locations that doesn´t blow the budget.  At the helm of PSN Romania is Giuliano Doman, a producer accustomed to meeting high expectations at low costs.

Q: Why Romania?  What draws producers to shoot in your country?

A: International filmmakers are fascinated by our stunning locations at remarkably accessible prices.

Film permitting is smooth, and the costs are less as compared with other European countries.  Our professional crews are equally accessible.  And visas are easily obtainable when needed. Americans and Europeans don’t even require them.

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The can-do attitude to be found in New Zealand is legendary.  And thanks to an enviable list of feature films shot there, including Avatar, the Hobbit series, King Kong, and more, producers are increasingly aware of the advantages that our PSN New Zealand Partner, Iris Weber, can deliver on demand. 


Q:  What is the best season to shoot in New Zealand?

A:  New Zealand is popular with visiting productions seeking opposite season looks all year round.  Our southern hemisphere summer runs from December to March, with long daylight hours and impressive light. Fall is from March to May. Winter runs from June to September with snow on the mountains. The rest of the country rarely sees snow, so locations at lower elevations can be shot year round. Spring is from September to November.

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If the proof is in the pudding, PSN Partner work featured here in our most recent newsletter demonstrates how useful we are to producers shooting commercial projects overseas.

Producers call on our local and comprehensive production services when their home country doesn’t fit the creative brief.  Whether it be for locations, logistics, weather, diverse cast, specialist crews & equipment, or reduced costs on several of these criteria, PSN serves up a world of options and a top-tier Partner to help ensure success on set.

Check out the work for a little worldly inspiration.  Join our global community soon.

 

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What is the allure of shooting in Australia? According to PSN Partner Andrew Wareham and his team, it comes down to picturesque landscapes, a diverse talent pool, and the can-do attitude of the local crew.

 

Q: What makes Australia such a great destination for international productions?
A: The broad range of breathtaking locations is one of the major drawcards to shooting in Australia. Landscapes such as the world’s largest coral reef, pristine beaches, wild untamed mountains, tropical rainforest, and desolate arid plains, just to reference a few, allow the flexibility to capture variety of locations efficiently. Combined with the affordability of the Australian dollar and the professionalism of the local crew, this formula generates a lot of repeat business.

 

Q: When is the best time to shoot in Australia?
A: Australia has an average of 286 sunny days a year and 8-10 hours of sunlight a day, making us suitable to shoot year round.

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