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Filming a movie abroad

Postby Tsar » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Hiring a film crew, movie producers, and a photographer can be very expensive even for a low budget film. Does anyone have any recommendation about how I could begin finding information about film crews, a movie producer (for editing and producing), and a professional photographer in Eastern Europe. I am looking to compare the cost of an American film crew with a Eastern European film crew.

Based on the lodging expenses and travel expenses it would be very expensive to do a 6-8 week filming project. Hiring people who live and work in the geographic location part-time and the variance in cost of living would be the best option.

Would anyone have any advice relating to filming a movie abroad?
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Postby Tsar » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:18 am

After doing some intensive research I discovered a good resource for film projects:

http://www.emergefilmsolutions.com/index.html
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Postby Tsar » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:52 am

I found another possible website that might be useful if I film a movie abroad in the future. This appears like it's a very good film production company located in Russia.

http://www.rachko.com/

It will definitely save a lot of money to use a local film production company in whatever country I choose.
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Postby mguy » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:59 am

If you need this done in Manila, I have the perfect hookup for you. Has all the equipment and customers are corporate usually. Personal friend. Let me know what exactly it is you need.
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Postby momopi » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:43 pm

Go to Kickstarter and contact folks who've done international film projects for advice:
http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/cat ... 0&%20video

Just because you filmed in Eastern Europe does not mean the editing process has to be done there.

It is also possible to use kickstarter to fund your film project.
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Re: Filming a movie abroad

Postby anamericaninbangkok » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 am

Tsar wrote:Hiring a film crew, movie producers, and a photographer can be very expensive even for a low budget film. Does anyone have any recommendation about how I could begin finding information about film crews, a movie producer (for editing and producing), and a professional photographer in Eastern Europe. I am looking to compare the cost of an American film crew with a Eastern European film crew.

Based on the lodging expenses and travel expenses it would be very expensive to do a 6-8 week filming project. Hiring people who live and work in the geographic location part-time and the variance in cost of living would be the best option.

Would anyone have any advice relating to filming a movie abroad?


Try contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country you want to shoot in. If that doesn't get you anywhere, try the Tourist Authority. I have worked with several film crews in Thailand (2X), Singapore, and in Myanmar. Also, try the local film festival in the area. They can usually give you better info on local crew.
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Postby The_Adventurer » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:16 am

Filming abroad is pretty common these days. When I worked on SyFy pictures, nearly ALL were shot in Bulgaria, with local crew and even local extras. Only the director, DP and main actors are flown in from Hollywood. It doesn't matter where your story takes place. Use Artbeats for your establishing shots and then, on the ground, you can pretend you are in any city.

EVERY location will have local production companies with all the crew and equipment, ready to go. You shoul b checking for their websites and comparing their price lists. Do searches like this:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Romanian+production+company&go=&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=romanian+production+compan&sc=0-6&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=6db15d8dac784a4db849989e33620feb
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