Fun With Helmets: Advertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Fun With Helmets: Advertising Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Just another day at work riding bikes around Amsterdam! Acro Sports hired us to take photos of their new bike helmets for use in their advertising campaigns on brochures, websites, and ads. Our local photographer did an amazing job as usual (that’s why he is Global Media Desk certified) and we have another satisfied client. Here…

The Ultimate Guide to Filming Incentives in Asia & Oceania

The Ultimate Guide to Filming Incentives in Asia & Oceania

Since the 1920’s, film scouts have been traipsing through jungles, over rivers and around islands in Asia and Oceania to find the perfect location to add a bit of tropical spice to their production. Today, thanks to the many countries in Asia and Oceania offering generous filming incentives, productions with budgets of all sizes can…

Global Media Desk Review of 2014

Global Media Desk Review of 2014

For the Global Media Desk 2014 looked a little something like this: amazing projects, stellar reviews, fantastic clients, and a lot of fun.  We have worked on countless photography, video production, and interpreting projects in every corner of the globe and connected with some superbly talented and creative people.  Best of all, and most important to…

The Most Cost Effective Shooting Locations in Europe

The Most Cost Effective Shooting Locations in Europe

With its varied landscapes, rich architecture and amazing scenery, Europe has always been a popular destination for film and video productions.  Adding to its already vast appeal are numerous filming cash and tax incentives that can add up to big savings and more shooting even on a small budget!  We have put together this quick,…

Nigeria’s Largest Photo Festival: A New Look at Africa

Nigeria’s Largest Photo Festival: A New Look at Africa

When organizing the first ever photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto Director Azu Nwagbogu, and others from the African Artists’ Foundation had one major objective in mind:  offer a platform where photographers could narrate fresh stories about their continent. Their mission was to empower photographers to remedy the negative images associated with the continent, as specifically…

Gathering Your Tech Gear to Film Abroad

Gathering Your Tech Gear to Film Abroad

When traveling abroad for international film productions and photoshoots, having a travel checklist is essential to ensure a smooth and trouble-free shoot. At the top of that checklist should be the necessary adapters and plugs you will need for any equipment you will be bringing from home. Mismatch in the power or charging gear can…

Tipping Etiquette for International Media Productions

Tipping Etiquette for International Media Productions

Awareness about the tipping customs in foreign locales can come in handy, especially when you’re filming or shooting in locations around the world and don’t want to blow your budget on unnecessary expenses. If you were filming a commercial in Australia, the last thing you want is to leave a generous tip for the taxi…

Hollywood’s Film Location Trends 2014

Hollywood’s Film Location Trends 2014

Producers often walk a tightrope between keeping production costs in check and ensuring that the quality and authenticity of the movie doesn’t suffer in any way. They’ve increasingly been looking at ‘greener pastures’ away from California that offer lucrative film tax incentives while also serving as good locations for physical production. A latest example of…

2014 Canon Photomarathon Asia

2014 Canon Photomarathon Asia

Asia’s biggest photography contest – the 2014 Canon Photomarathon Asia – made its yearly debut in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 27, 2014. The event, essentially a photography competition, was initiated in 2003 by Canon Singapore and is a one-day day event meant to create an abiding interest and passion for all things photography. This year…