Beijing Video Crews


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For businesses starting up operations in mainland China, capturing a corporate video in the capital city of Beijing can be an amazing promotional strategy. This city, with its combination of ancient and modern sights, can lend beauty and gravitas to any corporate video production.

You’ll find skyscrapers, massive sports and performance stadiums, and bustling public squares in Beijing, but the city is also steeped in the long history of China. Not only is the 1,600-year-old Forbidden City located within the city limits, the nearest point of the Great Wall of China is a mere 50 miles away. B-roll footage that mixes modernity with the past will give your video production an instant sense of place.

There are a few important items to take note of before embarking on a video strategy anywhere in China. While we at Crews Control recommend working with a locally based video crew no matter where in the world you film, in China this kind of partnership isn’t just a good idea, it’s essential. Permits and visas to work in China require businesses to have contact with a Chinese company.

Between this visa process, language and cultural assistance, local geography knowledge and more, a team of experts from Crews Control can provide numerous services for your Beijing video production.

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Creating top-quality corporate video content in Beijing

Getting the footage you need in Beijing means working within systems more restrictive than you’ll be used to if you’ve predominantly filmed in other countries. Helpful tools that it’s easy to take for granted — such as Google Maps and file upload servers — won’t function on the walled Chinese internet.

There is also a language barrier to navigate. While some things can be accomplished speaking English, really getting around and thriving in Beijing may require teaming up with a Mandarin-speaking interpreter. Cultural matters are also worth taking into account, such as the proper two-handed posture when accepting a business card from a new contact.

Before you’ll have to deal with these matters, however, your crew will need visas and filming permits. Not only will officials require you to have contacts inside China to vouch for you, they will also check your background, including social media activity, before granting you permission to enter.

You’ll also need specific permission to film in each location on your shoot, and should carry your passport and visa along with you — police may verify whether you’re approved to film while you’re on-site.

To meet these requirements and emerge with top-quality footage from Beijing, you can team up with experienced and skilled video producers who have made a living filming with Chinese film companies. This is the kind of expertise you receive when working with Crews Control.


Our video production services in Beijing

Once your crew is on the ground at locations or in the studio in Beijing, what kind of video will you create? With Crews Control professionals’ combination of hard-earned expertise and high-tech gear, you can craft video content that fits your most ambitious goals.


Our video services in Miami include:

  • Interviews and B-roll
  • Event coverage
  • Presentations
  • Drone production
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Motion pictures
  • Live streaming
  • Panel discussion
  • Man on the street interviews
  • Corporate meetings
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Commercials
  • Broadcast television media
  • Employee training materials
  • Sizzle reels
  • Time-lapse videos
  • Happy-face videos
  • Focus group recordings
  • Testimonials
  • Video news releases
  • Documentaries
  • Web conferencing
  • Red carpet coverage
  • Action and sports video
  • Product demonstration clips
  • …and whatever else you can imagine!

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What do crews have to know when filming in Beijing?

Making the most of a one-of-a-kind location like Beijing is easier when your team receives help from experts familiar with the area. Crews Control’s seasoned professionals come to each job with expert tips, such as the following:

  • Be ready to deal with traffic: 400;”>Traffic can be slow and unpredictable in Beijing, and public transit tends to be very crowded. Budgeting extra time into a shooting schedule and hiring a local van service are both good precautions to take so your team won’t be late — an especially important consideration, because lateness is heavily frowned upon in China.
  • Plan around seasons, weather and air quality: Spring and fall tend to be the best seasons to film in Beijing. The summer brings powerful heat and humidity, and temperatures in the winter can be consistently below freezing. Once you’re on-site, it’s worth checking both the weather for the day and air quality, focusing on outside shooting on days when air pollution is low.
  • Pick out iconic and historic B-roll locations: In addition to being relatively close to the Great Wall, Beijing is home to dozens of landmarks, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Forbidden City is joined by the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and tombs dating back to the Ming Dynasty, which ruled from the mid-twelfth to mid-seventeenth centuries.
  • Be ready to use alternative technology: In addition to not having access to the mainstream internet, you won’t be able to use standard payment methods either. Activating a local payment app may be the easiest option, but you will need a contact with a local phone number to do so. You’ll also need to make a plan to get your video footage home, as upload speeds will be slow and hard drives can be inspected when being shipped internationally.

Overseas corporate teams may find filming in China a mixture of challenging and rewarding. The best way to overcome the challenges and unlock the rewards is to work with knowledgeable experts.

Our Beijing video crews: Experience and gear

Experience can make all the difference when you’re aiming to bring a complex Beijing video production in on time and under budget. All of Crews Control’s directors of photography know their respective regions and have at least 10 years of video production experience to their names. This history ensures our crews have the answers to deal with any challenge, even when dealing with unexpected complications.


On top of their experience, Crews Control teams have access to the best available gear, allowing them to capture footage with pristine visual and audio fidelity on location in the studio. Working with a Crews Control team ensures you get all the advantages of using the latest equipment, without having to pay for that gear from your own budget. Our crews use new offerings from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Thompson (Philips, Hitachi, RED and Arriflex.


Check Out Our Extensive Camera List:

  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K
  • Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini
  • Vision Research Phantom v12.1
  • Vision Research Phantom v640

8K, 4K, UHD & 2k


  • Arriflex ALEXA

AVC Intra (NTSC)


  • Sony HXR-NX5U
  • Canon EOS C100


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX 900


  • Panasonic AJ-HDX900E



  • Panasonic AG-HVX200E
  • Panasonic AG-HPX 171E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200E
  • Panasonic AG-HVX 200P


  • Sony PMW EX1
  • Sony PMW EX3
  • Sony PMW-EX1R
  • Sony PXW-X70
  • JVC GY-HM700U
  • Sony PMW 300
  • Sony PMW 320
  • Sony PMW-350
  • Sony PMW 400
  • Sony PMW-F3


  • Sony PDW-F355
  • Sony PDW-F350
  • Sony PDW-F330
  • Sony PDW-700
  • Sony PDW-F800
  • Sony PDW-335


  • Canon EOS C500
  • Canon EOS C300
  • Canon EOS C100

With specialized experience and advanced gear, Crews Control professionals can deliver high-quality corporate video in Beijing, elsewhere in mainland China and beyond. Request a free quote now!


By pairing expert crews with technologically sophisticated equipment, Crews Control delivers top-quality results for clients every time.


Some of our Happy Clients

With over 30 years’ experience serving clients across industries and around the world, Crews Control can create high-quality video under any circumstances, even including the complex permitting processes necessary for foreign companies to work in China. Our client list spans from fast-moving start-ups to global corporations, and includes over half of the Fortune 500. Your company can become the next Crews Control success story.


Prepared, Creative, Professional and on the 10 scale an 11

I’ve been producing and directing videos for Broadcast (NBC/ABC/CNN/C-SPAN) and Corporate for over 30 years – and Matthew and Dan were one of the best crews I have EVER worked with.




The footage was well done.

Just got out of the edit. Tim did a great job. Considering the talent we gave him to work with, I would go as far as to say he’s a bit of a magician.

Thanks for the help!



Thanks for the great shoot yesterday.

Everything was great and I wanted to let you know that our Executive Producer said the footage we got from the different regions was the best footage he had ever seen come from remote crews that we didn’t have control over. That is a great compliment coming from him.

I appreciate all your help and look forward to working with you again!


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