Paris Video Production Crews

AWARD WINNING CREWS IN PARIS



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Award-winning video production crews in Paris

Could Paris serve as the location for your next corporate video production? The French capital has recently lit up the small screen as the setting for hit streaming TV shows such as Emily in Paris and Lupin.  The City of Lights has enchanted locals and visitors alike for centuries and, with the right professional video crew, it could become an ideal destination for your company.

You have options when it’s time to film in Paris. Do you want iconic shots on the Champs Elysees, by the Louvre’s glass pyramid, or with the Eiffel Tower lit up in the background? Or would you prefer to use hidden-gem locations in arrondissements that draw less tourist traffic?

Do you envision a talking-head interview along the banks of the Seine or B-roll of the steps at Montmartre? Are you excited to take advantage of the long summer days to film outdoor footage until after 10 at night? There are so many options in Paris that it’s easy to envision a whole branding or video marketing strategy built around filming in the city.

Paris is divided into 20 neighborhoods, or arrondissements, each with its own character, and each serving as its own unique backdrop for your video production. For iconic monuments from the Arc de Triomphe to the Luxor Obelisk, you can set up in the 8th arrondissement. Paris sports plenty of historic parks, as well. The Luxembourg gardens in the 6th arrondissement are a beautiful green space dating back to 1612.

One of the most exciting aspects of Paris is the way you can see so many different sights in a small area. For instance, the 13th arrondissement is home to quant streets of stone houses, bold modernist buildings and even large-scale street art. Whether you want your video to look cutting-edge or hearken back to the gilded age, you can film it on the streets of Paris.

Just as there are numerous parts of Paris worth using as filming locations, there are plenty of video types you can create. From short clips for social media platforms to long-form live streaming for industry conferences, you and your Paris video crew can build out an impressive corporate video portfolio.


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Working with an expert Paris video crew

Every company has its own level of experience and comfort with working in Paris. If your company has its European offices in France, your personnel may have spent plenty of time in the city. On the other hand, your video shoot could be your first time in the French capital. In either case, a Crews Control production manager and expert camera crew can fill in your team’s local knowledge gaps, from the best studio spaces to ideal times to capture B-roll.

Each Crews Control production team is made up of video production professionals who know the best ways to navigate traffic, arrange permits, meet COVID-19 requirements and more. They don’t just understand how to get the most out of Paris, they also bring deep knowledge of the filming process. This can help keep a shoot on track because it’s rare for any company to have such a level of filmmaking experience among its in-house staff.

This combination of subject matter expertise and local know-how can be essential when it comes time to deal with some of the complexities of a Paris video shoot. This could mean determining shoot locations that will catch perfect natural light and also not incur any complications around building image rights. Alternatively, your crew may need to pack gear on a train — an experienced team will know the best way to get your people and materials where they need to be.

All video production companies bring their own levels of experience. Crews Control has been heading up Paris video shoots for over 30 years, and you can put this history to use for your next corporate video production and beyond.

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Our Production Crews Have And You Covered

From live streaming and red carpet event coverage, to documentaries and cutting-edge commercials, our production companies can handle anything you throw at them. If you can imagine it, our crews can film it.




Our Video Production
Services In Include:


  • Interviews and B-Roll
  • Event Coverage
  • Presentation
  • Live Streaming
  • Panel Discussion
  • Man On The Street
  • Corporate Meeting
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Commercials
  • Broadcast Television
  • Employee Training
  • Sizzle Reels
  • Time-Lapse Videos
  • Happy Face Videos
  • Focus Group
  • Testimonials
  • Video News Release
  • Documentary
  • Web Conferencing
  • Red Carpet
  • Action and Sports
  • Product Demonstration

AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU CAN IMAGINE!


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Things to know about Paris video production

Paris is built on centuries of history, dotted with beautiful and diverse landmarks. It isn’t an easily navigable grid-based city. To get your video production completed on time and under budget, it pays to have experienced video personnel on your side to handle every aspect of the production, from lights and camera to video editing and post-production.

Fortunately, Crews Control’s production managers have spent years learning the best ways to film in and around Paris, and they’re able to offer the following advice:

  • Carefully consider your transportation options: Transportation in Parisian traffic can be slow and unpredictable. Planning extra time into your schedule is key. Furthermore, when bringing your team into Paris to begin a shoot, trains may be a more efficient, direct option than either cars or planes.
  • Be prepared to endure a complex permitting process: Video productions in Paris have to work with multiple permitting bodies before they get started. The Prefecture de Police have their own approval system outside of the City of Paris Film office permitting process. Some very small-scale shoots may not require the Paris Film Office permit, but all filming featuring public parks or monuments does need specific permission.
  • Understand image rights issues around buildings: Building image rights are a whole separate area of French law. Buildings with living architects or whose designers died fewer than 70 years ago are subject to image rights. The Eiffel Tower is therefore exempt from image rights — except during the light shows that happen 10 minutes before the hour.
  • Know which businesses close at particular times: Many Parisian stores and restaurants close temporarily at midday. It can be vital to know which places close and when they reopen when setting breaks for lunch into a filming schedule.

Conditions are always changing, so it pays to work with adaptable professionals who have a deep understanding of Parisian film locations, regulations and much more. This is the type of expertise each Crews Control producer brings, letting your employees focus on their duties.



Our Paris video crews: Experience and gear

Crews Control’s teams know so much about their city and the best practices of filming because they have built up vital experience over the years. Every director of photography on a Crews Control shoot comes to the job with more than 10 years’ history in film and video.

These professionals are free to do their best work because they have access to the latest in gear, from cameras, microphones and lights to software in the edit bay. This gear can deliver a high-quality finished product that will represent your brand well for years to come. Crews Control teams use equipment from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Thompson (Philips), Hitachi, RED and Arriflex.


Manufacturers

Check Out Our Extensive Camera List:

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

8K, 4K, UHD & 2k

ARRI RAW

  • Arriflex ALEXA

AVC Intra (NTSC)

AVCHD (NTSC)

  • Sony HXR-NX5U
  • Canon EOS C100

DVC PRO EX (NTSC)

  • Panasonic AJ-HDX 900

DVC PRO EX (PAL)

  • Panasonic AJ-HDX900E

DVC Pro HD (NTSC)

DVC Pro HD (PAL)

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

XDCam EX

  • 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

XDCam HD

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

XF

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

The ideal combination for a video production is the best people equipped with the best technology — that’s what you get when you choose Crews Control as your brand’s video partner.

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

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Some of our Happy Clients

With an over 30-year history of completing video shoots to the highest standards, it’s not surprising that Crews Control has a long list of satisfied clients, including over half of the Fortune 500. Companies of all industries and sizes have found success with Crews Control video productions around Paris, throughout Europe and in every corner of the world. Whatever the objectives of your Paris video production or overall digital strategy, Crews Control can help you reach them.


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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.

Thanks

Dan

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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!

Jim

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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!

Carol

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