Rio de Janeiro


Get a Free Quote

Find an award-winning crew for your Rio de Janeiro video production

When you’re looking around the world for reliable locations to shoot corporate video, it’s easy to be intrigued by Rio de Janeiro. This massive and diverse Brazilian city is home to every type of backdrop from beaches to skyscrapers. And, its warm climate and Southern Hemisphere location mean you can comfortably film outdoors while the Northern Hemisphere is in the depths of winter.

Outside of Brazil, Rio is perhaps best known for the flurry of activity that fills its streets every year during Carnival season. Iconic sights include the temple of Brazilian soccer, the Maracanã, along with the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down on the city. The city’s skyline is filled with fascinating buildings, and was named the UNESCO World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

Whether you want to film a bustling street scene downtown or a historical snapshot in the open-air heritage site of the Vale do Café, Rio is an exciting video destination. To navigate to all the best filming spots, B-roll locations and studios in the city, it pays to work with a locally skilled crew.

Why work with video experts in Rio de Janeiro?

Crews Control works with crew members who truly know their regions. This means when you hire Crews Control as your video production partner, you’ll never feel lost — even on your first visit to Rio. These experts can assist with interpreting Brazilian Portuguese so your intentions won’t be lost in translation while informing your stakeholders and talent about everything from the exchange rate to the weather.

An experienced local video crew can also assist with applying for filming authorization. Not every place in the city requires a permit, but sites administrated by the Rio Film Commission do have an application to fill out.

In addition to their experience filming in their city, Crews Control professionals provide another important form of knowledge. These crew members are experts in both the artistic and technical aspects of filmmaking and help you increase the quality of your videos without adding in-house salaries or buying your own gear.

Get a free Quote!

Our video production services in Rio de Janeiro

What’s the objective of your Rio video production? There are plenty of potential answers to that question. You may be most interested in videos that will reach new, curious audience members — these can range from casual social media marketing clips to slickly produced TV commercials.

Alternatively, your ideal use case could be an explainer video that describes your product in detail. There’s also value in internal clips, ones designed to educate or motivate your employees. A modern strategy could combine all these content types and more.

Sometimes, the right video for your needs will be just seconds long. In other cases, an hour-plus live stream is the best way to get your message across. The audience’s needs and preferences should dictate your content creation strategy. No two companies are exactly the same, so every video production approach will necessarily be unique. With the help of Crews Control professionals, you can craft content that fulfills your brand’s top objectives.

Our video services in Rio de Janeiro 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!

Get a free Quote!

What makes a Rio de Janeiro video production unique?

Rio de Janeiro represents a truly distinctive place to film a corporate video, and crew members who have been working there for years can help you unlock the best the city has to offer. From safely navigating the many neighborhoods to setting up truly unique B-roll shots, these experts can make sure you hit all your marks in Rio. The following are some local filming tips from Director of Photography, Jose A. Sarmento:

  • Pick your season carefully: While the warm average temperatures in Rio enable a long outdoor filming season, there’s another element to watch out for — rain. Between January and April, rain is common, so it’s worth factoring some delays into your shooting schedule.
  • Hit all the B-roll spots: Giving your video a uniquely Rio feel may mean capturing a variety of scenes. You’ll find opportunities all around town. In the downtown Centro, there are plenty of museums to film, along with the Municipal Theatre. The Zona Sul is where you can capture natural sights such as Sugarloaf Mountain, in addition to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
  • Make a transportation plan: Getting around downtown Rio is typically best with the aid of taxis and ride shares. If you have a small amount of gear, you can also ride the subway. In cases when there’s no choice but to drive your own car or van, paid parking garages are the better alternative to street parking.
  • Work with a local fixer: In addition to your Crews Control team, you can work with a local guide who specializes in chaperoning people through the city. A fixer is in charge of pointing out the right locations and neighborhoods for international visitors to stay and work in — an important service, especially during periods when violence is flaring.

Rio de Janeiro is a sprawling metropolis that can show off numerous different sides and give your videos a distinctive, bold look. You and your Crews Control professionals will doubtless find plenty of fascinating filming opportunities around the city.

Our Rio de Janeiro video crews: Experience and gear

Whether it’s your first time in Rio or you’re familiar with the city, the experience and skill of your video crew members can prove pivotal in completing the job on time and under budget. Crews Control works with directors of photography who have spent at least 10 years in the industry. These seasoned professionals can spot opportunities to implement best practices and keep the shoot running smoothly.

To help them get the job done, Crews Control experts come to every production with the latest and greatest in video technology. By employing high-tech gear throughout shooting and post-production, our crews produce polished footage that will look impressive for years to come, even as audience expectations mount ever higher. These professionals use equipment 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

The combination of experienced people with advanced gear can deliver powerful, versatile video content for your brand. 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

At Crews Control, we’ve worked with a long list of companies during our over 30 years in the video production space. These clients range from ambitious and fast-moving start-ups to major corporations, including over half of the Fortune 500. In Rio — or anywhere around the world — a Crews Control team can deliver the exact combination of skills to make your corporate video a success.


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!


Let's get started:Get a quote!