What Does Movie Boat Insurance Cover?

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With the temperatures rising and days getting longer, you may be planning frequent outdoor shoots for your latest video project. If your script contains scenes that need to be shot on the water, you will need to invest in movie boat insurance in order to make sure your production is covered by any mishaps on the open sea. What’s Covered Under Movie Boat Insurance? Movie boat insurance is a comprehensive…

Does My Equipment Need Insurance?

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While making your living as a photographer, videographer or in the production field, you will need insurance on your equipment. Your camera, editing computers, lenses and accessories are vital to your ability to do your job, and an accident may take items out of commission and be catastrophic to your career. By purchasing the right type of insurance for your business, you will be able to keep your equipment covered…

The Importance of Backing Up Your Dailies

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A film shoot can be a stressful environment. Along with the cast and crew, you are trying to create an entire project in a short amount of time, often away from home. Accidents are bound to occur in any situation, but one that can be avoided is the accidental loss or deletion of footage. Backing up your footage and dailies every day is critical to the success of your film,…

Film Production Safety Tips

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Safety is a critical element of a film set. Sets are chaotic, with actors and crew members constantly on the go, and preventing injury is vital to keeping everyone safe and on schedule. Follow these tips to make sure your set runs efficiently and keep your entire crew protected. Make sure everyone is wearing proper footwear and clothing Between wires laid across the floor and heavy equipment placed around the…

Foreign Production Insurance

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When filming or production occur outside of the US or Canada there may be additional insurance coverage needs that should be considered. Many standard production insurance policies do not cover many exposures that may occur outside the United States or Canada. Filming requirements and recommendations will vary depending on the location and what type of filming you are participating in. Each country has its own set of rules and requirements…

Unanticipated Costs when Shooting Overseas

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There are many benefits to filming overseas from intriguing exotic scenery, foreign tax incentives to locations and ambiance you couldn’t find in America. But Filming overseas or in a foreign country can also lead to many unexpected costs. If you plan on filming overseas there are a few important costs you will want to keep in mind. Foreign Production Services While overseas you may need to hire a local production…

Are Drones About to Change the Way Movies are Filmed?

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Are drones the next biggest thing when it comes to filmmaking? In fact, drones could be changing the way directors make films altogether. The emergence of these pilotless aircraft opens many doors for filmmakers. With the ease of drone use, aerial shots become much easier and attainable for directors and filmmakers.They are a safer, cheaper, faster, and more adaptable solution than traditional methods for capturing the perfect aerial shot.Drone use…

Film vs. Digital Shooting Risks

Today more and more films are being shot digitally, 92% of films to be exact. There is no doubt that the filmmaking world is evolving technologically. But that doesn’t mean film processing is completely extinct. There is still a debate which method is the best way to shoot a movie, with famous directors including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino still sticking with old fashioned methods. When it comes to insuring your film it is…