Thailand like any other countries in South-East Asia, really gives you an unfriendly impression when it comes to production budget. Yes, especially in Bangkok or in any city in Thailand, you worry about whether you can afford to have your production here.
The above list aims to be comprehensive in spirit if not in substance. We welcome suggestions for the benefit of all. List designed to maximize crew safety on filming location during COVID-19. Common sense must be applied in unforeseen situations.
Finally from May 17 the Government of Thailand has approved the proposal by the National Security Council to ease the strict measures the easing of lockdown measures including TV and Film Productions in Thailand. From May 17 film crew to start production with 50 people from all sections in the filming studio and must have space for people to eat individually.
Hundreds of thousands of tourists are shooting video on the streets of Thailand every day and most of them post their videos on YouTube so no-one is going to have a problem with that response if you are asked any questions.
Phuket region is well known as palm-fringed paradise, white sand beaches, exotic islands, modern villas, limestone cliffs, caves, tropical forests, mountains, exotic street markets, Buddhist temples and traditional villages. How easy to hire the local fixer and apply for film permit for your shoot at Phuket?
If you are planning to do preproduction in Vietnam by yourself, the process of getting location permitions and working visas can be a little slower than some neighboring countries. We do help source the right location and advise on practical matters such as the best days to film.
Second Assistant Camera in Thailanddoing 2nd AC or Clapper loader, operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take. The 2nd AC is also in charge of overseeing the meticulously kept camera log book for the editor. Additionally, the 2nd AC oversees organization of camera equipment and transport of the equipment from one shooting location to another.
Want to know more about shooting in Phuket area? See below for an introduction to film locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice for shoot at Phuket.