Shooting corporate program in Europe
by Mike Allen on Aug 1, 2006 at 4:18:19 pm
I will be traveling to multiple locations in Europe to shoot a corporate video in early September. I have never traveled with equipment beyond the realm of being able to use a van to transport my hardware. I was curious to see if anyone could point me to literature or publications regarding tips on traveling through airports and any other information helpful shooting out of the country.
Re: Shooting corporate program in Europe by Bob Cole on Aug 1, 2006 at 6:59:17 pm
1. Look in the Lighting Design Pros forum for tips about voltage and fixtures.
2. Remember to get a letter of carnet (?) so the customs people don't think you're trying to evade duties on equipment you'll resell in their country.
3. Research local backup for gear that goes away or goes bad, before you travel.
4. Travel light.
5. Plan for your check-in luggage taking extra time to be inspected.
6. Plan for your check-in luggage being stolen or delayed a day or two; carry on enough to do the job, knowing that you (3) have a local backup for basic gear like stands and lights.
7. If you're going to Paris or Rome, just send me instead.
Re: Shooting corporate program in Europe by David Smith on Aug 13, 2006 at 8:55:44 pm
Besides the obvious electronic stuff, don't forget the little "gotcha"s like getting the proper voltage rated bulbs for any lights you'll be bringing. You might want to consider renting a package on the continent instead of flying over with one. With airline security all in a tizzy, who knows if you'll even get to carry on your camera or anything else?