hiring local filming crew in vietnam

Hiring local filming crew in Vietnam

Working with your own crew who you are familiar with is easier. However, it’s not always ideal to bring a full crew to another country, such as Vietnam. First of all, you have to pay for flights, accommodation, food and miscellaneous. 2nd, crew may have a harder time to adapt to a foreign country, and may not speak the local language.

On the contrary, hiring local crew has so many advantages:

+ You don’t have to pay for flights and visa. You may not need to pay for accommodation and food if crew live in the same city with filming location.

+ Local crew speak local language and already familiar with time zone, weather, traffic, as well as other conditions of local area.

+ The cost to pay for local crew could be significantly lower than bringing a crew from abroad.

+ When you use local crew, equipment can be rented locally, which reduce the cost as well.

+ Local crew can speak English and many of them have excellent skills and experience to work on your project. And we can send you their showreel in advance so you can check if their skills are suitable for your project.

When hiring local crew, you also can rent equipment locally. Usually you can give local crew list of equipment you want, and we would find the same or alternative. To learn more about renting equipment in Vietnam, you can check this post.

Here is example of list of equipment to rent for a filming project in Vietnam:

NoItem/EquipmentQtyCost per dayNotes
1Sony FX3 (Body)1Ask
2Sony E 16-35mm f2.8 GM (Lens)1
3Sony E 24-70mm f2.8 GM (Lens)1
4Sony E 90mm f2.8 Macro (Lens)1
5Sony E 70-200 f2.8 GM (Lens)1
6Mornitor (7 inches)1
7Mornitor (17 inches)1
8Wireless video1
9Tripod secced 1001
10Manfrotto MT055XPRO31
11Gimbal RoninS2 + Ring1
12Easy rig1
13Flash Godox AD6001Alternative for Profoto B1
14Aputure nova 300c1Alternative for Astra Panel. We have Arri Sky Panel if you need.
15Aputure 600x pro1
16Nanlite fs 3001We don’t have Aputure 300D II, we can use Nanlite fs 300
17Aputure 300x1
184″ Natline RGB Tubes1
19Vmount1
20Generator1
21C-Stand2
22Heavy duty articulating arm1
2310″ baby C clamp1
24A Clamp 3″3
25Maffer Clamp2
264×4 Neg Flag2

It would be a great help if you can give local crew scripts or content for them to prepare.

When hiring drone pilot in Vietnam, the drone pilot is usually Vietnamese, and you can apply the drone permit under his name, which would reduce cost as well.

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