In the TV business, you will often here the term “local fixer” being tossed around. A local fixer basically arranges interviews, location permits, transport, hotels, meals, EVERYTHING that an out of town crew needs to shoot a story. Sometimes also referred to as a production coordinator, or local producer, this person needs to know film and have the magic touch to get things done. (more…)
Whatever your skill level, we want to hear from you. This brief guide will show you the basics of film-making in 10 steps so you can turn your idea into a short film.
The story is at the heart of this competition. If you have an idea of a story you’d like to tell, then you have all the credentials needed to become our competition winner.
Before you start, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions to make sure you can meet all the criteria. You can read them here.
Step 1: Brainstorming
Think about the purpose of...
(A version of this story was published Aug. 13 in the Life section of The Oklahoman.)
In the action drama “Strike Back,” which centers on British top-secret counterterrorism intelligence unit Section 20, the most important characteristic of its members is the ability to think fast in potentially deadly situations and to come up with alternative solutions to get out of them.
This is also a quality that comes in handy during the production of the show, according to star Philip Winchester, who plays Sgt. Michael Stonebridge in the Cinemax series.
The second season of “Strike Back,” filmed in South Africa, premieres with...
photo by Nigma Pictures - on Filming in Mozambique.
Film Permits, Film Permits and Film Permits….
We could keep writing again and again about it. Anyway, here are the steps required to secure a filming permit in Mozambique:
All the film permits (for feature film, TV Shows, Documentaries, Commercials, Music Videos, Photo Shoot, e.t.c) are handled through the Mozambican film commission” INAC”. But in order to apply for a filming permit, the international producer/production company should secure it through Nigma Pictures and we will then apply for the permits on behalf of the...
Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital and largest city (more…)
The crew and the equipment your will be bringing, you might be subject to arrange customs clearance. in our past productions such as the Strike Back Season Produced for Out Of Africa Entertainment and Left Bank Pictures, we had to arrange for custom clearance trough our Sub-Company Nigma Logistics. The fees vary greatly, Again depending on the size of the gear you will be bringing to Mozambique. (more…)
Filming in Mozambique is pretty much straightforward as in any other country but there are small details needed to be taken into account before coming in with the entire crew and the gear.
Before coming with the crew and gear, here are the steps needed to be taken (more…)