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Video Lounge Global

Our Services

A full film and photography production service in all countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

From the height of one of the seven wonders of the world, Table Mountain to the ancient Pyramids of Giza to the bustling streets of Lagos Nigeria onto Independent Square in Accra Ghana to the Serengeti Planes in Kenya to the rumble in the jungle of Kinshasa DRC just to name a few

Crossing Borders & Breaking Boundaries.

Services

Production Services

We provide comprehensive film fixing and line production services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our skilled team of producers, directors, technicians, artists, and media professionals delivers exceptional results with industry insight and a passion for filmmaking.

Elevate your next film project with our expert production services! Get in touch today and let’s bring your vision to life.

Production Fixers
Stills & Photography Production

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Stills & Photography Production

Our expert production teams deliver top-notch services across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, seamlessly facilitating shoots in these regions.

Elevate your next film project with our expert production services! Get in touch today and let’s bring your vision to life.

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Location Scouting

We possess deep knowledge of the African, Asian and Middle Eastern regions, and our location managers have curated a diverse catalog of breathtaking sites, landscapes, and landmarks perfect for filming.

Elevate your next film project with our expert production services! Get in touch today and let’s bring your vision to life.

The Video Lounge - Location Scouting
The Video Lounge - Line Producers

Services

Line Producers / Fixers

With 15 years of on-site production experience, we’ve built strong partnerships and teams across countries. We offer crew, equipment, budget assistance, and country-specific guidance, with our expert film producers native to their respective regions.

Elevate your next film project with our expert production services! Get in touch today and let’s bring your vision to life.

Our Production Services

We offer a full range of services including but not limited to research, cost containment, film fixing, budgeting and scheduling, financing advise and the pin pointing of the most advantageous locations and the best local cast and crew for each project.

Visas

Africa, Asia and the Middle East

The visa application process when filming on location differs from country to country. The visa type depends on the intended length of stay which is always clearly defined on the various country’s visa application websites. Documentation to have on hand before embarking on the visa applications include: A brief synopsis of the film, a copy of the bio page of your passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry date of intended visit, passport photos, a letter of invitation from the local production company in the country you plan to film in, your flight itinerary, proof of accommodation in the country you intend to visit, yellow fever card, proof of covid vaccination. In some cases, you might require a letter from the company you will be representing on the film production.

Flights

When traveling to a country in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to film on location, it is best that the international film production company handle their own flights, however all in country local flights should be booked by the Line Producer or Film Fixer in the country you will be filming in.

Hotels

Our Line Producers highly recommend that all hotel accommodation for our visiting film crews be handled by either our film production manager or in the case that the international production manager prefers to book hotel accommodation for their film crews directly, they request us to vet the film crew accommodation.

Transport

All local transport for film crews and film equipment is arranged by our local Film Fixers and includes the cost of a driver and insurance.

Filming Permits

When filming on location in Africa, Asia and the Middle East film permit applications require time. Our Line Producers and Film Fixers manage these applications, and our managing Producer will share a fact sheet outlining the requirements for this complex submission.

Space/Office

The Video Lounge Africa, Asia and the Middle East have local production offices in each country in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Unit

Our local film Location Managers with their unit team offer a full service which includes a vehicle, a small generator, comfortable chairs and tables for our international film crews, umbrellas and tents, cooler boxes, charge stations for our international clients, cell phones and electronic equipment…

Fixers

In each country in Africa, Asia and the Middle East we are represented by local Line Producers and Film Fixers.

Post Production

In most cases international film production companies handle the post production in their country of origin. We do however offer full post production services. In many cases our international clients request local voice artist recordings in our local audio suites to facilitate foreign language authentically. Clients also request film rushes uploads which our local Line Producers facilitate in counties where the broad bandwidth is able to support this.

Wardrobe

Our wardrobe mistress, with her team of assistants, has had plenty of experience working with international film crews.

Crew

We have been physically producing on ground in the region for over 20 years. Over this time we have forged solid relationships in each country with the local film crews. They’re all experienced and recognized film professionals.

Equipment

Our local Line Producers have worked in the region for many years and have built databases and relationships with each and every film equipment supplier in the country. Should the region not have the required gear necessary we simply source it from our film production offices in neighbouring countries.

Casting & Talent

Casting is an essential part of the pre production process and we have been lucky enough over the years to enlist the most experienced Talent Scouts and Cast Directors in each country we have film offices in.

Locations

Our location managers have had years of experience in sourcing the very best locations based on location briefs from our clients. Film Location deck can be shared upon request.

Security

The level of security varies from country to country from film location to film location. Our local Film Fixers will advise on the level of required security.

Vehicles

Our film production vehicles of all sizes come kitted with a driver and carry a motor insurance policy.

Managers

Our management team is made up of:

Executive Producers | Line Producers | Fixers | Field Producers | Production Managers | Researchers | Creative Producers

Dressing

In each of the regions our art teams are legendary. Production Designers, Art Directors, Props Masters, Set Builders, Swing Gangs, Food Stylists, Wardrobe Mistresses and their teams. Teams that understand the culture and are able to take a brief and execute it perfectly.

Catering

Catering companies we have sourced locally are able to provide both local foods as well as menus for the most discerning international film crew.

Elevate your next film project with our expert production services! Get in touch today and let’s bring your vision to life.