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3 Versatile Film Production Destinations

February 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 195

One of the top requirements for a good film production destination is versatility. A wide variety of very different locations and landscapes gives much more creative scope to a production. It also reduces production costs if one destination can provide a large percentage of the locations needed for a production, saving on travelling time and costs and simplifying logistics.

Here are three countries where there are established and professional film production companies offering an endless supply of versatile locations - South Africa, Portugal and Mauritius.

Locations in South Africa South Africa has become increasingly popular as a destination for all sorts of film productions, from advertising to full length movies, music videos and stills photography. A large part of its attraction is the sheer range of different locations available, especially around Cape Town, where you can go from lush wine estate, to beach to mountain landscape all within a day's work. The weather is another huge draw card: summer sunshine and clear blue skies for months at a time, when the Northern hemisphere shivers in the grips of winter. South Africa is a year-round film production destination, as the winters are mild in many parts of the country.

Locations in Mauritius Mauritius is another exceptional location for a film production. Beaches are the first thing that spring to mind, and it is true that there are a huge variety of stunning ones, tropical palms and all, but more than that there are lush green vistas of farmland, mountain wilderness, towering forests, rivers and waterfalls and scenic roads. There are South African production companies that operate here, ensuring the best of professional crews and equipment flown in for each production.

Locations in Portugal When the South African summer season draws to a close, Portugal takes over, as summer comes to the Northern hemisphere. Lisbon is a vibrant city with plenty of historic streets and squares, and a fascinating mix of old and new. Out of the city there are endless beaches, picturesque farmland, forest and mountain, gleaming modern cafes and charming old ones. Lisbon-based production companies also operate in Madeira and the Azores, adding another wide range of possibilities to the Portugal locations list.

So when choosing a base for your next film production, look first at one of these versatile countries and give yourself the benefit of an endless choice of locations in South Africa, Portugal or Mauritius.

Prinz Productions offers premier stills and film production services based in Cape Town, South Africa and Portugal. Browse through their Locations South Africa and Locations Portugal galleries for more inspiration.

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