Finding & Hiring Film Crew In Thailand
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Understanding the Two Types of Crew
When hiring a film crew in Thailand, it’s important to understand that there are two types of crew members. The first type are bilingual and have international shooting experience. These crew members are used to working on big-budget productions and are familiar with international standards and expectations. They can communicate fluently in English and will be able to understand and execute your vision without any problems.
The second tier of crew members are those who work on local productions only and might not speak English or be familiar with international-level shoots. These crew members can be just as talented and hardworking as the first tier, but they may need a little extra guidance and patience when it comes to communication and execution.
Understanding Rates and Turnaround Times
Example day rates for film crew in Thailand
|15,000 – 30,000 baht
|30,000 – 100,000 baht
|Director of Photography
|25,000 – 80,000 baht
|10,000 – 25,000 baht
|10,000 – 15,000 baht
|10,000 – 15,000 baht
|8,000 – 12,000 baht
|3,000 – 3,500 baht
Work with a Local Production Company
One of the easiest ways to find and hire a film crew in Thailand is to work with a local production company. These companies have extensive knowledge of the local industry, and they can provide you with a full-service solution that includes everything from crew hire to equipment rental. They also have established relationships with local crew members, which can save you time and money. Greenlight Films is a registered film production company in Bangkok, Thailand with a sound reputation and extensive database of film industry professionals. Get in touch with us to help hire the right people for your production.
Do's and Don'ts When Working with a Thai Film Crew
Working with a Thai film crew can be a great experience, but it’s important to keep in mind some do’s and don’ts to ensure a positive and respectful working relationship. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Respect the local culture and dress appropriately.
- Communicate clearly and give clear instructions.
- Show appreciation for your crew and their work.
- Be patient and professional when addressing issues or concerns.
- Yell or lose your temper. This is considered extremely disrespectful in Thai culture.
- Be late for meetings or shoots.
- Assume everyone speaks English. Have a translator on set if necessary.
- Disrespect local customs or traditions.