Last year we had the pleasure of working with the Chanel team twice. They were preparing a video for their new amazing cream the Blue Serum, that brings elements from the world's blue zone into one cream that leaves your face looking amazing ( you can check it out here: www.chanel.com/en_MY/fragrance-beauty/skincare/c/blue-serum.html
From Costa Rica they use the essential oils of coffee, in the Peninsula of Nicoya where people leaves over 100 years old. The reason why this is a blue zone has been in discussion for many years, but in general terms everyone agrees it has to do with both their active lifestyle and their diet. We did a tv show with Jamie Oliver about this subject too, which we will post about later.
Going back to this project, we had a lot of fun. The crew, both from Chanel and the production company Suffraggettes was incredible nice and fun to work with, and we met beautiful people in the coffee plantations area, that actually accommodated us as it is. a very remote location. So not only everyone got amazing images, they also left with a very nice memory and experience the life in this kind of rural areas.
The crew as small and flexible, perfect for this kind of location: Director, Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, Executive Producer and the two Chanel representatives. From the Costa Rica team Costa Rica Filming Locations provided the local production services/ fixer , gaffer and production assistants and drivers.
We were very happy when we saw how great it ended up looking, have a look at it and enjoy:
Filming in Costa Rica it's easy and straight forward, but you will want to have you production services company working with you along the way to make sure that your projects runs smoothly.
One of the great things about filming here is that it's definitely cheaper than filming in the USA, Europe and even many other Latin American countries, and dollars are widely accepted which makes things very easy for a foreign production company coming here to shoot.
Another great thing about Costa Rica is that we have a very experienced and bilingual crew. Our crew has worked in all sort of productions: music videos, tv shows, feature films, corporate videos, photo shoots, and everyone is willing to give their best for each and every project.
Being close to the USA it's certainly a big plus, both for clients from that country and for bringing any gear that it's not possible to get locally ( the basics are here, but some specific things might need us to brig them from the USA or Panama).
On another hand, Costa Rica its a very small country but with incredible geographical changes with only short trips. We can take you from a very dry forest to the lush jungle within a couple of hours of driving.
Some of our client's favorites are the the Blue River, Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste's beaches or Monteverde. But we have shot in all sort of locations, from a high security prison to the most beautiful National Parks.
Contact us now to make any inquires about filming in Costa Rica: customs, filming permits, locations and crew, we will provide the production services that you are looking for from start to end.