American looking for best B&H type store in Spain and/or Europe
Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:17 AM
I was recently asked to shoot a documentary in multiple locations in the Europe, Africa, and the U.S., following a very prominent Spanish painter as he exhibits in some major galleries. I suggested to the producer that it would be much more cost effective to purchase the HVX/glidecam/dolly set up we need, and he asked me to come up with a budget.
If I was back in NYC this would be a snap. However, over here in Madrid I have no idea where is the best place to buy/price out equipment (basics: camera, portable light kit, tripod; mic and mixer and boom). I could always have B & H ship, but maybe there's a comparable store out here. I've never shot in Europe, before, and would appreciate any help in this matter.
This actually sounds like a pretty basic question, but my search on this forum ("Equipment - Europe - store" that kind of thing) didn't produce any results. Thanks any and all!
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:17 AM
Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:47 AM
Off the top of my head, Stanley Productions, PEC or Calumet in London might cover it.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:10 PM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:03 PM
Manfrotto w/fluid head
Sennheiser wireless kit w/ 2 lavaliers
We're going to go and check out the Madrid store(s) this week. (and I do miss the flying merchandise).
It's going to be interesting shooting in the desert. Going to trek down to Petra to get some shots. Producer wants to also shoot in Syria, but I have to double-check visa issues for U.S. travelers.
In fact, I should do a quick post about issues shooting with the HVX under desert conditions. A few years ago I had to organize a camera training with an MPAD (military public affairs) National Guard unit being sent to Iraq. We recommended the PD-170, which held up supremely well for them.