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#1 Dominik Muench

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:50 AM

hi guys,

i might have the possibility for a long therm job in thailand and i wanted to ask if anyone has worked there before and could tell me a bit about the situation there ?
thanks
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#2 Bob Hayes

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 02:47 PM

Just finished a feature film there. Thailand is a wonderful magical place. My crew was great. The crew and equipment which wa first class came from a company called ?Gear Head?.
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#3 Dominik Muench

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 09:58 PM

hi bob,

do you have an idea about the situation of the local filmindustry ? i heard they mostly have arri cams over there ?
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#4 Rob van Gelder

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 04:32 AM

Hi Dominik, I live and work in Thailand as cameraman and Steadicam operator/owner.
I met Bob there, just too bad we could not work together as he was working with a different rental company than I do.
But Thailand has a lot of promise for the future, you just need to be patient.

You are mentioning a long term job, that means you are employed by some company? Otherwise it is hard to get a job here. For projects like Bob did it is possible to get a temporary work permit, in other cases you need to hook up with a thai company who is willing to pay a lot of expenses..... difficult, unless you are special or have something they really need.

We have most of the new equipment here, not Panavision/Aaton though. But most of camera, lenses and lighting is available.
And crews are mostly very efficient and good. Only their English is ...often basic.

When your plans are more certain or you are here in Bangkok, feel free to contact me.

Rob van Gelder,

Big Eye / Lighthouse film service, Bangkok
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