Complete guide to filming

in France

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Whether for commercials, films, documentaries or promotional videos, France offers a beautiful and diverse setting for video shoots.

However, organising a shoot in a foreign country can present unique challenges. In this article, we’ll explore the essential steps for organising a video shoot in France as foreign companies, focusing on the logistical, legal and cultural aspects.


1. Planning and Preparation

Before starting the organisational process, it’s crucial to have a clear vision of the project. Define your objectives, budget and timetable. Identify potential filming locations according to the type of video you want to make, whether in iconic cities such as Paris, Marseille or Lyon, or in rural areas.


2. Permits and authorisations

In France, obtaining the necessary permits and authorisations is a crucial stage in any video shoot. You will need to obtain permission from the local authorities and owners, and even from the building’s architect for certain filming locations. Some areas are protected, such as national parks and UNESCO sites.


3. Crew and equipment

Hire a competent local crew who understand not only the technical aspects of filming, but also the cultural norms and working practices in France.

4. Logistics and Accommodation

Organise transport for your team and equipment: by plane, train, car hire, taxi, etc. Book accommodation for your team and plan meals to ensure efficient, stress-free shooting days.


5. Language and culture

Although many French professionals speak English, it is useful to have an interpreter or team member who is fluent in the local language to facilitate communication. Be aware of cultural differences to avoid misunderstandings.


6. Post-Production and Delivery

Once filming is complete, the YANASPOT filming team takes care of post-production, including editing, colour grading and the creation of special effects if required.


7. Call on professionals in France

Organising a video shoot in France for a foreign company can be a complicated and stressful experience. By calling on YANASPOT, you save :

  • Money, by reducing the transport and accommodation budget
  • Time, as your teams won’t have to travel long distances.
  • Stress, as we take care of everything for you.

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