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  • Hi,

    I’m a visual effects artist working in the film industry.
    In Feb-March 2015 I will be travelling in India and Nepal and I’m planning to shoot some visual pieces purely as a passion project. I will be bringing some gear with me and I’m hoping to make a couple of video portraits of certain local individuals in their daily environment. This is an independent project to grow as a film maker and therefore has no commercial purpose.

    1) Would I need a government film permission for this?
    2) I am looking for a fixer to help me out for a couple of days (location hunting, translating, access to locals..) Who can help me?

    Thanks much,
    Jelle

    Hi Jelle .
    it will our pleasure to help you for everything , we are well know company in all over world . please brief me more about your project by mail . we provide production service all over india & nepal .

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    Dharmendra singh
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    Amanda Ellis
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    Hi Jelle

    your visit is best if you are traveling in Himalaya part of the world where you would see the real people in winter.. there are no flood of tourist during this time of the year.. people are free engage in religious practice .. you can see the organic nomads in most real life… you can see the remote road less people traveling week on frozen river transporting their children from home to school in town. you can Lama practicing deep meditation in High mountain caves…
    this is all in Ladakh/Zanskar.. you are welcome… available with centre heated Hotels, porter, guide and translator…
    tashinamgyal@yahoo.com


    Amanda Ellis
    Member

    Hi Jelle

    your visit is best if you are traveling in Himalaya part of the world where you would see the real people in winter.. there are no flood of tourist during this time of the year.. people are free engage in religious practice .. you can see the organic nomads in most real life… you can see the remote road less people traveling week on frozen river transporting their children from home to school in town. you can Lama practicing deep meditation in High mountain caves…
    this is all in Ladakh/Zanskar.. you are welcome… available with centre heated Hotels, porter, guide and translator…
    tashinamgyal@yahoo.com

    Dear Jelle,

    If possible come in with a Journalist visa hence no permission is required. Generally Journalists carriy their gears, and shoot video of individuals. Regarding location hunting if you can specify the areas that you intend to visit it would make easier for a fixer to find the locations. Moreover please let me know the subject that you have in mind for this work.

    India is a vast country with several cultures, languages, types of people invovled.It is very much necessary to pinpoint as to what you want to do. We have history that is older than 5000 years. Monuments are there that are from the 6th century AD till 17th Century most of them are being marked as World Heritage sites. Hence it is necessary what you want to portraw or research in India.

    we are one of the service providers in India. Please log on to our web site http://www.apus.co.in for more details. In case you require further information on anything about India, do not hesitate to write to us.
    Regards
    Venugopal


    Oscar Avalos
    Member

    Hi Jelle,

    It is mandatory that you apply to the Indian Embassy/High Commission online and secure a proper J-Visa (Working Visa). With this you can import and re-export equipment and have the liberty to shoot in the locations you have listed. If you have any questions, contact us at indiafilmservices@gmail.com or call +91 9810029613

    Best wishes,

    Ajai Kapur

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