With an astonishing 27 million people and a gleaming skyline that features modern day architectural marvels like the Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower, Shanghai is sure to overwhelm the senses. This bustling metropolis is also home to the world’s busiest container port due to its ideal position at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Additionally, Shanghai offers many opportunities for exploration by water along the Chinese coast and its interior waterways. Besides the hustle and bustle of this ultra-modern financial hub, the beguiling city offers quieter historic districts and attractions too providing a seamless blend of the old and the new.
Moreover, Shanghai is at the forefront of China’s exponentially growing film industry. For the first time in many decades, starting in 2004, China produced over 200 movies and the industry’s total revenue saw a 66% increase reaching close to 435 million dollars. Movies such as Zhang Yimou’s House of Flying Daggers, Feng Xiaogang’s A World Without Thieves, and Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle led the charge earning substantial profits. And for the first time since 1994, domestic Chinese film receipts surpassed those from international films. The doorway is now wider than ever for local and international investors and film professionals to get involved in domestic film production, distribution and exhibition.
Mbrella Films is able to cover all your film and video production needs for shooting in Shanghai. Our local film fixers thoroughly know the ins and outs of the territory. Please call us anytime with questions, inquiries, or requests for quotations. As always, we at Mbrella remain your Shanghai film production allies.
Video Production Services in Shanghai
Video production comes in different forms with the most common types being, viral marketing videos, corporate video or television commercials. Other types of video production such as social media and YouTube videos, and event videos also give brands more coverage. There are productions that will require more planning, larger crews, and higher budgets. Crowdfunding videos, for example, will possibly require a more minimal approach. Nevertheless, the objective is to tell the best story possible with every stage, from pre-production to post-production, every stage is of paramount importance.
Mbrella Films takes careful consideration when planning each video production shoot, completely covering all logistical and technical concerns, ensuring your shoot runs smoothly. We have a network of fluent English speaking directors and DOP’s with multiple years of experience residing in Shanghai. Due to China’s recent tax incentives and investments in the film and video production industries, local crews have been gaining more and more experience at a fast pace. Shanghai is home to the headquarters of most multinational companies, and the head offices of large international advertising agencies. Shanghai’s advertising industry was predominantly influenced by industry professionals from Taipei and Hong Kong.
Mbrella’s film production teams have firm roots and networks set up in Shanghai. For any and all inquiries about this wonderful production location, please reach out to us any time by email or phone. We would gladly relish the opportunity to help bring out the best in your next film production project.
Film Fixers Shanghai
Shanghai is a burgeoning film and television location and with a good film fixer, the best qualities of the city will be brought out. They are local experts who are well versed in the local languages, customs, and rates. Their responsibilities extend to preventing obstacles from delaying the production process and expediting all logistical processes with their extensive knowledge and access to lodging, dining and transportation.
Mbrella Films has a Shanghai film fixer team constantly with their ears to the ground and years of experience. With the right film fixer in your corner, producers and directors can put their effort into their necessary duties allowing the creative process to flourish. Film fixers also help by giving international visiting productions access to local industry resources.
Our local Shanghai film fixers share their vast network of contact with producers to guarantee a video production’s resounding success. These excellent professionals cover every aspect of production including location scouting and management, procuring permits as well as crew and equipment services. Read further as we detail the cinematic locations that our team of fixers can help access to best serve your best film or video production.
Top Filming Locations in Shanghai
The financial capital of China has a futuristic skyline and an abundance of wonderful locations that include The Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower People’s Square, the Jade Buddha Temple and more.
The Bund is Shanghai’s splendid and broad promenade that stretches along the west bank of the Huangpujiang River. It’s architecture is heavily influenced by European styles of architecture which include Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical, Renaissance and Gothic.
The magnificent Yu Garden is located to the northeast of the old town. Known as the Garden of Happiness, it was laid out in 1559 and covers an area of over 20,000 square meters consisting of an inner and an outer garden.
Nanjing Road is another spectacular shooting location doubling as a major shopping and entertainment district as well as a hub for all kinds of street performers. You’ll also find every type of consumer goods, from street vendors to large shopping malls and department stores.
Shanghai possesses a multitude of locations that will highlight and invigorate your film and video production. For any inquiries about producing your next production in the always fascinating Shanghai, please feel free to reach out to us at any time by email or phone. Our producers are always on hand to answer all of your questions.