10 Benefits of Hiring a Camera Crew in Casablanca
At Beverly Boy Productions, we know that sometimes you need a film crew in another country, and that is why we offer the very best to our clients, no matter where they are. If you are in need of a film company in Casablanca, give us a call! From stunning mosques and palaces, to natural beauty, and incredible food, this city has a lot to offer anyone wanting to create a top-notch film. Check out the 10 benefits to hiring a camera crew in Casablanca.
Casablanca has a deep and rich history that dates back to the 10th century BC when the area was settled by the Berbers. Romans occupied it until 15 BC, and made it into a prosperous port. It was then conquered by the Portuguese who named the region “Casablanca” for “White House” and then it was destroyed by an earthquake and abandoned. The town of Casablanca, as it is now known, was founded in 1770 AD by sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah and was built with the aid of Spaniards and modeled off of French roads. Today, it is a thriving port city that has much to offer anyone who wishes to create a video production in Casablanca.
Like most areas, you must have a permit before shooting a film in Casablanca, so when you search for camera crews for hire in the area, make sure you get one that knows how to help you get the proper permits you need. You must get permits from the “Centre Cinématographique Marocain,” which is the Moroccan Film commission, and you have to provide lots of paperwork and documents, which can be confusing, so, save yourself time and frustration and have the film crew you hire handle it all for you!
One reason to film in Casablanca is the amazing weather. Of course, there can be some hiccups with weather, no matter where you go, so find a film crew in Casablanca that knows the climate here and can help you choose the best dates for filming your production. The climate is arid, with hot summers that cool down at night. You get the coolest temps from December through February.
Finding places to film can be hard when you have so many to enjoy, but if you have to pick only a handful, make sure that the Royal Palace is on your list. The King has a palace in almost every city, but the one in Casablanca is beyond beautiful, with an enormous open square at the front that makes for a stunning backdrop on film. There are also guards, so you can’t get too close, but what you can see is definitely worth the visit, and worth filming with a camera crew in Casablanca!
The Villa des Arts is one of the largest museums in Casablanca, promoting contemporary art, Moroccan culture and heritage, and featuring roughly 800 pieces of art, with more that come through on rotation. Beyond the stunning and insightful artwork, the building is also beautiful and a wonderful piece of Art Deco architecture that dates back to 1934. If you only have a short time here, hire a camera crew in Casablanca for a day and get some impressive shots in this gorgeous location.
If you want a quiet and pretty location to complete interviews, the Parc de la Ligue Arabe is the spot to be. Designed in 1918, this park is Casablanca’s biggest open greenspace, allowing for walks, games, picnics, and lounging, and offering small cafés. You can relax and unwind, or hire a cameraman and film some gorgeous footage of the palm tree lined avenue that sits here.
Sometimes, you need to do some shopping, whether for necessity or want, and if that is the case while in Casablanca, you need to go to the Morocco Mall, one of the biggest shopping centers in Africa. You can enjoy a day of browsing a wide range of shops, sampling a ton of different food options, visiting an indoor aquarium that has a small shark, partake in indoor ice skating, and even having fun at an indoor fairground! There’s lots to see, do, taste, and film in one spot!
This old city is a must-stop on any trip to a Moroccan city, featuring labyrinth style streets, beautiful architecture, the daily life of its citizens on full display and perfect for filming what it is really like to be in this stunning place. You can shop, eat, sightsee, and hire a videographer to capture it all.
The iconic Hassan II Mosque is the second-largest mosque in the world. Building was completed in 1993, so it is still fairly modern, but non-Muslims can see it through a guided tour, and you can get a permit to film. Here, Muslims pray on a glass floor under incredible architecture that pops on film. Spacious courtyards, lovely grounds, and lots of space make this a wonderful place to visit and add to your film.
When you book a camera crew in Casablanca, don’t forget that they (and you) will need to eat! You can’t visit this wonderful city without tasting all the local dishes, and we’ve narrowed down some of the best for you to try.
A. La Bodega. Offering a Spanish-inspired menu, this restaurant not only goes off course for most Morrocan foods, but also has a bar, DJ, and a dance floor! You can get food, drinks, and entertainment all in one place.
B. Rick’s Café. Thanks to the 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick’s Cafe is famous. This beautiful restaurant is set in an old courtyard-style mansion and features brass lighting, balconies, pianos, four fireplaces, and curved arches to create an experience to go along with amazing food.
C. Brasserie de la Tour. This French restaurant combines seasonal produce, creativity, and a little science to create the perfect dishes that not only taste wonderful, but also give you an experience and digest well! You can enjoy the food and the stars as you dine under a glass roof.