10 Things to Look Forward to When Hiring a Camera Crew in Hamburg
When you need a film crew in Hamburg, Beverly Boy Productions is the best one for you. Our clients know that we get the job done right, the first time, and we know Hamburg’s rich, diverse history like the locals- because many of us are locals! From The Hamburg Museum to the many docks and piers, to tasting some of the best seafood around, we have you covered, no matter what your next production demands. Here are 10 things to look forward to when hiring a camera crew in Hamburg:
The Hamburg Museum (also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte) is a history museum established in 1922, at its current location, although the parent organization was founded in 1839. It is located in the center of Hamburg and houses many artifacts of interest. For instance, the Petri portal from St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built in the museum’s courtyard. This is an incredible place to visit while you are in Hamburg, either for filming or for a break in between shoots. When you a camera crew in Hamburg to help you with your production, ask about adding the Hamburg museum to the list of places you visit!
St. Nikolai Memorial an important memorial dealing with World War I. The original church was destroyed in air raids in 1943. A museum now stands in the church ruins to remind us of the disastrous war. It is a sobering experience, but an important one that shows the long impact of war. A glass elevator takes visitors to the fifth highest church tower in the world so that they may see the harbor, the Alster lakes and Hamburg’s city centre. The views, alone, are worth a stop and you can get some amazing shots of Hamburg from here.
The Warehouse district features large, industrial buildings that harken back to the golden age of commerce. It can get very windy, but the views are spectacular. If you choose to visit or film here, find a film crew in Hamburg that is great at editing so that you get the picture and sound quality you want. You may not be able to conduct interviews in this location, but filming is not totally out of the question and an experienced Hamburg camera crew can assist you with determining how to use this spot in your film.
The Port of Hamburg is a sea port on the river Elbe, with its mouth at the North Sea. It’s Germany’s largest port and is nicknamed the “Gateway to the World.” Hamburg is the second-busiest port in Europe, so there is an abundance of things to see and film here. Take a look and you might just find a wonderful spot for filming!
If you want to conduct interviews in quiet with a beautiful backdrop, hire a camera crew for a day to visit the botanic garden Park Planten un Blomen, which features gorgeous fountains, plants, flowers, a playground, and even an ice skating rink. You can find several locations that offer a beautiful setting for corporate or personal interviews, or even just some still shots of the flowers in bloom, at the right time of year.
Constructed from 1886 to 1897, the town hall in Hamburg still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor and the meeting rooms for Hamburg’s parliament and senate (located here and in use. The old town hall was destroyed in a fire in 1842, and it took almost 44 years to build a new one. The building that stands today was designed by seven architects and cost 11 million German gold marks, or about $80 million, today. In 1971, a room in the tower was accidentally discovered while officials searched for a document that had fallen behind a filing cabinet. It is possible that there are more rooms that have not been discovered. The current count is 647 rooms, meaning this building is large enough (and stunning, too) to host a video production in Hamburg, so add it to your list of potential locations!
It is no secret that food connects us to a culture, and German food has a distinct way of making you feel as if you are experiencing German culture, fully. When you book a camera crew in Hamburg, you have lots of options for amazing food to choose from when that crew gets hungry. Check out one of these amazing restaurants to curb your appetite.
- Fischbrötchen- This fish roll is a fantastic snack typically made with pickled herring or soused herring, onion, pickles and remoulade sauce and the fish can be fried or done in a fish patty, and the fish always tastes best when you can view the docks and the sea, so that is why you should visit Fischbrötchen Hamburg to try this delightful food. Plaice is the fish most commonly used in the sandwich, here, and it is baked or pan-fried with bacon, onions and shrimp from the North Sea.
- Grünkohl- If you like kale, you won’t like this dish, as it serves to completely strip kale of what makes it healthy and turn it into something delicious. Kale is known as grünkohl in Germany, and at Gruenkohl Hamburg, it is stewed for several hours and served with the sides of smoked pork, various sausage, and boiled or fried potatoes. It is amazing, and mostly served in winter, so if you are hungry for something Geran and warm, this is the place to be!
- Rote Grütze- You don’t have to enjoy just seafood or soups to fill you up. German sweets are known for being hearty and delicious, so don’t miss out on them at Rote Grütze. Here, you will find the rote grütze cooked from red summer berries and served with milk and vanilla ice cream.
The climate in Hamburg here is mild and warm, usually, but there is significant rainfall in Hamburg, making it hard to film outdoors. When you hire a videographer make sure you get one who can help you select dates where there won’t be too much rain.
In Hamburg, a permit is required for filming in public spaces, unless there are no impediments to motorists or pedestrians. Special permits must be obtained to use public road and waterways, and if you are working with minors. The Film Commission in Hamburg provides all the information on how to obtain permits, but most camera crews for hire will already know how to go about getting all permits needed. Make sure the one you choose to work with does before you begin filming.
Hamburg was founded in the 9th century as a mission settlement to convert the Saxons, and since then it has been an important trading center in Europe. There is a vast amount of incredible history here, and it has been preserved, well, so finding a place to film with a camera crew in Hamburg will be simple, especially if you want to add some history to your next production.