10 Things To Try With a Camera Crew in Sao Paulo
Filming all over the world can bring you to some amazing places and it can often be hard to narrow down what you do when you get to where you are going. When you need a Camera Crew in Sao Paulo, whether that is a documentary of your trip, or even some B-roll for a film you are doing, then call Beverly Boy Productions to help you out! We can help you determine where to film, and what to film. Check out these top 10 things to try with a camera crew filming you when you visit Sao Paulo:
When you visit Sao Paulo, you have to try the food! Here are some of the best street food this amazing Brazilian city has to offer. You could hire a camera crew in Sao Paulo for a day and go around documenting the incredible foods you eat while here.
A. Pastel. If you have never tried this deep-fried puff pastry, you must do so while in Sao Paulo. The pastry is filled with just about anything you can imagine, from cheese, meats, pizza toppings, and even desserts!
B. Acarajé. This incredible street food is not something you will find just anywhere, because to make them right you must be from Bahia. This pastry is made with, black-eyed peas, fried in palm oil, then opened and stuffed with seafood or chicken. Don’t miss out!
C. Hot Dog. Okay, so hot dogs are just about everywhere and a staple for street foods, but Sao Paulo does them a bit different than most places, and you can make an entire meal out of just one. Made with mayo, cheese, other condiments, and then topped with mashed potatoes, this is a hot dog you have to see- and taste- to truly believe.
D. Esfiha. This breaded pastry is not only delicious, but it is easy to make and it is cheap. This is a pastry that is also stuffed with a variety of other foods, so you can personalize it to be just about anything you want- sort of like a taco made with bread.
Next up, you can gather a Sao Paulo camera crew and learn about the incredible history of the city. Every place has a story, and like many cities in Brazil, São Paulo’s starts when it was founded by Jesuit Missionaries. In 1556, the Jesuits built the first school in the region, but Sao Paulo did not become an official city until 1711. Now, it is a tourist destination like no other, offering you much to see, do, taste, and film!
While you can’t really do anything with the weather, you can book a camera crew in Sao Paulo that understands the climate here so that you can get the best dates for filming. São Paulo has cloudy, wet, warm, muggy summers and short, cool, cloudy winters. The temperatures don’t get much higher than 90 degrees, or lower than 50, but you do have to contend with a lot of rainfall and cloud coverage, all year long.
One incredible landmark to visit while in Sao Paulo is the Metropolitana Catedral de Sao Paulo. The construction on this Neo-Gothic style Roman Catholic Church began in 1913 and ended forty years later, ready to be dedicated on the 400th anniversary of the founding of São Paulo. The São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral is considered to be the fourth largest neo-gothic cathedral in the world and getting breathtaking footage when you hire a cameraman is easy, because this cathedral is so impressive and shows up well on film.
The São Paulo Museum of Art is another location to visit and snag some footage of while you are in this gorgeous city. This museum is well-known for its 1968 concrete and glass structured headquarters designed by Lina Bo Bardi. It is considered a landmark and a symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. The museum houses an impressive collection of European art, considered the best in all of Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere. It also features African, Asian, and Brazilian art, and the collection has been placed on the Brazilian National Heritage list.
While in Sao Paulo, hire a videographer and visit Ibirapuera Park for interviews, scenic shots, and more. This urban park comprises of 158 hectares and is the most visited park in South America. It was the first metropolitan park in São Paulo and designed with English landscape gardens in mind. It was opened 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city, along with the Cathedral. The park is now registered as a national landmark and its greenspace has been preserved.
If you like a bit of drama, you need to find a film crew in Sao Paulo to take you to the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo. This incredible theater, built in 1911 in a Baroque style, is regarded as one of Sao Paulo’s landmarks and it was the host venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which was an event that revolutionized the arts in Brazil. It is a fascinating and stunning building that you will definitely want to include in your production.
If you need some natural scenery in your film with your Sao Paulo camera crew, check out the Botanical Garden of São Paulo, a park that spans a 164.45 hectare area and houses the Botanical Institute. This garden was founded in 1928, by Frederico Carlos Hoehne, but efforts for this garden began as early as 1893. The botanical garden features orchids, aquatic plants, mushrooms, palm trees, fruit trees, other various trees and plants, and even statues and fountains.
When doing a video production in Sao Paulo, you have to film something at the Pico do Jaraguá, the highest mountain in São Paulo. In 1580, gold was found here, but mining did not begin for a decade, and by the 19th Century, there was no more gold left. In 1961, a state park was created here and two TV towers were added. In 1994, the park and mountain was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Of course, to do any of this filming you will need to obtain permits, and that is why you should investigate all camera crews for hire to make sure they can help you with getting permits and making the process easier. First, you have to register your project with Ancine, the Brazilian government’s regulatory agency and to do that you must partner with a Brazilian production company registered with Ancine to register the project, so you need to make sure the company you hire is registered. Then, you need to submit a number of documents for approval. Afterward, you need to obtain permits for filming. It can be a long and tedious process, but the right camera crew in Sao Paulo will know how to handle it all for you and get you ready for filming in no time.