Preparing for a foreign shoot

BBC Academy trainer Kat Macaulay takes us through the preparation needed before filming in another country.

Kat talks about the importance of planning ahead so that your shoot will run smoothly once you get there.

"A good fixer or translator can be an invaluable source of local knowledge and culture."– Kat Macaulay

She outlines the key things you will need to consider when planning. These include obtaining visas and filming permissions, hiring a fixer/translator, organising a carnet for your kit, checking your inoculations and packing light in order to avoid excess baggage.