Shooting in Hungary

Film Crews in Budapest

Regulations and Working Conditions for Crews in Hungary

There is a rich supply of skilled professionals in Budapest in various fundamental areas of film production including, but not limited to: set construction, props, production design, greens, wardrobe, camera, grip & electric, special effects, sound recording, video assist, script supervision, hair and makeup, stunts and more.


Various international productions filmed in Hungary have generated an experienced, efficient, and continually evolving pool of multilingual film professionals that not only cooperate with international crews but are also fully committed to doing an excellent job in order to meet the client’s needs.

There is a rich supply of skilled professionals in Budapest in various fundamental areas of film production including, but not limited to: set construction, props, production design, greens, wardrobe, camera, grip & electric, special effects, sound recording, video assist, script supervision, hair and makeup, stunts and more.


Various international productions filmed in Hungary have generated an experienced, efficient, and continually evolving pool of multilingual film professionals that not only cooperate with international crews but are also fully committed to doing an excellent job in order to meet the client’s needs.

Progressive Productions works only with the most experienced, proven freelance professionals in the industry. The company has a grading system and a database for crew members in every area where Progressive evaluates experience, language skills, working manner based on previous work with them. We do this in order to provide the best possible crew for our clients.

Working Conditions

The working conditions of film crews in Hungary are definitely production friendly. One workday consists of a standard 12 hour day with fixed, hourly and overtime fees. Rates do not vary hourly. As a result, longer days or distant shoots requiring travel time remain budget friendly. Film crews have non-institutionalized union in Hungary, which comes with several advantages:
 

  • As most of the crew members work with self-employed status there are no extra personal expenses for the production such as healthcare, welfare, pension, etc.
  • Less administration, more flexible shooting schedules
  • Ability to negotiate if necessary

Qualified Crew Members

While Hungarian key crew members (Cinematographer, Production Designer, Art Director, Costume Designer, Stunt etc.) start out in local film production, they also fill key positions in international productions (ranging from television commercials to feature films.)


In fact, Hungarian crews can boast such a degree of success and strong reputation that often lands them on sets of foreign productions. Furthermore, the education, especially in cinematography is well-known around the world. Many film students from the US (UCLA, NYU, USC) decide to come to Hungary to study cinematography.

Hungarian crews are among the industry leaders in certain special fields such as animal training (Hungary is the only place in Europe where wolves are trained), props, or dummy making.

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