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The International Appeal Provided by Sydney Video Production

There have been many famous international films shot in Australia, and more specifically Sydney. The latest famous film to be filmed in Sydney Australia is 2013’s “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonard Di Caprio. The centre of all Australian productions is Sydney. Sidney video production is aided by the fact that most filming locations located in Australia are located in this city. For instance, Fox studios in Sydney have been used as an indoor film production location for most local and international films as they can be customised to resemble any setting anticipated by the film setting.

The fact that the film “The Great Gatsby” is inspired by the famous American novel that features American characters and setting as well as revolves around the great depression has sparked even more interest in the Australian film industry. The main question has been what exactly creates the appeal for Sydney video production for American films. According to Tobey Maguire who plays Nick Carraway in “The Great Gatsby”, filming in Australia is cheaper than in the US and more specifically in Hollywood. This came out during one of his interviews about the film.

A closer look in the Australian film industry reveals that conditions on the ground substantiate this claim. The Australian film industry has suffered drawbacks after tax measures introduced led to the stagnation of the local film industry. This stagnation has left many actors and crew without jobs. This creates an available labour pool for Sydney video production. The Australian film industry is also assisted by the government through funding in a bid to promote it as one of the world’s best filming destinations. Other incentives provided by Australia includes rebate for all international film production work conducted in the country. All these combined have worked to promote the Sydney video production industry.

The high-wage demands in the US have led to more productions being moved overseas in a bid to keep production budgets low. Canada has been one of the main filming destinations for American films, but this is mainly for outside shots due to the ease of creating an American setting. Sydney video production was preferred over Canada as it was appropriate for both indoor and outdoor filming for “The Great Gatsby” film. In a film, the “Valley of Ashes” is well depicted by a location in Balmain located in Sydney. The area has a long industrial past that is appropriately used to depict the Valley of Ashes.

Sydney video production is further boosted by the availability of qualified personnel who are ready to work on these film productions. Australia is home to renowned directors such as Baz Luhrmann, the director chosen for “The Great Gatsby” film. There are many local actors available and qualified to work in these international films. The studios and filming locations all over Sydney and the rest of the country are also staffed with qualified crew members. The long list of international films shot in Australia seems to point to even further development in the Sydney video production industry.