Our services for producers of cinematic, advertising and TV movies

While and even before film or commercial production, we are there to support you with our expertise and experience. On this page, we present the range of services we often provide for film production companies for example film lighting, studios, cameras and OB vans, scaffolding etc. Of course we will adapt our offer to your requirements as needed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


  • Crew
  • Rehearsal locations
  • Studios
  • Rigging
  • Scaffolding
  • Stage automation
  • Broadcast lighting
  • Show lighting
  • Film lighting
  • Video technology
  • Cameras and OB vans
  • Audio technology
  • Special effects
  • Logistics
  • Power
  • Infrastructure
  • Machinery
  • Security
  • Approvals / Permits and structural reports
  • Insurance

Crew

A well-trained crew ensures the success of your event. We put together the team that is needed for your project.

In Germany, we employ over 300 skilled employees, more than 50 apprentices, and a pool of several hundred freelancers. Internationally, PRG has well over 2,000 full-time staff members. With this team, we run international projects of all types and sizes.

We book stagehands, hostesses, etc. from local service providers we regularly work with – to save on travel and accommodation costs. Due to the wide range of projects we service, we have our own specialists for almost every field. All key positions are manned by our own staff or freelancers we work closely with. Depending on the requirements, we use master craftsmen, engineers, high-altitude rescue workers, event technology specialists, pyrotechnicians, etc. Especially in difficult situations, it pays to work with qualified professionals. 

Rehearsal locations

If you want to rehearse a program or simply avoid risks, but don’t have enough time at the venue, rehearsals or trial assemblies may be a good idea. In touring productions, rehearsals are standard, as they are for projects with tight deadlines.

We can either recommend suitable venues or offer one of our studios in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin. PRG also has its own studios abroad.

We would be happy to figure out with you what kind of rehearsal location you need and will propose several options.

Studios

In Germany, we operate versatile studios in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne. Suitable adjoining rooms are also available. As the studios are all at ground level and fit for traffic, we can meet all requirements from portrait photography to truck presentations. The spaces are also ideally suited for musical rehearsals, commercials and music videos.

You can find photos and details of our studios under: About PRG/PRG Studios 

Rigging

Our riggers are there to help wherever there are loads to be borne. An event without rigging is hardly conceivable today – and not just at on-stage events.

Rigging refers to the hanging or positioning of loads. Riggers are responsible for the proper assembly and disassembly of the load-carrying devices and the loads attached to them. Static and dynamic loads are taken into account, along with the maximum load capacities of the suspension points and the overall construction, and the permissible distribution of loads. In outside areas, wind loads must also be considered.

The chief rigger is also responsible for ensuring that all necessary structural analyses have been obtained and are adhered to. 

Scaffolding

Events in confined spaces mainly call for stages and platforms – outdoors, tents and scaffolding are also used.

Stage and scaffolding systems are usually modular and can therefore be used very flexibly and in almost any size. Roofed areas encounter physical limits much earlier, as spans and weather conditions play a major role in the structural analysis. Let us advise you. Our stage and scaffolding experts are happy to help. 

Stage automation

"Flying" people or objects, turntables, lifting platforms, movable LED walls, etc. - the Stage Automation department handles the moving elements at your event.

Understandably, the strictest possible safety guidelines apply to the movement of loads or people over the audience. The requirements to be met by the technology are extremely high, as absolute reliability is necessary. The use of this kind of automation effects is therefore relatively expensive and requires plenty of preparation time.

However, the effort is worth it: Moving elements are usually a much-appreciated special effect – in some cases, they are even the highlight of the event.

Let our experienced specialists advise you.

Broadcast lighting

PRG has the equipment and expertise to provide broadcast-suitable lighting for any event.

With our extensive materials pool, we can handle both indoor and outdoor productions of all sizes. Our equipment ranges from small and large artificial lighting units to daylight PARs, from step lighting and floodlights to 7 kW xenon searchlights and 100 kW SoftSuns.

Show lighting

Any stage lighting that serves not merely to provide illumination is often referred to as “show lighting” or “effect lighting.” This can, for example, be stage lighting, or the lighting effects for a multimedia (sound & lights) show. The illumination of decoration is generally referred to as "deco lighting," but light itself can also be used as decoration to create the desired mood.

Moving lights, LED lights, Space Cannons and many other specialty lamps are often used in show and deco lighting. PRG has the world’s most extensive pool of equipment in the area of show and deco lighting. 

Film lighting

Movie lighting ranges from battery indicator lights to 100,000-watt SoftSuns. PRG can provide all the products commonly used in film lighting.

Cinegate, our subsidiary specializing in film industry services, provides typical movie lighting. PRG supplies effects lighting, rigging, and lighting equipment for shooting at major events. If you would like to discuss a music video, advertising, television or movie project, you’re in good hands with us.

Video technology

Cameras, vision mixers, media servers, screens, projections, video walls – we not only provide the required technology, but also the appropriate crew of technicians and creative people for your project.

Video technology processes range from the production of a video signal, for example by a camera or the transmission of a computer signal, to editing using an editing program or a video mixer, to the recording or playback. Playback involves screens, projectors, LED walls or other (dis)play devices. Let us advise you! 

Cameras and OB vans

From cameras and camera cranes to fully equipped OB trucks – from ENG crews for mobile coverage to complete OB truck crews: We provide the staff and equipment needed to record, edit, broadcast and distribute footage of and from your event.

Depending on the requirements, we use mobile systems or ready-equipped OB vans. We work with partners to handle satellite uplinks and other broadcast technology. We would be happy to develop a proposal for your project.


Audio technology

Flawless sound reproduction is essential for any kind of event. We mainly use speaker systems from the leading company in the field, MeyerSound. Our portfolio includes all items that are required for excellent sound, from the 10cm x 10cm MM4 to 170Kg M3D Line Array top speakers. Of course, we also have quality systems from other manufacturers.

Our team of experts will be happy to compile a customized system for your needs. Talk to us.


Special effects

You want lasers, fireworks and water curtains? No problem. We work with partners to deliver the desired special effects. Take advantage of our market knowledge.

The appropriate special effects can crucially upgrade your event. For example, a laser show to accompany an opening, 3D projections during a show, or indoor or outdoor fireworks for a finale. New ideas for small and large special effects are continually emerging, which we will be happy to present to you. If you are interested in regular updates about new techniques or effects, we recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter on the subject.


Logistics

Transportation of personnel and materials, storage, travel organization – the logistics required in connection with an event are not to be underestimated.

Usually, technical subcontractors will handle the transport of their own equipment and crews. However, the larger the project or the greater the distance to the venue, the more useful it is to pool transport, flights, hotels, crew transport, etc. and plan and book these things centrally. The loading, unloading and on-site storage of materials should also be organized across subcontractors.

In larger projects, for instance, logistics may also include space planning for the outdoor areas and the scheduling of delivery traffic​​. 

Power

Whether from a fixed power supply or from generators – having reliable power at an event is crucial. We ensure there are no interruptions to the supply.

From 3 x 16A Schuko splitters to 3 x 2000 A distributors – our Power department handles the planning and implementation of your power supply. Many of our power distributors have network connections for remote monitoring of voltage, frequency, current and other data. This lets us immediately determine if a problem is indicated somewhere.

If the existing electrical outlets are not sufficient or if you want to use a redundant, network-independent system, mobile generators are used. We provide the required infrastructure from our own stocks – generators are usually rented from reputable local suppliers. 

Infrastructure

Infrastructure services include fencing, water supply, heating, air conditioning, toilet facilities and ground covers. 

Often, ancillary services determine the overall impression of an event. Is it too cold or too warm? Are there enough toilets available? Can your guests find the parking areas? Let our experts advise you to avoid annoying errors in the costing and planning of your event.



Machinery

Personnel lifts, work platforms and forklifts are just some of the tools that we provide for an efficient handling of your project.

With the exception of personnel lifts, we rent all equipment from local providers. Usually, however, it still makes sense to order through us, because we know exactly what we need and can respond more quickly to changes if we instruct the suppliers themselves. Often we can also offer you better prices, because we have framework agreements in place with some suppliers.

On request we are also happy to put you in touch with providers we feel can be recommended.


Security

Personnel to handle issues of safety, health and security is indispensable at many events.

At the planning stage of an event, a risk assessment is carried out, along with a review of whether the venue is suitable for the loads involved.

Safety experts ensure that construction, implementation and dismantling are carried out properly in every respect. This may include fire department, ambulance and police personnel as needed.

Security monitoring is necessary to protect visitors from hazards and to ensure regulated access to cordoned areas. Admission controls, visitor flow and guidance, crowd management, and maintaining public order also fall within the remit of the security teams. 

Approvals / Permits and structural reports

Our accredited experts take care of obtaining regulatory permits and produce the required records of inspections.

Rules for places of assembly, accident prevention regulations, and the Working Hours Act just some of the laws and directives that must be observed when planning to host an event. Depending on the type of event, it can quickly necessitate the involvement of five or more public authorities: e.g. the building authorities, air traffic control, police, fire department, trade inspection authorities, etc. One also needs to consider whether structural analyses, inspection books or special permits are required for the use of fireworks, lasers, and the like. GEMA, the German artists' social welfare fund, and the tax office (tax on foreigners, sales tax, etc.) will also demand their share.

There are so many different laws and regulations that only experienced professionals are able to take all the necessary measures into consideration.

Anyone who is not absolutely sure of who has – or is permitted to have – what responsibilities at an event should definitely get professional advice. Talk to our specialists. We will be happy to advise you. 

Insurance

Take advantage of our contacts and our volume of premiums: We are happy to advise you in choosing an insurance company.

In principle, you can insure against most risks. What kind of insurance you should have and what only makes sense in exceptional cases depends on various factors. We therefore recommend a careful risk/benefit analysis. Liability insurance should be taken out in any case. However, you can usually do without break-even insurance (which insures the difference between the revenues and costs of an event).

We would be happy to put you in touch with an insurer with reasonable terms, or organize the insurance for you. It’s completely up to you.


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