General questions

Is your country in a state of emergency? If so, till when?

Hungary is not in a state of emergency.

What safety measures are in place in public?

As per government it is advised to keep social distancing on the street and is required to keep a social distance of 1.5 meters and wear masks in shops and on public transportation.

Are vendors/shops open?

Vendors/shops are open in the regular time frame (usual opening hours). Most restaurants and pubs are open. Wearing masks is compulsory upon entering stores.

Are there limitations in place on how many people can be together enforced by government in your country?

The official limitation is 500 people at indoor events and 500 people at outdoor events. Additional limitation is possible, each facility has its own safety regulations.

Travel information

Are there travel bans in place and if so they are more than 14 days quarantine on arrival? What is the current status of international and domestic travel bans?

The operative board in charge of containing the epidemic has advised the government to classify countries into “red”, “yellow” and “green”, based on the severity of the situation in each.

New restrictions in Hungary

Country categories

  • Green –  Most EU members, except countries listed in „red” and „yellow”
  • Yellow – Business travel is allowed for non-Hungarian citizens. To enter Hungary without quarantine, two negative PCR COVID tests are needed from within a period of 5 days
    (5 days before arrival), and 48 hours between the tests. Equity request is also required to enter the country that proves the objective of travel is business.

    • Europe: Bulgaria, UK, Norway, Russian Federation, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden
    • Asia: Japan, China
    • America: USA
  • Red – Non-Hungarian citizens cannot enter Hungary.
    • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus, Montenegro and Ukraine, some Asian and American countries (see exceptions in “yellow”).

Production questions

Can you produce something right now in your country? When will international filming start based on the best estimate?

Yes, we can produce local productions and internationally productions. Remote shooting is also available.

How does remote shooting work in Hungary?

We are well-prepared for all remote shooting solutions, remotely working with QTAKE and ZOOM joint technology. We have also succesfully tested Hugnarian developped,  more cost-effective and safer remote shooting system with closed network security system, mastering the process of streaming and communicating on online platforms without delay, and make shooting remotely as smooth as possible.

Is crew available/willing to work?

Generally people want to and are willing to work.

Are there restrictions for crew size?

There are no additional limitations.

Locations

Public permits

Absolutely available, there are only a few districts where public places are less open for shooting.

Private permits

Absolutely available, permit depends on owner.

Safety regulations

There are no additional regulations.

Departments & Safety measures

EQUIPMENT

Camera, lights and grip available. Equipment cleaned before and after shooting. No contact delivery: there is no contact between rental house staff and crew members, loading and unloading equipment takes place in a separate room with only one group present at a time.

ART DEPARTMENT

Available. Pre-production and on set safety protocols in place.

WARDROBE

Available, fitting and on set safety measures in place (facial or full body protective gear, sanitizers, talent wears baselayer under costume). Scroll down for details.

MAKE UP

Airbrush technic, washing brushes prior and after each talent, make up crew wears mask and protective face shield. Basic make up advised that takes max. 15 minutes. Scroll down for details.

CASTING

Available, casting session at agency or in talent home is possible too. Talent wears mask when not in action. Each talent signs contract taking responsibility for attending shooting.

CRAFT & CATERING

Available, no self-service, portions packed for each crew member. Bottled water only, coffee machine with operator only. Plastic or Paper utensils available.

Costume design to fight stock shortage

Hungarian costume designers are well-prepared and always give a unique look for the production. Besides having a wide variety of wardrobe in stock, they offer replicas and custom made outfits.

Possibilities

  • In-store purchase – Vendors/shops are open in the regular time frame (usual opening hours).
  • Online purchase
    • Limited items are available for online purchase
    • Shipping time can vary between 2 days – 2 weeks
  • Custom made outfits
    • Time effective
    • Diversity of materials and textiles
    • Replicate cloths that are unavailable
    • Replicate cloths in a colour and a size that is suitable for the production
    • Online fitting through video chat or photodocumentation also possible
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Make up solution – Airbrush technic

Airbrush is one of the most fantastic things that could have happened in makeup. It’s fast, looks great in the camera, and is the most hygienic way to apply makeup.

What is an airbrush make up?

Airbrush makeup is makeup sprayed onto the skin using an airbrush instead of being applied with sponges, brushes, fingers, or other methods. An airbrush is characterized by 3 major parts. A powered compressor is used to create an even and controllable airflow through a medical grade hose. The hose connects to a metal, trigger-actioned gun. An airbrush system can be altered to suit every type of makeup application by changing the air pressure for lighter, heavier, detailed or broader makeups. It is popular in film, theater, bridal makeup and sunless tanning..

Airbrush makeup has become more popular with the advent of high-definition video and television (HD). Traditional powder or liquid based make-up can settle and appear in pores and wrinkles and be visible on HD film. As the makeup is sprayed on, it connects with the skin as millions of droplets of formula. The formula can create an even, sheer, natural appearance to the skin that, if applied properly for a natural look, can appear natural and non-heavy like traditional makeup. Airbrush makeup wears longer than traditional powder or liquid foundation, and is able to stay put upwards of 12–24 hours. Airbrush makeup is also available for easy eyeshadow, blush, eyebrows and lips and can be layered, shaded, highlighted and contoured. Application wise, the technique is more sanitary than traditional makeup application due the artist never having to touch the skin. It’s also faster, if done by a trained artist. Fantasy and special effects are able to be stenciled or created by freehand.

Safety measures

  • Use airbrush – Spray make up onto the skin using an airbrush instead of applying with sponges, brushes, fingers, or other methods
  • Shortening and rethinking make-up time – The make-up time should not exceed 15 minutes if you do not have to. This is how I would design beauty makeup for the actors. (Of course, the masking time will not be able to change)
  • We double protect the actor during makeup time – The make up artist have to wear protective clothing such as a face mask and shield at the same time during the make up time.
  • Raw materials – In a feature film, each character must maintain a separate set of brushes and a range of products, strictly labeled. In commercials, we need to use disposable brushes in the most critical areas like the eyes and mouth.
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