Production Services in Israel
Welcome to Highlight Films! Below you will find all the information you are looking for when it comes to producing a film, video or TV project in Israel Middle East. We will do whatever possible to ensure that your production is a success and that your experience in the region is memorable, pleasant and highly professional.
On this website you can find all the information needed. We have another website, dedicated to production services in Israel and Palestine. You may want to look at it too. At any point if you have questions, comments or concerns, email or give us a call at 9723-6168611 or from the US 917-338-6188 and we will be happy to explain anything you have ever wanted to know about producing in Israel and throughout the Middle East.
In the last decade, Highlight Films has provided camera crews and production services for hundreds of American, Canadian, European and Asian film and video productions arriving to Israel and Palestine. We offer a wide range of production services and facilities for news, documentary films, corporate videos and TV productions - from research and ideas to filming, editing and uplink services, all managed by our experienced fixers (producers) throughout Israel and the Palestinian West Bank. We are a one stop, high definition production house, specializing in catering to the needs and requirements of customers from all over the world, visiting producers and camera crews.
We can provide any video and stills shoot or audio production services while keeping the budget low and using our accumulated experience to achieve an efficient and successful production. We have our own camera sets, grip and lights, as well as editing and post production facilities, so we can keep the cost of production low.
Many believe that it is impossible for Israelis and Palestinians to work together. We prove the opposite, and we are proud to continue this cooperation on a daily basis, in Jerusalem and elsewhere. In many productions the visiting filming crews or production crews have to cross back and forth between Israeli and Palestinian territories. We know how to plan it right and which ways and procedures to follow in order to make the crossing quick and efficient.
Here are some pointers and links for the services we provide:
English, French, German, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew.
Our camera crews and video editors work in all HD and 4K camera formats: DVCPRO-HD, P2, HDCAM, XDCAM, XDCAM-EX, RAW - all in PAL and NTSC.
Our camera crews are equipped with both Sony and Panasonic high definition cameras.
Film cameras and professional film camera crews are available in Israel (35mm / 16mm), but be advised that there are no commercial processing labs in the country.
Our Israel production studios are located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, minutes from two major highways and within 15 minutes drive of central Tel Aviv. Our Palestine production studio is located in the city center of Ramallah.
We have access to a variety of filming studios in Israel: from small news presenter booths to fully equipped multi-camera studios.
Our Editors are the best video editors in Israel and Palestine. Our Avid and Final Cut edit Suites are available with or without an editor. Our professional editing standards are high: Highlight Films' top-of-the-line editing equipment includes all required software, hardware, VTRs, professional HD monitors, sound mixers and other accessories.
We are fully equipped to digitize, edit, record and play out all 4K and HD formats, as well as DVCAM, DV, DVCPRO and other SD formats.
All our facilities are updated with the latest software versions. We haves Avid and Final Cut suites, format transfer, DVD and CD duplication, FTP upload and download, as well as satellite feed uplink and downlink.
Media Production Studio
Our in-house studio is capable of dealing with most digital and analog video and audio formats. We are equipped with the latest Adobe Creative Suites and After Effects. In addition to editing and video post-production, we can produce full-featured DVD's, CD's and streaming and compressed video files. We aspire to be able to provide complete production services under one roof, so if you need a machine, a software or a certain procedure we cannot provide, we will make sure you will have it...
Our extensive archive includes several hours of HD aerial footage filmed above all areas of Israel. If you require additional filming, we can arrange for a helicopter specially fit for any professional camera. In some cases your cameraman can fly, while in other cases an Israeli cameraman will have to film for you. We will arrange all flight permits, equipment and shoot plan.
In 2011 we began using Octocopters and Hexacopters (both remote controlled drones) carrying stabilized HD cameras. The results are outstanding.
We provide underwater production services in the Israel Mediterranean shores (Caesarea, Jaffa, Rosh Hanikra) and in the Bay of Eilat. Professional underwater cameramen will film in waterproof HDV or DVCAM cameras.
Production Services International
Since we are also producing our own films, both in Israel and around the world, we have created a useful network of service providers around the world. In 2007, we coordinated shoots in Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, Norway, United Kingdom, in three different states in the US and in Canada. We work with the best post production facilities in the world, and often cooperate with such facilities online as the work flow takes place in various parts of the globe.
Documentary Feature Film
We are now producing three documentary feature films, so we are aware of the complexity of such productions and we clearly understand the difference between the production of a "simple" one-hour doc to the production of a documentary feature film. All the services we offer for documentary films and film productions are applicable to the production of documentary feature films as well.
Television Production Services
Highlight Films has more than fifteen years of experience in producing television projects in Israel, Palestine, Jordan and throughout the Middle East - from studio programs to documentary films, reality formats, documentary feature films, sport related stories and others. We will assemble the best local camera crews possible in Israel, the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip or elsewhere in the Middle East for you to work with, and we can assure you the highest professional levels on all fronts.
Documentary Film Footage
Our HD picture archive is unique in many ways. Most of it was filmed by experienced documentary cameramen, who were on location shooting a documentary film or getting footage completions for one. Many of the tapes were filmed for our own films, following the most significant events and locations in the recent history of Israel and Palestine, are part of our footage library. If your documentary film is happening elsewhere, and you need only a few minutes from Israel, we assure you that we can get the best suitable footage for you at the highest quality available.