Media fixer Palau - Lightningstrike productions

Palau media fixer

Media Fixer services Palau

Lightning Strike Productions are an independent & all round media specialist in Palau.
We have more than 25 years of media experience in Palau, well connected with Government, NGOs, local businesses, guides, tour operators and organisations.

Our goal is to make your production /shoot as productive and fun as possible. Nobody wants to be limited by bureaucracy or searching for locations, we can find you the right guides, information, locations, communications, assets, filming permits and boat charters.

Our independent status allows us to provide you with the best information and resources, not just our own partners.
This gives you the best choice across a range of accomodations, car rentals, boat charters etc. that fits your budget.

Location scout Palau

Palau is overwhelmingly beautiful and provides incredible choices for producers and DPs. Too much choice in fact and if you are after something specific you will need some help. We can help you with this.
Shallow colorful coral reefs, wrecks, caverns, views for sunsets or sunrises, native birds, marine lakes, Rock Island vistas, deserted tropical beaches….. If you have a creative vision, we can help you realise it.
Our collaboration with local guides and experts can put you and your camera in places very few people have seen, even fewer crews have been, places where phenomenal natural events occur, allowing you to capture stunning visuals for your production.

Palau & filming permits

In Palau you need filming permits. It can be a bureaucratic, time consuming business acquiring them.
Palau is a small country split into 16 States each with their own governors and each having their own permits, fees and areas they control.

There is also a Jellyfish lake permit, drone flying permits, rock island permits, access fees etc. Each application is dealt with on a case by case basis and requires a personal approach….

Lightning Strike fixer services for Palau will do all the possible groundwork before your plane lands, so you can focus on the reason you’re in Palau instead of dealing with bureaucracy.

We provided media services to:

And many others

Palau’s media fixer services

Camera rental palau

Be aware that Palau is not a very media production friendly enviroment, there is no camera dealer or camera shop on island, therefore it can be convenient or even vital that our fixer services can help you with finding and renting camera equipment.
If you need an operator for that camera we can help you there too.

Palau’s location scout 

With 12 years experience working in Palau, we have visited and filmed in all 16 states.
If you want a particular location, view or environment for your production, we can scout and deliver pre-production media to help you decide where to shoot.

Drone show reel, Palau

Palau sanctuary show reel

Palau underwater show reel

Palau & Boat charters / boat operators 

Most productions coming to Palau rely on boats to get them to the filming locations so it’s imperitive that boats and operators are reliable. Our local knowledge is invaluable here, we can advise you of the best operators for your budget, needs and location.

Palau, Nature, timing, 

Palau is synonymous with tropical aquatic environments and some subject are very date/hour sensitive. You need to know where and when to be there to get the natural behavior you desire.
We are not going to claim to know everything or that we discovered this or that but we can say that we are very well connected to people with the knowledge and the access and we can be the conduit for you.

Weather in Palau

For forecasts I use the NOAA satellite site  and wind guru for Koror Palau to see what might be happening in the next week or so.
What you can expect is a variable forecast throughout the year, it used to be the case that the wet season was roughly June to October however it seems that nature has other plans and it changes from year to year.

- Wind Guru , click here- NOAA, click here
stock footage palau

Stock Footage

With over 10 years of filming in Palau on a variety of projects in a variety of marine and terrestrial environments with a variety of techniques, we have a good (yes you’ve guessed it) Variety of stock footage available in both HD and UHD. So if you need some relevant B-Roll or specifics you didn’t manage to acquire during your time in Palau or if  you just need something on Palau  contact us or click on the button for more information where to find our stock footage.

Summary of other logistic and fixer services:

Hotel accomodations
Ground transport
Dinner reservations
Local talent
Subject specialists
Communications support
Production support

We make sure that your focus can be on your project and not the logistics.

Media Fixing Services Palau = Lightning Strike Productions

Infrastructure in Palau

Whilst it is constantly improving, the basic infrastructure within Palau is still a little ways behind what many consider 1st world. Expect power, water and communications outages, expect the internet to be slow and expensive, expect that your phone may not work here.
Palau is largely based on the U.S system, so it’s 110V electricity, although not very stable. If you have delicate electrical equipment, consider bringing your own surge protectors.

Please contact us with any questions concerning Palau, we would be happy to discuss any plans or requests.
We can save you valuable time, money and frustration.
Our goal is to help you have a successful production /shoot and enjoy your work and down time in Palau.

Don’t just take our word for it:

"Lightning Strike Productions were great to work with in Palau. Their fixing services were crucial in securing important interviews and filming permits. Also their local knowledge of the country was valuable context as we reported/filmed on the ground. Would highly recommend!"

Hannah Yi , Senior Video Producer,  QUARTZ MEDIA

Click here to see the results.

"ParableVR worked with Lightning Strike on a virtual reality film for The Economist about Palau’s coral reefs. From beginning to end they were a joy to work with and were key to the breathtaking VR footage that we eventually achieved. We would work with them again in a heartbeat."

Jonathan Rudd, Director

Palau pacific resort drone photography / film

"We commissioned Lightning Strike Productions to produce drone aerialshots of the resort for our website and promotional materials. Thephotos are beautiful and show the grounds and facilities wonderfully.I would thoroughly recommend Lightning Strike’s services to anyonewanting a quality professional imaging service.
Many thanks."

Yumie Morishita, Sales & Marketing Manager, Palau Pacific Resort


"Richard was a great help when we were filming our Energizer commercial for the US. His knowledge of the local waters, flexibility and good humour were key to the success of our shoot. This becomes all the more remarkable when you consider the inevitable changes of plan that are forced on you by weather, the sea and most importantly, the marine life that we were there to capture."

Ben Roberts, Producer, Interrogate Agency. October 2010

Show reel drone / underwater and Land footage.

"I was recommended to Richard by another producer, who had worked with him on a project for Arte in 2009. I requested of Richard to provide footage for my film. His camera work provided stunning images and his technical skills enabled an exact and satisfying delivery of the media. My thanks to you."

Philippe Lagnier, Producer, Capa Press Agency, June 2011

Palau media fixer services
logistics services
Location scout
All round Media producer - underwater on land and from the air.

= Lightningstrike Productions


Lightningstrike productions / Richard W Brooks / PO Box 401352, Koror / Palau / pw 96940

Phone: +680 488 6958 / Mobile: +680 779 0374


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