Posts tagged ‘professional’

September 20, 2011

Gerard Depardieu Stars in Romanian Cult Film Remake

Deep in the heart of Romania, in the Mureş County, Gerard Depardieu is undertaking a rare enterprise: the remake of one of the gems of Romanian film-making, “The Death of Ipu”, based on a short story by Titus Popovici. The plot takes us to the days of the German retreat from Romania, in late 1944, as Romanian and Soviet troops were pushing West. A German soldier is killed by partisans in a Romanian village and the German commander announces reprisals against the civilians. The village mayor, priest, policeman, teacher and notary have their wives arrange a feast for the village “under-dog”, a man named Ipu, in an against-the-clock attempt to persuade him to take the blame for the entire village. 

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September 20, 2011

Romanian-Dutch Schengen Row Seems Unofficial State Policy

Romania’s seisure of a dozen Dutch lorries shipping in flowers from Holland as an alleged retaliation on Friday’s Dutch opposition to Romania’s accession to Schengen is anything but new, claim the Romanian media. France has also been targeted by similar retaliatory tactics, during Paris’ opposition to Romania’s admission to Schengen. Two major French companies under governmental contracts in Romania saw their contracts lost or almost lost, coincidentally at the very same time with the Romanian-French stalemate on the Schengen issue.

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May 4, 2011

Osama, Depicted As The Devil In A Romanian Church

"The devil as bin Laden", in the Military Chapel of Timişoara, Romania

Osama bin Laden riding a Boeing 707 head on towards the Twin Towers and holding a trident-like pitchfork in his right hand – this is the Devil impersonated on a fresco in a Romanian orthodox church in Timişoara. The Military Chapel, where the peculiar icon is hosted, was refurbished in 2001 by two local artists. With the image of the 9-11 attacks still vivid in their memories, the painters decided to use Osama bin Laden’s face to impersonate the Devil. Worshipers, however, don’t seem to like the idea of bin Laden’s icon in their church very much.

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January 3, 2011

Sabotaging Petrol Stations in Protest Against Fuel Price

About fifty young Romanians have been giving a hard time to many petrol stations in their country since October 2010, showing their resent to what they consider an overpricing of fuels. They pick a target station and then they almost bring its business to a halt. Each of the protester brings a car to a fuel pump, as slowly as possible, sometimes even pushing it, as if it had run out of petrol. Then, every protester painstakingly squirts a couple of litres in the tank, drop by drop.

Before heading out to the cashier, the protesters use all the free facilities of the station as slowly as possible: they wipe their windshields and clean their head and tail lights, they check their tyre pressure and so on. When they eventually go to pay for their purchase, they use the smalles coins possible, placing them one after the other on the counter. This way, it may take a protester up to 40 minutes in order to fill up with just pennies’ worth of fuel. And when all the group does that to the targeted station, it is sure that the business is set back by some serious money.

“From what we hear, one third of the fuel sold in Romania is produced locally, at costs sensibly lower than those in the EU. None the less, the price of fuel in Romania is the same as everywhere in the Union, despite the fact that the average pay in our country is about four times smaller”, explains Daniel Ştirbu, one of the protesters, quoted by Gândul, a Romanian newspaper.

The average price per litre of fuel in Romania is now around 1.14 Euros and it is expected to rise soon, because of the new taxation levels introduced by the government. Average pay in Romania is around 450 Euros a month. The prices of fuels in Romania has increased by 16 percent in 2010, while the international price of crude oil has only increased by 12 percent in the same year.

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December 27, 2010

Probably the World’s Drunkest Man on Christmas

An unnamed man was admitted to the emergency room at “Sf. Ioan” Hospital in Iaşi, Romania, on Christmas day 2010, in an alcohol induced coma, with a blood-alcohol level of 6 miligrams of pure alcohol per litre of blood. The man confessed to the doctors, after he was pulled out of the coma, that he had drunk the equivalent of over five pints of strong Romanian brandy – over two litres. The liquor in question usually has an alcohol concentration of over 40 percent and may range to 60 percent of pure alcohol in volume. This is Romania’s highest recorded level of blood-alcohol concentration, according to doctors. Anyone with 2 miligrams of pure alcohol per litre is usually already dead, confirmed medical sources. Another 20 other Romanians were admitted in the same hospital, on the same day, because of alcohol abuse or because of legal drugs overdose.

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December 20, 2010

Welcome to Task Force Media – International Production

Task Force Media is an international content provider, with clients such as the BBC, Euronews, Russia Today, RTL Croatia and many others. We operate mainly in Romania and Moldova, but our network of partners allows us to provide top services in neighbouring countries like Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, or in more remote areas, like the UK, Russia or Lebanon.

Our services: professional camera crews, with state of the art HD or DV equipment, professional journalists, fixers, translators and guides, voice over, dubbing, video editors, DoP, live broadcasting facilities, FTP. We provide services in English, French, Russian, Serbian and Romanian. Our company makes the most of your media plans, from the pre-production phase down to the final edit.

Our news feed posted on this page will keep you up to date with the most interesting topics and events in our area. Feel free to contact us in connection with any story that draws your interest.

This company is the result of more than a decade of experience in all levels of the broadcast industry, on three continents. From camera operators and technicians to assistants and journalists, each and every one of us has extensive experience in almost every aspect of the broadcast business.

Find out more about us from our portfolio on our official web page and contact us for a free evaluation of your project. If you wish to become a collaborator of Task Force Media, write us an email.