AnimatronicPanda.com Frequently Asked Questions ---- F A Q 's ----
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1. How do I hire a simulated bear or other animal for a film or other project ?
2. What types of jobs have you done with these animal characters ?
3. Do you sell costumes ?
4. Do you rent out costumes ?
5. Where can I get this kind of costume for my own use ?
International Specific Questions
1. Do you work internationally - outside of the USA ?
2. What is the process for an international booking ?
3. Are there any special shipping arrangements to working abroad?
4. Where has AnimatronicPanda performed ?
BOOKINGS - AnimatronicPanda is a character-for hire agency that supplies professional talent along with our professionally made photo-realistic animal puppets and costumes. If you require more details or additional video/photo examples of our work outside of that posted on the website, please contact us by eMail. In order to generate an accurate quote, we must know location details (city, state, inside/outside, wet/dry, etc), anticipated # of filming & other days and if possible, a storyboard or shot list to review. In order to elimiate the need for bond issuance, we travel with our props as carry-on & checked luggage; we do not ship them to location. We do require receipt of a 50% deposit no less than 1 week prior to travel in order to reserve the calendar days and refuse subsequent work offers. Remainder of invoice is due at wrap (last filming day). When time runs short, bank wires may be necessary in order to receive the deposit in time prior to travel. We ask the hiring agency to arrange and pay for airfare & lodging since these elements are out of our control and are highly variable; also, a perdeim in line with others in the cast is apprioriate. TOP
EXPERIENCE - See our Demo Reel for examples of our media work. If you require more details or additional video/photo examples of our work outside of that posted on the website, please contact us via eMail
SELLING - AnimatronicPanda is not in the business of selling costumes or props, but if you have an interest and we are able to part with a particular item, we may be able to sell it to you. Certainly we can direct you to a professional fabrication resource. Check out our Links page for some recommended vendors. On occasion, we do custom fabricate props for film use ourselves. Drop an eMail if you want to consider hiring us for something not explicitly offered on our website.
RENTING - For the most part, our costumes & puppets are not for rent for others to puppeteer, however there are a few select pieces (such as our r/c animatronic polar bear) which are available for rent. Contact us via eMail for more information.
MY OWN - If you need to purchase a costume or puppet of this caliber for your own use, check out our eMail page for recommended vendors. TOP
WORKING ABROAD - AnimatronicPanda.com does indeed work internationally. We have had the pleasure to collaborate in feature film and commercal projects in more than a dozen countries over 4 continents. Some countries and union shoots require acquisition of work permits and visas, so please anticipate the necessary procedures we will need to follow on entrance to your country at Customs and Immigration. Our animal props are of 100% synthetic / manmade materials, so there is never an issue with transportation of controlled or restricted items. We ask the hiring agency to arrange and pay for airfare & lodging since these elements are out of our control and are highly variable. Also, a perdeim comparable with others in the cast is requested as apprioriate.
BOOKINGS - To book AnimatronicPanda for a project outside of the USA, we must know location details (city, country, inside/outside, wet/dry, etc), anticipated # of filming & other days and if possible, review a storyboard or shot list. In order to elimiate the need for bond issuance, we travel with our props as carry-on & checked luggage; we do not ship them to location. We do require receipt of a 50% deposit no less than ten days prior to travel in order to block the calendar days and so that we refuse any other offered work. Remainder due in US Dollars at wrap (last filming day). When time runs short, bank wires may be necessary in order to receive the deposit prior to travel. As noted earlier, we will count on the hiring entity to make any necessary business travel VISA or work VISA arrangements for entry into the country.
SHIPPING - Since we travel with our props as carry-on & checked luggage; we do not have to deal with complicated, expensive and slow international shipping procedures. TOP
WHERE - AnimatronicPanda.com has performed their realistic animal puppets in many countries, including: