Case study: Senegal video production for EU Commission



“We are a European communications company and needed a video production company in Dakar, Senegal to shoot the Horizon 2020 conference the EU Research & Innovation Commission. Stark Crew was by far the best solution – I don’t anyone can compete with their dedication to customer service and their technical and creative talent. They got us locally-based crews, managed everything for us and even edited the videos. I know that global video production isn’t usually easy but they made it super easy for us.”

Hendrik Steinort / European PR & Political Comm, Scholz & Friends


Scholz & Friends is one of Europe’s largest advertising agencies. The company was founded in Hamburg by Jürgen Scholz, Uwe Lang, and Michael Menzel in 1981.

THE CHALLENGE: Provide full-service video shooting and editing for Horizon 2020 event video

Scholz & Friends wanted to create an event video of the Horizon 2020 conference in Dakar, Senegal. This is a very important event since Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program. Scholz & Friends commissioned Stark Crew to provide full-service video shooting and editing.


Stark Crew provided a video crew to cover the event including a producer/director, sound technician, and camera operator.  We also did the post-production work and edited the video locally, including graphics, music, and subtitles.

The Stark Crew video crew filmed speakers and panelists, as well as general shots of audience reactions. We also took shots of people mingling and networking. Using a drone, our video team captured “beauty shots” of the city of Dakar and the event venue. After the shooting, our team on the ground in Dakar quickly edited the video with music, graphics, and subtitles.


Our customers at the Scholz & Friends agency enjoyed the convenience and ease of having a professional video team shoot and edit a video in a location far away from their head office in Germany. By streamlining the process for our customers, we made their job a lot easier.


Scholz & Friends needed a video production team to shoot and edit an event video in Dakar, Senegal.
The event was Horizon 2020,  the biggest EU Research and Innovation program. Therefore, the video team had to be very professional and talented.
Stark Crew provided a highly-trained, locally-based video crew in Dakar.  Our Video Success Managers in Madrid supported the video crew in Dakar to make sure the shoot went off without a hitch.
After the event, our locally-based team in Dakar edited the footage quickly.
Finally, the video was delivered to Stark Crew’s customer who was very happy with the result.


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Written by Josephine Quino

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