I went down to shoot a commercial for Lime (Jamaica's version of At&T). It was a 4 day shoot crammed into 2 days. I used 100% local Jamaican crew and they did a fantastic job.
There is a new rule (new to me at least). About twice per year (usually Christmas and Summer) certain cities have embargo's where they prevent people from taking a lot of excess baggage and or any large or heavy baggage. My experience up until this year was that did not include media (camera) equipment. When I went to check in for my flight to Kingston (about 3 and a half hours early) I was informed that I could not fly my steadicam into Kingston. My only option was to fly to Montego Bay (3 hours from Kingston with good traffic). That added 3 hours to my trip down and 3 hours to my trip home making the whole job feel pretty long with a lot of driving.
Part of what we get paid to do in the movie business is to improvise, think on our feet and basically get the job done. This was a good example of why it's important to get to the airport early when you are traveling, particularly when you are traveling internationally.
Here is a rough cut of the spot, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially considering I had no prep, no knowledge of the equipment or locations or crew and we shot 9 locations in 2 days.