Location Library Photos now Public

Hello Friends, Colleagues, and future Visitors –

After many years and miles of location-scouting Nebraska, I am sharing my Locations Library.

NebraskaOnLocation.com is for Inspiration, Education, and Collaboration. Visit. Do get inspired, explore, engage, opine — and ask questions. Expand on your original vision, consider multiple options, view with a wider lens. Ask more questions.

Of course, the larger hope here is for NebraskaOnLocation to serve as a long-overdue marketing space for the State being a viable filming Location. Pictures, as they say, are worth a thousand… well, you know.

NebraskaOnLocation.com IS a photo folders and galleries based platform. It ISN’T a traditional website. A simple hint; when in doubt, tap or click on any photo and / or scroll. To get back or escape, go back or escape or open a new page.

I recommend starting at Welcome to Nebraska and the Welcome Messages. There are suggestions about search, navigation, and collaboration. Or jump in anywhere. Tap and scroll. Visit random folders. Get lost. I find locations like that all the time.

If you’re new to this type of platform, here are a few quick navigation hints.

  • Click or tap any Folder.
  • Click or tap again on any Gallery.
  • In a Gallery, click or tap on a photo to enlarge.
  • Arrow or swipe to scroll gallery.
  • Esc to see full Gallery again.
  • Consider a new window for NebraskaOnLocation or Home or Back or tap the Tiny House in the upper left corner.

Select Folders are Regions which are from my Nebraska State Map (Map button at top of site).

The star here is NEBRASKA Big Picture a.k.a Categories. A great place to “get lost.”

Second to the fun ride of Categories and worth exploring, is the folder named Small Towns in Nebraska. No, all of them aren’t here but you’ll get the general idea. Sorry to any missed. It might be as simple as I haven’t got to your photos – yet.

Anywho, there it is. It’s a start. Please know it is a constant work-in-progress. Just entering keywords and meta data to help with search is arduous and ongoing. Let me know what you think. Be kind. Have fun. Stay safe.

– Jamie

All photos are copyrighted and protected. IF you choose to share, do so via Folder or Gallery link. IF you choose to grab screen shots, please do so thoughtfully.

If your project is green-lit and fast-tracked—reach out ASAP for fast answers via my contact info. or this form. 

Client and work project folders are always sent privately. Your project is embraced with discretion—until after airing.

Location Scouting is a professional process which happens long before any filming begins. It is mostly an unnoticed craft and hardly ever credited. If you are unaware of this key position in motion pictures; please read my blog post about LOCATION SCOUTING Definitions, Process, Collaboration, Respect. Warning: it is my POV. It isn’t personal, it’s just business.

This site and NebraskaOnLocation.com created, designed, and maintained by Jamie Vesay, a thirty-years experienced professional Filmworker. He is a Location Scout / Manager, Producer, Fixer for commercial motion pictures. He has worked on almost every genre / format / category of motion pictures and in virtually every position in filmmaking, including Special FX Coordinator, Art Dept., and on-camera Talent. Here is his Resume.

Visit NebraskaLocation.com for more intel and education. Follow on IG @NebraskaLocation or FB.

Thank you.


Courthouses in Nebraska vary in architecture, scale, location (topographically) and access. The photos I have shot, know about, and speak of here are COUNTY courthouses. There are no interiors posted here.

Seward cnty NE courthouse Photo by Jamie Vesay WM LBLD DSCF2027

The courthouse above is in a town square surrounded by active streets. A look like this might work for or against you, depending on how wide your shot is and if you are turning around and seeing FROM the courthouse.  This one also happens to be at street level. Note the leafless trees too as it was shot in winter.

Saunders cnty NE courthouse in Wahoo Photo by Jamie Vesay WM LBLD DSCF6172

The photo above is an older courthouse set slightly above street level on one side but ends up being street level on the back side. Note various things that are planted on the property that may NOT be MOVABLE. Some have giant sculptures, historical markers, aircraft or tanks (the military kind). Here, there is a torpedo on display at right.

Depending on the shots needed, your options are fairly deep.

A few HINTS if you happen to be looking for a courthouse that needs to be PERIOD. Look around at the modern design of things in the shot that you’ll have to hide – like storm windows and doors, cell towers, satellite dishes, concrete, landscaping, light poles, parking stalls, meters, handicap ramps, signage, and anything else current day.Dodge cnty NE courthouse in Fremont Photo by Jamie Vesay WM LBLD DSCF6148

If not an actual Courthouse, consider the many DOUBLING options. Schools and churches can often look like the main entrance and steps to a government building.Mead public school in Mead NE Photo by Jamie Vesay WM LBLD IMG_0762

The photo below is an old high school that has been converted into apartments. It could be a school as it once was or the side entrance to an old courthouse.School apartments in Blair Photo by Jamie Vesay WM LBLD IMG_2730

I have wanted to add a Courthouse Category for some time but have been slow to do so, until recently stumbling across the fantastic Flickr gallery of Jordan McAlister who has so much of an appreciation for courthouses, he shot ALL of them in Nebraska. Thanks Jordan! Visit his Courthouses Gallery here.

For questions about filming or photography around Nebraska courthouses or anywhere else in the State, contact me jamievesay@gmail.com

Images and words Copyright © Jamie Vesay   Any USE requires permission.