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* Information dispensed here is about budgeted on-location production and processes inherent to professional filmmaking and commercial photography. These processes encourage industry standards such as permission to shoot on private property, location fees, insurance, safety, legal and proper logistics.
The site is curated by Jamie Vesay, experienced Locations Scout/Manager and often Creative Producer. He has been an industry professional for 20+ years.
Okay, let’s get the big answer out-of-the-way. No, it is NOT a real subway with train tracks and passengers… Nor is it the fast-food sandwich chain. Sorry, but the latter is where you’ll be aimed if you do an online search.
The Dodge Street Subway is a short pedestrian walkway, which tunnels under Dodge street at 51st Street in Omaha.
The underpass runs north and south, while (busy) Dodge street runs east and west. Dodge street here is also the Lincoln Highway.
Credit the Dundee-Memorial Park Association, the Dundee School, UNO, and local donations for the recent beautification with repairs to the concrete, added lighting, signage, and mural art (which sadly seems to be damaged (already)).
It was constructed in 1934 to help kids from Dundee School cross Dodge Street. On that note – I must scream this…. BE SAFE!
If you’re shooting here, note the width of the tunnel. It will be tough to shoot wide seeing the wall and subject together. SOUND will be a challenge because of TRAFFIC and it is (of course) echoey. There is the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” to balance. UNCONFIRMED if overhead lights are LED. The street lamps do work. Maybe fluorescent?
Could be a fun shot of a BIKE RIDER being chased or followed by camera on another bike – or drone. Please have the proper crew to do it SAFELY!
It is a one-of-a-kind LOCATION in Omaha and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
If considering it as a commercial film or photo location ask me VesaysRep@gmail.com