NEWS

September 2017

The official trailer for Downsizing has dropped. I had a small part in the production of this large movie – about getting small. It was April 2016,  when Downsizing spent a week filming in Omaha. I worked on the project collectively for about six months, scouting from Oct 2015 to April 2016 and – briefly back in Oct 2014.

The visiting crew (from Los Angeles + beyond) appreciated the hospitality in Omaha. Many questioned why they weren’t filming more of the movie here.*downsizing-scout-and-shoot-compare-jamie-vesay-img_7753While Producers welcomed the public getting close, the releasing of location addresses by the media was an outright no-no. It impacted the process more than most realize; from security to privacy of homeowners who collaborated with the project.

* Movies (with large budgets) are not filmed here because of no filming incentives in Nebraska. IF we had incentives, there would (at least) be more inquiries. PhedonAPJV at La Casa Downsizing April2016 Chris Machian photo IMG_6135It was rewarding to collaborate with Alexander again (as I did on Nebraska).  LtoR: Phedon Papamichael the DP, AP, and JV.

August 2017

The big news this month was the ECLIPSE. It was truly a remarkable event. I had the pleasure of working on a project for Volvo. We shot in 360 VR LIVE as they sponsored CNN’s coverage that day.Eclipse pano at Beatrice airport Jamie Vesay WM iPhone TRD IMG_3069

July 2017

Ring of Fire, an FX company from Los Angeles, traveled here to shoot background plates for a Lyrica commercial. The action was shot against blue-screen months prior. The Producer found me online through a production group listing. He went to school at UNL and remembered a few possible locations. After I engaged with the project, I presented better options and the shoot turned out positive. They hired three other locals plus me, for the shoot near Lincoln.

June 2017    

I scouted for the Fox Sports Huskers “CORNFIELD” spot. Producers and the Director loved my options presented and wanted to come… but opted to shoot it in California. Curiously, the spot has subsequently been pulled from the network at the request of the University.

March 2017      Temps rose and early March was oddly mild. It snowed very little this past winter. The Sandhill Cranes returned to central Nebraska for their annual migration stop. This spectacle happens EVERY year between late February to mid April. Yes, it is awesome. I am developing a movie (from my unpublished book) about lives along the Platte River during this time of year.  Visit FaunaThread.com  _______________________________________

 

We are ALWAYS LOOKING for the next Location of ANY KIND. 

Visit the List a Location and Owner FAQ before telling us about it. Email Jamie at NebraskaLocation@gmail.com

All for now.      JV

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