Humbled to be mentioned as part of Alexander’s circle of pros in this New Horizons article
by Leo Adam Biga.
October 2020.After months of education and information gathering (like pre-production) the State of Nebraska has issued a real estate license—to me. I’ll be associated with the brokerage Nebraska Realty.
Stay safe. Jamie
2020. Heavy sigh, OMG, and plenty of times the words “make-it-stop” were uttered… Mask up, buckle in, stay safe.
Scenic overlooks and roads seemed to be the weaving themes of 2019’s location-scouting. I hiked along hillsides, drove about five thousand miles, climbed up on roofs and viewing platforms and inside an old windmill.
November 2019 Location Scout / Manager for Lincoln’s #chartyourcourse campaign in Omaha.
October / September 2019
I scouted small bits of an untitled Netflix project – in Iowa and Missouri. Sadly, the project was cancelled. Below is the wonderful Danish Windmill
in Elk Horn, Iowa. I recommend a visit to this friendly small town. Especially if you’re Danish.
Location Scouted, Managed 2nd Unit for the ABC Show Bless This Mess
, who traveled to Omaha for b-roll shots.
Producer and 1st AD on this fun little video. Shot in Omaha with 100% local crew for a Nebraska ad agency and a Los Angeles client. Kudos to Omaha production company Torchwerks
for realizing the project.
May 2019 I can not confirm or deny I worked on this fun video at DQ.
May / April 2019 Men’s fragrance Eternity by Calvin Klein shot a national spot. I was Location Scout and Manager for NY-based production.
April / May 2019 Location scouted the Loess Hills of Iowa for a Japanese production company and Kewpie mayonnaise. Yes, I finally got to work on an actual Mayonnaise commercial. Seriously. That line (joke) was for my fellow crew.
Visit Nebraska spots dropped. I scouted in 2018.
Location Scout / Manager on Home Instead spots. It was -13 F on the shooting days. The past winter was exceptionally brutal.
This post by photographer Jim Krantz, who I collaborated with on this project – earlier this year.
I was part of the production of this large movie – about getting small. See the official trailer: Downsizing
. It was April 2016, when Downsizing
spent a week filming in Omaha. I worked on the project collectively for about six months, location scouting from Oct 2015 to April 2016 and – briefly 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.*
It was rewarding to collaborate with Alexander again (as I did on Nebraska
). Paramount Pictures shot three total days in Omaha. *
While 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 studio budgets) are not filmed in Nebraska because of no filming incentives.
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. See it all via Facebook
. The NEBRASKA eclipse clip is at about :52:00 (or – 44:00). Pan around since it’s 360. Also – when he lands at the spot where he meets Frank and the other pilots – pan around again. They insert a shot of the eclipse. We had a separate camera trained on it. Also be sure to pan 360 during totality. The only time you’ll ever see (what looks like a) sunset all around you. Your internet connection and choice of browser may affect viewing.
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.
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.
2014 Healthcare Spot
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