Nebraska is very filmable and we’re here to help. From local crew to diverse LOCATIONS that are happy to host, producing your project in Nebraska is – friendly. If you’ve never shot here, creating your project here will be a pleasant surprise.
Photographically, the open spaces and giant sky get much of the credit. If your project will include exteriors that feature the land or clouds or natural light: it will be good.
If your location is locked and you know where you are going, great! A physical address should be found easily with any GPS or hand-held device. But be advised: rural addresses can confuse the satellite and they might take you to the wrong place. Double check this before your shoot.
There are still a few cellular service holes in various parts of the State. Check your provider. It is critical to have at least cell coverage on the set.
The State is big. East to west it is about 400 plus miles. In travel time, if you drive straight through in a car, you’re talking about 8 hours. There is a TIME ZONE change in west central Nebraska.
Be CAREFUL driving on GRAVEL roads and if you’re here in CONSTRUCTION season, check your routes to set. Here is one map of the State roads.
The WEATHER is the next thing to talk about right after you decide on locations. In Spring, it can be volatile. In Winter, well it’s just not fun. Here is a weather Category link. Please read if you’ll be working outside.
There is a ton more I can tell you about Locations in Nebraska. Bounce around this site. Check the CATEGORY list. There are many options depending on your needs, except for mountains or an ocean. For fun snippets of inspiration from around the State, visit Flickr sets from Jordan McAlister’s Nebraska.
For additional intel about the big picture of filming in Nebraska, you can check out a post from KFTV. “…These days it attracts the occasional feature film but mostly relies on TV commercials and corporate work.” Read MORE here.
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