South Carolina Film & Photography Production Services
Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in South Carolina? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.
Want to know more about shooting in South Carolina? See below for an introduction to South Carolina locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, studios, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. The Palmetto State and home of Southern hospitality. South Carolina is known for the historic city of Charleston, Norman Rockwell-esque small towns, winding roads shaded by Spanish Moss covered trees, beautiful coastal locations and Upcountry mountain wilderness.
The charming city of Charleston is the oldest in South Carolina. Locations of interest in and around Charleston include verdant streets with beautiful Antebellum homes such as the Calhoun Mansion and John Rutledge House, US Customs House, The Battery, cobble stone streets, gas lamps, old cemeteries, beautiful parks, plantations, beaches, shrimp trawlers, the modern Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, USS Yorktown decommissioned aircraft carrier, The Citadel, and Fort Sumter. Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation is the oldest public gardens in America.
Locations of note outside of Charleston include Myrtle Beach promenade and pier, Kiawah Island, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, and Raven Cliff Falls.
Agricultural locations of interest include corn and wheat fields, as well as apple and tobacco plantations.
South Carolina has hosted productions such as Forrest Gump, Deliverance, The Notebook, The Patriot, Days of Thunder, and The Prince of Tides.
South Carolina Film Location Permits. The permitting process varies depending on what part of the state you are shooting in and the type of permit you require. On the whole, South Carolina has very few permitting requirements. Small footprint, handheld shoots do not require permits. Larger footprint projects require permits. An Encroachment Permit is required for projects looking to control road traffic. A license for pyrotechnic operators is required when using any pyrotechnic effects. For larger projects a Certificate of Insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? South Carolina summers are hot and humid. Winter temperatures are colder inland than on the coast. Tropical storms last from June to November.
Crews and equipment. South Carolina has a good pool of local crew as well as all of the standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire.
Contact us if you are looking for a Charleston, Columbia, or Greenville based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in South Carolina.
Studios. South Carolina has several studios to choose from.
Tax Incentives. South Carolina offers a cash rebate of 25% on all in-state wages, 20% on all out-of-state wages, and 30%+ on production supplies. Commercials may also qualify for tax incentives if they meet minimum $1,000,000 spend. Visiting productions may also qualify for sales tax exemption.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and other areas of South Carolina.
Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in South Carolina, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in South Carolina, please contact us.
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