Idaho 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 Idaho? 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 Idaho? See below for an introduction to Idaho locations, permits, when to shoot, crew, equipment, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. Idaho is known for its rugged mountains, desert looks and green landscapes.
The Rocky Mountains run the length of the state. The warmer months bring mountain wild flowers, green meadows, crystal lakes, and rushing rivers (such as the Big Lost River, Kootenai River and Big Wood River). During the colder months the evergreen mountain forests become snow covered and waters freeze. Sun Valley ski resort is open to filmmakers. Idaho has many picturesque mountain towns, rustic cabins and cattle ranches.
Idaho’s mountainous west offers several impressive car commercial roads including Hells Canyon roads with the Seven Devils Mountains backdrop, Old White Bird Hill Road winding down a bare green mountain side, and Highway 7 through Orofino. The Palouse region has infinity roads through green rolling wheat fields. Other locations of interest in the western part of the state include Lewiston’s riverside container port, and the quirky Dog Bark Park Motel.
The southern part of Idaho has some spectacular natural locations as found at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Castle Rocks State Park, City of Rocks National Reserve, and Balanced Rock Road arid landscapes. Bruneau Dunes State Park has the tallest sand dunes in North America. Perrine Bridge over Snake River Canyon is an impressive location. Idaho also has beautiful waterfalls such as the Shoshone Falls, Mesa Falls, and Thousand Springs.
Boise is the capital of Idaho. Outside of Boise locations of interest include Arrowrock Dam and the Western Heritage Byway.
In terms of agricultural film locations Idaho is known for its potato farms.
Idaho has hosted films as wide ranging as Dante’s Peak, Napoleon Dynamite, and Kundun.
Idaho Film Location Permits. Idaho does not issue state-wide permits, and most cities do not require a film permit (with the exception of Coeur d’Alene). Permits may need to be organized with one or more relevant authorities for state, federal and tribal lands. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Idaho has a diverse climate. All parts of the state receive four-seasons at various times depending on location and altitude. Southern Idaho is drier with warmer summers. Northern Idaho receives more rain. Winters are very cold and snowy. Spring brings rushing waters, wildflowers and verdant pastures. Summers are hottest on the plains and mild in the mountains. Fall brings colorful foliage.
Crews and equipment. Idaho has a small pool of locally based crew and equipment.
Contact us if you are looking for a Boise, Idaho Falls, or Moscow 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 Idaho.
Tax Incentives. Idaho offers a cash rebate of up to 20% of qualified spending. To qualify, minimum in-state spend is $200,000; and 35% of the crew must be Idaho residents.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Boise, Idaho Falls, Moscow and other areas of Idaho.
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 Idaho, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Idaho, please contact us.
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