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U.S.A – Nebraska

Nebraska Film & Photography Production Services & Camera Crews

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Nebraska? Contact us for trusted fixers, producers, directors, DoPs, videographers, photographers, and full shooting crews tailored for the specific needs of your project.

Filming in Nebraska

For an introduction to shooting in Nebraska see below notes on film locations, permits, when to shoot, unique local stories, costs, tax incentives, crews, talent, equipment, communications, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits for filming, transport, film-friendly accommodation, and safety advice.

Nebraska Film Locations

Nebraska is known for its vast prairies in the east, majestic cliffs and peaks in the west and sand dunes in between. Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city. It offers several interesting performance venues, museums and sport stadiums. Outside of Omaha you can find the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, prehistoric fossil sites, tallgrass prairies, pine-covered buttes, rolling hills, lush river valleys and lakes. Monowi is America’s smallest town with a population of one (2019). Agricultural film locations of note include corn, wheat and soybean fields, and cattle ranches.

Nebraska has hosted films including The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Nebraska (2013), Up in the Air (2009), Election (1999), and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995).

Nebraska Film Location Permits

There are no state-wide permits but depending on the location, individual cities, counties, highways and parks may require location permits and proof of insurance. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Eastern Nebraska has a humid climate and Western Nebraska is semi-arid. Summers are hot and winters are very cold and snowy. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are common in the spring and summer months.

Public holidays may affect timing, availability and costs. See here for public holiday dates in the United States.

Unique Local Stories

Brands are looking for local stories that match their brand narrative. Our local teams are a great lead for sourcing those unique stories and characters.

If you are looking for stories for your next shoot, send us your brief and we will pitch you ideas.

If you have a unique story you would like to pitch to a brand anywhere in the world, pitch us your idea. We have well-established processes to ensure that your ideas are properly seen and protected.

Nebraska Tax Incentives For Filming

No film tax incentives in Nebraska at present.

Nebraska Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Nebraska has a small pool of local crew. Depending on your shoot it might be best to bring in key crew with you.

Contact us if you are looking for a Lincoln or Omaha 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 Nebraska.

Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian. Film characters associated with Nebraska include corn farmers, cattle ranchers, and storm chasers.

Nebraska Film Equipment

Equipment. Nebraska has some standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally.

Communications. Communication is key. Our agility and global experience allows us to customise the right communications systems for every shoot.

Web posted casting, scouting, and videoconferencing.

For clients that are unable to attend set we offer a virtual video village solution. This dedicated and secure high-resolution video streaming platform allows clients from one or multiple timezones to view setups without compromise and to participate in real-time with the team on set. Separate systems can be set up for the discrete conversations that are required to make a job run right. Working remotely with our local teams reduces your content production costs, turnaround times, carbon footprint, and risks associated with unpredictable global events.

Nebraska Film-Friendly Accommodation

Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Lincoln, Omaha and other areas of Nebraska.

Final Notes

Safety. Nebraska is a very safe and reliable place for foreign productions to shoot. See here for up to date travel advice.

Down Time. Go tanking! Livestock tanks are fitted with comfortable seating and become water vessels perfect for groups of friends. As they float down the river, the tanks bob and rotate. Bring beer.

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 Nebraska, please see below:

Hire Nebraska Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Nebraska, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Nebraska, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

We are able to provide you with answers, references and bids quickly.