Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma? 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 Oklahoma? See below for an introduction to Oklahoma locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, tax incentives, and film friendly hotels.
Film Locations. The Sooner State is America’s heartland. Oklahoma’s landscape is made up of great plains, high mesas, rolling prairies, rocky bluffs, hardwood and pine forests, sand dunes, lakes and cypress swamps. The state has more diverse terrain per square mile than any other. About 73% of the state’s land area is used for agriculture including wheat, cotton, corn, and sunflower fields, as well as hog farms and cattle ranches. In terms of energy production film locations of note include oil and gas production facilities and wind farms. Oklahoma is also home to the longest drivable stretch of Route 66.
Oklahoma City and Tulsa are the state’s largest cities. Oklahoma City locations of interest include the city skyline, skydance bridge, Stockyard City, National Bombing Memorial, colourful city murals, sport stadiums, Will Rogers International Airport and the State Capitol building. Just outside of Oklahoma City you can find the historic town of Guthrie known for its Victorian architecture and small town charm. Pops in Arcadia is a Route 66 icon. Tulsa locations of interest include Philbrook Mansion and Boston Avenue Methodist Church. In the far northeastern corner of Oklahoma you can find the abandoned town of Picher.
Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park is an unusual and controversial roadside attraction that has hosted productions from all over the world. The park is home to hundreds of exotic animals including tigers, lions, ligers, hyenas, and many more.
Cowboy churches offer a unique cultural experience.
Oklahoma has hosted films including August: Osage County, The Outsiders and Rain Main.
Oklahoma Film Location Permits. Most public property is available for filming. Fees and proof of insurance are required. Allow at least a week for permitting. Filming roads and public through-ways requires notification of local agencies and law enforcement. Please contact us for location specific information.
When to shoot? Summers are hot, dry, and sunny. Winters are cold and snowy. Forests see fall colours. Weather extremes are known to change quickly even between relatively short distances. Oklahoma is prone to tornadoes.
Crew and Equipment. Oklahoma has a small pool of local crew as well as some standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire.
Contact us if you are looking for a Oklahoma City or Tulsa 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 Oklahoma.
Tax Incentives. Oklahoma offers a 35% cash rebate with a 2% uplift if locally sourced music is used.
Accommodation. Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and other areas of Oklahoma. Hotels of note include:
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 Oklahoma, please see below:
If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer anywhere in Oklahoma, please contact us.
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Down Time. Check out the Oklahoma City Stockyards cattle auctions, held twice a week, year-round. Attend a cowboy church service.