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U.S.A – Vermont

Vermont 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 Vermont? 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 Vermont? See below for an introduction to Vermont locations, permits, when to shoot, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

Vermont Film Locations

Vermont is perhaps best known for the spectacular blanket of colorful foliage that comes every fall. Other locations of interest to filmmakers and photographers include covered bridges (in Northfield Falls, you can get two bridges in the same shot), picturesque New England small towns, beautiful winding mountain roads, small ski resorts, pastoral scenes with roaming dairy cows and red-and-white painted farmhouses. Burlington, sitting by the beautiful Lake Champlain, is the largest city in Vermont. Stowe is a picturesque ski town. Vermont is a leading maple-syrup producing state. Dairy farms.

Films partially shot in Vermont include Forrest Gump and The Cider House Rules.

Vermont Film Location Permits

Vermont does not require any general filming permits. Proof of insurance is required. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Vermont has mild summers and cold, snowy winters. The fall colors Vermont is famous for are found in October / November.

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.

Vermont Tax Incentives For Filming

Vermont does not offer a film incentive program at present.

Vermont Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Vermont has a small pool of local film crew. More specialized crew can be brought in from the Boston and New York area, only a few hours drive away.

Contact us if you are looking for a Burlington or Montpelier 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 Vermont.

Talent. The state’s population is predominately Caucasian. Film characters associated with Vermont include hippie environmentalists, craft beer brewers, maple syrup farmers, and dairy farmers.

Vermont Film Equipment

Equipment. Standard camera, grip and lighting equipment available locally. More specialized gear can be brought in from the Boston and New York area, only a few hours drive away.

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.

Vermont Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Burlington, Montpelier and other areas of Vermont.

Final Notes

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

Down Time. Maple syrup on everything.

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 Vermont, please see below:

Hire Vermont Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Vermont, 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.