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U.S.A – Wisconsin

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

Wisconsin Film Locations

Wisconsin has over 15000 lakes, including Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It is a naturally beautiful state with thousands of miles of rivers and streams, lake islands, sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches, dense forests, prairies, woodlands and rolling hills. Agricultural looks of interest include cranberry bogs, dairy farms, corn fields, apple orchards and strawberry farms. Wisconsin’s picturesque small towns look like they’re right out of a Normal Rockwell painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, is known for its lake-front contemporary city skyline, in particular, the Milwaukee Art Museum. The university town of Madison is known for its lakes, parks, laid back cafe culture and the state capitol building. Just outside of Madison you can find Taliesin West designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wisconsin has hosted productions including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Amityville Horror, and Super Size Me.

Wisconsin Film Location Permits

No general permits required for filming in Wisconsin and location fees are typically modest. Special Events Permits and proof of insurance are required for closing streets. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Wisconsin summers are warm and winters very cold and snowy. September and October have the least amount of rainfall and are the best months for fall colors.

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.

Wisconsin Tax Incentives For Filming

Wisconsin does not offer a production incentive program at this time.

Wisconsin Film Crew & Talent

Crew. Wisconsin has a small pool of local film crew.

Contact us if you are looking for a Milwaukee or Madison 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 Wisconsin.

Talent. The local population is predominately Caucasian. Film characters one might associate with Wisconsin include dairy farmers, cheeseheads, hunters, and beer brewers.

Wisconsin Film Equipment

Equipment. Wisconsin offers standard camera, grip, and lighting equipment for hire.

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.

Wisconsin Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Milwaukee, Madison and other areas of Wisconsin.

Final Notes

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

Down Time. Wisconsin is famous for its beer and cheese.

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 Wisconsin, please see below:

Hire Wisconsin Production Support & Shooting Crew

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

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