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Old 12-17-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am a NYC Film Production student at Brooklyn College and I am in the process of preproduction for my short film and location scouting will soon be the next step. Before I get in a car and hit the road toward Delaware, I would like guidance on where to look for locations, and who better to ask than the locals themselves.

The film will be shot in the summer of 2012 so they're is ample time to find the right location, I would rather get started sooner than later.

The location calls for open fields, land as far as the eye can see. Maybe a farm that grows crops that are not too large in length. If there is anyone that could point me in the direction of an area in Delaware that might have these qualifications, I would greatly appreciate it.

The script also calls for a small cottage on a not too small piece of land, and a gas station that has a vintage feel. These locations will be scouted in the vicinity of the open piece of land that I find, but any suggestions could help.

Again, thank you for your knowledge and input and have a wonderful holiday season.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I was born and raised here, way back when.......
There are 3 counties in Delaware, New Castle - metro area fading to agriculture as one travels south; Kent - mostly agricultural; Sussex - eastern is the beach area and western is agricultural. Total length of Delaware is 96 miles long, so you'll be able to drive N-S-E-W a couple of times a day, maybe more, if you want to look around. The nature of my work takes me to all of the above, most days. I would suggest exploring western Sussex County, or western Kent County, below Rt. 10 West near Camden. North of that you'll find lots of Amish farms, which I guess would not fit in with your theme. There's plenty of agricultural land to the west in both Kent & Sussex Counties. For your filming, I've seen many bungalow type homes (some abandoned) sitting in the middle of farm land. Little gas stations, also some abandoned, are also around these areas, as well as mom & pop stores. Driving down some back roads, you might even see an isolated package store (liquor). By summer, crops will be planted. Corn is usually planted by May 15th, and soy beans by mid July. Barley and rye wheat will be established and picturesque by early summer. Winter wheat is planted in late Fall, so there will be acres and acres of wheat fields in this area by summer. Wheat, barley and rye, are usually harvested in July, and by the end of August the first of the corn crops are shelled and sold, or combined and put in silos for dairy cow feed. That harvest continues into October, sometimes. So, early summer is a good time for filming, I think. Native Delawareans are very friendly people, so you won't have any problem approaching farmers, or those living in rural areas. Let me know if you need more info, and feel free to Direct Message me.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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Thank you for the in-depth information, you have narrowed my search in Delaware to a very small and manageable area. It is very much appreciated. If I have any further questions after out first visit there, I will keep you in mind. Thank you again RDLR.
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