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Old 05-14-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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"A sane person to an insane society must appear insane." -Kurt Vonnegut
So you're saying that you fancy yourself some sort of iconoclast?
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Nebraska is probably under-looked for filmmaking because the natural conditions aren't right for it. The lighting is really harsh (you always want soft lighting for movies) and the winds are strong and unpredictable (actresses don't want their hair messed up). I don't see anybody of any significance wanting to make movies here.

LA has harsh lighting and lots of wind, too. The metro may have smog, but move out into the mountains and that clears up.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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The average wind speed in most of Nebraska is 10-12 mph. The average wind speed in Los Angeles County is half that at 5.7 mph.

Don't think there's a measurement for intensity of sun, but if there is I'm certain Omaha would be too harsh for movie making.

Wind- Average Wind Speed- (MPH)
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Don't think there's a measurement for intensity of sun
Those would be UV rays.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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The average wind speed in most of Nebraska is 10-12 mph. The average wind speed in Los Angeles County is half that at 5.7 mph.

Don't think there's a measurement for intensity of sun, but if there is I'm certain Omaha would be too harsh for movie making.

Wind- Average Wind Speed- (MPH)

so in other words, regardless u dont want to see any film making happen


just curious cause u seem to be against films being made in Nebraska based on ur posts

I would think more films being made in Nebraska would be great for the economy, plus it would bring in more visitors and tourism to our state



I mean at least 2 films are being made in Omaha right now including http://www.plansoftrust.com/ (aka) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333534/



Short films are made all the time in Omaha

plus Alex Payne has filmed movies like Nebraska and Election and About Schmidt here, so I dont see why we cant have more film-making

if it's good for local folks and Alexander Payne to film, than I say Hollywood should film stuff in Nebraska

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Old 06-13-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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The FilmCrave Interview: Jake Hull Proves Filmmaking is Alive and Well in Nebraska by FilmCrave
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:22 AM
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We have really unfavorable incentives for movie making. That is probably the biggest reason.
I grew up in Albuquerque, NM. Around 2005 (maybe earlier - but that is when I remember hearing about it) they decided to seriously start "courting" the film industry. They started a gross receipts tax reduction and a tax credit for the production costs. They have an office within the city's economic development dept that is dedicated to film making. They built two big studios. They want the business!

But just FYI - Albuquerque is closer to the equator and the elevation is 5,355' which equals stronger UV rays! And according to MountainMen's link - wind speed averages around 9.6. So, the natural light and/or wind mean nothing. It is purely economic.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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so in other words, regardless u dont want to see any film making happen
Well, let's put it this way. Nobody in their right mind would try to make a Bordeaux wine in Germany. The conditions aren't right, so if you try to do it, it just turns out all wrong. Hence, when you try to make films in Nebraska, you end up with mistakes like About Schmidt.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Well, let's put it this way. Nobody in their right mind would try to make a Bordeaux wine in Germany. The conditions aren't right, so if you try to do it, it just turns out all wrong. Hence, when you try to make films in Nebraska, you end up with mistakes like About Schmidt.
You mean critically acclaimed films?

Just curious, but what credentials/expertise do you have in film making? Seems to me that the real pros don't have much problem shooting in Omaha.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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UPDATE:

Today on the Morning Blend the Producer (Eric Hover) and lead Actor (Brett Cullen) were on talking about It Snows All The Time, which will begin filming in August.

The movie is about a family dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's. Last night they were at Jam's for a get together with the people from the local Alzheimer's chapter.
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