CENTRAL OREGON – Central Oregon’s diverse region coupled with it’s patchwork of government agencies, private lands, and unique landscapes makes location scouting a vital process. Once your scriptwriters, producers or directors have decided what general kind of scenery they require let us help you find your location in a fast and efficient manner.

Utilizing a helicopter for your search will allow you to understand:

  • Topography and lighting conditions
  • Locations and agency oversight (forest lands and mountains)
  • Private lands and boundaries
  • Regional production usage in areas with natural diversity
  • Access to remote locations and local road conditions

Location scouting by helicopter in Oregon gets you and your team to generally spectacular or interesting locations beforehand, to have a database of locations so you can film with confidence. Be aware that locations can change. It’s wise to check your spot on the day of the week and the time of day that you’ll be filming: these factors can produce surprisingly large changes on the suitability of a location in Oregon.

Central Oregon Light Conditions

Outdoor lighting conditions can be as challenging as those indoors; exterior illumination changes all day long in Central Oregon. As you’re scouting locations in Oregon, pay attention to whether a given spot is in full sun, partial sun or full shade. Bright sun found in the high desert, and in alpine lakes can be harsh on people’s faces, and light-colored surfaces can blow out in full sunlight.

Partial sun in forested regions can be tricky as well. Ultimately, you may find that fully shaded locations or overcast days produce the most consistent results. A helicopter overview of your proposed location over a few days can help you make the best lighting and production support decisions.

Our team based in Bend, Oregon has the scalable production flight support you’ll need, including a private FBO with secure hangers in Redmond and Bend.

Call us today.