shooting locations in SE

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Mugwest, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Mugwest

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    OK, i'll post this here first, then in JM where it'll certainly get moved:

    i'm in the early stage of planning a video project-- i need to find a location in the southeast US that can somewhat double for the green Pacific Northwest (think: temperate semi-rainforest, lotsa green, ferns etc).

    I have'nt been in N Georgia since i was a kid, but my gut says i might can find something similar to the PNW in GA, NC.... how 'bout it? Time of year will dictate, no doubt.

    It's a budget thing-- no question of shooting in the PNW. Has to be on this side of the country.

    Thoughts??

    Your buddy,

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  2. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Hmm, some places in southwestern VA come to mind... like the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. That part of the state gets alot of annual precip hence the green-ness. As for the GA mtns, there may be some spots there too.
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  3. Mugwest

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    thanks FM-- have family peoples in Roanoke, will check it out

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  4. BirdmanH54

    BirdmanH54 Been here awhile

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    Savannah, GA and Southern SC, both have a film commerce group that will help you find what you need.

    Just about everything outside for Forest Gump was shot in the area including the Vietnam shots.
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  5. MATTMAN

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    You might have trouble depending upon your shots and how accurate you want to be. The trees are different in the PNW and the south east has a serious lack of mountians.
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  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    :roflYeah, we only have little mole hills. We may not have Mt. Ranier or Mt. Saint Helens, but boy... you got a purty mouth.:lol3 You best stick to your northern Vaginya cesspool of humanity and stay outta our hills. I grew up in Reston so I'm qualified to give you a little shit.:evil Still have cousins in Fairfax.
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  7. andy29847

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    Norht Carolina SR-1115 - from Robbinsville up to Dentons and beyond. The part past Dentons is always damp and green.
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  8. Kapn

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    The area around the Chattooga river is pretty much like what I've seen around the Olympic Penn. Except that you won't find sweeping vistas complete with snow covered mountains. However, for heavily wooded, temperate rainforests with pines and rock outcroppings, it would be a good match.

    Only about 2 hours north of ATL too.
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  9. MATTMAN

    MATTMAN Been here awhile

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    Now that you live in Tennesse, do want to to screw the cousins in Reston:rofl :rofl ?

    I've lived in a bunch of places, including Tennesee.
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  10. EVILONE

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    I have never been to the PNW,But,there are alot of good forest land near Damascus,VA.The Va Creeper Trail,App. Trail,or the Sout Mountian State Park in NC.:evil
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  11. MtnBikeHer

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    Check out Transylvania County, NC. Its the land of waterfalls and my guess is the closest you can get in the SE to being in the Pacific northwest. Beautiful area full of national forest- tons of mountains and waterfalls, North Carolinas own rainforest (really!)
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  12. foster

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    Plenty of wet areas in the southern appalachians. 90 to 100 inches of precip annually through much of western North Carolina, lots of waterfalls, lush vegetation, etc. Depending on what you're trying to capture on film you may have a problem: nothing here really resembles the PNW rainforests - veg is completely different.
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  13. BobCWNC

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    You might also try Joyce Kilmer Forest ouside of Robbinsville NC too. Always wet and the biggest trees in the southern appalacahians AFAIK. Plus it's at one end of the Cherahola.
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    Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee. Several movies shot there as was the Jungle Book Movie.
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    And the only 'old growth' forest.
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    Don't forget the old Congaree.

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