Location Scout Spotlight: Nevada

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Location scout resources for the southwest U.S. State of Nevada

including film office information, facts, news, other references and data of interest to location scouts, location managers and other production personnel.


I was in Nevada in Nov / Dec of 2007 with Team Q-Spheres in the Las Vegas / Lake Mead area – here are some photos. Find out more about Q-spheres. Nevada is a paradise for all us location scouts and location managers 🙂


Nevada Film Office

Nevada Film Office

Location Scout Resource: Nevada Film Office

In Nevada, every production is important. More than 600 projects a year including feature films, television series and specials, commercials and other media receive attention from the Nevada film office, be it assistance with location breakdowns and scouting, defining and managing logistics, intergovernmental liaison, resource gathering, materials provision, problem solving and more.


Neon Museum - Las Vegas, NV

Neon Museum – Las Vegas, NV

Location Scout Spotlight: The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV

The Neon Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit neon signs and associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse members of our international community.

Neon Museum, Las Vegas NV – Wikipedia

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, features signs from old casinos and other businesses displayed outdoors on over 6 acres (2.4 ha).[1] The museum is restoring the La Concha Motel lobby as its visitor center.

Possibly neon film locations in the Las Vegas, NV area


Building Burning Man

Building Burning Man

Location Scout Spotlight: Building Burning Man

I would LOVE to be a location scout on a Burning Man project! 🙂

Current | Burning Man | Burning Man Art Build 2008 | via boingboing

Every year thousands of people descend onto Black Rock to build a city in the desert from scratch.


Conquerer Movie 1956

Conquerer Movie 1956

Location Scout Health: 1954 Fallout-Contaminated Movie Location

1954 Conqueror Movie Locations

Center For Land Use Interpretation | Conqueror Film Location Site

In 1954, a dust-filled movie called The Conqueror, starring John Wayne as Genghis Kahn, was shot in this valley, on ground that had been recently subjected to fallout from a series of nuclear tests at the nearby Nevada Test Site (especially dirty at this time was the 1953 above-ground test code-named “Harry”, which spread fallout over the down-wind portions of Utah).

…and around half (more than 90, at last count) of the cast and crew of 220 contracted cancer, many of whom died of their illness, including Susan Hayward, the director Dick Powell, Agnes Moorehead, and John Wayne himself. Statistically, this number should have been around 30.

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The world was a different place in 1954, in the infancy of the nuclear age…who knew?

I sadly think the tragedy of the events stemming from this incident is due to ignorance and not evil intent; worst case negligence. Jump forward, we are over fifty years in the future. We, the public, know a lot more now about the effects of nuclear fallout and radioactive contamination. The obvious lesson to be learned is that location scouts and production alike would do well to keep their eyes and ears open and remain aware that we do in fact, live in a chemical/nuclear prevalent time and no location, regardless of aesthetic potential or potential financial saving to production is worth putting human life or well being at risk.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Wikipedia | Nevada Test Site

Google

Google

Google Search: Nevada Test Site

Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones: The Conqueror and Other Bombs

Amazon

Amazon

The Conqueror Movie at Amazon

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Nevada – Wikipedia

Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 35th most populous, and the 9th least densely populated of the 50 United States. Over two-thirds of Nevada’s people live in one single county, Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area, where the state’s three largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada’s capital is Carson City.

Nevada is largely desert and semiarid, with much of it located within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are located within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains lie on the western edge. Approximately 86% of the state’s land is owned by the U.S. federal government under various jurisdictions, both civilian and military.

Amazon

Amazon

Nevada at Amazon

Las Vegas NV at Amazon

Neon at Amazon