The New Forest has plenty to offer budding student filmmakers.
With our rich array of historic buildings, open coastline and rolling countryside, the New Forest can set the scene for a range of different types of productions.
We get a range of film enquiries from students throughout the year. These often include people looking to shoot final year assessment pieces and photo shoots and those seeking general filming advice.
We’ve put together a selection of useful filming tips which we hope will help student filmmakers across the county:
We all know how important finding the right film location is, especially if it is something which goes towards your final qualification. However, the majority of locations listed on our website will require some form of financial exchange for any filming that takes place. Whilst we are happy to make enquiries to property owners on your behalf, please be realistic about what you can afford and exactly what you are looking for in the location. It is often hard to facilitate filmmakers with no budget. In this instance, we would suggest trying to make use of free spaces as much as possible. This might include filming in and around your campus, in open spaces outdoors or even in your own home!
It also helps to be as specific as possible when searching for your ideal film location.
You will need to seek permission when planning to film in a public place (e.g. beach, woodland), highways or council owned property/land. You must contact property owners directly when filming on private land.
You can see the types of information we will require on our contact form.
But in brief you will need the following:
- Details of what your project is including how long you wish to film for and when, size of crew and budget.
- Public Liability Insurance
- Risk Assessment