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New Orleans Locations for Video Production

New Orleans, Louisiana is often the subject of many blockbuster films and television shows, and for good reason. NOLA is a melting pot of culture and history, and that provides a wonderful backdrop for imaginative stories. Here are four notable video shooting locations available in the town of Good-ole New Orleans.

The Audubon Zoo

Want to have some unique animals in your project? Perhaps there could be a date scene at the zoo, or you’re doing an ENG on endangered species? For whatever reason you may have, the Audubon Zoo is home to some of the liveliest environments. This is not just a Zoo; it is a community of nature preservation. Available video shooting locations (upon permit approval) include: Audubon Zoo, Audubon Park, Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center just to name a few.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Notable for films such as Interview with the Vampire and Double Jeopardy, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is an iconic landmark. It is an above ground home for remembrance of some of the city’s most notable figures in Louisiana history (i.e. General Harry T. Hays and George Bruins). With its bushes and branches overgrowing the large tombs, Lafayette Cemetery is one of Louisiana’s most beautiful public landmarks.

City Park

A Southern Heaven, the New Orleans City Park is quite the majestic location. For any videographer who requires a vast canvas of beauty, this park houses a wide range of varieties. Home to Botanical gardens, Stadium Architecture, and the world’s largest grove of mature live oak trees, City Park has plenty of material for production. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface of possible locations. Its rental facilities range from extravagant pavilions to fountain venues.

Destrehan Plantation

Looking for a land of drama, history, and awe? Look no further than Destrehan Plantation. This land was the site of the 2013 Oscar winning film, 12 Years a Slave. Becoming a prime location for the revolt of American Slavery, history has definitely left its mark on Destrehan. The main house is a towering mansion rooted with late 1700’s antebellum aesthetic. The encompassing trees, aged houses, and long barns are all material for both modern and historic video dramas.

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