Video Production in Alaska

If you’re planning to produce video content in Alaska, it’s important to keep in mind that Alaska is not like any other state you’ll encounter. It’s a remote, wild, and vast place that presents unique challenges and opportunities for video production. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key factors you need to consider when producing video content in Alaska.

Evening flight in the Brooks Range

It’s remote.

One of the first things to keep in mind is that Alaska is remote. This means that many pieces of equipment you’re used to ordering with one-day Amazon Prime delivery or obtaining from a local video rental company may not be available. It’s essential to plan ahead and order any gear you need well in advance, as it may take several days longer to arrive than in other places in the continental United States.

A Dena’ina man scanning the horizon during a moose hunt in SW Alaska

It’s wild.

Producing videos in Alaska gives you access to incredible vistas and beautiful locations, but filming in these scenic lands requires additional planning. You need to think about how you’ll charge your camera’s batteries, whether you have the appropriate battery bank and solar panel system to charge your equipment, and whether you have a satellite phone or SOS device for emergency communications and tracking. You also need to be prepared for the weather, as it can change quickly and unexpectedly. This requires careful planning and contingency plans to ensure your safety and the success of your project.

Caribou running along Alaska’s North Slope

It’s vast.

Driving from Anchorage to Fairbanks takes roughly six hours in the summertime, and even longer in the winter depending on the weather. Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay can take another 10 hours. Whether you’re working on or off Alaska’s road system, you need to be prepared for the unexpected when producing video in Alaska. This requires learning as much as you can about the area and making connections before you go, in order to achieve the best experience possible for you and your team.

Filming at a youth culture camp in Southwest Alaska

Hire Us!

If you’re looking for experienced videographers who understand the unique challenges of producing video content in Alaska, consider working with Projects in Motion. Our in-house videographers have years of experience as directors, producers, animators, and photographers, and are always thinking about how to produce video that tells our clients’ unique brand stories. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you create high-quality video content in Alaska.

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