Location Hunting for Frozen Lake


Hai guy ♥

Don’t you love it when you go out location hunting and you forget the batteries to your camera and have to use your crap camera phone that’s running on 8% battery life???

Apologies in advance for the crummy photos!

There are a few scenes in Frozen Lake that are going to be difficult to find locations for on a small budget:

  • A frozen lake
  • An abandoned overgrown city
  • An underground prison

Probably most of my budget will be blown on going to Lake Baikal during the winter season to film its frozen beauty ♥

The abandoned city… I have no idea right now. There are places all over the world with abandoned cities but it’s not that simple. I have to figure out the costs, the time, who’s coming with me, the safety aspects, the laws etc.
Raising money and planning a trip to Lake Baikal is taking up most of my time right now and I haven’t figured out all the logistics of that yet either.
One step at a time right now ★


Clever man o’mine remembered a little place we always walk past on one of our regular hikes. Little secluded place, not many people go near it and its locked off to the general public. Remains of an old WW2 radar station – perfect for my underground prison scene!

What’s great about it is that it’s easy to cut off light in there. There’s only this entrance and another small one that’s sectioned off too. There are also a few places above it, which is easily accessible, where I can cut off the light to submerge it in darkness:

Inside the place looks quite damp and dirty: the exact look that I wanted!

Unfortunately I couldn’t take THAT many photos of the inside – there’s only a certain amount of body you can squeeze through those bars!

I’m super excited! ★

I was worried I’d have to make a whole set from scratch in a studio which would have looked awful.
Not criticising sets. Just criticising my lack of skills in making sets.

But now I’ve found this beauty I feel a sudden sense of relief.
That maybe Frozen Lake isn’t going to be as hard as I thought.

Now just need to contact the authorities for permission.
& pray they don’t ask about the insurance!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ♪

On the upside, even if it all goes to pot I got a nice view out of it ♥






2 thoughts on “Location Hunting for Frozen Lake

  1. Looks good 🙂 with regards to your abandoned city dilemma, compositing software has reached a level where a 16 year old with an after effects subscription could composite moss and broken down buildings onto a vast plain, imagine what a more experienced person could do with a clean plate of a city. Just a thought

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    • That’s very true, thanks for the suggestion – just need to find such a person 😀 also need the software. I’m hoping to look at all the possibilities – it’s still so early to set anything in stone. Just hope I find the most effective way to film the world I’ve created!


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