What Do You Need To Film A Tailgate Party?

A tailgate party is one of the most American (and most fun) activities one can partake in. Tailgates are scenes of youthful exuberance — friends and family that gather around outside stadiums and arenas hours before the game, tossing around the ol’ pigskin, BBQ-ing burgers and hot dogs, playing cornhole, enjoying a refreshing cold brew — and remain an emblematic part of our culture. When shooting a tailgate scene for production, it’s important to capture that essence and authenticity on camera.

So, what goes into a tailgate scene?

Well, think of it like planning for a real-life tailgate party, except the food and drink has already been taken care of. Items that should be on your checklist:

  • Folding Chairs
  • Banners
  • Flags
  • Mugs
  • Koozies
  • Corn Hole Sets
  • Car Decals
  • Coolers
  • Foam Fingers
  • Footballs
  • Fan Cups
  • Folding Tables

Once you’ve secured those items for the tailgate, the next most important task is to look the part of the tailgate. Some of the things you could wear:

  • Fan Jerseys
  • Face Paint
  • Fan T-Shirts
  • Fan Scarves
  • Fan Sweaters
  • Fan Windbreakers
  • Baseball Caps
  • Beanies
  • Fan Socks
  • Baby Singlets

These items are generally available for purchase from most teams’ websites. This makes sense for real life, but not for productions. That is why Sports Studio has all of these items available to you as rentals! Save on your production budget, rent from Sports Studio, and leave it to the trusted professionals in scripted sports productions to ensure that your tailgate scene will look even better on screen than in real life.

Call us today for a quote on your next tailgate scene — (310) 559-3999 ext. 121

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