A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of
I'm familiar with this warehouse district. I have found many a location here, over the years, from movies to TV shows.
Once you know the place, there are certain recognizable landmarks in the area that are easy to spot.
When Dexter & Speltzer are up on the roof, you
can see a few of these landmarks below them, including the Southwestern
Bag Company (1380 E. 6th Street, seen in the second screenshot from the top), and a rather gigantic work of
graffitti/tagging, which reads "Risk Revok Augor", and which is located just behind 581 Mateo Street (seen in the third screenshot from the top).
That tells me that the camera is looking west when we see the graffiti and is looking southwest when
we see the Bag Company. It's easy to then just draw lines to the
camera position, and then confirm it via Google StreetView.