Behind the Scenes of 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4: Location, Location, Location [Exclusive Video]

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The gorgeous scenery in "The Vampire Diaries" may seem magical, but finding those perfect locations doesn’t take magic — just patience and a good eye!

In this exclusive clip from the Season 4 DVD, location manager Danny Sconyers talks about how he and his team find those breathtaking spots, like the island that housed Silas's tomb.

"When we get a script, we figure out exactly what we're going to try to accomplish here at our stages and what we need to find outside of it," Sconyers explains. 

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Then comes scouting, when his team chooses several location options until "the right ones are found and picked."

It isn't easy; Silas's island was a remote, majestic place that Elena, Damon, and crew had to track down. Finding a location like that — free of electric lines, houses, people, and roads — can be tough these days.

"The challenge was we couldn't see any kind of inhabitants," he says. "It had to be just an island, period."

"The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season" is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. Season 5 will premiere Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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