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  • St Louis Photographers and Video Production Company

    Posted Aug 22nd, 2017 By in News With | No Comments

     

    St Louis Locations is an established team of experienced and professional photographers in St Louis Missouri. All team members have specifically profound experiences in photojournalism, the amazing ability to externalize the significant moments for our customers.  We develop interactive and constructive relationships with our clients leading by fulfilling their expectations through fast turnaround times and eye-catching imagery.

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    In addition to the superior quality of our work, we are proud to be competitive. Hourly and day rates as well as total event packages are offered to fit any budget.  Our team members with years of experience in product photography, event photography, portrait photography plus commercial & corporate video, believe that the comfort and demands of our clients are always at paramount.  Our goal is to create a relaxing environment where our client’s true personality can shine.

    Mike Haller
    314-892-1233
    stlouislocations@gmail.com
    9910 Claywood Court
    St. Louis, MO 63126

  • St Louis Location Scout and Manager

    Posted May 3rd, 2017 By in News With | No Comments

    Our scouting team is group of experienced veterans dedicated to servicing all production professionals shooting in the St Louis and Midwest region.

    The Layover Movie – Drone Flight Crew and Director William H Macy

    Our services have been utilized by directors, producers, still photographers, production companies, other location scouts, film festivals & exceptional people interested in the unique visuals and history of St Louis. 

    Whether you are producing an elite editorial shoot or a studio feature film, we understand your needs and react quickly, appropriately and precisely.

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    Our goal is to constantly scout for new and unique location options providing a consistently evolving range of fresh and exciting location choices.
    Mike Haller
    314-892-1233
    stlouislocations@gmail.com
    9910 Claywood Court
    St. Louis, MO 63126

  • St Louis Location Scout | Drone Photography and Video

    Posted Jun 17th, 2016 By in News With | No Comments

    There are a few important things to take into consideration when on an initial location scout.  The most obvious is you want your locations to match (as best they can) the brief that the director created and the mood he or she is after.  Besides the overall look you need to also be thinking about the logistics of the location.

    The production will do their best to make company moves easy, parking easy, and take care of all the other things but a DP has to be on the look out for things like 2nd story locations, tight access for rigging and cardinal orientation of a set.  The earlier you spot a problem the more likely you will be able to fix it before the shoot.

     

    We are also well versed in flying drones and can help scout your location and provide drone aerial images and video.

    Mike Haller
    314-892-1233
    stlouislocations@gmail.com
    9910 Claywood Court
    St. Louis, MO 63126

  • Missouri Location Scout for Photography, Video and Film Productions

    Posted Jul 31st, 2015 By in News With | No Comments

    St Louis Locations provides the most comprehensive location selection in Missouri and specifically the St Louis region, from factories to family rooms to farms.

    Our goal is to make your dream location a reality, no fail, every time. If you need a specific look for a photo or film shoot, chances are we have it in our files. If we don’t have it, we’ll find it — and have fun doing it. We want to make this easy as possible for you.

    Mike Haller
    314-892-1233
    stlouislocations@gmail.com
    9910 Claywood Court
    St. Louis, MO 63126

  • Missouri and Midwest Location Scouts

    Posted Apr 30th, 2015 By in News With | No Comments

    Working with local and international photographers, art directors and producers, our team has developed a reputation as one of the best location services in the Midwest. With a client list ranging from Nestle Purina to A-B InBev to hundreds of other firms. St. Louis Locations has built and organized an extensive location library since we began in 1982.

    The team of highly skilled photographers and videographers, known for their fine art and cinematography independently, bring an exceptionally high level of vision, craft and creativity to all of their scouting assignments.

    314-892-1233
    Mike Haller
    4501 Mattis Road 63128
    St Louis Photographer
    St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services
    stlouislocations@gmail.com

  • Location scouting in St. Louis to find the best location for your video or photography shoot is imperative!

    Posted May 28th, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    Selecting the right location for a successful shoot.

     

    Scouting locations is a vital pre-production step that will help you meet almost any challenge when you shoot video or photography in the field. Here are several tips that will help you as you scope out potential video shooting locations.

    Location Scouting in Saint Louis and Missouri - family on the run

    1. Know your script. Choose a site that matches the setting of your story. This is the first rule of location scouting. As you set out to evaluate locations, you’ll likely face countless possibilities: natural areas, historic sites, distinctive buildings, urban landscapes and waterfront settings, to name a few. Remember, above all, that you have a story to tell. Choose a location that lends itself to the story you want to produce. You should never be bound by your locations. Locations are simply raw materials. You need to know what the script demands before you can select a suitable location.

    2. Scout at the right time. Be aware that locations can change. It’s wise to check your spot on the day of the week and the time of day that you’ll be taping: these factors can produce surprisingly large changes on the suitability of a location.

    Automobile traffic and noise, visitors to recreation and entertainment spots, and tourists at scenic or historic areas (to name just a few examples) all come in waves that vary dramatically based on the time of day, the day of the week and the season.

    3. Look at light. Churches, ballrooms, restaurants, auditoriums and homes generally feature low amounts of available lighting. Check light levels by shooting a few seconds of test footage with your camcorder.

    Solutions for poor lighting might be as simple as scouting out window blinds and curtains that can be opened to add daylight. In some cases you may wish to bring in lights or ask permission to replace the bulbs in accessible light fixtures with brighter-burning units.

    4. Follow the sun. Outdoor lighting conditions can be as challenging as those indoors; exterior illumination changes all day long. As you’re scouting locations, pay attention to whether a given spot is in full sun, partial sun or full shade. Bright sun can be harsh on people’s faces, and light-colored surfaces can blow out in full sunlight, causing automatic camcorder lenses to underexpose shots. Partial sun can be tricky, as well; today’s camcorders, though sophisticated, can have trouble handling the high contrast in this situation. Ultimately, you may find that fully shaded locations or overcast days produce the most consistent results.

    5. Check for power supplies. Many outdoor locations are far from power sources and even some indoor locations can pose AC challenges, so multiple camera batteries are always a good idea. But you’ll still need to evaluate your power options at any location.

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    How will you power your lights? What if you do end up draining all your batteries? Is there anywhere to plug in the charger? Is the spot remote enough to make a car-lighter AC adapter a good idea? In a location that does have power, you may be able to plug in, but you’ll still need to think about the system’s pre-existing load and whether or not you can get to the fuse (breaker) box in case something blows.

    6. Listen. Clean, high-quality sound is critical in making a video that rises above the ordinary, and its silence that ensures you get the location sound that you came for.

    The whooshing of traffic, the white noise of moving water, and the echoes of voices and movements can all get in the way of high-quality audio. As you scout a location, check for any of these conditions by listening to your camcorder’s microphone pickup through headphones. Test your wireless mike at the site as well, listening closely for any type of interference.

    7. Examine the elements. Sun, rain, wind, snow, heat, and cold — all of nature’s elements can help or hurt, depending on what you’re hoping to capture on film. So, it’s critical to check the forecast as you’re scouting.

    Video cameras don’t like rain, salty beach air or moisture from waterfalls. Smeared lenses and water or salt inside the card reader can spell disaster. Bright, hot locations with lots of sunlight can also be a problem: black and gray camcorder bodies absorb the sun’s rays and can cause overheating when left exposed. A beach or patio umbrella can help protect your gear from the elements in both sun and rain.

    Cold temperatures can drain batteries and make you and your helpers uncomfortable very quickly. Plan to keep equipment warm by storing it inside a coat or car until you’re ready to shoot, and by wrapping it in a spare scarf or jacket while taping. And watch out when bringing cameras back into warm interiors from the frigid outdoors: this can cause significant amounts of moisture to condense inside both optics and electronics.

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    8. Decide where to set up. Make sure that there’s adequate space for you to set up all of your gear, so that you’re able to get the shots you have in mind. A small shed may seem like the perfect location for a shoot, until you realize that there isn’t enough room to position your gear. You may have plenty of room in a large space like a church or an auditorium, but you may not be able to roam freely. As you scout your locations, verify that you can physically get to the spots you intend to shoot from.

    9. Get permission. Be aware that you’ll need to secure permits and other legal permissions to shoot at certain locations. As you’re looking at a location, do a legal reality check.

    Have you chosen a street or sidewalk location that will impede traffic? Do you plan to shoot on someone else’s property? Cemeteries, malls, grocery stores, corporations and businesses are all private property. Many owners will be happy to accommodate you if you ask, but if not, you’ll need to choose another location. It’s better to get permission in advance than to have a shoot interrupted by the authorities.

    10. Evaluate the area. Check on communications: Is there cell phone reception in the area you’ve chosen to shoot? How about a nearby pay phone? If you’re driving a long way, have you planned for a breakdown?

    Search the area for quick food stops to satisfy you and your crew in the midst of a busy schedule and double-check the address of a local electronics store, just in case you need to replace a cable or adapter.

    One day, something will go wrong; it’s inevitable. But when you’ve scouted out the backup possibilities at a location, you can take most obstacles in stride.

    11. And finally, take notes! When you sit down to evaluate a location after a day of exploring, you’ll be glad you have scouting reports to refer to. In your scouting expeditions for a shoot, in your daily travels, on your family vacations, and in your mind’s eye, you’ll come across countless locations and changing conditions, each of which will be unique and potentially important to you.

    Write them down, take still photos or shoot a little video with a running audio commentary. Note the time of day, the quality of the light, the sounds in the air, and the things you felt. One day you might return.

    314-892-1233

    Mike Haller

    St Louis Location Scout

    mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA | Midwest Location Scouting

  • We can help you scout and produce your next film, video or photography session in Saint Louis, Missouri.

    Posted Apr 27th, 2014 By in News With | No Comments

    We can scout, create, produce and place your content all over, no matter what size screen your viewer is using.

    Getting your production to all types and sizes of viewing screens, whether it’s a theater, television, smartphone, tablet or desktop, we have produced a message for the media.

    Today users have come to expect quick uninterrupted streaming and more polished, professional video productions.  Not necessarily Hollywood style of budgets, but adequate enough to convey the message in an understandable audience respectful manner.

    Our goal is to evaluate your communication goals, create and produce your message and just as important, delivering that message to the right audience.

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    314-892-1233

    Mike Haller

    4501 Mattis Road 63128

    St Louis Location Scout

    St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Film, Video and Photography services

    mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

  • Missouri Video | Production and Post | Animation

    Posted Dec 14th, 2013 By in News With | No Comments

    Of course we can scout your location for your next video or photography shoot, but we can also help you in your video production and photography session.

    With offices and a studio in St. Louis we have the talent connection to crew your next production.  From conception to completion, our producers work closely with our clients to create cutting edge, creative, innovative productions for video and photography.

    314-892-1233
    Mike Haller
    St Louis Video Location Scout and Crew Producer
    mikeh@hallerconcepts.com
    St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Video Production

  • missouri video production | location scout | video producers

    Posted Oct 12th, 2013 By in News With | No Comments

    St. Louis, Missouri Location Scout

    Professional video and film productions and locations for your product, services or organization.

    314-892-1233

    Mike Haller

    St Louis Video and Film Location Scout

    mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

    St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Video Production

  • st louis video location scout | Missouri photography location scout

    Posted Aug 5th, 2013 By in News With | No Comments

    We’ll help find that right location and make you the star.  We’ve been shooting and helping shooters since 1982.  We know how to scout and work on getting you the best location for the price.  Call us about your project parameters and we’ll guide you to the best course for your production whether its video, film or photography.

    314-892-1233

    Mike Haller

    St Louis Location Scout

    mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

    St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Video Production

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    st louis location scout for video, film and photography

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