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  • Location scout, videographers and photographers in St. Louis.

    Posted Jul 10th, 2022 By in Uncategorized With | No Comments

    Location scouting

    Location scouting is a crucial part of pre-production. The right location literally “sets the scene” for your project, but the wrong one can be a logistical and creative nightmare.

    We’re going to walk you through why location scouting is so important and some tips to help you find the perfect location for your project each and every time.

    Why is Location Scouting Important?

    Location scouting is about more than just finding the right room or park for a specific scene. Location scouting allows key members of the crew to walk through the space they want to shoot in and ensure it not only looks great but can support the needs of the shooting crew and cast.

    It also is a great time to uncover any potential problems with the location, such as lack of adequate lighting or power. 

    While this may seem obvious, the script holds the most important information when it comes to finding the right location to shoot a certain scene. Each and every noteworthy element must be considered.

    Is the shoot a period piece? Does it take place in a certain kind of park in a certain part of the world? What elements does the writer describe being included in the space the scene takes place? What time of day is it supposed to be?

    Carefully review every part of the script so that you can go into your location scout with a solid picture of exactly what kind of location you’ll need for each scene you’re planning to shoot.

    Haller Concepts, Inc.

    Mike Haller

    4501 Mattis Road

    St. Louis, MO 63128

    Studio 314-892-1233

    Cell 314-913-5626

  • Commercial Photographers & Location Scouts for St. Louis, Missouri

    Posted Jun 1st, 2022 By in News With | No Comments

    Creating your brand for your product is important.  Your goal is to build better awareness among your consumers and achieve success. Professional photography is one of the best ways to establish a brand.

    It is visually appealing, engaging and can be thought provoking. Photos appeal to consumers of any age.

    The images you use to promote and market your brand should have a visual style that’s unique but easy to identify. This style should be consistent across all the marketing platforms you use, and from the very first day you start the branding campaign. 

    Our professional photographers will help you launch your visual branding campaign. It is the most creative and practical way to achieve the look and feel of the better brand you are building.

    Haller Concepts, Inc.

    Mike Haller

    4501 Mattis Road

    St. Louis, MO 63128

    Cell 314-913-5626

  • Location Scouts | Video Production Crews

    Posted May 11th, 2022 By in News With | No Comments

    Our primary mission and passion is to tell our clients’ stories, and help share their message with video. We provide corporate, event, employee training, music, fashion, web, and TV video production to do just that. We offer professional High Definition (HD) video production scouting and crewing services with high quality craftsmanship in all phases of production, including concept creation, scripts and storyboards, talent and location scouting, on-location or in studio production, digital editing, graphic design and animation, and media methods and distribution strategies.

  • Missouri and Illinois professional location scouts for film and photography productions.

    Posted Apr 7th, 2022 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.

    A good location scout for film will make your job easy and provide you with multiple options for each location.

    It’s your job to review the locations, scope it out in person, and decide the best location for your budget and production needs.

  • Pre-Production location scout for video, film and photography.

    Posted Mar 16th, 2022 By in News With | No Comments

    The location scout process is what we do well every day.  If you don’t have the time allow us to help you find the right location for your production. When location scouting for each scene, physically go to the location if possible. Observe things like the ambient light and sound. Bring the shot list to visualize each shot in the scene. If the location is outdoors, think about visiting it at different times of the day to see how the light and sound change. Check the weather. If you have a large crew or a lot of gear, think about access both for your crew members and production vehicles. Bring a camera to snap some photos of your locations — this will be helpful for the production designer when choosing a location. Think about what permits or property releases you might need at each location.

  • Drone Photography and Video Production

    Posted Feb 17th, 2022 By in News With | No Comments

    Our drone services for aerial photography will add a whole new dimension to your aerial photography & videography needs at a reasonable price.  Our video crew specializes in using its state-of-the-art drones to capture and deliver gorgeous aerial photos and video. And, our drone services are tailored to fit every client’s needs. So whether you’re interested in aerial photos and videos for documentation reasons, marketing or media communications, our experienced photography and videography team can help you accomplish your goals.

  • Scouting for the best location

    Posted Jan 22nd, 2022 By in News With | No Comments

    Why is Location Scouting Important?

    Location scouting is about more than just finding the right room or park for a specific scene. Location scouting allows key members of the crew to walk through the space they want to shoot in and ensure it not only looks great but can support the needs of the shooting crew and cast.

    It also is a great time to uncover any potential problems with the location, such as lack of adequate lighting or power. 

    While this may seem obvious, the script holds the most important information when it comes to finding the right location to shoot a certain scene. Each and every noteworthy element must be considered.

    Is the shoot a period piece? Does it take place in a certain kind of park in a certain part of the world? What elements does the writer describe being included in the space the scene takes place? What time of day is it supposed to be?

    Film, video and photography location scouts in St. Louis

    Carefully review every part of the script so that you can go into your location scout with a solid picture of exactly what kind of location you’ll need for each scene you’re planning to shoot.

    Mike Haller – Cell 314-913-5626

  • STREAM-IT SIMPLIFIED VIDEO STREAMING

    Posted Jun 24th, 2019 By in News With | No Comments

    Our webcasts seem as close as face to face!

    Stream-It is an award-winning video production company that specializes in recorded and live-streaming video content. Our clients are companies of all sizes who are looking to communicate with employees, customers, prospects, shareholders, analysts, or the media. Our team has a solid reputation for creating compelling, unique videos that effectively convey our clients’ messages.

    Produced from our studio or your location, a single webcast can reach thousands – effectively engaging your audience and reducing corporate travel costs. Whether a town-hall meeting with an in-room audience or a single executive presenting in studio, we work hard to ensure your webcast fits your needs.

    For some, the video streaming can seem overwhelming. Stream-It stands to eliminate any fears or concerns, to provide the utmost professional service in completing all projects. Whether your event is for a live awards ceremony, or you need to patch in a presenter from multiple locations, we have the resources and personnel to simplify the process from start to finish.

  • St Louis Advertising Location Scouts – AB InBev Hardees

    Posted Feb 19th, 2019 By in News With | No Comments

    The initial location scout is one of the best times in the
    pre-production schedule.  In the
    commercial world, by the time I am on board as the cinematographer, chances are
    the production team will have some strong contenders for possible locations.

    During the initial location scout on this job it was just
    the director and I and we made our way around the city in one day checking out
    the various locations the production team had lined up for review.

    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.

    Location Scout preparing for a commercial production on the streets of St Louis

    A good location scout for film will make your job easy and
    provide you with multiple options for each location.

    It’s your job to review the locations, scope it out in person, and decide the best location for your budget and production needs.

    Mike Haller
    314-913-5626
    stlouislocations@gmail.com

  • St Louis Location Scout and Manger

    Posted Jun 28th, 2018 By in News With | No Comments

    St Louis location scout and location manager.

    The primary duty of a location scout is to find an environment best suited for a particular scene, or the entire movie, TV show, or commercial.  We do that very well indeed.  The search begins with the script, which indicates what kind of location is needed. The scouting of potential sites usually begins with a file search, leading to physical visits to actual sites, whether exterior or interior.  As the location scout, we are responsible for contacting property owners to gain permission to scout their property; permission also must be obtained from the appropriate authorities to prevent the possibility of trespassing or other legal liabilities that may occur.  As Location scouts, we often drive to sites and may scout locations with others. Once at a site, we take descriptive notes and detailed photos and video that shows how the spot meets the aesthetic goals of the script, as well as noting details about the logistical implications of the site. The more details we can provide about a site to the director and producers, the better; a complete picture of what to expect during the shoot is expected.  Ambient lighting conditions, ambient sound, parking areas for the crew, sources of electricity, and access to the site are just some of the most crucial details that should be scouted. Finally, once the location is chosen, the legal issues have been worked out, and the crew descends on the site, location scouts photograph the site to ensure that any “dressing” of the location, whether in the form of props and furniture or actual structural changes, can be easily undone and the location returned to its original condition once filming is complete.

    St Louis Location Sout

    Mike Haller
    314-913-5626
    stlouislocations@gmail.com

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