Frequently asked questions of Location Scouting for a video production.

As a location scout for marketing video production, we encounter a variety of frequently asked questions. Here are some of the most common ones:

Availability and Scheduling:

Is the location available on the desired shoot dates?
Are there any restrictions on the time of day or duration we can use the location?

Cost and Permits:

What are the costs associated with using the location?
Are there any additional fees (cleaning, overtime, security)?
Do we need any permits to shoot here, and if so, how do we obtain them?

Access and Logistics:

How easy is it to access the location with our equipment?
Is there parking available for crew and talent?
Are there any loading docks or freight elevators if needed?

Technical Requirements:

Does the location have sufficient power outlets and capabilities?
What is the lighting situation like, both natural and artificial?
Are there any noise concerns or restrictions?

Facilities and Amenities:

Are there restrooms and dressing rooms available?
Is there a place for crew and talent to relax or eat during breaks?
Are there any catering facilities or nearby food options?

Aesthetics and Suitability:

Does the location fit the creative vision and aesthetic of the project?
Are there any customizable elements or restrictions on modifying the space?
Can we see photos or videos of previous shoots at this location?

Legal and Safety Considerations:

Are there any safety concerns or special requirements for the location?
What are the insurance requirements for shooting here?
Who is the point of contact in case of an emergency or issue?

Environmental and External Factors:

Are there any seasonal or weather-related considerations to keep in mind?
How busy is the location typically, and will there be foot traffic or interruptions?
Are there any nearby construction projects or events that could affect the shoot?

Backup Plans:

What are the contingency plans in case the location becomes unavailable?
Are there alternative locations that offer similar features?

Experience and References:

Have other production teams used this location before, and can we contact them for references?
Are there any testimonials or case studies from previous shoots?

These questions help ensure that the location is suitable for the production’s needs and that any potential issues are addressed beforehand.  We can help, give me a call.

Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
Cell 314-913-5626