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.
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