LOCATION SCOUTING

PREP IN PRE-PRODUCTION

Locating the proper scenery can happen virtually anywhere!  When you're driving down a street, you will see it. Another person will hear what you're looking for and point you in the right direction. Other times, you can be reviewing information online, in libraries, within studios, etc. Whether a large high rise building is being used in the story, a college campus, a backyard, a park, a home, an amusement park, a museum, a store, outer space, another planet…even scenes of HEAVEN!...IF it is a location in the script, it is your wonderful honored responsibility to find it, rent it...and if it has to be created, then, whew, a set decorator will be in charge of this...but... you will be targeting in on the location where the Set Decorator will bring this location to life!


All the appropriate business and legal paperwork, insurances, etc. etc. will need to be put together, signed and delivered, etc. to CYB!—Actually, everyone’s B! Insurances are important. Typically, this is the Producer's responsibility. On some smaller productions, this can fall into your hands. Thanks for going the extra mile. 


This not only sets up a protection for the safety of the cast and crew and visitors, but it also will prompt those renting the location or the material out to you to make sure that everything in their set location is intact for anyone entering the premises or using their products! As well...those working with the production will already be alerted by the Producers on the shining examples they are destined to be, for the awesome production they will remember being a part of for years to come…winning awards, etc.!


Yes.  The paperwork must be done before you arrive at the location.

FURTHER SHINING YOUR TALENTS IN PRODUCTION

While you’re physically at each location with the film production, before hand, and during operations, you’re also double checking to make certain everything is on schedule to record the work, use the restrooms there, dressing rooms (if not brought with you), etc.


You’ll be checking at the onset and wrap up to make sure that the locations are better when you leave than before you arrived. This is something that will not only have the location welcome you again if you ever need to use them but also, they may give you a discount and save some money on your next budget! Hey! It can happen! Go for it when you can!

FINE TUNING, IF NEEDED IN POST

Though you have reviewed things during production, it would be a help to make sure every location’s contract is fine and clear and signed and sealed that everything wrapped up well!


Yes...at each location! 


Not doing so could lead to additional costs that were unexpected!  Check it all out before, during and after!