Location Services & Scouting Are Key To Production
Location Services & Scouting include finding the overall type of scenery or "location" necessary for film, television, commercials, music videos, and print photography. Location managers & scouts are vital members of the production support team. The Location Manager is responsible for securing all permits, permissions, and for handling the logistics of all work outside of the studio, even extending to traffic control & barricades, strike services and bin rental after the shoot. Weather forecasting is a major consideration in determining a site for filming. The Location Scout does most of the actual research, footwork and photography to document location possibilities. Location Assistants are usually first to arrive at the location site to allow set dressing to begin, and are responsible for documenting the position of all props (furniture and accessories) to assure that the location is returned to its original state once filming is completed.