What is a location scout?

Rickard Molin
2018-10-30

What type of strategy could be the best way to find a location for your upcoming movie production or photo shoot? The most common way to locate a suitable location for a film production would be to use a location scout. The location scout often provides a large database of potential and fitting locations in line with the movie theme and set-up.

There is always a great struggle to find the perfect location for a movie. Often there is more than one location scout involved in a movie because every scout has its own area of expertise.

When they finally find a good location it’s down to politics and the need to get approval. Not only from landowner or governments. The filmmaker needs to approve the chosen location as well.
Experience and creativity are very essential for a good location scout. The more experience you get, the easier it is to find a location and judge if it’s appropriate for a big camera crew and film production to populate.

 

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