Location, location, location. One of the most essential and challenging parts of cinematography is finding the perfect backdrop for the story’s action and characters. Unless you are using a green screen, these settings must be found in the real world before they become transposed into a new diegesis. Local photographer Chase Jarvis has outlined an innovative and indispensible guide to scouting locations, applicable to film, video and photo work. This scouting template illustrates how new online resources can aid the process of finding the perfect environment for a plot or shot’s exposition. Jarvis breaks down a series of critical steps used to evaluate potential locations. These include considering locations utilized in the past, researching new locations online, working with film commissions and hiring location scouts. Click the link above to learn all the detailed insights of modern location scouting, yet keep in mind that you can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather.
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