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. Below is a scouting project for a film documentary about the St. Louis region. Some of the imagery was shot to incorporate into the final film production.
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. Drone and ground scouting will help you get the best shots for your video or film production.
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist