Shoot on Location: The Logistics of Filming on Location, Whatever Your Budget or Experience

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 229 pages
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You have a strong vision for how your movie should look, but how do you find the perfect spot to shoot and how do you organize the complex logistics of such a shoot once you find that perfect location? In this comprehensive guide, industry veteran Kathy M. McCurdy provides everything you need to know to get out on location-from how to break down the script, public relations tips for successful location scouting, negotiating with property owners, permitting on public property, how to handle complaints, and even where to put the very unattractive port-a-potties. It also includes samples of all the different forms and contracts you'll need and breaks down everything from where to park the trucks to when you need police on the set. Filled with real-life examples and actual filming situations, Shoot on Location provides everything you need to know from scouting through the wrap. Delivers the universal step-by-step process for managing location shoots using industry standard guidelines and real-life examples from actual filming situations. Includes samples of all of the legal forms and contract necessary for shooting off the lot and covers everything from script breakdown, negotiation with property owners, and even where to put the porta-potties. Loaded with real tips and how-to's for every level of scouting, shooting, and wrapping-up.


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The Business of Show
Analyzing the Script
Before You Scout
Polaroid Film DigitalWhat Next?
ImLocation Scouting
Prep and Strike Days
Shoot andWrap Shoot Checklist Inventory Crew Maps and Directional Signs

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