Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:10 PM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:45 PM
I couldn't resist. Where can you put lights, where does the generator go, can you get in and out, where do the trucks go, sun direction, is one location better than the other, can a crane operate safely, is there parking, can you make noise, is there a curfew, what will it look like when we shoot, will you need extra security. You're mostly looking for problems and solutions. A lot of times it's just a tour.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:58 PM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:33 AM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:36 AM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:34 PM
So any and all questions related to that location's filming should be addressed at the tech scout, as there won't be another such opportunity until it the day of the shoot, and failure to do so will likely be regarded as unprofessional later.
One of the true measures of a good film professional is to anticipate issues and needs so that he or she is prepared for them when and if they are encountered -therefore the tech scout is an incredibly important part of this process, along with previous professional experience of course.
The Steadicam op is generally not present, although in certain demanding situations he / she could very well be involved, it depends on that particular production circumstances. If the DP and director think the Steadicam op should be present to work out complex camera moves, then that is related to production so that it can be approved by the UPM ahead of time.
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 22 April 2009 - 12:38 PM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:11 PM