| We are responsible for finding and securing locations, as well as all logistics associated with filming at a location.|
During pre-production, the Location Manager will work closely with the Director and Designer to scout locations that meet the artistic vision for the production.
Once the location has been agreed, the Location Manager can set about scheduling dates for filming, agreeing fees for the location, seeking permission from local authorities and residents, arranging parking for film crew, planning traffic orders, and arranging temporary facilities for crew, production and talent during filming.
Naturally, during pre-production, things change around a lot. Scripts get changed, budgets get reallocated, the list is endless. Location Managers have to think on their feet and be able to adapt to ever-changing requirements and environments.
They found Jumanji in Hawaii, Skull Island in Vietnam, Hogwarts in England, and Wakanda in South Africa. The script calls for a 1970’s gas station or a Jane Austen-era house of an earl or the topography of another planet? Location scouts are the visual artists and logistical wizards who find the places that you see on the screen and oversee all of the details to make sure the crew has what they need and that, like Boy Scouts, they leave the place better than they found it…