Location Scouting, Location Management Workshop in New York City Beginning Tuesday January 16th, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
R. Richard Hobbs and Mark D. McKennon to give Film/TV/Photo Location Scouting/Location Management workshops at The Learning Annex Jan. 16, Feb. 27 and April 3
Veteran New York City location scouts and managers R. Richard Hobbs and Mark D. McKennon have teamed up with The Learning Annex, New York to offer a workshop to people interested in pursuing a career in film/TV/commercial production.
Schedule and description are available on The Learning Annex website.
So what does a location scout do, anyway?
Location scouting and management are somewhat arcane but vital parts of production for feature films, television shows and commercials, print photo shoots, as well as an increasing number of projects straight to the Web.
According to a Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Location_scouting) to which Mr. Hobbs has contributed regularly, "Location Scouting is a process in the pre-production stage.... Once a need is realized for a scene that might not be suitable (for any of a plethora of reasons) for photography in a studio setting, a search is begun for a suitable place or "location" outside the studio."
This is a specialized niche driven by data and deadlines, specs and strategies, travel and technology, such as: identifying and sizing up potential locations; photographing them; “selling” the location to the client or producers; knowing one’s way around metro NYC; maintaining inventory, etc. Location management is the flip side of the coin that includes working with the Mayor’s Office of Film (MOFTB), negotiating with owners/tenants; obtaining shooting permits; maps and directions; and securing production parking;
Mark and Richard will describe every step. An attendee will enter as a novice, but leave with the beginning of expertise. Class materials will be provided.