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Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 2nd Edition by Lorene Wales

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LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

Locations is the one department on a project that requires people with very diplomatic personalities. Good location people are diplomats, able to communicate effectively with nonproduction people. This ability is a special quality that is invaluable when working on a show. The location person has to get someone to let a crew of ten to fifty or more people onto his property, carrying in all kinds of equipment, for 10–12 hours per day. A good location person will know how to present this situation and maintain good relations with the owner of a location. A bad location person could lose a location entirely, leaving you to scramble for a place to shoot. In addition, the location team provides support services for ...

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