Location Survey

After the screenplay is broken down, and discussions with the producer and director establish a clearer picture of how they envision the movie, it is time to find appropriate location sites. Although it would be ideal to have all locations secured before the start of principal photography, in reality the location search may continue from preproduction through the beginning of the shoot, depending on the individual circumstances of the production. On a short shoot with many different locations, most locations must be secured before the start of production; on a long shoot with ordinary, easy-to-find locations, the location research may continue while the shooting is in progress.

Normally, this is the task of the ...

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