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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 6

Locations

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INTRODUCTION

Movies can be filmed either on a soundstage, where sets are constructed and the environment is completely controlled, or at an existing location that meets or can be altered to meet the requirements of the story. Shooting on location can add to the realism of the scene, but can also increase costs and complicate logistics.

Shooting on location presents innumerable challenges that, if unaddressed, can significantly hinder the production process. Remember that locations were built to be functional, not to serve as ...

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