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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving

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chapter seven

Location

I got the stage free because it was part of the university where I taught.

Jan

PRODUCER

Securing Locations

In his task of securing locations for the shoot, the producer should communicate trust and confidence. People who might grant permission to use their home, restaurant, facility, loft, office, or building must feel that the production crew will take proper care of it. This means the crew should leave the location in as good a condition as when they found it (if not better). No matter how much or how little you pay for the location, this is proper professional behavior. The producer wants to establish a good reputation in the film and video community. It also might be necessary for the company to return to the location ...

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