I brought my key people on a tech scout. My DP, art director, and line producer. My art director went into the location and saw what had to be done. We talked about choices and its relationship to the budget we had to work with.
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). This is a cardinal rule. No matter how much or how little you pay for the location, this ...