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Shoot on Location by Kathy M. McCurdy

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Chapter | one

 

 

 

You Don’t Make YourMovie in a Bubble!

 

 

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Locations Are Characters

The Bubble Effect

What’s the Big Deal?

The Bubble Versus Public Perception

To Understand the Bubble Effect, Remember:

 

 

The more I see of our film … the more I realize how much we have been kidding ourselves in feeling that we could get really effective stuff on the back lot that should have been shot on location. … Frankly, I am now terribly sorry we didn’t build Tara on location.

David O. 5elznick Memo, March 9, 1939

 

Every story takes place somewhere. Characters and their actions occur somewhere in time with a sense of place—that physical space that is the “location.” However, the location always evolves into something so much more dynamic ...

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