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Shoot on Location by Kathy M. McCurdy

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Chapter | six

 

 

 

I’m Not Lost: I’m Location Scouting

 

 

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Cold Scouting

Communication Skills

Make Contact, Stay Current, and Don’t Assume

The Pitch

Who’s the Owner?

I Can’t Find the Owner!

Know Your Location Environment

The Location Scout Checklist

Plan B Or Plan C Or Plan D

How to Marry Your Locations

Create Your Zone

How to Handle “No”

Scouting Safety and Post-9/11 Paranoia

Location Professionals

When Scouting Locations, Remember:

 

 

Wherever you go, there you are.

Confucius

 

As a location scout and location manager, I felt I was always driving erratically, half on the road, half off the road, zigzagging onto the shoulder with irritated drivers honking at me or gesturing rudely. I’d be driving way too slow, looking out the ...

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