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The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 3rd Edition by Lorene M. Wales

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Locations

Locations is the one department on a project that requires people with very tactful personalities. Good location people are diplomats, able to communicate effectively with nonproduction people. This ability is invaluable when working on a show. The location person has to get someone to let a crew of ten to fifty or more people onto his property, carrying in all kinds of equipment, for ten to twelve hours per day. A good location person will know how to present this situation and maintain good relations with the owner of a location. A bad location person could lose a location entirely, leaving you to scramble for a place to shoot.

In addition, the locations team provides support services as needed, such as security, firefighters, ...

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