Chapter 13
The Searchers: Location Scouting
In This Chapter
• Finding the right location for your film
• Space, sound, and other practical matters of a location
• Securing permits and release forms
• Other considerations to ensure smooth shooting
Your film could be set on Mars, but you’ll probably have to shoot it here on Earth. Setting and location are two different things. One is where your story takes place, the other is where you shoot the film. Like so many things in film, the setting is often an illusion. An abandoned asylum passes for a medieval castle. A small school passes for a mansion. The point of location scouting is not to find where the story takes place, but to find a location that evokes the story’s setting.
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