Cortina D'Ampezzo Locations - Shoot in the Dolomites

In the process of video production, you’ll eventually need to start location scouting. But considering permits, fees, and logistics, it can be daunting to find locations that work for your budget. But the importance cannot be overestimated. Worry not! There is hope. You don’t need a Hollywood budget to get good locations. What you need is to keep a few things in mind before you start your location scouting.

How to Pick the Perfect Location:
There are a number of things to think about when deciding where to shoot your next project. Our location scouts consider:
Aesthetics and lighting
Logistics of filming
Access to electrical and water Filming permits, regulations and restrictions

What Does a Location Scout Do? 

A location scout works with the film’s pre-production team to find the most suitable place to shoot. Generally speaking, they’ll start by reading the script and/or screenplay. They will then work under the direction of the film’s production unit to find an area that will bring the film to life. Of course, this is much easier said than done! Narrowing down a filming location isn’t just about aesthetic appeal. Location scouts also have to consider logistics, safety, timing and shooting permissions. For films, in other countries, location scouts deal with the challenges that come with bureaucracy, time zones and language barriers. Having a location scout on-site during production is hugely beneficial. They’re available to deal with unexpected issues, provide local knowledge, and connect you with other professionals in the industry whenever necessary. 

Why Hire a Location Scout?

International Knowledge. 

A location scout helps with pre-production planning by providing much-needed international expertise. Their expertise can also make a big difference in the final look and feel of the images captured on camera. Most location scouts will have a strong network of industry contacts. They will also have a portfolio of cities, countries and landmarks that might be suitable for use in your projects. A film location scout will know the neighborhoods and regions well. They will also have experience working with local and national film commissions. 

An Eye for Detail .

They understand the intricacies of various locations, from how many hours of daylight there are to when the leaves begin to change colours. If you have a vision in mind, they can help pinpoint the ideal place to make this vision a reality. Of course, location scouts are also happy to work with open-ended briefs. With such briefs, they’ll offer insight and inspiration that will help guide your project. Not only do location scouts have a working knowledge of the logistics of filming on-location, they also realise how important it is to capture a feeling on screen. They’ll take numerous photograph and consider the time of day, how crowded it is, natural lighting, and frames/positioning. 

Save Money. 

By using a location scout, you’ll also have a chance to save money. They can help you find a location that looks like another part of the world but is less expensive to shoot in. For example, Vancouver is often used instead of middle America. Why? The costs of shooting in Canada are lower. A film location scout will be able to ensure you get the ‘look’ you’re after whilst potentially saving you money.