Production Planning: Your Location
Did you know that your location can make or break your video? It is important to plan where you want to shoot ahead of time. Looking for a location means finding the right place that will serve as the setting for the scenes in your script….this can either be on-location or in a studio. In video production, the right location supports the narrative and helps create a believable world.
A few things to keep in mind when selecting your location:
Aesthetics: Does the location match your vision? How will it
look when videotaped?
Permits and Permission: Private property usually requires the
owner’s permission. Public property may require a permit from
Distance: How far away is the location? Then assess the
feasibility of transporting cast, crew, and equipment to the site.
Cost: What, if anything is the cost to rent, lease or use the site?
Logistics: What resources are available…what resources will
you need to provide? This includes lighting, scenery or a set,
AC power or generators, toilets, parking.
Weather and Environment: What impact could they have on your