A mixture of theory and practical work, this course provides participants with the framework on which to base any scouting role within the locations department for film, TV and commercials.
The course is ideal for those who already have some scouting experience in film and TV and are looking to understand how to organise and prepare the best scouting. The course is also a good introduction for those wanting to get started in location scouting.
To get the most out of the course, participants should bring their own camera or camera phone and laptop.
The course is led by Lloret MacKenna Dunn, a freelance Supervising Location Manager, who has worked for over 25 years in Scotland's Film and TV sector on a diverse range of productions including Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose, T2 Trainspotting and World War Z.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic principles of photography
- Take photographs of a location
- Use photo sharing sites such as Dropbox/Smugmug
- Understand and interpret the brief
- Research and assess locations for suitability
- Package and present locations
- Use Google Maps and Google Earth as a scouting aid
- Understand the most common architectural styles and influences of periods of history
- Start to build a location photograph library
- Complete a script breakdown for locations including identifying any potential problems/ needs
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. An interest in working in the location department in film and TV is required.
Please complete the application form to apply.
If you need any help, please contact NFTS Scotland on 0141 729 8190 or email@example.com