Working in Locations
Duration 1 - 15 days (Join for part or all of the course)
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Bursaries supported by the Scottish Government are available for those who are eligible
Covering all aspects of the Film & TV Locations department, this three-week course can be accessed as a whole or as three individual weeks, including several stand-alone days.
The course builds week by week and will prove invaluable, both for new entrants and for those wishing to fully understand the work of the Locations department and its pivotal role at each stage in any production.
The course also includes an NFTS Scotland Certificate of Completion and certificated Carbon Literacy training.
A mixture of theory, practical work and location visits, the course will provide participants with the framework on which to base any role within the department.
Developed and delivered specifically for NFTS Scotland, this course is led by Lloret Dunn, a freelance Supervising Location Manager, who after working for over 25 years in Scotland's Film and TV sector is still relishing the challenges and exhilaration of the industry. Her credits cover a diverse range of productions including Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose, T2 Trainspotting and World War Z.
THE COURSE WILL COVER:
WEEK ONE: 18th - 22nd February 2019
Understanding the roles within a Production
Breaking down the script
* STAND ALONE DAY - Wednesday 20th February 2019
Digital Photography and image management: How to create a library and share location images.
WEEK TWO: 25th - 1st March 2019
Health and Safety
Negotiating fees and the Location Contract
Working with Location Owners
* STAND ALONE DAY – Wednesday 27th February 2019
Unit Managing: An introduction to this highly practical and key role.
WEEK THREE: 4th - 8th March 2019
Daily management of a shoot
How to deal with conflict
Responding to changes
How to find work in the industry
* STAND ALONE DAY – Wednesday 6th March 2019
Roads, Police and Traffic Management
Understanding the liaison between these vital agencies and navigating your way around current regulations
Working with Security
Filming with Drones