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setscouter set location scout appLocation scouting can be a lot of fun when you’re spending time imagining the potential production value of a place you’re visiting for the first time. It’s very rewarding to report it all back to the production department heads, introducing the exciting visions of “what if?” for ground zero of principal photography. However, unless you’re an experienced, local scout with a laundry list of locations and contacts, you’re also going to spend a lot of time searching, driving, cold-calling, and negotiating to find that perfect fit for the project. If only there were a platform to make this entire process easier, especially for indie filmmakers. But there’s not, so I better end the article here – kidding! Say hello to Set Scouter, which Anila Gill of Tribeca says “hopes to be the AirBnb of  location scouting.” More »

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The Ice Storm btsIf you asked someone who/what their favorite character in a movie was, what do you think their response would be? I would bet my entire life savings ($40.77) that their answer wouldn’t be a location. Some of the things we remember most about a film are its locations, and if creatively invested in enough, they take on a life of their own. Production Designer Mark Friedberg the 1997 film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, shared his thoughts on “casting” locations and how architecture can deliver lines so your human characters don’t have to. Check out the video after the jump: More »