Location Scouting

Location scouting is a vital process in the pre-production stage of filmmaking. Once a director has decided what general kind of scenery they require for the various parts of the production outside of the studio, the search for appropriate Interior (INT) and Exterior (EXT) locations begin.

was recorded on location in Denver, CO during a live workshop and is now available as a Film Workshop DVD Series or to download as Video Chapters.

The entire Film Production Workshop Download Package includes: 10 Chapter Downloads of the 3-Day Film Workshop, recorded live, plus the Workshop Manual, and both Prizzi’s Honor and Crossfire Trail screenplays. The videos are enhanced with visual references to The Workshop Manual.

Through this course Tom will discuss factors related to International Filming as well, with examples from his own work as Producer of Crossfire Trail (filmed in Canada) and Brush with Fate (filmed in The Netherlands).


Preview: Location Scouting (EXT)

In this preview clip from the Film Production Workshop, Tom discusses location scouting factors that an Assistant Director and Unit Production Manager need to know while on a live location.

Download over 45mins. of Instruction on
Preliminary Scouts, Tech Scouts, 
& Location Factors.

$34.95Add to cart

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