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Location, location, location risk assessments and recces

in this tutorial you will learn about location recces and risk assesments

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Location, location, location risk assessments and recces

  1. 1. Location, location, location Planning where to film
  2. 2. There are 3 questions we need to answer when planning filming locations • Is it suitable? • Is it safe? • Do I have permission to film there?
  3. 3. Is it suitable? • The look: Does it meet the needs of the script? • Travel: can we get there? • Accommodation: Is it within commuting distance, or do we need to arrange accommodation whilst filming? • Cost: do we have to pay to use it?
  4. 4. Is it safe? • Can we access the location safely? • Are there any dangers to the cast and crew there? • Can we make the location safe of dangers? • Is it open to members of the public, or is it a closed set? • Are we insured if someone hurts themself?
  5. 5. Do I have permission to film there? • Ownership: Who owns the land / building / space? • Contact: Have I contacted them to ask permission? • Proof: Have I got proof that I am allowed to film there?
  6. 6. So how do we plan for all this? • Location research • Location recce • Risk assessment • Signed filming permission / evidence of contact & consent
  7. 7. Task 1: working in pairs Imagine you have been asked to produce a TV news piece on the death of city centre shopping. • Research 3 filming locations. • Millenium place • West Orchards shopping centre • Aberdeen harbour • Fill in location recces for all of them. Keep a copy of your research, with the WWW’s recorded.
  8. 8. Feedback Which of these locations is suitable? • Millenium place • West Orchards shopping centre • Aberdeen harbour
  9. 9. Feedback Who / where do we get filming permission?
  10. 10. Task 2: working in pairs Get your pens, paper and bags. Lets go risk assess our 2 locations! • Research 3 filming locations. • Millenium place • West Orchards shopping centre

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