Whether you are planning a video shoot, touring the grounds of an upcoming wedding, or looking ahead to a sunset shoot at your favorite landscape spot, the importance of location scouting cannot be overstated. This helpful video will give you lots of great tips and techniques to improve your location scouting.
Coming to you from Darious Britt, this video features him going over tips and techniques for location scouting. Whenever you are getting ready for any sort of big shoot, location scouting can be that extra bit of preparation that puts the shoot over the top and helps you bring home the exact shots you want. It's especially important to be familiar with a location and have ideas and backup plans ready to go for any sort of shoot that you can't afford or are simply unable to reattempt, such as big-budget productions or weddings. One of my favorite tools for this is Cadrage Director's Viewfinder, an iPhone app that allows you to see how different camera and focal length combinations will look for a given scene and compile a PDF shot-list that you can print out for the day of the shoot. It's an indispensable tool for planning. Check out the video above for all of Britt's helpful tips.