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Location Scouting template

Page template that can be used to record and evaluate location sites for filming

In my Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking book, chapter 5 includes instructions for performing a location scout. Location scouting for a film is greatly simplified if you use a standard form to record information about the locations when you visit them.  

The Location Scouting template that I've created includes places for all the standard key aspects of the location including location orientation, power availability, lighting, locality, exterior appearance, and many other items.

Note that it is a good idea to name the location uniquely (i.e. Adams Family-like house, Beastly Bungalow, etc.) not only to make it easier to remember, but also to provide a common name by which the digital pictures of that location can be easily filed.


Location Scouting template (download PDF/12K)

Location Scouting template (download GIF/16K)