Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the importance of a site survey, part of Effective Site Surveys for Video and Photo Projects.
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Let's start off with practical advice.…What exactly is a site survey?…Well, for different folks this is going to take on different meanings,…but I'd like to frame it from my point of view, so you'll understand the sort of…things you'll learn today.…First off, I see a site survey as being a thorough review of the location, to…make sure that it's ready to use in a video or a photo production.…The idea here is that you're taking a look at the locations.…Sometimes those occasions are going to be ones that you've selected.…Other times they're going to be provided by your client or maybe a location-…scouting service, and you're going to want to make sure that those locations…that have been selected are actually ready to use.…
This is also a great opportunity to discover if there's going to be any risks or opportunities.…For example, the location may lend itself to some great shots that you hadn't plan for.…Maybe there is just a perfect outlook or you really like the backlighting and…you want to adjust the script or the scene.…
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- Why do a site survey?
- Planning camera positions
- Making lighting decisions
- Securing permissions
- Assembling a crew
- Deciding on your gear
- Understanding the technical considerations