Traveling to a location before you shoot to scout it is important, because you will be able to learn what gear you need to pack and what conditions are like. What do you do if you can’t location scout? In this movie, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use Google Maps so you can have a virtual location scout.
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- While traveling to location is a great way to get familiar…sometimes budgets won't allow you to get out into the field.…Maybe you want to know what gear to pack or what resources…are nearby.…Where are you going to stay?…What about feeding the crew?…Well, the things is, virtual location scouting has gotten…easier and easier.…Part of this is due to companies like Google,…who've made it a great effort of theirs to document,…basically, the entire planet with Google maps.…Let's explore Goggle Earth and I'll show you some of…the great things you can find when you're evaluating…shoot locations.…
I'll launch Google Earth, and it's pretty straight forward.…Now, you'll notice that there's some different ways to…navigate Google Earth.…Including the ability to take two fingers and rotate…the planet, or around.…You can also pan.…
Zoom by pinching outward.…Rotate.…To reset, just touch the north arrow and it will center…up the map.…And you can also view a particular location.…For example, let's zoom in here.…And I'll allow it to use my actual location.…
In this course, photographer, video producer, and educator Rich Harrington takes you on a tour of the kinds of apps that can streamline photo and video projects of all kinds. Review different iOS and Android apps to simplify your entire production, from planning shoots remotely to recording audio on set.
- Location scouting virtually
- Annotating photos during location scouting
- Creating storyboards
- Slating camera takes
- Recording audio on location
- Forecasting the weather
- Understanding the position of the sun, moon, and stars