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 Street View so you can have a virtual location scout.
- Now we took a look at a relatively urban environment,…but let's move on to some big cities.…I'll show you both street view…and some other options…that are rally gonna come in handy as you start to explore.…Let's jump into New York city, Manhattan.…And we'll go into the island.…Now, you see some cities will actually have…a sense of perspective here with the 3-D buildings.…Not all cities will have 3-D buildings.…
For example, D.C. did not have a full map,…but a city like New York does.…And this can be quite useful…because now you can also start to judge…the relative heights.…For example, maybe I'm getting access to a rooftop here,…and I need to plan my shot.…Well, I can see the relative height…and what buildings around me are going to be obstructed.…So as I try to find my view here,…I could actually get a pretty good idea…of looking out, where I'm gonna be shooting.…You'll see that this is quite useful,…and it allows you to explore specific areas.…
Now the 3-D buildings definitely take…a little bit of a performance hit,…
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