When you are location scouting, a great thing to do is capture photos of that particular location. Nothing beats photos taken with a smartphone when you need to take a reference image. In this movie, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to take annotated location photos with the Panascout app.
- When I get on location, I often like…to capture location photos.…Now, if I'm trying to get a really good simulation…I'll bring a DSLR with me and a bag of lenses,…and that's great, but if they're just reference photos…for myself or something I need to quickly share with others,…nothing beats the phone.…Using an app like Panavision's Panascout,…well, it's a great app for location photos.…I can go around and capture short clips, a video,…or stills, as well as all sorts of useful information.…There's overlays for things like…the exact geographic location.…
There is also going to be GPS information…to know other information about which direction…you were facing.…You'll get things like sunrise and sunset…so you know the lighting conditions.…And you can even change the date…if you needed to shoot into the future.…Now, what I like about this is it allows you…to get all the relevant information…and you can even add annotated notes.…There's a free version of the tool,…but paying the upgrade to get some of the additional add-ons…
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