Charlotte WrightVery sad. I got threaded many years ago whilst scouting on a film. I was in london taking pictures. A lady thought I was going to take a picture of her. She was pretty out of it. She ended up picking a brick up off the floor and threatening me with it. She was tugging at my camera. So I gave get it and managed to run off. Just something of warning. She thought I was police and when she saw me in my car I had a sticker saying film crew. She then started to kick my car screaming. Since then I never have film crew on stickers in my window. Xx stay safe. Xx
1 day ago · 1
Bobby LewallenMaybe companies need to Change the way they look for locations.
It's just a fucking movie or tv show for gods sake.
Build a set or use SAFE existing well known locations.
Is your tv show really worth a human life?
19 hours ago · 3
S Helanna BoskonWow. Not much support here for Location Managers. Having often been put in dangerous situations myself, sad to see the industry still doesn't strongly support the scouts, and rather the Production company, allegedly.
Angella SmithSO sad! I have read about several murders recently of location Scouts and managers in the US and other countries. This is sad. As a location scout, films and commercial projects expect you to find them the "right" places to film their movie or other project. And, that is your (my) job as a scout. So you are expected to cold call on homes and businesses and venture into places most people wouldn't think of going: abandoned buildings, thick forests, sketchy neighborhoods, isolated areas, etc. HOWEVER, nothing is worth your life!! I will not put myself, my life, at risk for a job. No one should! I always use caution and common sense when scouting, even in not so sketchy neighborhoods. Knocking on the wrong door, traveling the wrong trail, isolating yourself in dangerous areas, driving up the wrong holler, entering the wrong abandoned building, ANYWHERE, Can get you killed!! And, not just in Mexico...Be safe, take precautions, set-up life lines and, sometimes, just say NO to the job.
Alexandre RochaIn Brazil we have the same problems, and it is very important to authorize before entering areas that are dominated by traffic and paramilitaries. if you are not sure, do not enter, sometimes we have several difficulties with these authorizations, which can take days or weeks.
your safety and your team depend on these authorizations, if there is no security there will be no work at that location.
working in these areas is not easy, a photo taken from a wrong location may reveal a traffic area or a weapons depot, which may be your last photo unfortunately.
I ask all professionals to be very careful, our life and more important than a good place to shoot.