COMPASS FEATURES

The S.W.A.T. Location Department

Making the Impossible Possible by Shaun O’Banion Shawn Ryan (The Shield) had been a fan of the original series and approached Moritz about developing a new ...

Sense and Sensibility

Filming at Historic Properties: Frank Gehry, noted architect, sums it up best, “Architecture should speak of its time and its place, but yearn for timelessness.”...

Flying Down to Whitehall

Flying Down to Whitehall: Historic Locations Bring British Stories to Life  by Jim Collette “Votes for women!” The cry emanated from the Heavens, and a sudde...

South of the Border

Finding 30 locations for Roma, which received 10 Oscar nominations and won three Oscars, was an enormous challenge for Horacio Rodriguez, LMGI and his location team. ...

Beyond Borders | Jack Ryan’s Location Teams

Everybody loves Jack Ryan. Since Tom Clancy introduced his CIA analyst-turned-action hero in his 1984 thriller The Hunt for Red October, film audiences have poured into theaters to watch different incarnations of Ryan. ...

First Man | Kyle Hinshaw LMGI

It takes a village to pull off getting a rocket to the moon, even a fake one. Based on the book of the same title by James R. Hansen, First Man is the story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon....

Stranger Things | Tony Holley, LMGI, LM

Back in 2015, when no one had ever heard of a Netflix series called Stranger Things, location manager Tony Holley, LMGI and his team could work wherever they wanted without hassle....

A Wrinkle in Time | Alison Taylor, LMGI

Location pro Alison Taylor explores a brave new world by Nancy Mills Movie photos by Atsushi Nishijima. ©2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ...

Fair Dinkum | Duncan Jones, LMGI, LM

Duncan Jones Locates a Superhero Universe Down Under by Nancy Mills THOR: RAGNAROK posed many challenges for location manager Duncan Jones, but the biggest wa...

Out of This World: Emma Pill, LMGI

When Emma Pill was offered the job as supervising location manager on Blade Runner 2049, her first thought was not “Blade Runner is a classic film. How can I possibly live up to its memory?”...

Revisiting L.A. Locations From L.A. Confidential

It’s Saturday afternoon in the City of Angels, and while I wait for location managers John Panzarella and Leslie Thorson at the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea, decent citizens run their weekend errands....

Out of Africa

Finding locations can sometimes prove dangerous—climbing mountains, crawling over rocks, entering destroyed buildings. Seldom does it involve encounters with AK-47s or hippopotamuses—unless your name is Deon du Preez, LMGI....

The Fate of the Furious

The Fast and Furious franchise has shot in some pretty exotic locales. But nothing will top its adventures in Cuba for The Fate of the Furious. ...

Storm Coming In, Part ll:

Safety on the Road Ahead by Mark London Williams In our winter 2016 issue, we ended the first part of “Storm Coming In...

In My City: Sydney

Co-editor Stevie Nelson gets a tour of Sydney from member Colin McDougall Stevie: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ...