In this issue, we celebrate the alchemy of location work. Rebecca “Puck” Stair’s “Locosociology,” examines the cerebral nature of the scout. We are sociologists, archeologists, biologists: exploring culture, flora and fauna, architecture, history.

This wealth of knowledge accumulated over time is personified in trailblazing location manager Kokayi Ampah. Shannon Mullen profiles the talented Mr. Ampah in “A Rung for Others.”

Fermín Dávalos’ “Scouting, the Road Less Traveled” is an honest account of what location scouts do every day on most projects—creatively solve problems with dogged persistence. An equally determined Jill Naumann takes us on a headlong journey across seven California counties, with endless multi-jurisdiction film permits all in pursuit of wild fish in “Catch of the Day.” 

Our departments continue to include “Tech Talk,”  “Career Focus,”  “In My City,”  “In the News” and the “Martini Shot.”