North Lake College will host a Locations Scout Workshop
in partnership with the Texas Film Commission on Saturday, March 6, from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Locations scouts are among the first persons hired to a
film production. Scouts find, photograph and secure shooting locations
based on the script and requests from production staff. Scouts also
negotiate the rental fees for locations, obtain the proper filming
permits from governmental agencies and travel a great deal.
This one day course is taught by experienced locations
professionals from the Texas Film Commission and will cover basic skills
needed for industry employment including, making contact and finding
locations; photography, computer and web research to build location
files; presenting location options to clients and production teams;
making the “ask” to property owners; working with contracts and other
paperwork; building relationships with local governments, film
commissions, agencies and contacts; on-set responsibilities and wrapping
up the location after the shoot.
The workshop is designed to introduce participants to
locations professionals with whom they can keep in contact, thus
beginning their networking opportunities for finding employment and
starting a career. Upon completing the workshop, participants will
receive a Locations Scout Workshop Training Certification from the Texas
Film Commission and a listing in the Texas Production Directory.
The workshop will take place at North Lake College’s main
campus in Irving. Cost for the workshop is $45.00. Any one 18 years
old and older can register. For more information, visit the Continuing
Education Office (lower level of the NLC library) or call 972-273-3360.
Editor's note: for interviews, photo opportunities and media support,
please contact Andrea
marketing and advertising coordinator, at 972-273-3005, or the North
Lake College Public Information Office, 972-273-3004.
North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community
College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas
County Community College system without regard to race, color, age,
national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.