Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scouting Status

2 Down.

32 To Go.

No Pressure.

Actually, we've chosen a short list for two of the most important apartments in the movie and we have possibilities for 8 of the other major locations. We've got Bupkis on most of the rest but I've got my scouts out scouring the city for stuff.

And I'll let you in on a little secret. I've never done a movie where we had all of the locations locked down before the Tech Scout. There's always a few little things that you're still looking for (sometimes up to a few days before they shoot). There are other things that you know are going to be omitted from the script and you don't waste a lot of time thinking about them.

Right now I'm prioritizing what we look for by how important it is in the movie, by how hard it is to schedule (Hospitals and Colleges), and by the amount of the movie that takes place there. By August 1st, I'll be prioritizing almost exclusively by when a location needs to be used in our shooting schedule (i.e. I want to make sure that we have everything that shoots the first couple of weeks before I worry about something that shoots at the end of our schedule).

Anyway, since I have so much stuff to do, and since deciding which to do first hurts my head a little, I think I'll go downstairs and have a cigarette. See? I'm decisive that way!

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