Hobbs – McKennon Location Scout Workshops

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Location Scout – Location Manager R. Richard Hobbs – Location Scout – Location Manager McKennon Location Scout Workshops

(Pressrelease.cc) Veteran New York City location scouts and managers R. Richard Hobbs (nyc.locationscout.us) and Mark D. McKennon (www.scoutman.com), have teamed up with The Learning Annex, New York (www.learningannex.com) to offer a location scouting and location management workshop.

The location scouting and location management workshop would be of interest to people interested in pursuing a career in film/TV/commercial production.

So what does a location scout do, anyway? Location scouting and management are somewhat arcane but vital parts of production for feature films, television shows and commercials, print photo shoots, as well as an increasing number of projects straight to the Web. According to a Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Location_scouting) to which Mr. Hobbs has contributed regularly, “Location Scouting is a process in the pre-production stage…. Once a need is realized for a scene that might not be suitable (for any of a plethora of reasons) for photography in a studio setting, a search is begun for a suitable place or “location” outside the studio.” This is a specialized niche driven by data and deadlines, specs and strategies, travel and technology. Such as: identifying and sizing up potential locations; photographing them; “selling” the location to the client or producers; knowing one’s way around metro NYC; maintaining inventory, etc. Location management is the flip side of the coin that includes working with the Mayors Office of Film (MOFTB), negotiating with owners/tenants; obtaining shooting permits; maps and directions; and securing production parking.

Mark and Richard will describe every step of the location scouting and management process. An attendee will enter as a novice, but leave with the beginning of expertise. Class materials will be provided.

Complete details and registration are available on the Learning Annex New York City website (www.learningannex.com) Workshop dates scheduled are January 16, 2007; February 20, 2007 and April 3, 2007.


Location Scouts Featured MOFTB

Location Scouts Featured MOFTB

News: Location Scouts Hobbs & McKennon Featured NYC MOFTB

– March: Location scouts R. Richard Hobbs and Mark D. McKennon were recently featured on the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcast (MOFTB) website in an article highlighting film locations and production in New York City and the ongoing Location Scouting Workshop Mark and Richard are teaching at Learning Annex, New York.

Location Scouting Workshop sessions began in January, 2007. The next and last session will be on Tuesday, April 3rd in New York City. Details and registration are available on the Learning Annex, NY Website.

MOFTB is one of the premier film commissions in the U.S. and (by way of the MOFTB Website) New York City is home to the director of this year’s Oscar Winner for Best Director, Martin Scorcese for his work on the winning film for Best Picture, The Departed. The Departed also won the Oscar for Writing for an Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing.


Location Scouts Featured MOFTB

Location Scouts Featured MOFTB

Location Scout Featured New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) website

– Location Scout Mark McKennon and I were featured recently on the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcast (MOFTB) website!

Read about it here and here.


Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

Location Scout Workshop NYC

– Tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 3rd) will be the third and final session of the Location Scouting and Location Management Workshop that Mark McKennon and I have been teaching at Learning Annex in New York City.

Details and registration form are available on the Learning Annex Website. Just navigate to “Local Classes” (New York) and to the date (April 3)

Better hurry if this location scout workshop is something you would like to attend!


Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

News: Location Scouting Workshop Deux

Location Scout Mark McKennon and I will be teaming up to teach a location scouting and location management class at The Learning Annex New York.

Mark and I work together frequently professionally as location scouts / location managers; several years ago we joined forces to teach the first Location Scouting and Location Management Workshop at The Learning Annex. We have been asked once again to teach this informative workshop and we are both very excited!

Below is the description of the the Location Scouting and Location Management Class from The Learning Annex NY Website and the printed catalog. We are told this is going to be a x3 million print run – you shouldnt have a problem finding one around New York City!

Ever wonder how people find all those locations for movies, TV, commercials and print ads?!

In this informative class, locations veterans R. Richard Hobbs and Mark D. McKennon share many exciting facts about location scouting and management. Their work takes them all over New York City and the metro/tri-state area on behalf of some major production, photo and corporate clients. It’s a crucial, challenging position and a fabulous way to break into a fast-paced industry.

Learn:

  • Duties and responsibilities
  • How to work with film commissions and local authorities to get location leads, shooting permits, police assistance, etc.
  • Creative aspects of scouting; successful location management (in general, but emphasizing the unique environment of New York City)
  • Photography tips to shoot your location as you want it seen by the decision makers
  • How to negotiate deals
  • And more

Plus: How to get a job doing this… And more!

In addition to the specialties of scouting and management, Richard Hobbs and Mark McKennon each own and operate location library/services for film, video and print. Combined, they maintain on-line photo inventories of over 3,000 locations, but they have visited or know of many more, mostly in New York City/State, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s often not just a job, but an adventure. Come hear how we do it!

Class dates as scheduled are:

~ B there or b square!


Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

Location Scout Learning Annex Workshops

May 25, 2004 Location Scout Workshop at The Learning Annex New York City was a big success. We are looking forward to doing it again June.

Learning Annex – Wikipedia

The Learning Annex is a private continuing adult education school based in New York. It was founded in 1980 by Bill Zanker in his New York City studio apartment with an investment of only $5,000. It is considered the largest adult education company in North America.


Location Scout Mark McKennon - Location Station

Location Scout Mark McKennon – Location Station

Location Scout Mark McKennon PBS-TV

I Received this press release today from Mark McKennon:

Mark McKennon, freelance location scout and manager for film/TV/photo/commercial, joined Shannon Kennedy (video editor), Lawrence Brenner (web design), Jim Colucci (writer) and five other media freelancers at the 2/1 taping of a panel discussion at Freelancers Union offices in Brooklyn for the PBS show NOW, airing on Channel 13 (Thirteen/WNET New York) this Friday, 2/15 at 8:30 p.m. and repeating Sunday 2/17 at 11:00 p.m.

Freelancers Union invited us to share our thoughts and experiences as part of the rising tide of solo individuals who have greater value than ever to working America, but also greater vulnerability in economic downturns, in the form of unaffordable or limiting medical insurance, no unemployment benefits or emergency funds, tax liabilities, and other big and pertinent issues. Freelancers Union is helping to lead a campaign for political recognition and vital legislation in support of economic equality.

Join us at the roundtable — although the table was actually square 😉

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