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Location Scout Marketing Promotions and Online Profiles 2

is a continuing post of links to sites where Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs has an online presence.


Location Scout LinkedIn

Location Scout LinkedIn

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs profile at LinkedIn

LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 3 November 2011, LinkedIn reports more than 135 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories.

Location Scout LinkedIn

Location Scout LinkedIn

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs LinkedIn Profile

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs LinkedIn Profile



Location Scout Flickr

Location Scout Flickr

Location Scout Flickr Profile – Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs Flickr Profile

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R. Richard Hobbs is a New York City area film location scout, film location manager, film location library, location and production service for film, photo, video and tv.

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Flickr – Wikipedia

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

 

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Flickr Photos Tagged location+scout

…continuously updated world-wide stream of Flickr photographs tagged “location scout”.

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Flickr – Wikipedia

Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

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Location Scout Facebook

Location Scout Facebook

Location Scout on Facebook

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs | nyc.locationscout.us profile on Facebook

Sometime back (2007?) I decided to check out Facebook as a social networking way to share my ideas and news about my company, Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs nyc.locationscout.us. Facebook has been a very valuable tool for me in the time since, I am closing in on 1300 “fans” and my Facebook Location Scout Business Page has a pretty good search engine page rank 🙂 …. not too mention the REAL reason for going to the trouble in the first place, to interact with others with similar interests.

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs - nyc.locationscout.us at Facebook

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs – nyc.locationscout.us at Facebook

Facebook Company Overview

Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

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Facebook – Wikipedia

Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] As of July 2011, Facebook has more than 800 million active users.

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Silly Location Scout Kit Facebook Gift App I made

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Location Scouts Featured MOFTB Website

Location Scouts Featured MOFTB Website

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.


Twitter

Twitter

Location Scout Twitter – Everybody uses Twitter, why should a location scout be any different?

About Twitter

…At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can share a lot with a little space. Connected to each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media.


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Twitter

Twitter-related links – Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs


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Twitter – Wikipedia

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 300 million users as of 2011, generating over 300 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. It has been described as “the SMS of the Internet.”


Amazon

Amazon

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Location Scout MovieMaker Magazine Profile

Location Scout MovieMaker Magazine Profile

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs – nyc.locationscout.us @ MovieMaker Magazine Locations Directory

About MovieMaker Magazine

MovieMaker is the nation’s leading magazine on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent movie magazine.


Location Scout MovieMaker Magazine Profile

Location Scout MovieMaker Magazine Profile

Movie Maker Location Scout Magazine Article

Note: The following is a draft of ‘Securing A Great Location’, published in Moviemaker Magazine’s 2005 Beginner’s Guide To Making Movies

MovieMaker Magazine | Securing a Great Location

By © R. Richard Hobbs 2004

Chances are, before too much time goes by, you, as a film maker, will be forced to reckon with venturing out of the cozy, controllable confines of a studio/soundstage and into that great wild beyond known as a location.

If you are a director, your job, (among a plethora of other tasks, of course!), is to think of creative ways to bring a story to life visually.

If, like me, you are a part of the locations department (location scout and/or location manager), your job is to help the creative team toward this end, and while hopefully thinking equally as creatively and presenting actual real-world location possibilities, at the same time you are obligated to pay quite a bit more attention to the practicality, logistics and nuts and bolts of actually pulling the shot off at the location(s) you might suggest and following up on same.

Depending on your budget and/or method of working, even though your title may be Director, Assistant Director, Production Manager or even Executive Producer, you may be required to deal with some of the issues yourself that by rights are normally the Locations Department?s; in any case a little ‘cross-training 😉 ‘ and insight into what some of the other crew does cant be any less than a good thing!

All this said, my story will attempt to offer some useful information toward securing the perfect location from the locations department?s point of view.

As mentioned before, (the aesthetics aspects notwithstanding), there are a number of practical aspects to consider when choosing a location. What follows is by no means complete, but here are a few items in no special order:

Does the location you are considering work from all technical & logistical points of view? Some questions to ask yourself:

Where will I put all those trucks and people?

Is there room for (if not normally legal, then permitted) parking? It is imperative that you or someone from your crew scout the area adjacent to the set beforehand to make sure there is room and to be sure that room is not in front of a hydrant, fire department or bus stop, etc.

If parking is ‘tight’ (in high demand) you need to be sure that parking will in fact exist when your crew arrives! Having a permit to park there is one thing, actually ?owning? the parking space(s) is another! (As we all know possession is 99% of the law;-)

In New York City (where I work) there are specialists called Parking Coordinators or Coneheads (for the orange cones they put out). Hire them.

You need to be sure you can meet the electrical requirements of your shoot. Be sure there is sufficient house power or you can get your genny truck close enough, and be sure you have sufficient electrical cable in any case!

Is there holding? (a comfortable place to ?hold? people while they are not on set) If you are using SAG actors, a requirement is that they have a separate, private area for changing clothes. Be sure there is air conditioning or heat if the weather requires it!

Does the location work logistically?

Be careful with scheduling! If you are shooting a scene on one side of town in the morning and it takes an hour to drive to the second set, another hour to set up and then an hour of shooting, you are probably already into meal penalties. Try to find locations close to each other when scheduling scenes to be shot/ talent on call on the same day.

Is there room to work?

The most gorgeous room in the world is useless is there is not enough room to get the camera/dolly/lights/actors in there for the angles needed to make the shot.

What if it rains?

Do you have a ‘Plan B’ in your pocket? Be careful with weather and cancellations of locations, talent and equipment. It can get expensive.

Is there light there?

Is there the correct lighting for the mood you are trying to achieve (or can you make it?) A location can look significantly different on a cloudy day from the day you scouted it and there was daylight streaming thru the branches casting patterns on the ground!

Are you absolutely sure you have permission to be there?

Does the owner understand that it won?t just be someone with a camcorder stopping by for a few moments? We become so used to our own world that it sometimes ceases to occur to us that people outside the film industry most often have (or have any reason to have an) inkling about what is actually involved in making a film. You need to be straightforward and accurate about all those trucks, equipment and people that will be showing up for 12-14 hours.

You should have also prepared in advance a synopsis of the story and the specific scene(s) you are shooting and explain this in detail to the owner. Sure, we love our story, but everybody has their own views and what seems perfectly normal to us may seem controversial or blatantly offensive to someone else (for no apparent reason to us) yet it is they that will have to live with being associated with the film. This is a very large, diverse, very politically correct world we live in today!

You should always use a property release form and get it signed by the location owner. A property release, in a nutshell, is written permission for you to depict a property to the public on film. Without it, you may leave yourself open to claims of invasion of privacy or other damages. Just do a Google for ?property release?, there are standard forms around you can use.

You should always find out beforehand if there are any local or municipal permits or fees required where you are filming and comply fully with those requirements. A local film office, the city clerk or police department for a given municipality should be able to tell you what, if any filming permit requirements may exist.

Q: What could suck worse than finding out you don?t have time or money for a permit? A: Getting your production shut down in mid-shoot because you don?t have a permit.

There a few other general suggestions I might offer that may help you in your quest for the perfect location:

Never underestimate the power of a film office!

Local film offices are some of the most underutilized FREE resources available to film makers. A film commission can get you ?in? places you could never touch on your own. They have the credibility of being associated with government plus can be an advocate for your project! They can be a godsend if you are filming outside your home turf- They most often have listings of local crew and location ideas for you. They know the local customs and any permit requirements that may exist! Be nice to film offices!

If you want to find out if there is a film office in your area try here first: www.afci.org

Leave time for permitting/getting permissions

I can?t begin to tell how many great locations have been aborted (or lost!) because there was insufficient time allowed to get permission or secure permits. This malady seems to especially afflict film makers just starting out for some reason (?).

Q: Hey, can you get me and my crane on a rooftop in NYC to shoot tonite?

A: Sorry, ain’t gonna happen, bubba.

If time is tight one option may be to use a location agency. These are people/companies (often scouts or location managers) that have an archive of existing pictures of locations that have often been previously used (or scouted and not used for one reason or another) Sometimes time can be saved this way, but don?t expect miracles- permissions must still be obtained and fees negotiated on your behalf.

Do you have insurance?

I personally won’t go on a shoot or book locations for a production without insurance. You should have a minimum $1,000,000 (standard now actually seems to be $2,000,000) commercial liability policy that allows for additional insurance of third parties. If you are using payroll and have employees then you should have workmen?s comp. Some locations require proof of this.

Use the right tool for the job!

You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to drive in a nail (or maybe you would 😉 ! Anyway, hire a location scout/manager! We are there for u!

Adios, good luck and p.s. please invite me to the Oscar Party!

Movie Maker Magazine

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Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs MyOpenID

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs MyOpenID

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs MyOpenID Profile

Arguably, OpenID is the wave of the future. Get with the program or get left behind! What’s not to like about being able to carry your identity from website to website and network to network? When doing location scout research online, it is important to be able to log in and out of websites quickly and securely.

About MyOpenId / JanRain

JanRain based in Portland, Oregon, has been a recognized leader and primary catalyst driving the OpenID market forward. The majority of utilities and libraries in use throughout the OpenID ecosystem have been contributed by this company, it manages myOpenID.com, the most popular independent site for consumers and businesses to establish an OpenID account; and is first to market with a communication application built on the OpenID standard, called Pibb.

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OpenID – Wikipedia

OpenID is an open standard that describes how users can be authenticated in a decentralized manner, eliminating the need for services to provide their own ad hoc systems and allowing users to consolidate their digital identities. Users may create accounts with their preferred OpenID identity providers, and then use those accounts as the basis for signing on to any website which accepts OpenID authentication.

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OAuth Logo - Wikipedia

OAuth – Wikipedia

OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard for authorization. It allows users to share their private resources (e.g., photos, videos, contact lists) stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their credentials, typically username and password.

Flickr Third - Party Auth Page

Flickr Third - Party Auth Page

Many well-known websites used by location scouts, such as Flickr, utilize OpenID and OAuth technologies.

Location Scout Storify

Location Scout Storify

Location Scout Profile – Storify

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs profile at Storify

Storify is a good site to share location scout content I have posted elsewhere such as YouTube or Flickr.

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Storify – Wikipedia

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.

Today millions of people are sharing content through social media. But these streams of information are quickly lost in the never-ending stream of updates. With Storify, it is possible to put together the best Tweets, photos and videos to make stories that will be remembered.

The word Storify It’s actually an obsolete word that used to be in the dictionary that means “to form or tell stories.”

nyc.locationscout.us Storify Profile

nyc.locationscout.us Storify Profile


Location Scout MyFDB

Location Scout MyFDB

Location Scout Profile: MyFDB (My Fashion DataBase)

MYFDB is a great resource for production talent (i.e. a location scout…) and reference as relates to the fashion industry 🙂

R. Richard Hobbs's Profile - MyFDB

R. Richard Hobbs’s Profile – MyFDB


Location Scout Gowalla

Location Scout Gowalla

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs Gowalla Profile

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Gowalla – Wikipedia

Gowalla was a location-based social network launched in 2007 and closed in 2012. Users would ‘check in’ at Spots in their local vicinity, either through a dedicated mobile application or through the mobile website. As a reward users will sometimes receive virtual “items” from check-ins. Items have developed to become a promotional tool for the game’s partners, e.g. Incase. As of November 2010 there were approximately 600,000 users.

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs Gowalla Profile

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs Gowalla Profile


Location Scout Tumblr

Location Scout Tumblr

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs Tumblr Profile

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Tumblr – Wikipedia

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. Emphasizing its ease of use, the service allows users to post content to a short-form blog, named a “tumblelog.” Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private.


1ProPhoto

1ProPhoto

nyc.locationscout.us profile at 1ProCrew

How did 1ProPhoto.Com ( formerly: www.PhotoAssistant.Net ) come to fruition?

One day while working with a photographer (notorious for not paying her bills or her assistants), the photographer said, “there are so few good photo assistants any more.” James said, “there are lots of great photo assistants, you’ve just got to be willing to pay them.”

“Well”, said the photographer, “I don’t know where to find them.”

From that conversation in 1998 www.PhotoAssistant.net was born one week later.


The Acme

The Acme

nyc.locationscout.us profile on The Acme

The Acme

The Acme

Location Scout Resource: The Acme

About The Acme

How The ACME Resource Network came to be

Necessity is the mother of invention and her name is Libby Woolems. A successful art director who just had to have her way, or at least a better way, to research, create, locate and build the myriad of designs for her commercial and entertainment clients…

…The idea for The ACME began as a vision, or more like a mirage, that floated before Libby while she sat in her sweltering car thumbing through two milk crates of Yellow Pages and well known entertainment resource directories. On this particular Saturday morning she had one hour to locate a prop that was needed for the first set up and shot of the day. Libby thought to herself, “If only these businesses would simply list their hours.” And so it began in 1997.

The Acme Resource Network is a diverse directory of production resources of particularly likely interest to set designers, set builders, film / photo stylists and other art department personnel as well as other production entities such as media production companies in general, line producers and production coordinators, assistant directors and location managers / scouts – particularly those people and companies located in such production-hub areas such as Hollywood (CA), Los Angeles (CA), New York (NY), North Hollywood (CA), San Francisco (CA) and West Hollywood (CA). (these are the “featured cities” from The Acme’s home page)

I like the name har har 🙂 – remember in all those Chuck Jones / Road Runner cartoons all of Wile E. Coyote‘s “weapons of mass destruction” 😉 and other props were always “Acme” brand?

p.s. All Chuck Jones’ stuff came straight outta Burbank (Warner Brothers is there) just like The Acme! 😉


Location Scout at Photography Directory

Location Scout at Photography Directory

Location Scout Photography Directory Profile: Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs | nyc.locationscout.us @ Photography Directory

Home : Photo Locations and Studios Rental : Photo Locations : nyc.locationscout.us

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The Photography Directory

About the Photography Directory:

Photography Directory: A comprehensive directory of photographers and photography related sites.

Location Scout FriendFeed

Location Scout FriendFeed

Location Scout FriendFeed Profile

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FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.

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Networked Blogs

Networked Blogs

Location Scout Networked Blogs

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs is syndicated by Networked Blogs on Facebook.

Networked Blogs: NetworkedBlogs.com is an extension of the NetworkedBlogs Facebook Application to make our user-generated blog directory accessible outside Facebook and provide more exposure to our blogs.


LiveJournal

LiveJournal

Location Scout at livejournal.com

Location Scout R. Richard Hobbs / livejournal

About LiveJournal

LiveJournal, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is the corporate home of LiveJournal.com and all affiliated products.

LiveJournal represents social media without borders. With a deep tradition of global participation, LiveJournal is on the forefront of personal publishing, community involvement, and individual expression. In the coming months and years, look for LiveJournal to continue to deliver improved technologies and services to its members.

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Wikipedia

Live Journal – Wikipedia

LiveJournal (LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community

Google

Google

Google Search: Live Journal