Location Scout Work 2007
News: Location Scout – Location Management and Production Management for P & O Cruises (London, UK)
P&O Cruises is a British-American owned cruise line based at Carnival House in Southampton, England, and operated by Carnival UK. Originally a constituent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, having operated the world’s first passenger ships in the early 19th Century.
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News: August: Task: To location scout a New Jersey residential photo location
for an advertising and collateral print campaign roll-out for an as-yet publicly announced pharma product made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical (Titusville, NJ).
Task Completed! 🙂
The photo shoot was produced and photographed by Ruggieri Photo (Woodland Park, NJ).
News: Location scout around New York City for a photography campaign for Fox Clothing (Israel) produced by MetroMotion Productions (NYC).
Fox is an Israel-based fashion chain specializing in women’s, men’s, children’s, and babies’ fashions. Respectively, those brands are FOX, FOX MEN, FOX KIDS, and FOX BABY.
Founded in 1942 in the British Mandate of Palestine as the Trico Fox Ltd., Fox has grown to become a large company. After having its IPO on TASE in 2002, the company became Fox-Wizel Ltd.
News: Location scout around New York City for a photography campaign for Fox Clothing (Israel) produced by MetroMotion Productions (NYC).
Location scouting in NJ in April for Human Footprint
an American remake of the original UK TV Channel 4 Human Footprint tv documentary, which details in a fascinating manner all the “things” we, as humans, consume and/or use in a lifetime. Not sure NJ got the shoot for a variety of demographic, aesthetic and budgetary reasons (the production team was also scouting the Hudson Valley in NY State when I last spoke to them), but it was fun to show them what NJ might have to offer and have a chance to work with television director Clive Maltby (UK) and the rest of the Touch Productions (UK) U.S. location scouting contingent.
Update: Location Scout for Human Footprint
Location Scout Deutsche Bank – Location scout in New York City for Deutsche Bank (Germany)
for photography for their annual report
Photographer: Albrecht Fuchs (Koln, Germany)
Production: World Locations/Paris
Deutsche Bank AG (literally “German Bank”; is a global financial service company with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The investment bank division is head-quartered in London, United Kingdom. The bank employs more than 100,000 people in 74 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the emerging markets. With a market share of 21 percent, Deutsche Bank is the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world.
News: Location Scout For Escada
January- Photo shoot location scout in New York, NY for an advertising campaign for German fashion house
Client: Escada (Aschheim, DE)
Produced and location-managed by World Locations (Paris, FR)
Escada is an international luxury fashion group in women’s designer clothing. The company has a presence in about 60 different countries. Its main sales markets are North America, western and eastern Europe and Asia.
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 (https://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.
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 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!
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!
News: Location Scouting Workshop Deux
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.
- 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!
- Location scouting and location management classes url
- Wikipedia Article- Location Scouting (I started this article and help maintain the page)
- Press Release
- Announcement Page
Class dates as scheduled are:
- Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 6:45PM NYC (Location to be announced by The Learning Annex)
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:45PM NYC (Location to be announced by The Learning Annex)
- Tuesday, April 3, 2007 6:45PM NYC (Location to be announced by The Learning Annex)
~ B there or b square!
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.
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 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 😉
News: Location Scout Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace offering the widest range of benchmark futures and options products available for risk management
News: New York City area location scout for Credit Suisse
The Credit Suisse Group AG (SIX: CSGN, NYSE: CS) is a Swiss multinational financial services company headquartered in Zurich, with more than 250 branches in Switzerland and operations in more than 50 countries.
News: Location scout for a W Magazine fashion photo story
Photographer: Steven Klein (NYC)
Production Company: Jessica Brown / Custom Family Productions (NYC)
W is a monthly American fashion magazine published by Condé Nast, who purchased original owner Fairchild Publications in 1999. It was created in 1972 by the publisher of sister magazine Women’s Wear Daily, James Brady. The magazine is an oversize format – ten inches wide and thirteen inches tall. Stefano Tonchi is the editor of W; Lucy Kriz is the vice president and publisher. W magazine has a reader base of nearly half a million, 469,000 of which are annual subscribers. 80 percent of the magazine’s readers are female and have an average household income of $135,840.
Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, is a magazine publisher. In the U.S., it produces 18 consumer magazines, including Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, as well as four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices.
Location Scout New York, NY area for Elle Magazine fashion photography production
Photographer: Mark Squires (NYC)
Production: Sean Hall/ Zonules (NYC)
Elle is a worldwide magazine of French origin that focuses on women’s fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. Elle is also the world’s largest fashion magazine. It was founded by Pierre Lazareff and his wife Hélène Gordon in 1945. The title, in French, means “she”.
News: Location Scout Dooney & Bourke
Location scout Yonkers, NY for a print fashion photography shoot.
Client: Dooney and Bourke (Norwalk, CT)
Production Company: Tracy LaValle (Albuquerque, NM)
Photographer: Alexandra Carr (NYC)
Art Direction by Phyllis B. Dooney (NYC)
Dooney & Bourke is a company specializing in fashion accessories, such as handbags, iPod cases, luggage, bracelets, watches, and briefcases, as well as a limited clothing line, which includes sweaters, shoes, jackets, and scarves. While most products are made for women, there are some products, such as sweaters, belts, wallets, briefcases, and some shoes made for men. Founded in 1975, Dooney & Bourke products range from $20–$625. Dooney & Bourke produces goods in the niche market where the brand is recognizable as a mid-level product but is priced such that it is easily accessible to the budget conscious.