Location Scout Spotlight – Kubrickr.
Part five of a series of posts regarding ways others and I have been influenced by the work of the iconic 20th century film director Stanley Kubrick.
Kubrickr is a Flickr photo finder that will return tag-driven results, but only photos licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution or Attribution/Non-Commercial licenses. You can then use Kubrickr to assemble an image that is custom fitted for the WordPress Default Theme. WordPress itself is perhaps the most popular blogging software in the world and the software this website is built upon.
“Kubrickr”… you have to be curious about the oh-so-web2.0 name – well actually it’s a play on “Flickr” and “Kubrick” the at-one-time-named WordPress blog software default theme, which, like a number of WordPress themes, allows a photo to be placed in the header area. Kubrickr’s author is Owen Winkler
…Could Kubrickr have potential for use as a location scout tool?
Perhaps, but there are probly many other search tools better suited to finding film location images. The search function of the Flickr website itself is not bad, Google and Bing both have huge image indexes and of course, there is the subscription location service I use, Locamundo. Tag Browsr looks interesting, too. Or call a location scout. Finding locations is what we do!
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor who did most of his work as an expatriate in the United Kingdom. He is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films, typically adaptations of novels or short stories, are noted for their “dazzling” and unique cinematography, attention to details to achieve realism and an inspired use of music scores. Kubrick’s films covered a variety of genres, including war, crime, romantic and black comedies, horror, epic and science fiction. Kubrick was also noted for being a perfectionist, using painstaking care with scene staging and working closely with his actors.