Monday, 24 February 2014

Component 8: Location Recce

What is Location Recce?

Well, Recce is in-fact a military term that has been borrowed by media production in the United Kingdom. The word 'recce' actually derived from  wars 'reconnaissance'. It refers to pre-filming visit to a location to work out its suitability for shooting, including access to necessary facilities and assessment of any potential lighting or sound issues, and is closely related to location scouting.

Below is one example of how a location can be chosen (Recce Sheet), however there are other ways a director may decide to choose his location. He may send a scout with a camera/video recorder and instruct them to record the environment, so that later on the video can be analysed and the Director will be able to make a decision.

On my left is a Location Recce sheet.

It consists of multiple answer boxes in which the Location Scout will fill out when deciding if the location is suitable.

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