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Location Scouting for Commercials 

Date: 26th October & 2nd November 2019 (Two days)
Location: BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DA

Learn to organise and prepare the best scouting

Course Content
A mixture of theory and practical work, the course will provide participants with the framework on which to base any scouting role within the locations department for film and TV, with a particular focus on commercials. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

- Understand the basic principles of photography
- Take photographs of a location
- Use photo sharing sites such as Dropbox/Smugmug
- Package and present locations
- Understand and interpret the brief.
- Use Google Maps and Google Earth as a scouting aid
- Understand the most common architectural styles and influences of periods of history
- Building a back catalogue
- Complete a script breakdown and location breakdown including identifying any potential problems/ needs
- Research and assess locations

This course is led by Lloret Dunn, a freelance Supervising Location Manager, who has worked for over 25 years in Scotland's Film and TV sector on a diverse range of productions including Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose, T2 Trainspotting and World War Z. She will be joined by David Neilson, Producer and MD of commercials company Filming Scotland who will focus on the unique demands placed on the location scout when working on commercials.


Freelance Rate: £295 (Two days)
Corporate Rate: £440 (Two days)

Freelance Rate: £165 (One day)

Corporate Rate: £245 (One day)

Once you have been accepted on the course we will invoice you, by email, for the full amount of the fees. We must receive your payment 5 working days before the course at the latest. Your place on the course is not confirmed until we have received full payment from you, or you have received written confirmation that you have been awarded a bursary.

Application and deadlines
This course is currently open for applications.

If you are intending to apply for a bursary the deadline is Friday 11th October 2019 at 5.30pm. 

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, discretionary bursaries may be available to those who are eligible. Bursary information is available from and on each course information page. Please contact if you have a bursary query.

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