01 May Video Production in Florida: 4 Things to Remember When Scouting Outdoors
Once you’ve decided to embark on your first video production project in Florida, you’ll invariably want to go scouting for outdoor filming locations. Because it is your first time creating an outdoor video, there are a few things that you should keep at the forefront of your mind:
1.) Remember the Entire Script
As our Vistamax Productions’ crew can attest, when location scouting in Tampa, it is very important to remember every aspect of the script. Otherwise, it will be easy to get sidetracked and choose locations that will work against the video’s inherent flow. So with that said, it’s best to study the script beforehand and bring a copy of it with you during your location scouting endeavors.
2.) Visit More Than Once
It’s also no secret that outdoor locations in Tampa are not static. Throughout the day, a variety of elements may change drastically. The same could be said for different times of the week or month. Therefore, it’s important to visit locations that you are interested in more than once. Doing so will help you anticipate problems connected to issues like crowd control, background noises, site access and light levels.
3.) Check for Basic Amenities
Another factor to keep in mind during location scouting sessions is whether or not basic amenities are available nearby. Some areas in Hillsborough County, like the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve, are more primitive than others. As a result, you could find yourself with a great view but no modern conveniences. And that could clearly put a serious monkey wrench into your video production plans.
4.) Secure Permission
It’s also crucial to be aware of filming restrictions. After all, not all land in Tampa is available for public use. Plus, you’ll need to complete all of the required paperwork too. In most instances, that includes submitting certificates of insurance and filling in filming permits.
If handling all four of those tasks seems a bit too complicated or time consuming for you, don’t worry. At Vistamax Productions, we offer location scouting services, among other things. So you don’t have to handle those video production tasks alone unless you want to. To learn more about how we can help with scouting locations for video production projects in Hillsborough County, please contact us at (813) 907-1010.