Video Location Scouting: EXPLORE IN 360°

TECHNOLOGY  /   MAY 05, 2020

STEFAN MANCHEV  •   5 MIN READ

STEFAN MANCHEV

STUDIO MANAGER

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This article explains the benefits of exploring detailed, immersive views of potential sites remotely. Learn firsthand the efficiency and cost-saving benefits of 360 video scouting.

 

 

In the ever-evolving world of film production, location scouting remains a critical element of the pre-production process. Traditionally, this task has required significant travel, time, and resources to identify the perfect setting for a shoot. However, with advancements in technology, the landscape of location scouting has dramatically transformed. Enter the realm of virtual location scouting, where you can explore potential filming locations in 360° from the comfort of your office or home.

 

With specialized cameras capturing all 360 degrees, filmmakers can virtually navigate through footage, assess location features, and even obtain near-accurate measurements. No longer do locations blur together; this method ensures precise identification of windows, staging areas, outlets, and shot-blocking possibilities. Our approach covers the entire perimeter, both inside and outside each location, revolutionizing the scouting process.

Key advantages of 360° Video Location Scouting

 

 

1. Cost-Efficiency: One of the most significant benefits of virtual location scouting is the reduction in travel expenses. There’s no need to fly across the globe to inspect a potential site; you can do it all virtually.

 

2. Time-Saving & Accessibility: Time is of the essence in film production. Virtual location scouting drastically cuts down the time required to shortlist and finalize locations, allowing production teams to focus on other critical aspects of filmmaking. Locations that are geographically remote or difficult to access can now be scouted with ease.

 

3. Detailed Inspection: 360° technology offers a comprehensive view of a location. You can examine every angle and detail, ensuring that the chosen location meets all creative and logistical requirements.

 

You can check out all the benefits of video location scouting in the following video.

Video source by Filmmakers Academy You can find more of their work Youtube @filmmakers_academy.

The Process of Virtual Location Scouting

 

Engaging in virtual location scouting is straightforward. It typically involves the following steps:

 

1. Capturing the Location: Using specialized 360° cameras, a location scout or local contact captures the site in high detail. This includes interiors, exteriors, and all relevant features.

 

2. Processing the Content: Following capture, the 360° visuals undergo conversion and refinement processes to ensure optimal quality. Once prepared, they are transferred to a cloud-based platform, facilitating effortless access and sharing among all stakeholders engaged in the production process.

 

3. Exploring and Evaluating: Once uploaded, the 360° visuals can be explored using VR headsets, computers, or even mobile devices. This immersive exploration helps every department in evaluating the challenges of the location.

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Why Choose Our 360° Virtual Location Scouting Services?

 

At Agenti Cinema, we offer comprehensive 360° virtual location scouting services tailored to the needs of the film industry. Our services include capturing high-quality 360° visuals, uploading them to a secure platform, and facilitating seamless sharing with your team. Whether you are scouting urban landscapes, remote countryside, or intricate interiors, our expertise ensures that you have the best virtual tools to make informed decisions.

By choosing our services, you save time, reduce costs, and gain access to a wider range of potential filming locations. Let us help you bring your creative vision to life with our cutting-edge 360° technology. Explore the world of virtual location scouting with us and discover the future of film production.

 

For more information contact us. We look forward to being part of your filmmaking journey.

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