TRAINING COURSE: Introduction to the Locations Department

Posted on 17 December 2017


Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018

Location: Library of Birmingham

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Course Leader: Harriet Lawrence

Course fee: £100 (4 subsidised places available)

This two-day weekend course run by Film Birmingham is designed to inform and educate the next generation of aspiring film and TV Location Managers.
An Introduction to Working in the Locations Department will be led by top UK film and TV drama Location Manager Harriet Lawrence. Harriet has worked in location management for over 20 years and her impressive CV includes primetime TV shows Downton Abbey, Parks and Recreation and Dancing on the Edge and Hollywood movies My Cousin Rachel, Suffragette and Burton and Taylor.

Outline of the course:

The locations department has a wide and varied remit within a production – from the creative beginnings of a script breakdown, working alongside Directors and Designers and scouting locations; to the logistical and detailed planning of a shoot, enabling all other departments to go about their jobs as smoothly and safely as possible.
The course will cover what to expect in this challenging, yet rewarding work environment. It will also advise on potential routes into film and TV location management.
It will briefly look at an overview of the industry, the different types of productions and then move on to the exciting challenges of scouting, planning a shoot and managing all aspects of the shoot day. The session will also outline some of the essential principals of health and safety, touch on some of the many things included in the locations budget and give tips on how to take great location recce pictures.

How to apply:

Film Birmingham welcome applications from a broad range of participants – from new entrants with some production experience to those more established in the media industry. If you are interested to be considered for this course please complete the following application by 5pm on Friday 19th January 2018. APPLY HERE

TRAINING COURSE: Introduction to the Locations Department