Creating great video content involves a lot of decision making. One of the most important decisions you will have to make is where to shoot your footage. The location can make or break your finished video. Here at Oh Video, we are video production and video marketing experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to our top tips for video location scouting.

tips for video location scouting

Storyline

One of the most important tips is to choose a location that matches your storyline. Your location is only a background feature but it should not detract from the plot. Instead it should support it. As a result, you can’t choose a location until you know your storyline.

Time

Location scouting should take place at various times of the day. A locations atmosphere and mood can alter depending on the time. If you choose a location without monitoring the time of the day, you may make it more difficult to produce top quality footage.

Sound quality

Listen to the background sounds at the location carefully. Silence is essential for high quality audio. Traffic, moving water, even wind, can damage the sound quality. As a result, you need to make sure you listen for all noises at your chosen location.

Get permission

Filming in some locations will require permission. If the location you have chosen is one of those such places, you need to take the appropriate steps to ask for permission. This can add a time delay to your filming, so you need to take this step as soon as possible.

In summary

Choosing a great video location is essential for creating a great video. You need to choose a location that matches your storyline. In addition, you need to monitor the time and the sound quality at the locations you are scouting. Finally, if permission is required, you need to follow the appropriate course of action to make sure you get permission. Here at Oh Video, we can take care of the whole production process for you. Why not contact us today?