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Admin 08 Jun 2018

Role of Location Recce in Pre-Production

Cinema! More than 80% of Indian hearts beat here. It has got all the emotions - happiness, love, anger, anxiety, compassion, sorrow, depression, envy, and many more. It has now become a daily part of one’s life. Cinema is the most powerful cultural tool that allows us to gain insight into some elements of the human condition through images and sound that are enriched with all the fine arts with a view of sparking the intellect and the emotions.

Unlike literature, Cinema has the magic to show what is to be imagined, where a lot of aspects take part individually; namely Cinematography, Direction, Music, Location, Acting, Lights, and many more. 

Now the one thing we need to understand before we go deep in thoughts is, when someone decides to make a film, the foremost thing she/he has in her/his hand is a story, a complete raw story which can be just imagined. But what happens when a film is made on that story? The story which was just imaginable a few days ago is visible now. The moving pictures make a viewer sad, happy, it makes a viewer laugh, cry and many such emotions start revolving around.

Now, where does the location scouting or Recce comes in the picture?

Let me give you an example. In 2016 an Indian film (Marathi) “Sairat”, directed by Nagraj Manjule made the headlines and stories of every news channel. Three things were discussed immensely - 1. Location of the shoot, 2. The climax of Movie and 3. The Direction.

Now the question is why the Location was critically applauded by the critics, even though not even a single photo-shoot was done on that location before? 

Let’s discuss this!

So, the movie was shot at Karmala village and surroundings somewhere in Solapur district of Maharashtra. Now what caught the eyes of viewers was the rawness of the location. Lush green harvest fields, the stepwell, the old architectural temples gave the vibe of complete originality in the movie. And the movie gathered immense love from the audiences. Thus, the location also plays an important role and there are thousands of such virgin locations in our country for which filmmakers are craving for but are unable to find just because of lack of contacts and communication, plus it takes a major amount of time, money, and transportation. 

What Pro Recce does? Pro Recce hunts down such locations from ground level. We visit such location owners including major metropolitan cities to extreme interior villages and find a perfect match according to any filmmaker’s expectation. So why wait, start your search now.


Tags: Location, Location Scouting, Film, Filmmaker, Pro Recce

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