The Tech Scout

By Gianna Sobol

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THE MEETING: The Tech Scout

WHERE IT TAKES PLACE: Here, there and everywhere

WHO ATTENDS: All Heads of Departments

WHAT IT'S ABOUT (according to 1st AD Scott Schaeffer): The tech scout is a chance for the director and the crew to understand exactly what challenges each location and its scenes may have, and how to overcome them. During this trip, the heads of the various departments on the crew go to each location in the episode. The director talks about every scene pertinent to that place and shows how he or she plans to shoot each one, while the department heads takes notes pertaining to anything they’ll have to implement the day of the shoot.