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KFTV hosts panel on filming in extreme locations

Filming in wild, remote places can result in achieving exciting and dramatic shots. It’s a subject we’ve covered extensively on KFTV: from filming in cold temperatures, to high altitudes and underwater.

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It’s a fascinating subject, and next Friday, 28 March at 11.45am, I’ll be chairing a panel at the AFCI’s Locations Show in Los Angeles to discuss filming in extreme locations.

We’ll discuss the range of variables that a production needs to factor in before making a decision to shoot in extreme locations, and how to prepare for intense temperatures and challenging terrain.

I’ll also be asking: How do you keep your crew safe and your equipment secure? How do you plan for the unexpected? Does your budget actually support the additional safety measures and precautions that you'll need to consider?

Filming in such conditions means liaising with local people and so this panel brings together filmmakers and film commissions. I’m delighted Einar Tomasson from Film in Iceland and Brian O’Hare of the Nevada Film Office will share their expertise.

The panel includes Yolanda T. Cochran, whose co-producer credits include ‘The Book of Eli’, and location manager/production supervisor Mike Fantasia.  You can read about how Mike coped with some extreme weather in 3:10 to Yuma on page 40 of the latest LMGA’s Compass Mag.

If you’re at the Locations Show next Friday, I do hope you’ll join me.

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