Director’s Scout for The Camera Completed
The director’s scout to France for Strata’s next feature film The Camera has been completed. Producer Wade Danielson and Director Terry Green covered more than 2,200 miles on the road over a three-week period in July, photographing twenty-five cities, towns and villages, including the Gorges du Verdon, France’s Grand Canyon.
Guided by representatives of France’s regional film commissions, as well as mayors and tourism directors of various provinces, the team sought out locations that would best fit the film, whose primary story takes place in a remote French village. Over the next several weeks, the list of potential villages will be narrowed down to four or five, at which time a French production company will be contracted to deliver a logistics analysis of each site. Three such companies were interviewed during the director’s scout. Based on these reports, the Strata team will return to France with Director of Photography Paul Sanchez to conduct a more thorough scout of the final candidates remaining on the list.
All of the potential towns and villages that were scouted are distinctly different from one another and each offers a personality all its own. The production will utilize several locations throughout France, Paris among them, but only one village will be selected for the core of filming. This choice will be based on the cinematic potential of each location, as well as logistics. Hotel accommodations, travel times, equipment availability and other factors will weigh into the final decision, to be made approximately six months prior to production. You can view the photographs taken during the scout and read Terry’s description of each location by visiting the film’s website at www.thecameramovie.net.