Look of the Location:
Why is this place ideal for the shoot? How does this location
enhance the story or documentary?
for the shoot:
Is there enough room for the camera, crew and subject?
When shooting, what is seen behind the subject? Are we shooting
in front of a window or action that is distracting?
Will the group need AC power or run on batteries? Where
is the breaker box?
Are you mixing tungsten light with sunlight? Are you shooting
in front of a window or with the sun to the subject's back?
Any other noise occurring other than the subject's such
as light hum, equipment buzz, cars going by, planes flying
Who is in charge of letting you into or onto the location
to shoot? Who will open the place up for you? Is there anyone
in charge of the location such as a caretaker or custodian?
Is this the person's home, office or studio?
the Equipment Ready:
Lining up the players - making phone calls and setting up
appointments for taping.
While out on location review your equipment list. Is the equipment
reserved? Do you have the videotape? Do you have batteries?