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MDM Workshop of the Film Commission 2001


December 11 and 12, 2001


Dogenhaus Galerie Leipzig in the KPMG-Gebäude
Münzgasse 2
04107 Leipzig


Location Scouting and Management


Lothar Holler

On December 11 and 12, 2001, the MDM Film Commission hosted a two-day workshop under the heading “Location Scouting and Management”. Among the focal points were: Defining a location - How to create a script breakdown; Searching for locations -  How to go about the research for suitable locations; Location criteria  - What makes a site your perfect shooting location; Location photography - The best ways to document a location; The filming permit - How to best prepare for negotiations between the film producers and the site's owner; Presentation -  What the art department expects from me.

Lothar Holler provided the set design for over 100 films — including “Sonnenallee,” “Der Laden,” and “Der Zimmerspringbrunnen” — and designed the scenery for about 30 plays.