LOCATION SCOUT
Managing / Coordinating

As a native of San Diego, I'm able to find unique locations for filming and background plates for visual effects. Some well-known spots are highly underrated and still underused, others are hidden gems scattered throughout the city and in local haunts, surrounding areas. I specialize in finding locations that can stand-in for other parts of the country, foreign lands, and other worlds.

San Diego is still considered virgin territory for filmmaking, even though its filming heyday dates back to silent-films, pre-code, classic cinema, and of course the latest resurgence in the 1980s and early 90s. The city is well known for its beaches, military bases, and mild weather, yet there are other cinematic sides to this town that exceed the typical sunset and surfer silhouettes commonly used in car commercials, brand advertising, and tourism marketing year-round.

The city features an array of distinctive architecture; historical landmarks, classical and vintage structures, decade oriented designs from the early 20's to mid-century, and modern contemporary builds that draw upon bygone eras and visions of the not so distant future. Due to the varied topographical nature of the landscape, visual perspectives and sight-lines can be numerous especially if you know where to perch yourself. Sometimes the best finds are when I'm out doing errands, attending local events, or just cruising through town.

I shoot footage for my productions, so I'm always finding unique places to film. I tend to look outside the box for unique storytelling locations and keep an eye out for specific design elements that can live in any genre. I look for architectural buildings and landscapes that have multiple cinematic perspectives and visual sight-lines.

There are many factors involved in scouting; from the highly creative to the logistical. Every day brings a new challenge for unique problem-solving. You need to be a quick thinker, communicate and coordinate in unison with multiple departments, and be ready to act at a moment's notice. It's a great feeling when things are in sync, flowing, and people are happy with working conditions. I've been on the receiving end of high compliments from studio VIPs and top talent, and there's nothing better than making someone's day.

I've scouted locations in California, Arizona, Nevada,
England, and France. I keep a photographic catalog of all my locations. I post various scouting outtakes on Instagram. Locations I've used are featured on my Reels and Designs page. You can also check out my photo galleries for more examples. I'll be posting new images throughout the year.

Check out my
Saatchi gallery for fine art photography and scouting images available for purchase.
If you're interested in my eye, don't hesitate to contact me for an appointment. I can assemble a digital location look-book for producers, directors, DPs, production designers, art directors, and location-managers.

I'm available to scout and photograph locations for music videos, commercials, feature films, television shows, short films, video games, animated features, fashion shoots, architectural and design magazines, and real-estate.

I'm a current member of
LMGI. Please see my member profile on the website.

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SAN DIEGO ARCHITECTURE - EXTERIORS & INTERIORS
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SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPES - EXT.
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LONDON UNDERGROUND - INTERIORS & EXTERIORS
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PARIS - EXTERIORS
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ARIZONA to LAS VEGAS - EXTERIORS
On the road before and after sunset
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GRAND CANYON - EXTERIORS (Arizona)
South Rim
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HOOVER DAM - EXTERIORS (Nevada)
More photos added soon.

Vintage Color
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Vintage B&W (Noir Series)

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MORE SCOUTING PHOTOS TO COME…
Salk Institute (California), Brighton Beach Pavilion & Pier, and Stonehenge (UK)