Behind The Scenes: Limit of the Land

When we heard about short film Limit of the Land, we knew it was going to be a special project and were keen to be involved. The shoot would be a little different from our usual line of work, and it presented the opportunity for us to support a British, independent film, funded by crowd-sourced donations.

Set in 1913 against the backdrop of the approaching First World War, the 15 minute film tells the story of two men who row out to relieve the keeper of an isolated lighthouse – and what happens when they discover that he is missing.

Writer and director Matthew Pritchard wrote the film as a response to Europe’s refugee crisis, and what he saw as a tide-turning moment for humanity. We knew that faithfully capturing the film’s physical setting – at the edge of sea and land, while tides are turning and storms are raging – would play a huge part in telling this story and representing Matthew’s vision well.

Creativity through partnership

The Limit of the Land project enabled us to work in partnership with lecturers and creatives from Ravensbourne College – innovators in digital media and design. While Ravensbourne College formed the film crew, Locate provided production management and support.

On Location

Shooting for the film was based in Keyhaven, a small fishing village on England’s south coast. We were fortunate to be able to shoot in such a beautiful and historic location right by the water, and with suitably unpredictable weather we had plenty of opportunity to explore and create using different visuals and camera angles.

A daily ferry took our actors, crew and equipment from the mainland to Hurst Castle and Hurst Point Lighthouse, Milford on Sea – a much more enjoyable commute than the tube at rush hour!

Safety First

Hurst Castle generously provided us with safety boats and drivers, which we were very grateful for as we were shooting scenes on one particularly rainy and windy afternoon. With waves and riptides stronger than usual, most of the crew stayed safely on land while the safety boat headed out to ensure our actor Luke was happy in his small wooden rowing boat – which had to be carefully re-positioned in the water between each take due to being buffeted around by the wind and waves!

Working with CGI

Limit of the Land involves one of the main characters – Daniel – coming across a beached whale while out looking for his father. We enlisted the help of London-based set builders Andy Knights to create a life-like whale for these scenes, to be brought alive in post-production through the magic of CGI. It requires a very specific skill to be able to imagine what the end product of your filming will look like once it is enhanced by CGI, but our team rose to the challenge and it will be exciting to see the final result!

 

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The Company and the Role

Locate Productions is one of the leading Location and Production service companies in the UK, producing shoots and sourcing locations for the TV and photographic industry nationwide and abroad.  

We are looking for an ‘In House Runner’ to help assist the Production team in the office and on shoots, maintain the location library database and complete general office admin etc.

This job is offered on a full time basis and the role is based at our office in Clapham Common, SW4.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To assist the Production team with prepping shoots; both in the office and occasionally on set
  • Maintaining the Location Library database, ensuring contact details are up to date and photos are tagged
  • Gather content and images for newsletters / website / portfolio updates and assisting with wider marketing projects
  • Uploading research, recce, scouting and casting photos to the Locate website
  • To carry out administrative tasks such as organising couriers, caterers and other suppliers
  • Organising all production kit ensuring it is returned, cleaned and sorted when jobs finish ready for the next one
  • Completing general office tasks such as receiving deliveries and reconciling receipts
  • Answering phones in the office and taking clear and coherent messages

Desired Attributes:

  • An interest in Production & Locations
  • Working knowledge of DSLR cameras and photographic equipment
  • The ability to work both in a team and under own initiative
  • An understanding of Mac OSX and Microsoft Office. Photoshop / Lightroom knowledge would be beneficial
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to prioritise a workload
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Good attention to detail and the desire to learn
  • The ability to work in a fast paced media industry, as part of a tight knit team
  • An interest in keeping a positive working environment
  • To hold a full, clean UK drivers license. Van driving experience would be beneficial

Job Details:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience including company performance related bonus
  • Based on a 40 hour week at the Locate Productions office in Clapham Common, SW4
  • 25 paid days holiday plus public holidays

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to locate@locateproductions.com addressed ‘Runner Application – YOUR NAME’, to arrive no later than 09:00 on 10th February 2020.

Interviews to be staged week commencing 17th February 2020. 

Any questions, please call Drew or Rosie on 0207 978 1688.

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