Location Managers Guild International

Spring 2018

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is the largest organization of Location Managers and Location Scouts in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. Their membership plays a vital role in the creativ

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52 • LMGI COMPASS | Spring 2018 Niagara Falls, Canada Land's End, England small circle. There wasn't a LMGI Compass magazine for me to read about other location professionals' careers. I think it's great that the LMGI promotes what we do. I always find it interesting to read about scouts and managers who have been around for a while. I think location scout Lori Balton, LMGI set the bar pretty high so it would be cool if I could achieve some of the things she has done. PM: What have you found to be the most enjoyable part of your job? EC: The most enjoyable part is the ability to be creative on a daily basis while meeting new people and seeing different places here in the Lower Mainland, the area around and including Vancouver in British Columbia. North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and Coquitlam are some of the cities that fall within the Lower Mainland. I think most people who live in and around Vancouver feel like a stranger in certain areas. As a scout, it is a privilege to be able to turn over every stone and see all the places you normally wouldn't get a chance to see because it's not part of your daily routine. I also love getting access to places not open to the general public. It's always a pleasure working with talented teams. When I worked on season one of Marvel's Legion, I think every department head was nominated for (or won) an Oscar or an Emmy. It was fun to be in such a creative environment. Production designer Michael Wylie and his team did an amazing job. It was fun to walk around the office and the sets to see the things being designed brought to reality. PM: What have you found to be the most challenging? EC: Sometimes it is difficult to film in the Lower Mainland because of the volume of filming that happens here. We have a lot of locations that we can't use at certain times because another production has gone in just before. There's also a lot of construction sites throughout the city further complicating the process. But we always seem to rise to the challenge. PM: Presently, Vancouver seems to define your work but do you see yourself taking on new cities or countries? Any plans for traveling the world? EC: I would love an opportunity to scout other cities and countries. One of my main goals as a scout is to work on big projects that will send me to other places. I had a chance to visit London and explore a little of England in 2016. I fell in love with the country and it is one of the places that is high on my list of cities/countries I want to work in. I think

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