Speaking New York


Hey everyone -

About a year ago, I was invited to give a photo presentation about my work as a movie location scout at the Apple Store as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. In my 45 minute presentation, I pretty much touched on everything, from the fun of scouting abandoned castles and upscale penthouses, to the frustration of scouting dank alleys and palatial hotel suites; from a glimpse into the process of finding locations and why they’re way more important than most directors think, to anecdotes from early gigs, such as the time I was hired to find basketball courts for Adam Sandler within walking distance of every one of his shooting locations (he really, really, really, really likes to play basketball).

I had a blast, and have since given a few more presentations, most recently for a panel during New York’s Creative Week. In each case, someone just emailed me out of the blue, and it occurred to me that if I’d like to do more of this, I should probably make an official announcement of some sort.

So here is my official announcement! If you’d be interested in having me speak at your event, just shoot me an email at nycscout@gmail.com with details, and I’ll get back to you promptly. For each past presentation, I’ve customized the presentation for the particular theme of the event, drawing from literally thousands of pictures I have on file of New York City’s most beautiful, historic, unusual, and unknown locales (I showed over 200 pictures at the Apple event alone). There are no set fees – just let me know what you can afford. And if you’re doing a non-profit/no-budget sort of thing, don’t be afraid to ask.


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  1. I would actually love to see you do a panel at New York Comic Con. I’m sure you could put together an awesome presentation about comic book locations in NYC, or other nerdy/scifi things that take place in NYC–like your Warriors series.

  2. Just found your blog through gizmodo. Very cool stuff. I’m fascinated by the complexity of cities. BTW the rss link on your side bar below the flickr/facebook/tumblr icons is broken. it links to http://www.scoutingny.com/%3Ca%20href=

  3. You went to the American Museum of Natural History – NYC

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