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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Location Manager - TV/Film

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Location Manager TV/Film
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€18 - 50
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Determines the number and range of locations, and the duration for which they will be required for TV and film shoots.


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The Location Manager is responsible for negotiating and securing permission from the chosen location owners. This entails devising contracts with owners that specify access and use, noise restrictions, permission to change elements, liability and condition on return. The Location Manager liaises directly with the film producers, directors and advertising agency to ensure the correct location is found.  
 
The Location Manager must also secure permission from Gardai and local authorities to use public property, to close streets and the conditions of use, and etc.  
 
The job involves planning and co-ordinating services for the location such as power sources, phone/fax services, catering arrangements and planning and arranging parking facilities for equipment and personnel.  
 
He/she prepares "movement orders" for personnel and equipment, which outline times, dates and include maps, addresses and telephone numbers relevant to the location. They must consider the logistics of moving a set to the location. The location may be perfect but it might not be practical.  
 
The job includes responsibility for safety on location and arranging for signs, barriers, security and managing contact with the public. When a production is finished with a location, the Location Manager processes the related paperwork. He/she is responsible for the budget allocated to the use of locations.


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A Location Manager must be highly motivated. He/she should also have good organisational and communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is essential. They need to have a keen interest in each project. An eye for detail is also a necessity. Location Managers should be able to visualize things.


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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
Tel: 01 6200811
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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
Tel: 01 6200811
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