We drove around Dallas in a little teeny car and, when we arrived at a potential location, piled out: the driver and AD, a big burly guy with "Rosebud" tattooed on his shoulder; the co-writer/director, a tall, lanky Malaysian guy; the producer, a short, determined, firecracker of a guy who looked about twelve; and me, the production designer, short, plump, gray, looking like their Den Mom. Kinda like watching a clown car unload.
What brings this to my mind?
This interesting little vid about film locations HERE.
10 Movies That Stole Their Sets From Other Films
This may be the biggest difference between film and stage work, finding real world locations instead of building all scenery from scratch.
Mind you, there's always a lot more modification to that real world location than the audience realizes.