Recce (filmmaking)

Recce / r ɛ k i / [1] is a military term That has-been borrowed by Media Production in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, derived from ” recognition ” in the noun sense and ” reconnoitre ” in the verb sense. It refers to a pre-filming visit to a location for determining its suitability for shooting , including access to necessary facilities and assessment of any potential lighting or sound issues, and is closely related to location scouting .

The term is also used in radio and TV production. Other examples of later media borrowing from film includes wildtrack which, in film production, was recorded in the past. In the US the term “site survey” or “tech scout” is commonly used with the same meaning.

See also

  • Scouting rental
  • Shoot
  • Recognition
  • reconnoitre


  1. Jump up^ “recce – definition of recce in English – Oxford Dictionaries” . Oxford Dictionaries – English . Retrieved 26 August 2017 .