Categories newsmakers | 1970sPosted on 2013/11/13Bob Craft ’76 Film location scout Bob Craft ’76 and his team won the 2008 California On Location Award (COLA), honoring their superior work on Eagle Eye. The other nominees included the scouts with Hancock, Valkyrie, and Milk. Although the story for Eagle Eye was set in the Midwest, most of the film was shot in Los Angeles. “It took a team of location scouts to make a movie as big as Eagle Eye,” says Craft. “Each person had certain locations to find and manage. One of my locations was the boyhood home of Shia LaBeouf. It took six weeks—and looking at more than 60 homes—before we found the right location, in Long Beach.” If you saw the film but can’t remember much about this setting, there’s a reason: “Except for a small interior scene, it was cut from the movie. Such is the life of a location manager,” Craft adds.