Your home - the next big Film Location?

The movie industry and print magazines are always looking for new locations. Your property may be just the thing they are looking for. If you are willing to share your property for a price then listing your property with a location library is a good idea.

Say you live in a big city like London and an agency is looking for a great London photographic location for hire. Your property has great double height ceilings, parquet floors, Southwest facing windows and a lovely open plan feel.  

How do you put it on offer?

First make sure you have high quality shots of your interior and exterior. It would be worth it to hire a professional to get the best views possible. Include different angles that show the flow of the rooms, lighting, and types of window your property has.

Most location agencies look for large rooms and a minimalist décor. But don’t think that rules you out if you have a funky, one-of-a-kind interior. If you are a packrat and have stacks and stacks of interesting objects around, that may be just what someone is looking for as well.

Here is a list of other attributes that may sell well:
  • Double height windows 
  • Floor to ceiling windows 
  • Open fires 
  • Rough brick walls 
  • Brick wall 
  • Roll top bath
  • Loft style 
  • Mezzanine floors 
  • Seaside location 
  • Open plan kitchen 
  • Period house 
  • Fireplaces 
  • Wooden floors 
  • Roll top bath Ensuite bathrooms 
  • Swimming Pool 

Next, make a list of all the amenities you may have on-site. This may be an outbuilding, extra parking, quiet atmosphere or loads of electrical outlets. This will help you create a profile of your property with contact details.

You may want to check with your local government or housing development about any restrictions or licensing. You may have to get creative to find solutions to accommodate large filming crews but the rewards could be quite lucrative.

After you have all your information together, check for online websites where you can register your place for a percentage of a booking and others which are paid monthly or yearly.

Get advice everywhere you can, such as how to negotiate contracts and what to consider when you are booking a shoot.

Be prepared that client may want to re-paint your walls or change window coverings. Know how far you are willing to go in advance to save dithering during important conversations. It is best to also have a talk with neighbours and get their co-operation before signing anything.

 Lights, camera, action, income.
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