How To Find a Shoot Location

You are working on a brief for one of your clients, and you need the perfect location to shoot products for their next ad campaign – Where do you start?

  1. Trawl instagram or Facebook for a beautiful home.
  2. Ask a friend.
  3. Start knocking on doors.

Answer – None of the above!

You should use a Location Agency who specialise in representing shoot friendly, stylish homes that can really add value to the campaign.

Shoot Locations with The Location Guys

The Location Guys invite clients to share the details of their location brief with us, and allow us make suggestions of the best suited properties/locations, based on our knowledge of our location database.

Our website is our online portfolio which displays all of the locations we manage for photoshoots and filming, but we often have other locations waiting in the wings that aren’t yet online. Rather than trawling through all of the beautiful homes we represent, we advise you to get in touch and let us do the leg work for you.

We can work with image references, or a written brief, and our experience (over 10 years!) in the industry, finding locations for a myriad of clients and different briefs, has equipped us with the knowledge and skills to locate the best locations, fast!

Our clients are always appreciative of our speed of service, quality advice, and the clear and concise information that we provide regarding our location homes.

Hiring a location though an experienced agency means that you have the safety in knowledge that the location will be ‘shoot ready’, so that you can start work as soon as you arrive on the date of hire.

Our locations are pre-vetted to ensure that they are suitable for both photoshoots and filming.

Experienced shoot locations operate as a business, and it is not the same as hiring a property from a friend.

Once we have located the suitable location for your hire, we will hold that location on reserve for the dates that you require, whilst we arrange a recce visit for you. On the recce you can view the location and work out logistics, power requirements, and get to work on your shot plan. We advise all clients to recce a location prior to committing to a booking. Once you have committed to confirm a location then you will enter into a contract and cancellation charges will apply if you change your mind.

Once you are ready to confirm, a contract will be issued and we will require a copy of your insurance to ensure that you have relevant cover should be liable for any damages on location. Our standard requirement is £2m Public Liability cover, but for some properties the requirements can be as high as £5m or £10m.

Payment terms will depend upon your circumstances, but if you are just starting out you should be prepared to pay up front, as you will not have an existing relationship with the agency.

Once the contract is in place and the invoice is paid then the booking is locked down, and officially confirmed. Neither you or the Location Owner can pull out, and you can safely book in all of the rest of your team.

We don’t only represent beautiful homes in London. Our portfolio also includes Studios, Industrial and Commercial property, and Country Homes. So, we can help with most briefs!

If you are working on a shoot and you need some help and advice on locations, then please pick up the phone and we can talk you through the process.

We look forward to working with you!

The Location Guys Shoot Locations


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