LOCATION PHOTO UPLOAD GUIDE
What kinds of Photography are we looking for?
Filmmakers want to be able to see everything in one photograph. We ask that you shoot wide shots, these are shots where you fit the most information with-in the frame. Please no close ups.
Include pictures of all structures on your property to give an idea of everything the location has to offer, this includes interiors and exteriors of any structures.
We ask that all pictures be taken during the day, this guarantees good lighting. Unfortunately we cannot accept any photos that are under or ever exposed.
The online Photo Composition Guide gives great examples of the kinds of rules/techniques that will help you take great photographs.
1.) Multiple angles of a location are great, like the front side and back of a house
2.) Include a long (establishing) shot from the street if possible.
1.) When photographing inside, turn on lights to brighten up the photos.
2.) Include shots of every room
3.) Shoot from doorways or the center of the room, this will make sure you get coverage of the entire space.
We only accept submissions by property owners and managers. We only accept digital photography. In order for your photos to upload correctly please follow the following formatting standards:
1.) Photo files must be in the jpeg or png format.
2.) Photo Files must not exceed 1 megabyte in size.
3.) Files must be at least 1920x1080 in resolution.
4.) You can upload a maximum of 10 photos, pick the best representations of your property.
So what happens after I upload my location photos?
We will pass along your photos to filmmakers if they fit the filmmakers location request. But be aware that once your location photos are uploaded you will not be contacted unless a production is interested in your property. You could be contacted a year down the line or not at all. Unfortunately we can never tell from production to production what kinds of locations are going to be needed.
If you are contacted, it will probably be for a location scout. A location scout does not guarantee that your property will be used in a film, it's only the beginning of the selection process.
If your property is selected as a filming location, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Do not work with a production unless they have production insurance, this will cover liability for anything that could go wrong during filming on your property.
- There is no industry standard for location fees and every project has a different budget for locations. It is for you and the production to work out.
- The production company will make an offer for compensation based on how long they need your property and how much they have allocated to spend. All agreements are negotiable.