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Letting house as a photographic location

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RIZZ0 Sat 01-Oct-11 00:02:09

Hi, not sure if this is the best section for this question, but lots of questions coming up!

Has anyone done this who can give me a rough idea of what to expect in terms of payment, treatment of the house etc?

Is it safe to stick to stills shoots as opposed to film/TV shoots (who might trash the place?!)

Does anyone recommend (or not...) a particular agency, or know how much to expect as payment?

Any other tips, anecdotes or advice?

Thanks very much.

RIZZ0 Wed 05-Oct-11 17:08:38

bumpage

missrose Thu 06-Oct-11 21:41:35

It depends on what your house offers. First of all it needs to be big enough to be used for a shoot. Even on a small shoot you can easily have ten people who all need to be there. Then you need space for professional lights, stylists, make-up people etc.

How much you get will depend on where it is, how it is decorated, the furniture etc. This can work two ways - you either provide a 'blank canvas' so the crew can decide how they dress the set and use various props, or you have a very specific look, eg your whole house is fitted out in a 70s style.

The more variety you can offer in terms of shots the better. A shoot for a magazine will often be three or four different shots so you would need to be able to offer three or four different backgrounds.

Photography shoots pay less than film/tv.

An editorial shoot in London will get you from £400-£1000 for a photography shoot. Film/TV/advertising will be more but I don't know what that is likely to be. You would then pay an agency fee on top of that.

RIZZ0 Thu 06-Oct-11 22:47:53

Hi missrose, thanks for you reply, really useful info.

Think photography shoots are more up my street as they sound more predictable in what will happen to the house compared to film/tv...

It's a very modern & minimal in terms of house, with a few large rooms as opposed to lots of them - but in a rural setting, so quite specific I suppose, maybe I'll have a look on some websites for a gap fro a house like this.

A few hundred for a days inconvenience would be very welcome!

missrose Fri 07-Oct-11 13:11:41

Glad to be of service - here's a selection of agencies I've used in the past. I'm sure they would be happy to chat to you. You can be registered with more than one agency at a time I think as well but you would need to check that with them.

http://www.jjlocations.co.uk/
http://www.1st-option.net/
www.shootfactory.co.uk
http://www.lightlocations.com/

RIZZ0 Fri 07-Oct-11 22:08:51

Brilliant, thanks!

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