How To Choose Filming Locations In London?

06 Jan

(Submit Articles) The world of media is experiencing a shift in paradigm. While in the past, the emphasis used to be on finding a location which was pleasing to the eye; the preferences now seem to be shifting. There are various reasons for such a change. The first reason is that new age directors and producers, are increasingly, looking for places which are not only beautiful but can also suit the story line and the theme of the movie or television show. Secondly, there has been such deluge of new productions hitting the floor year on year that people seem to have been left with a dearth of suitable locations. Also, most of the conventional beautiful locations have already been used in the past and using them again doesn’t provide the viewers with an experience that they might expect. Had it not been for the idea of a location libraries which could help people search and explore locations for movies, television shows and others, the people in the media industry would have been in for some serious retrospection.


If you ever thought that searching for locations for filming was a pain stacking task, just a brief understanding of the concept of location library would make you understand that it was an illusion. Providing the luxury of exploring locations in the comforts of one’s office or home; such libraries keep in stock photographs and other details of several locations which one could explore. Thus, for example if one is looking for a film location in London then one could only have two alternatives if one is not planning to go with the library. The first alternative is that the individual is staying in London and explores the location and the other and one entailing more cost is that one is staying out of London and has to travel all the way to London to explore locations. Cost, we have already mentioned, leaps to the sky in this case; the time one has to spend is not any less either. It is, therefore, highly suggestible to take the services of a location library which could take one through all the prospective locations through a virtual exhibition of each one’s look and ambience.


If one is based out of London then one could complement the efforts of the location libraries along with a race of the locations. However, if one is completely relying on these libraries while selecting film location in London then one should be careful to see that only the reputed library is selected. One can gauge the company’s reputation through peer review as well as the number of locations for film that it has on offer. After one has selected the best, though, everything then would be very smooth.

Author – Jonathan King:-

This article is written by Jonathan owner of Shootfactory leading location library in London. Jonathan has deep & practical knowledge of hiring for photographic locations & filming locations. Shootfactory represents location houses in London and offers a vast selection of Italian locations and Spanish locations, South African locations & more.

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