How much can I earn?
Your home could earn from £100s per day for a small photo shoot up to £2,000+ for filming. The fees depends on a range of factors including the project’s commercial value, it’s impact on the location and the length of shoot. We work on projects every day and have a unique insight into the current market rates and can advise you accordingly.
Will my property get damaged?
Occasionally accidents can happen, but our thorough location hire agreements cover all eventualities to ensure that you don’t end up being out of pocket. We also require production companies to place deposits with us for the duration of each project. All production companies must carry full public liability insurance to hire our locations.
Are there any security risks?
All data held on our secure in-house database is only accessible by Amazing Space employees. We only give your address out once we have your permission to send a client to view your property.
Our enquiry procedure is rigorous, so we wouldn’t send anyone to you without having their full contact and production details.
Also, because we’ve been in the business many years, we have longstanding relationships with the huge majority of our clients, that means we’re frequently working with familiar faces.
What makes a successful location?
Directors and photographers want to shoot in an authentic environment as opposed to the cost of building a studio set. Great locations don’t have to be aspirational, they can also be everyday locations.
Creatives come to our agency wanting to be inspired by the locations we have, so we seek out the dramatic and atmospheric as well.
However, size is important and parking is always a crucial factor - there are often many equipment vehicles attached to a shoot, especially filming, so this has to be a major consideration.
As a general rule we prefer to register locations within the M25. The majority of production companies are based in central London, and so travelling outside greater London increases the costs. However, if your house is further afield but something very special or unique - we will certainly consider it – particularly if it is on or overlooking a beach.
What service do you provide?
Representation & marketing of your property to an international client base through our website and direct mail campaigns.
Management and control of your location including:-
a) negotiation of location hire fees
b) responsibility for co-ordination of any reinstatement
c) setting guidelines re management of number of people on set, general behaviour of crew, eating, smoking etc
Comprehensive administrative service including:-
a) drafting of location hire agreements and securing signatures
b) collection of all fees and deposits in advance of access
c) obtaining evidence of sufficient public liability insurance
Do I have to accept every project?
No, you don’t – we work on a project by project basis and you decide. However, we do prefer you to let us know at the enquiry stage so we don’t disappoint our clients.
How to photograph your property
Do’s and Don’ts
• Do photograph every aspect of your property – whether you think it has potential or not! As well as your best features and details, views and exteriors are also important, such as the front and back of your house, and the road outside your home as this will help us to assess parking and access.
• Do take the photographs in a logical order, i.e. exteriors first, then the hallway, ground floor reception rooms, the staircase, bedrooms etc. And remember to take reverse shots of the rooms as well.
• Do photograph your property in good natural daylight as it will undoubtedly show off your property at its best! Interior photos often look best when a few sidelights are on too. If you are taking a photograph looking towards a window you may need to adjust the camera settings to avoid the room looking very dark in the photos.
• Don’t take photographs at night. Artificial lighting rarely flatters a room and, unless you really know what you are doing, using flash for interiors is again not great.
• Don’t recompress the images or embed any text in them, details can be written on the form. If you don’t have a digital camera the film can be put on to a cd by your photo developer.
• With interiors please send us shots looking directly across each room from each wall and also shots from each corner of the room. If you have low ceilings the shots will generally look best if you crouch slightly when taking the photos so that the camera is approximately halfway between the ceiling and the floor.
• Wide angle shots are best ie taken with 24mm or 28mm lens (or equivalent) but please also include some more close-up shots of more interesting details or interesting angles.
• Digital photos – file size – ideally we would like you to send up your photos at 1600px x 1200px at 150dpi – these can be uploaded with your registration via our online form. If you have more photos that can be sent via the registration page we generally recommend using a file transfer website such as www.wetransfer.com or www.hightail.com or if you have a Dropbox account that works well for us too – just direct these sites to our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. If you at all unsure of how to resize your photos or how best to get them to us please don’t be scared off – just give us a call and we can talk you through it!
Please note: the more information and the more photos we have on your property the better!