Category Archive: Film Location

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Movie Location Scouting: The Good, The Bad and the Really Ugly

Movie Location Scouting: The Good, The Bad and the Really Ugly

On the day I arrived to evaluate locations for a video I was producing, everything went wrong. It rained. Our rental car died an unnatural death. There was no food to be found. Colleagues and I traveled many hours to reach the location, yet all we accomplished was wasting time and money. If you think […]

Advice to Filming on London’s Streets

Advice to Filming on London’s Streets

As one of the world’s busiest and architecturally diverse cities, London is a natural attraction for filming movies, TV shows, music videos and even computer game scenes. Regardless of why you wish to film on the streets of London, there are some very important steps you need to take to make sure your intended shoot […]

Set Design Basics For Photo Shoot, TV and Film

Set Design Basics For Photo Shoot, TV and Film

Have you ever watched a scary TV show and realized that just looking at the screen made you feel a little nervous? Have you ever watched a romantic comedy and realized in a heartbeat that the space that you were looking at was an intimate little Parisian cafe? If so, you can thank the set […]

Quantas Dreamliner TV, Film Advert Shoot Location

Quantas Dreamliner TV, Film Advert Shoot Location

Part of the latest Quantas Film advert shot in our London location to launch their Perth to London flights non-stop flights scheduled from March 2018.   Filming Location Name: Penthouse Location: London, E1 Breathtaking penthouse on the 21st floor, with over 2600 sq ft of floorspace and views to die for. This large three bedroom, […]

Filming in London, why Directors love to shoot here

Filming in London, why Directors love to shoot here

Hollywood and New York have been considered the centre of the film making industry, but that’s all beginning to change. More and more film directors are making the move to London for the production and post-production of their films, and it’s for good reason. London offers a number of advantages that appeal to directors that […]

Kitchen Filming Locations Ideal for Food Shoots

Kitchen Filming Locations Ideal for Food Shoots

London has photographic studios on just about every corner, but most of them are not suitable for food photo shoots or kitchen productions. The ideal kitchen location, without a doubt needs natural light, the more light the better and a your photographer will have an easier time accentuating the dish together with great kitchen equipment. […]

Debenhams Photo Shoot & Video Shoot Location for Get the Look

Debenhams Photo Shoot & Video Shoot Location for Get the Look

Debenhams recent combined photo shoot and Get the Look video shoot was held at our London location house, Hackney. Debenhams Get the Look Spring/Summer17 experiment with vibrant colours. Whether it’s going strong in the waterline, heavy lining of the lower lashline or creating a smudge-effect, now’s the time to get those liners at the ready. […]

Lil Koli – Cash Money: Music Video Shoot Location

Lil Koli – Cash Money: Music Video Shoot Location

Lil Koli latest release ‘Cash Money’ video was shot at our London location house called Broadway. Produced by Dj A Boom and filmed by Elminofilms. Lil Koli – Cash Money Music Video Shoot Location Name: Broadway Location: London, NW7 This large regency property has received a complete overhaul. The architect designed renovation has extended and […]

Frances – Say It Again, Music Video Shoot Location

Frances – Say It Again, Music Video Shoot Location

Newcomer Frances has shared a new single ‘Say It Again’ with the music video being shot in our Twickenham location house called Hampton Lodge. Co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin and video by Marc Klasfeld. Frances – Say It Again, Music Video Music Video Shoot Location Name: Hampton Lodge Location: Twickenham, TW12 Lovely old villa […]

Millionaire feat. Nelly – Music Video Shoot Location

Millionaire feat. Nelly – Music Video Shoot Location

Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals, Millionaire song used our Rectory location house in Surrey. The music video was directed by Sesan Ogunro, was released on June 27, 2016. Millionaire Music Video Music Video Shoot Location Name: Rectory Location: Surrey, RH1 This stunning house and gardens has large rooms with interesting decoration and props. Traditional […]

Little Mix – Little Me, Music Video Shoot Location

Little Mix – Little Me, Music Video Shoot Location

Little Mix – Little Me from the Salute Album used our Chapel location in Bermondsey, London to create the black and white edgy vibe for the music video. Little Me Music Video In an interview with FrontRowLiveEnt.com, regarding the official music video, Jesy Nelson said: “We’ve never really done a video like this before. This […]

Quick Guide to Filming in the UK

Quick Guide to Filming in the UK

The Fast & The Furious 6, Anna Karenina, Snow White & The Huntsman, Prometheus, Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, and several of the Star Wars movies all have one thing in common. The majority of the footage in these films was shot in the United Kingdom. It’s not only the rolling hills or stunning scenery […]

Top 10 Best Filming Locations in 2015

Top 10 Best Filming Locations in 2015

Shootfactory reveals what the most popular filming locations were during 2015. The mixture of filming locations ranged from London location houses,  commercial / industrial properties to some our quirkier locations. Companies that used these locations range from; Philips, Ford, Lexus, L’Oreal, ITV and fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Bravissimo, Top Shop and River Island. Top […]

Re-Shooting a Film Does Not Always End in Disaster

Re-Shooting a Film Does Not Always End in Disaster

A movie going into re-shoots has always been a sign of trouble. Most people signify a filmmaker re-shooting a portion of their film as a sign that it must not be very good. While this may be the case for a lot of films, there is absolutely no reason to fear the worst if an […]

Filming on the London Underground

Filming on the London Underground

As one of the most iconic settings in the world, the London Underground is included in many films, such as Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Bourne Ultimatum. Recent security risks make filming in the London Underground a bit trickier, but it is still possible. Here is a brief guide on how to successfully film in […]

British TV Filming Locations That You Should Visit

British TV Filming Locations That You Should Visit

One of the most relaxing and enjoyable way to spend an evening is to curl up on the couch and turn the telly to your favorite shows. Since many British shows are filmed on location instead of in a studio, it can be a magnificent way to explore areas of Britain that you have never […]

Filming Tax Incentives Globally

Filming Tax Incentives Globally

Many specifics are considered before the decision about where to shoot TV, film, or commercial productions, including bureaucracy or red tape hurdles, diversity or accessibility of the proposed location, studio space availability, talents’ ability or willingness to travel, and access to quality, efficient local area crew professionals. Naturally, tax incentives are always considered because the […]

7 Alternative Film Locations Around The World

7 Alternative Film Locations Around The World

When most people think of film locations, the first place that comes to mind is Hollywood, and it’s understandable why. Today the film industry is quite different from Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” Presently, film productions are taking place all over the world. From Bulgaria to the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, filming outside of the United […]

Uncover ITV’s Jericho Filming Locations

Uncover ITV’s Jericho Filming Locations

Jericho, a new eight-part series from ITV, follows the story of a group of industrial era navvies building the Culverdale viaduct, a re-imagined version of the real world Ribblehead viaduct in North Yorkshire. Navvies were the men responsible for building much of the infrastructure during the Industrial Revolution, from canals and dams to bridges and […]

Top 10 Best Filming Locations in 2015

Top 10 Best Filming Locations in 2015

Shootfactory reveals what the most popular filming locations were during 2015. The mixture of filming locations ranged from London location houses, commercial / industrial properties to some our quirkier locations. Companies that used these locations range from; Philips, Ford, Lexus, L’Oreal, ITV and fashion brands like Hugo Boss, Bravissimo, Top Shop and River Island. Top […]