What is a Location Library?

There seems to be confusion by the term location library and what it actually means.

What is a Location Library

What is a location library?

The confusion comes about because many of us say location agency.  Location libraries or location databases means a collection of images and reference information, usually numbered or coded and categorised by location type, building genre or geographical location.

SHOOTFACTORY location library provides additional services like administrating the location hire and creating contracts between the production company and location owner.

Many location libraries offer location scouting services, location scouts are paid to travel around a given area to find a location that matches the brief supplied by the production company, and which fits the budget for the shoot.

Some location libraries specialise in a particular type of location whilst others offer a wide range of locations, including commercial and office spaces, industrial and warehouse locations, retail and entertainment, stately homes and country manors and many more.


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