SHOOTFACTORY location agency represents locations in the UK and overseas. SHOOTFACTORY was set up in 2007 by Jonathan King, who continues to work full time at the agency. Jonathan spent over 10 years in the advertising industry working on location in the UK, Sweden, Asia and South America for Sony Ericsson. He was also responsible for well know campaigns for Ferrari, Audi, Early Learning Centre, Yellow Pages, SEGA as well as record labels in the UK.
SHOOTFACTORY was set-up for two fundamental reasons; Jonathan’s passion for the creative industry from a commercial and personal perspective and the first hand knowledge of location house hire since his own property is frequently used for photo shoots and film. It was this combination of his client-side location experience, constraints and demands together with the hire of his own home as a photo shoot location house, that enables Jonathan to advise home owners of location houses on best practice and to advise clients truthfully on photo shoot location suitability.
SHOOTFACTORY is now one of the best respected location agencies in the UK and is used by clients in the UK and abroad. Jonathan took the decision to hire Michael Minns in 2009; Michael has a wealth of knowledge of shoot coordination, planning and art direction of photo shoots both in the UK and overseas. At the time, Michael was head of art direction at BHS, and has art directed photo shoots in residential locations, photographic studios, venues and even on beaches, his experience is second to none as he worked with the best photographers and stylists on fashion, kids, interiors and wedding photo shoots.
SHOOTFACTORY has a huge loyal following from location managers, photographers, stylists, production companies and clients and continues to work on photo shoots, TV commercials, films as well as music videos and events. Over the last few years, we have also seen a fanatical following of our services around the world from interior design and BLOG websites. Our client base is very broad and spans the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
newspapers and magazines, such as The Times, Mail on Sunday, Tatler, Vogue Nuts, FHM, Company, Living Etc, World of Interiors, NME
fashion: French Connection, Laura Ashley, Borbonese, Tie Rack, TM Lewin, M&S,
interiors: the white company, M&S, NEXT, DWELL, Laura Ashley, B&Q, BHS, Sanderson, Dorma
TV commercials: JOOP, DYSON, the Times, B&Q, Sensodyne
Film and Music videos: Madonna’s filth and Wisdom, Lemar 2010
SHOOTFACTORY location agency does not represent photographers or stylists but enjoys a very good working relationship with these artists and their representative agents. We are always looking for new location houses and venues and do not ask that these are exclusive to SHOOTFACTORY. To become a location house for photo shoots, TV or film, please see our register your property section. We need to see images of your property to be considered for location work since its suitability will depend upon its style, size, layout and décor and of course its geographical location. There is no particular style of location property that we look for since our clients are constantly looking to vary their choice of location house and therefore, back-drop. Clients approach us for photographic location houses, locations such as venues, bars, clubs, photographic studios as well as industrial locations.
A typical day for a photo shoot would start at 9am and finish at 6pm. TV and film tend to be longer hours and often will ask for a 12 hour day. A photo shoot is a smaller affair and on average a team of 7 – 12 people would attend, whereas a film averages 30-50 people, of course, the location owner is rewarded financially for the difference and it is true to say that a photo shoot will pay between £500 and £1000 per day and film in excess of £1200.
SHOOTFACTORY remains a limited company owned by Jonathan and despite many offers from other agencies to buy us, we remain loyal to our home owners and clients. We have working relationships with other location agencies and share advice to improve our service to location owners, location managers as well as clients seeking a location for a photo shoot, TV commercial, film or event.
SHOOTFACTORY location agency represents locations across the UK and offers a vast selection of international locations. Our clients search for photo shoot locations, TV locations and film locations. We offer private and commercial locations for press events, product launches, music videos as well as locations for stills, photographic shoots, TV shows, dramas, blockbuster films and TV commercials. Call or email SHOOTFACTORY location agency for all your photo shoot, TV and film location needs. Our location owners and commercial clients claim we are one of the best location agencies in the UK.
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