Making of…the new Ford Raptor campaign

12th September 2018

The new Ford Ranger Raptor is the toughest, highest performing version of Ford’s best pick-up. And Locate had the privilege of seeing its explosive action up close and personal, producing the new campaign shoot in Austria’s Erzberg mine. Producer Alex Hill knew when he took on the campaign brief from agency GTB – “make this […]

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Locate are Hiring

8th February 2017

Locate Productions: Location Library Assistant The Company and the Role Locate Productions, one of the UK’s leading location and photographic production companies, are looking for a Location Library Assistant to help source locations, liaise with clients and assist the rest of the team. Locate Productions finds, organises and produces location shoots for the Film, TV […]

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At Home with British Gas

14th March 2016

Locate Productions are pleased to present the first round of a new campaign for British Gas! All of the domestic locations for this job were sourced from our extensive Location Library. The images were shot by renowned Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, represented by Wyatt-Clarke + Jones, in her distinctive cinematic style while the Creative Director was Nicholas Bentley. This initial series was used across […]

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Locate are looking for a Production Assistant!

16th February 2016

Locate Productions – Production Assistant Job Description The Company and the Role Locate Productions, one of the UK’s leading location and photographic production companies, are looking for a Production Assistant to help produce photographic shoots, liaise with clients and assist the rest of the team. Locate Productions finds, organises and produces location shoots for the TV and photographic […]

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Locate Productions supports Dylan Collard; Ages of us.

5th February 2016

Locate Productions is a proud supporter of the latest exhibition by photographer Dylan Collard, installed in the underbelly and event space of Mother London. The project Ages of us presents a striking collection of ‘165 people, 23 locations and over 3000 miles around California’ all photographed and interviewed sitting on the out of place bench Dylan took everywhere with him on his […]

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Land Rover Defender 2,000,000

21st December 2015

Land Rover UK staged a London takeover recently to celebrate the production of the 2 millionth Defender! We worked with FP Creative scouting providing equipment hire, crew hire and location management for the special day’s shoot. ‘Launched to wide acclaim in 1948 the original 4×4 has become a British icon. 67 years on, its legacy remains strong.’ The […]

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Delivering the Future with Pizza Express

18th December 2015

This Autumn Pizza Express launched their new delivery service that uses electric scooters. Shot in the vicinity of Richmond by photographer David Loftus we supplied location and production services for agency OtherWay,  including traffic management where required. #location #production #traffic #management #pizzaexpress #davidloftus Follow us now @LocateProds for all our latest news

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Making Waves in Brighton for MaxMara

18th December 2015

These wintery and cinematic images were shot on Brighton Beach front by photographer Alasdair McLellan. The legendary pier is only a stone’s throw from our Brighton office. Commissioned by Creative Chaos in New York, the shoot was for the MaxMara ‘Weekend’ campaign. Locate Productions supplied production and location services earlier this year to portray the collection in a […]

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Locate are Hiring

26th October 2015

Location Library Assistant – JOB DESCRIPTION The Company and the Role Locate Productions, one of the UK’s leading location and photographic production companies, are looking for a Location Library Assistant to help source locations, liaise with clients and assist the rest of the team. Locate Productions finds, organises and produces location shoots for the TV […]

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Spooky shoot for Sainsbury’s

26th October 2015

Get your trick or treat fix with this sweet meets spooky Sainsbury’s commercial! Locate Productions provided the location, from the residential category of our location library, and management for Outsider TV. The commercial also reminds viewers of Sainsbury’s Halloween app, the ‘Spooky Speaker’, that uses voice distortion technology as a fun costume accessory. You can spot it now on national prime time television. #location […]

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We caught up with the owner of one of our favourite locations, Brown House, for an insight into her experience of recently hosting a multi-media shoot during lockdown.

What were your initial thoughts when you were asked to host a shoot during lockdown?

Personally I was happy with the idea, however some of the family were concerned about strangers coming into the house who might bring infection, so we thought about it quite a bit. It made an important difference that the shoot was in the garden rather than in the house.

What were your main concerns ahead of the shoot?

The shoot itself was to be outside, but of course the crew would need access to the kitchen and the loo, so would not be entirely outside. The main concern was if the crew were not careful, they could inadvertently bring infection into the house. They were reassuring that they would be very restricted where they went and we decided we would disinfect the surfaces in the kitchen and the loos after everyone had left.

How did the experience of this shoot differ to pre-pandemic shoots?

Everyone was absolutely delightful, as always! On the recces, everyone wore masks, used hand sanitiser and kept their distance. They spent very little time inside the house, for instance they waited for each other and talked outside, rather than all being in the house at the same time.

How was your experience while the shoot was happening?

I was in the house to start with, but out for most of the day. The team were thoughtful, for instance they suggested opening up the side gates to give most people direct access to the garden, which limited the number of people who needed to come into the house. And they brought a winnebago, which was used as a green room instead of using a room in the house. During the day, someone needed to make a call – rather than just go ahead and use the study, they phoned me to ask if it would be OK for that person to sit in the study to make that call, which of course was fine.

Did you feel that the Covid-19 safety precautions put in place by the production were adequate?

Yes, very much so. Everyone was wearing masks, including outside even though it was hot. Most or all people were outdoors most or all of the time, they set up tents outside, so there were just a few people in the kitchen. Covid warning signs were also put up,  reminding everyone to wash their hands and the loos were clearly signed so no-one would go into the wrong rooms – they were very careful. And the house was left immaculate afterwards, as always.

What advice would you give other location owners, ahead of hosting a shoot in the current climate?

It’s a personal choice, people must make their own decisions. However I am happy we did it and this was a few weeks ago, the virus was more prevalent then than it is now. When we got back in the evening, we wiped down with disinfectant all the doors and surfaces where people would have been, it didn’t take long.

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