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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Sharing ‘the nation’s joint problem’ with Arthritis Research UK

29th September 2017

Did you know, Arthritis impacts over 10 million adults in the UK? Not just people that are personally suffering, either. Arthritis puts a strain on friends and family, as well as colleagues and employers. Earlier this year, we collaborated with Arthritis Research UK on a campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and we’re very […]

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#LeaveAsYouArrived With Haig Club

23rd August 2017

“Everyone celebrates the start of the night. We want to shift the focus to the end of the night. Because how you end the night is the ultimate manifestation of stylish drinking.“ For those that haven’t yet had the pleasure, Haig Club is a single grain scotch whisky with a ‘character and style that sets […]

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Jigsaw AW16 Photographed by Todd Hido

25th October 2016

We provided the location for Jigsaw’s AW16 Lived Not Modelled campaign of eye catching, closely cropped and seemingly candid images. The model’s appear in a style more reminiscent of portrait photography where the viewer becomes the unwitting observer of a private moment, all lived not modelled. The domestic scenes were shot in one our beautiful location library townhouses that met the brief of a subtle, sophisticated backdrop with […]

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On the road in Scotland with Peugeot

20th June 2016

These great images are from the latest Peugeot 308 ‘Take a closer look’ campaign shot by Photographer Andy Glass. The images were used to promote their 48hr test drive option and were shot at a location we sourced in bonnie Scotland. They certainly inspired us to hit the road on a smooth and scenic adventure! #Peugeot #AndyGlass […]

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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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Safe Cycling with TFL Campaign

18th December 2015

This powerful reminder and warning to both cyclists and drivers, of the sudden dangerous positions they may find themselves in, was shot by photographer Garry Simpson. We supplied the locations scouting and management for this Transport for London campaign including arranging road permits and traffic management in central London. #location #scouting #management #safe #cycling #tfl #campaign Follow us […]

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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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Sure Compressed TV Campaign

22nd October 2015

Sure have aired a television campaign for their clever compressed can design. The ads are meant inform people that despite their diminutive size they in fact last as long as a big can. We provided location scouting & management for the two day shoot for Camden based firm Great Guns. The adverts were directed by Todd Kellstein for […]

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On the Road to Wimbledon with HSBC

14th July 2015

This summer HSBC was official banking partner of the Road To Wimbledon 14 and Under National Challenge program for the eighth year running. We supplied location Scouting & Management for this photographic campaign to promote the grassroots tennis initiative with a ‘From back garden to Centre Court’ theme. Photographer Jason Hindley, of Wyatt Clarke & Jones, spent some quality time practising his […]

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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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