Thank you for your interest in submitting your property to the Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission’s digital locations library. There are two ways to register your property as a location:
1) Upload your photos directly to our database through the Creative BC website. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
2) Email us your photos, and we will add your property to the database manually. To submit your photos please follow the guidelines below:
Choose the MEDIUM setting on your camera; image size needs to be minimum 1-2 MB. Photograph your property using the widest shots possible.
1. Exterior photos
- Start with the outside of your property.
- Shoot your neighbourhood street looking both ways.
- If it’s a house, take a wide shot of the house, driveway and yard.
- Take a wide shot of the back as well as the sides of the property.
2. Interior photos
- Next, shoot the inside of the property one room or area at a time.
- Pay attention to any special features (bay windows, indoor pool, stairway).
- Try to duplicate the experience of someone arriving at the location walking through the building.
- Stand on one corner of the room you are photographing and take a picture.
- Next, take a “reverse” shot by walking over to the opposite corner of the room and take a photograph of the area you were just standing in.
- Show entrances in your photos if possible.
NOTE: Do not take “closeup” shots of door knobs, pets, or decorative items.
3. Save the photos
- Save each image as a .jpg file.
- Make sure you label each location photo accordingly (eg. “kitchen.jpg,” “bathroom.jpg,” “back view.jpg”).
- Please do NOT add any text directly onto a photo, we are unable to use any images containing text.
- We only accept images submitted as individual .jpg files.
4. Additional information
- Include ALL your contact information – Full name, email address, phone number, address of the property.
- Include any other information about the property such as available parking, noise concerns, proximity to highway or airport, filming restrictions, etc.
- Please remember to provide contact information including the property owner or authorized person, phone numbers including cell number, address and postal code with your photofile.
5. Sending your photos
- Send us photos labeled correctly by email.