register with us
Having taken your location images, the next step is to send them to us on a CD-ROM or DVD, clearly marked.
- Please send your images as JPEGs!
Other image types are considerably larger, for no appreciable increase in quality.
As an example, an image as a TIFF is likely to be about five times the size of the same image as a JPEG.
- Not too small!
Your images will end up on our web site as 640 × 480 pixels, or 720 × 480 pixels, depending on
the format of your camera (see diagram below), but please send them larger, at least 1000 pixels (it's pixels that matter, not DPI).
You are not stuck strictly with these dimensions: maybe a particular shot would benefit
from being a long wide "pan". Avoid making any "pan" more than three times wider than it is tall.
- Do not recompress!
JPEG images use an extremely efficient compression technique, and do not need to
be subsequently compressed again using another package, such as ZIP, Stuffit or
BinHEX - recompressing them like this is likely to increase the file size.
- Do not package the JPEGs!
We prefer simple, straightforward JPEGs, not embedded in other packages such as
MS Word, Photoshop, PDF or Powerpoint.
If you are providing captions, put them in a separate text or Word document on the disc.
- Mark the disc clearly!
We do receive a lot of CD-ROMs, and obviously take good care of them, but an unmarked CD-ROM does stand a chance of
becoming separated from its paperwork. Please use our on-line registration form,
which will assign you a temporary registration number: marking your CD-ROM with this number will make life much easier for us.
- Sign the form!
Our on-line registration form (available here) enables you to tell us
about your property, but, very importantly, it gives us permission to place your images into the web library.
Please print it out, sign it, and enclose it with your images.
Location Works makes its money from success: we earn when a location is used.
Our web site is free to browse, we don't charge a membership fee, nor per click.
We can only raise an invoice when one of our clients actually confirms a shoot or event.
So we only do well when we are successful at what we do!
Conversely, the cost of running and managing our web library is kept to a minimum.
Obviously we do have to charge, since we pay staff to process images and upload them to our web site.
We put effort into ensuring each new location is presented as well as can be, that it appears in
the right location categories,
and that each of the images is tagged with the right keywords - our web library is finely tuned to
meet the needs of our clients, who are location professionals needing the best location
If you qualify, we may invite you to join our
Otherwise, alas, there will be charges...
But here again, we do our absolute best to keep costs to a minimum, and perhaps even
waive our charges until you get your first job (i.e. our charges are deducted from
your earnings on the first job).
Please, after completing our
online registration form, send your pictures - or just a few samples - to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you letting you know what our charges may be.
One of the reasons that we keep our charges low is because it is not possible for us to offer
any guarantees: the presence of your images in our library cannot
guarantee that Hollywood will come knocking. The location business is too fickle for
that, and our advice is not to register with any company that tells you otherwise.
Not all of the locations we receive do end up in our web location
library - for a start, it takes time to prepare the images and upload them.
However, even if your pictures do not end up on the website, our clients
will be given every opportunity to consider your property.
Location Works Registrations, 17a Castle Street, Suffolk IP23 7AW