3 months ago
What an amazing location! The look and feel of the place is exactly as described, and Brian was an incredible host - so accommodating and responsive to our small production team. There are lots of great things to be said about this place.
First, the host. It was the Friday morning before our Saturday shoot. I was scrambling for a location last minute (another spot had fallen through), and came across this house. Brian and I start chatting and he was super understanding and approachable - he was available to let us start shooting there within 24 hours. I was bowled over with gratitude. Throughout the day, small concerns of mine kept cropping up, and Brian was quick to respond with answers to my questions and responses to my needs. On the day of our shoot, he happily stayed out of our way to let us do our thing, but was still super responsive when I had small things come up or questions I needed to ask. All in all, couldn't have asked for a more accommodating host.
Secondly, about the house: the entertainment room patio, which you see in the photos has the lovely mid-century fireplace - we had a lot of shots to get through and limited time to shoot, so this room was perfect. The window are huge and let in a massive amount of natural light. Doing our lighting setups was a breeze when we only needed to use 2 or 3 lights to get the look we wanted. There was also a decent amount of space to put equipment in the side breezeway, out of the way in a direction we would never have to shoot, which was very convenient. We also had an animal trainer on sight and Brian let us use a decent sized section of his garage to stage an area for our dog trainer's materials, and some crafty tables as well.
Notes to prospective renters - the hardwood floors are delicate, so Brian asked that we wear booties outside and take them off. We ended up not wearing shoes at all (except for our talent) and everything was fine. It wasn't a problem at all, and actually gave the shoot a more laidback vibe, which was a nice addition.
All in all, love this location and this host, can't wait to shoot here again one day!