Filmspace is based on positivity, respect and transparency, and we want every shoot experience to reflect this. That’s why we’ve put together some useful tips, but when in doubt, follow the number one rule: be lekker.
1 - Safety first!
Please (like, pretty please!) keep things safe, always!
Don’t bring in unsecured weapons, toxic or in any way hazardous substances onto a host’s property and always keep emergency exits clear. This means not blocking it with any gear, props or, well, anything that might get in the way of a quick and easy exit if needed.
We don’t want to get in the way of the action, but we’ll need to intervene should we be made aware of any threat to the host, their property and your crew.
2 - Respect goes a long way
Don’t insult or be a pain. We’re a diverse bunch of people in South Africa, all sorts of weird and wonderful folk - rule of thumb: treat others the way you’d like to be treated.
Play nice! Our hosts are friendly, excited and positive people and it would go a long way if you could match that energy! After all, they’re making great cash, you’re making super sexy productions. Win, win!
3 - Keep it (kinda) on the down low
Everyone loves a good party, right? That said, be only as intrusive as needed.
We’re talking about not disturbing common spaces (like a shared office parking lot), disrespecting neighbours, or causin’ trouble with the law. This gives everyone a bad name and we take this seriously (big time!).
4 - Honesty hour, all day, every day!
Okay, this is a no-brainer but you never know! Be yourself: the Filmspace community is based on transparency, quality and accuracy of our properties and renters, including all filmmakers big and small
Please don’t provide a false name (Bond, James Bond) or date of birth, maintain duplicate accounts, or create an account if you’re under 18. Don’t worry, kid - you’ll get there soon enough.
Keep your Filmspace profile up to date with accurate info. Remember, we like you for you - be yourself!
5 - Don’t be a ghost
The only good flake is covered in chocolate. Please be at the property when you say you will. Don’t go off the radar, switching your phone off, okay?. It’s a lil’ weird, and also makes for a lot of frustration on the day of shooting for hosts and the rest of the crew.
Now, and this is a biggie, cancelling a booking should be a last resort. Unless there’s a massive emergency, please always follow through - we can’t wait to see your production come to life!
And that’s a wrap!
Have a blast ‘cause remember, Filmspace really is all about the good times. Have fun, make epic ads and films, and hey, maybe even have a braai afterwards to celebrate - you deserve it!