If you are seeking a Victorian location rental for your next project and are going to need it in the New York area. Check out this versatile property on 5 acres. The owner has plans for the home and we asked her about her location rental offering and what surprises she has in store for this beautiful Victorian home.
This is the property in Western New York
The property is 75 miles from the Buffalo & Rochester airports [equidistant] and a 5 hr drive from both NYC and Philadelphia. It’s moments off of a major highway, but you’d never know it because you can’t see or hear the highway. Very quaint town and countryside, classic NY state with forests and fields. Very green in summer, very picturesque winters with some snow.
I recently purchased the property, so it’s currently unfurnished and needs some repairs– some flaking paint, utilities repaired, etc. but for a horror film with a honey-wagon and generator, it would be perfect.
Budget-friendly! I will work with productions on their budget. I’ve worked in film for 20 years, so I understand production needs, and in the members area of my website there are more photo galleries and local vendor lists for everything in that area from gear to crew and shopping.
In 2017 it will have been remodeled and back to Victorian glory, I’m completely remodeling the interior Masterpiece Theatre-style, and I have plans for a formal garden layout I’m hoping to do next summer.
Unique Homes in Mexico for your production, photography, events or a place to spice up your stay in Mexico
Houses designed from the pages of Sci-Fi fantasy films come to life. Former 3D visual effects designer for Mike Holmes show Holmes Make it Right is now designing fantasy homes in Mexico. Architecture takes a crazy curve. With a background in 3D computer special effects in film and television, there is no shortage of ideas for fantasy homes. The Gaudi Bat Casa looks nothing like the normal straight lined walls of normal homes. It is a fun house, a mix of HR Giger meets Gaudi with hints of Dr. Seuss. Rude visualizes all the designs in 3D in the computer.
The Bat Casa shows it’s curve forms in a vertebra staircase winding up to a cavern loft. A flowing serpentine aqua duct blends into the bathroom sink. Pods for kitchen cabinets and canal aqua ducts cascading down into a horse trough wooden kitchen sinks. The central beam of the house inspired from the stamen of a flower.
The Bat Casa is also green and good to our environment. The ceiling is a mixture of volcanic cement, light weight and porous, keeping the house well insulated; a perfect temperature year round without heating or air conditioning. The entire house is outfitted with LED lighting, keeping electrical costs very low. The hot water for the house is all solar heated. Even the hot water for the Jacuzzi is recycled and heated thru glass solar tubes.
The giant trees of Cambodia were inspirational in designing the office workspace. With crawling vines holding up 2 computer monitors, to the glass table supported by branches. People who rent the house, love sleeping in the candlelit bedroom caverna. Your dreams and Imagination run free. The coffee table is the root system of a mesquite tree. We lifted it up off the ground, connected 2 ventricles to center, and extended the roots to hold the television, computer and projector with cement limbs.
You feel like you are entering into a magical mysterious world walking up the staircase bridge wrapped around the Jacuzzi. Plant like curved arches support the organic walkway to the first terrace. It is like having a big 3D printer, but instead of moulded plastic, we use rebar, wire mesh and cement. The floors are towelled cement, coloured with acid and water base stains. Rude worked on all the colouring of the forms and floors. It is a natural process, made of a mixture of . You colour with a feeling, not by a couple of paint swatches.
It was great fun designing 3D commercials and film effect;, However the work remained virtual in the computer. Rude says. Now designs are tangible. You can reach out and touch them, be surrounded by them. It is truly magical seeing designs come to life, from a bucket of cement and a crew of highly skilled workers sculpting the dream. All the forms in the house have been created using re-bar, wire mesh and different mixtures of cement. Steven Rude has worked on 2 Harry Potter films for IMAX, many commercials and taught 3D design in India and China. But he says Designing Krazyhomes, full of curves, is the icing on the cake. Living a curvy melting house would drive most people crazy, but it keeps me grounded and in check.
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We receive a large number of owners sending us emails daily about interest in renting out their home or business as a film location rental. While we appreciate the emails, our response is always the same. If you want to have your property considered as a film, photography, event or rental for cast and crew, you need to list your location details on the web site location database.
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Production and location scouts will read the details and view the photos of your location. If the property fits their requirements they will contact you, the owner directly with questions, more information, the rate you will charge and/or set up an appointment to see the location.
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Location Scouting for Your Film
Author: John Montana
So you have a script and a budget and a crew and you want to make a movie!!! That is awesome…good for you. Before you do anything tho, you need to have your set and your locations locked down and ready. Because actually…this should be one of the first things you do when you are in pre-production. Where you shoot your film is so incredibly important… that I cannot stress how important it is that you get these first. Because you and your crew will sit around needlessly for days, while you are out looking for locations. And for me, location scouting is a very enjoyable experience, as it allows me to visualize my film or scene in each possible place that I research. Because in my opinion, if you have a great location, then most of the work is already done for you. The world of your film is there in full color when you find the right spot.
One of the first people you should bring onto your project is the UPM – Unit Production Manager. Or a location scout. On many small budget films, these two just aren’t in the budget. And you have to do the leg work yourself. No worries…I do this all the time, as my budgets are very small. But if you have some extra money in your budget, then these two people can help you tremendously. Because they will go out and investigate the sites for you, while you work on other things. And when they have a dozen or so places, then you will go with them and see if these locations are what you are looking for. Unless you have gotten a green light from a major studio…then you will have a studio lot and a bunch of carpenters that will build you the perfect location. But for most of us, we have to go hunting.
Here are several ideas about getting the perfect location for your film, and at the same time save some money for other important things for your shoot.
1. Rent A Furnished House or Set – Many first time filmmakers don’t know about this option, because it is usually very expensive. And it is often used by those studios I referred to earlier. But if you do some number crunching, it is sometimes worth your while. Because what you are doing is renting an entire home that is already furnished. There are many homes here in L.A. that are set up for this very reason. I once shot a commercial in South Pasadena in an entire huge home with a back yard. I remember hearing that the cost was about $4500/day. But this house accommodated a 30-person crew along with 8-12 actors. So when you go this route, you have many rooms in which to set up in. One or two to shoot in, and the rest for your crew to work and setup in. Like a place for everyone to eat together. If you have the budget, then this is something you should consider, as it simplifies the entire process. And ultimately allows you to concentrate on filming.
2. Pull A Favor – Many first time filmmakers have scripts that take place in a home or garage. And what they do because they have no money, is just shoot in their own house, or their parents house or a friend’s house. This is done all the time, as the primary goal is to just get the film in the can. This approach is not ideal…as most of the time, you the director have to settle for less than what you want or envision for your story. But most of the time, this will be fine, as the story doesn’t hang on a very specific home…just a home that looks lived in.
3. Be Location Specific – My most recent film took place in a used clothing store, because my vision of the story took place in an extremely old store. The lead woman was hundreds of years old, not that it showed on film. So I went looking for the perfect location. I ultimately found a beautiful little shop called Helping Hand Thrift Shop on South Fairfax Avenue. It is this amazing location that is filled to the brim with old used furniture and clothes and knick-knacks. It was so jam-packed with stuff, that sometimes it actually hindered my shoot…because there was no room to maneuver. But this shop was absolutely perfect for my shoot, no matter the drawbacks. Because it was all on screen, and it looked just terrific. Please take your time and really go out and find the perfect place. They are really out there waiting to be discovered. And most of the time, these locations won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
In conclusion, finding the perfect location is essential for any film director. If you want to create a realistic world that your story and characters live in, then it needs to look real. Not fake or cheap or carelessly thrown together. Because your audience will know immediately!! They will either be drawn into your film because the set looks beautiful and supports the story. Or they will be bored stiff because the film “just looks weird”. So be thoughtful and thorough when location scouting. You will very happy you did.
About The Author:
John Montana is an actor living with his wife in L.A. and has begun to make short films on demand. His most recent film, “Hungry” has been accepted into 24 film festivals all over the world. Check out his short film – HUNGRY at No Title Production Films.
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Location managers and production personnel are looking at your home or business for their production project via our online directory, provide them as many details as you can to interest production scouts and managers to want to scout the location if it fits what they are seeking.
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- Describe each and every room inside the property (this includes everything including bathrooms, kitchens, attic, basements, family rooms.) Give a rundown on all areas and include any unique features.
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- Do you have views and if so what?
- What surrounds your property i.e. homes, forest, rivers and so on.
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- If you look at the listings created by owners in our production directory you will see how other they assemble their location for rent profiles.
- You will also have the ability to see the how many times the location rental has been viewed. Notice that the listings with photos get the most action.
This is because scouts are interested in viewing photos and details so they can make a quick determination if your property fits their project needs.
Photos are very important and should display exactly as your property looks. Your photos do NOT have to be professional but they must be clear, well lit and show as much of your rooms or property as possible.
Example: Photo of a bedroom should not be a picture of the bed. It needs to be the entire bedroom and take the photo at an angle to include any adjoining rooms or exits to the balcony or yard if available.
Do NOT include photos with people in them, do NOT display photos that are blurry or dark. Again, well lit and a good overview or your property inside and out will yield the best results.
DO include photos of kitchen, bedrooms, hallways, living room, family rooms and anything else in the inside of your property.
For the exterior, have a photos of your property from the front and back at minimum. Photos from the street are best. The more you display the better chance of getting inquiries.
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The Reis Manhattan Mansion Film Location Rental.
A Film Friendly Historical Manhattan Estate with film and photography opportunities galore! 7 stories and over 37 rooms and exterior areas for a number of scenes for shooting your next project.
The stately Renaissance Revival mansion at the corner of 75th Street and Riverside Drive was designed by Charles P. H. Gilbert, and commissioned by Henry Hobart Vail, (1847-1925), in 1895.
Mr. Vail was born in Pomfret, Vermont, and after graduation from college in Middlebury, began a teaching career in Michigan and Ohio. Having server briefly in the Civil War, as one of the “100 days men” in the Ohio Infantry, he entered the educational book publishing business in 1866 in Ohio. Through various mergers of the companies that he worked for, he ultimately moved to New York in 1890, to work for the American Book Company. He retired as vice president of the firm in 1911.
Charles P. H. Gilbert, one of the most prolific architects of the era, was commissioned to design the house in 1895 with construction continuing through 1897. Among some of his other important commissions are: The Felix and Frieda Warburg House of 1909, noe the home of the Jewish Museum’ The Isaac and Mary Fletcher House at 1 East 79th Street, the current home of the Ukrainian Institute; and the Otto and Addie Kahn house which now serves as The Convent of the Sacred Heart School; as well as mansions for the Woolworth Family both in New York and Glen Cove.
Specializing in buildings in various Revival styles popular during the period, Gilbert chose the Renaissance style to boldly occupy this gently sloping corner lot. The five story residence anchored by a retaining wall at the corner, has a monumental first floor clad in large finely dressed limestone blocks. The next three floors are sheathed in beige Roman brick, and the fifth floor in buff-glazed tera cotta blocks. The quoins, windows and doors supplied with ornate wrought-iron grills. The intersection volumes of the three story front cylindrical tower and rear two story rounded bay, with the large cubic front and set-back rear sections, implies great strength and solidarity to the structure.
The house has passed through several owners since it first occupant, including the actress Lillian Russell when it was purchased for her by “Diamond” Jim Brady, Prior to the current owners, it was most recently owned by a British philanthropist name Elly N. Jansen, who used the house as a refuge for the handicapped and disabled. Like most grand houses of its type, due to changing lifestyles and economic factors, it has an ultimately been broken up into multiple living quarters.
In 1995 Dina and Dave Reis purchased the house in its dilapidated state with the idea of restoring it as a substantial single family residence, as both a home for their growing family and as a showcase for their art collection. With the help of architects, contractors, numerous craftsmen and designers, they have now bought their vision of upgrading an important late 19th century home into the 20th century. In addition to all of the obvious visible improvements, thy also had to upgrade all of the mechanical systems. Industrial strength chillers and a water-heating capacity sufficient for a four-block area were not thought of during the house’s original construction.
While the exterior of the house was substantially intact, it has long been neglected. Many of the key elements has to be replicated including all of the balustrade. Very little of the original interior fabric remained, so the Reis’s began acquiring whole rooms of salvaged antique and perous paneling, mantles, vintage flooring, skylights and fixtures, with the idea of incorporating them into the reconstruction of the house. The only original element that has remained a constant, is the location and the basic structure of the principle staircase, rising through all five floors. Examples of additions include: The Louis Majorelle art nouveau carved marble and gilt bronze fireplace, circa 1900, in the master bedroom’ the carved oak deco newel post at the stair railing on the second floor landing by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, circa 1925, and the Carl Mueller Arts and Crafts glazes ceramic tile fireplace surround depicting The Landing of Columbus with native American in the foreground, circa 1915, in the library, set into a carved oak Renaissance style mantle.
The installation of the owners varied furnishings, in styles ranging from Louis XVI to Art Deco, including numerous examples of exotic inlaid and painted parchment furniture by Carlo Bugatti, the use of sumptuous fabrics used for upholstery and draperies, combined with American, European and Contemporary works of art from their collection, which brings forth the personalities and interests of the owners. Through long years of hard work and diligence, the house, now embodied with those elements of fun, drama, and the unexpected, coupled with a sense of elegance, humor and style, has been bought back to live in every sense, to lead a vigorous existence into the next century.
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Blood and Whiskey Begins Filming at Gammons Gulch
I am getting inquiries like every day lately. I give the credit to you and your hard work at getting us out there.
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Joanne & Jay Gammons
Being filmed at Gammons Gulch is “Blood and Whiskey”. Produced and Directed by Tyson Smith.
Here are a few crew shots as they work. Also a shot of the New Food Truck from Tucson called Joazarellis Gourmet Food Truck & Full Service Catering. Great food all day long! Felt like I was downtown New York City!!
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