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Wed, Sep 15, 2021 12:41 PM

Is there an allowance for adding the setting for a series or movie?

The setting is often key to the story.  This is especially true for mysteries, however, many stories have a very specific location that can be important to the plot.  Although there is a shooting location, this is often not the place in which the story is set.  For example, many films are shot in Canada, dressed as the U.S.  Some use stock footage.  Some have a B team shoot locations, establishing shots.  Occasionally the cast may do exteriors only in the locations.  To me, this is important to differentiate.


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Put this in the ideas section, so people can upvote it.

My city Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, has doubled used for towns, cities and countries like London, City of London, Westminster, Camden, Wembley, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, York, Harrogate, Ripon, Andover, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Berlin, Karachi, Germany, Pakistan, India, Switzerland, Belgium etc, and no doubt many more places I can't think of right now.

Plus many more productions who's settings I don't know as I haven't seen them yet.

I remember around 10-15 years ago hearing that we doubled for New York in something, but I can't remember what production it was. I'll find out eventually however if it's true.

We've had load of famous King's, Queen's, Lord's, Lady's, Politicians etc characters in my city, over the last 10 years especially, like Queen Victoria, King George VII, and Winston Churchill.

If you see a production from the last 10 years which is British, and is set:

  • Outside large, nicely sculpted, cream coloured limestone/sandstone 19th and 20th century buildings, sometimes with cobblestone roads, which have a lot of marble and dark brown wood interiors, and include large dual staircase entrances, court rooms, prison cells, warehouses, dance halls, hotel rooms, function rooms and offices.
  • In gothic looking Victorian cemeteries, with extravagant gravestones.
  • At old Victorian railway stations, with red and cream colours.
  • Inside large Victorian factories, with large metal poles.
  • On moors, which are in productions about the Bronte sisters a lot of the time.

Then it's a good bet that they will have been filmed in my city, specifically at:

  • Bradford City Hall (various locations)
  • Little Germany (mainly on or around Cater Street, specifically inside the warehouse with large Green doors)
  • Saltaire (various locations, but usually inside Salts Mill which was once the largest building in the world)
  • Undercliffe Cemetery
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (which is 5 miles long, and has multiple stations)
  • Ilkley Moor (usually at the Cow and Calf Rocks) or Haworth Moor




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