Register Your Property in BC’s Location Database
It is a tough audition - only a small number of locations considered are selected for filming, but it is worth the effort. The first step is to create a digital "photofile" of your property – a virtual tour in pictures. The following Photofile Guidelines describe the process for documenting a residential property. Please follow these guidelines for all property types you wish to register, as the same principles apply for effective documentation.
Choose the MEDIUM setting on your camera; image size needs to be minimum 500KB.
Photograph your property using the widest shots possible. Pan shots are preferable between 40 - 160 degrees. Most iPhones have pan sizing capability built in.
- Start with the outside of your house.
- Shoot your neighbourhood street looking both ways.
- Take a wide shot of the house, driveway and yard.
- Take a wide shot of the back yard and back of house.
- Next shoot the inside of the house one room at a time.
- Pay attention to any special features (bay windows, indoor pool, stairway).
- Try to duplicate the experience of someone arriving at the location walking through the building.
- Stand on one side of the room you are photographing and take a picture.
- Next, take a "reverse" shot by walking over to the opposite side of the room and take a photograph of the area in which you were just standing.
- Show entrances in your photos if possible.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept images submitted in PowerPoint or any other format other than individual JPEG files. We also do not currently accept video.