We regularly receive location enquiries for car stills shoots. We have 1000s of locations on our books to meet all briefs, from beaches/promenades, open space and woodland to modern residential properties, inner-city roads and towns/cities with character.

SIMS Images contacted us needing several locations for upcoming shoots across multiple clients. 

First up, they were looking for a modern home with a driveway for a shoot, ideally with a car charger. Working with Lexus, they were needing to capture PR and Marketing stills for the Lexus NX Plug-in Hybrid.

Car stills shoot – the brief

The brief was very clear: external space was key – if too tight, they’d be fighting with reflections. They wanted to shoot for approximately three hours from early afternoon to dusk to get exterior statics and charging shots, with other details captured elsewhere. They’d be on site with two people and two cars and requested the driveway be clear.

We provided a selection of locations with production choosing a private residence in a rural setting in Plumpton, Lewes. 

Car stills shoot – the location

The property – with owners open to photography and filming – features a design inspired by a famous Sussex folly and the historic use of the site as part of a former World War II grass airstrip; the house forms the shape of a Spitfire Engine. The grounds were designed with nature in mind and to encourage self-sufficiency with a natural swimming pool as well as an orchard and allotment beds.

 The external grounds provided a stunning and impressive contemporary backdrop for what was needed. The shoot kept to time with only one rain shower after the car was cleaned and dried! The owners remained on site and helpfully made the crew a coffee…

We have a several locations across Sussex that provide a perfect backdrop for a car stills shoot as well as a range of residential houses on our books like the one SIMS Images used – email us and we can help with your search: hello@sussexfilmoffice.co.uk. All our locations are open to filming/photography – booking is quick and easy from point of enquiry to confirmation – and we provide a breadth of to all clients, new and existing. 

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