How to ask for locations?
I was making a short film, and needed a large warehouse. The scene was quite simple. Guy drives up in a Camaro, and then goes into the warehouse. He then comes out carrying someone, and then puts the person into the trunk of the Camaro and drives away. No interior shots, just exterior.
I knew exactly what kind of warehouse I wanted as I drive by it all the time. There was a sign saying who owned it with a phone number, so I called asking if we could use the guy's warehouse to film. I don't really remember what transpired during that conversation, as the whole experience was kind of weird since the guy didn't seem to understand what "filming a scene for a short film" meant. I explained exactly what we intended to do about three times, and then was told that he was busy and didn't really have time to talk.
The only other location I've asked for in my life was for a cotton field, and the folks are our good neighbors. I know that sometimes I can be too forward with my requests, but I guess I don't really know how to ask for a location. Any advice or questions would be appreciated.
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