Feature showing filming locations of TV shows and movies
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Michaela DFeb 10, 2022
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Ever wondered where a movie or TV show was filmed? Which was the specific bar, park, city, or even country? This feature, linked directly to the TV show or movie, would let us know exactly that.
For people who liked a place and would like to visit, for those searching for holiday ideas or are just curious about a location. The feature is easy to implement and will increase the popularity and visits to the featured locations.
How does it work?
1) Streaming platforms like Netflix/HBO Max etc: the information will be accessible through a link at the description page of the movie/show.
“Hogwarts express” ride location: West Coast Railways, Highlands, Scotland
“Café des 2 moulins" (Amélie’s cafe) : 83 rue Lepic, Montmartre, Paris
The description can be accompanied with an image of the location, to make it easier to identify. Not all locations need to be provided, but at least the most basic ones.
2) Movies: locations are indicated right after the closing credits.
This is information that can be found online on a couple of sites (like this, or even IMDB if you know how to look for it) but how many people search or even know about it? If the information was linked directly to the movie, it would be much more accessible.
An interactive screen feature on streaming platforms
Povilas SFeb 10, 2022
Good idea! But since there are a lot of different scenes in one movie and usually many different filming locations, it would be too complicated to convey all the information in text on a separate page, you'd have to name each scene and make sure the viewers understand what you're talking about, the viewers would have to be able to find the scene they have in mind amongst all the titles of different scenes. You could use timestamps for this, but..
It would be best if the viewers could check the info on filming location instantly while watching the movie/TV show. This could be realized on streaming platforms by implementing a specific screen feature, you hover the cursor over the screen while a specific scene is playing, a menu pops up (like usually on streaming platforms), then you move the cursor further over a specific icon, with "i" sign or similar and it indicates country, region, city, street, specific establishment, etc. If the scene was filmed in a studio it could also indicate the location of the studio. This feature could also be implemented into DVDs.