Frequently asked questions

This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) illustrates the questions most commonly asked by Owners.
If you have not found an answer to your question, you can send an email to our team at the following address:

What I fear most is the possible damage. And I don't want any trouble. How do I get a repair?

I want you to know that the damage is rare. Professional film crews are used to working in sets provided. uring the respect of the premises is part of their professional obligations.
The role of the managers and the production manager is to ensure that the premises and their constraints are respected. The chief decorator and his team are also responsible for restoring the premises to their original condition.
In the event of damage, the contract and production insurance cover the repair or replacement of any damage caused.
Either the producer calls on his team of decorators to repair or he calls in an outside firm immediately after the shooting, whatever the nature of the repairs (painting, floor coverings etc....).
A precise and complete inventory of fixtures, possibly supplemented by a video description or photo can also record all your observations. For important descriptions, the help of a bailiff can be proposed, at the expense of production.

Will filming create noise nuisances for the neighbourhood?

Noise is the enemy of teams! Because of the sound recordings and the repetition of scenes, total silence is a general requirement... Conversely, it is often the case that the sound recorder and the director can be disturbed by noises in the common areas of a building. Often the team waits for "the end of a noise" to turn. If the noise persists (drill of a neighbour, vacuum cleaner of the babysitter in the stairs etc.) the stage manager warns the person concerned with all necessary courtesy. In general, people are happy to play and are good composers. This is also a reason why the agreement in principle of co-ownership will be requested before filming.

Who pays for electricity for your lights? I'm afraid you'll damage my electrical system.

Your electrical installation is generally not used for lighting because it would not support the required power.
There are two possible scenarios:
The production has a stand-alone generator set located in a soundproofed truck. The "groupman" is responsible for bringing the main line (large cable) to the foot of your home, then the chief electrician will connect his installation to it.
The generation applies for a so-called "fairground connection" from the EDF services. Depending on the power demanded, EDF technicians will have a meter and a temporary connection in the area closest to your home, to which the chief electrician will connect. Once completed, EDF sends the utility the invoice for its services and the amount of its consumption to the generating company.

In any case, you are not concerned by these technical constraints.

Would I be responsible for the inconveniences caused in my neighbourhood?

Absolutely not. Any shooting or mobilization of technical means on the public road (e. g. parking of trucks and housing) are subject to administrative authorizations (Mairie, prefecture, police station) required by the production company. You are in no way concerned or responsible for these procedures.

Is there a risk of being "spotted" by unwanted people by disclosing my address and photos of my home?

Cinédécors never mentions your address during its surveys. The photographs are presented only to production companies and professionals that we have previously identified and for which we are looking for decorations.
The descriptive photos do not give any indication of address. At the research stage, we indicate only a geographical position (e. g. Paris 17° or city name). In the case of open access distribution, we apply the same rules with your permission.
During a visit to your site by a producer, we first validated his identity and the credibility of his request.