Giggster is an app that helps professional shooters find the perfect location for film and photographic productions.
Tapping into the gig-economy, Giggster allows photographers to browse various rental spaces in a specific location, displaying an array of results that might even pique creativity.
The app is similar to Airbnb but focused on lens-based practices. The listings are split into four main categories; residential, commercial, studio, and transportation.
The company says that its relationship with renters is “based on trust.” And cancelations, overtime, dispute resolution, and insurance policies are all covered by its product.
If a production crew likes the look of a location but the price is outside of the budget, then users can ask for a reduced rate with the host. Giggster takes a nine percent processing fee on each booking.
Like Airbnb, each listing has multiple photographs for the viewer’s perusal and more details about the property are published, such as the location, parking, rules, crew access, features, and amenities.
Once selected, cameramen and women can expect to hear back from their chosen location within 24 hours where the host might ask for additional details and confirm whether the location is available at the requested time.
Giggster automatically generated a comprehensive location agreement that is to be filled out by both parties. Credit cards will be charged the full amount once the reservation has been accepted by the host.
The company highly recommends that “you only submit a booking request when you are certain that a cancellation is very unlikely.”
Giggster has locations right around the world but destinations such as Los Angeles and New York City are incredibly popular and have more listings.
The company’s Instagram page boasts about music videos being shot in South Pasadena in California. While also advertising locations in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Requirments to Rent
To rent a property to a creative on Giggster, the host must be the owner of the property or have written approval from the owner to rent it. Good photos of the location are also a requirement.