Frequently Asked Questions
How did you get into this?
It all began in 2009. While on vacation in Seattle with a group of friends, I thought it would be fun to visit a location or two featured in the film, Sleepless in Seattle. When I did and it was, I then decided I should visit TV and movie sites in every city I happened to be in... and an obsession was born.
What's the point?
While visiting a location usually takes mere moments, getting to scream out, "I was there!" every 5 minutes while watching your favorite sitcoms and movies, lasts a lifetime. I like having my own personal experiences connected to most of the things I watch and getting to see what the cameras didn't allow me to see.
How have your friends not killed you yet?
Because they're good people (most of them), and even though I have dragged them a lot of places, completely out of the way, for my own benefit, friendship is give and take. While on vacation, once I've taken them to every residential neighborhood within a 30-mile radius for one photo, I give back by doing whatever they want to do for the rest of the trip, with nary a snarky comment or complaint (most of the time).
I want to visit a TV/movie site! How do I find one?
If it's not listed here, Google is your friend. Just type in the name of the TV show or film and "filming locations" and a world of information is bound to pop up.
What do I need in order to get a great picture?
I always say a well-researched photo is the best photo. Once you know where you're going, find screenshots featuring that location or re-watch the show or movie and get your own. Then make sure whoever's taking the picture gets a look at it before snapping away. There's nothing worse than going all the way to an entertainment location and then no one knowing where the heck you were because on TV it was always shown from the right side and your photo was taken from the left.
Also, if you're trying to get an entire house or building in your photo, it's usually best to be a few feet away from it, standing closer to the camera. That way, you can get the whole house in the background, and you're not the size of an ant.