I'm a no-budget filmmaker (OK, wannabe filmmaker) and the biggest problem I seem to be facing is finding locations to shoot in. How do you walk up to someone in (for example) an office building and say "hi - I'd really like to take over your lobby this weekend and drag a bunch of actors and equipment through here! Is that OK with you?" I really haven't the slightest idea where to start on this. I went to a "How to find locations" seminar locally (I'm in Phoenix AZ) and the people were nice people but they were totally focused on (relatively) big-budget productions. For example, one piece of advice was "make sure the location has enough space for you to park all of your production trailers." That would be helpful if I was Michael Bay's production manager, but parking space for trailers is not a problem on a no-budget film. Anybody have any advice on this? Who would you talk to in, for example, a coffee shop? The manager on duty? The owner? No idea where to start here.