How to Get Insurance for Film Equipment Rental in Chicago

Insurance is certainly one of the most important steps when it comes to equipment rental, but it’s not always the easiest. It is also one of the most asked questions among our renters, so we decided to compile a simple guide on how to get insurance for your equipment rental. WHY DO YOU NEED INSURANCE […]

Breaking Down A Budget: How to Afford Indie Filmmaking

Filmmaking is pricey. And doing it on a budget may seem nearly impossible at some points. But a lot of indie filmmakers out there don’t have a choice other than operating on a tight budget. Deciding on that tight budget is complex but doable. All it takes is precise planning, a bit of funds, and […]

From Places to Permits: The Ultimate Guide to Chicagoland Locations

The Chicagoland area is the central hub for film productions in the Midwest. The city comes with a range of choices, from the classic downtown filled with skyscrapers, to the classic suburbs with Lloyd Wright’s architecture, we have it all. Therefore, we at Eleven04 compiled this 2022 ultimate Chicago location guide to help you navigate […]

Understanding the Illinois Film Tax Credit: How to Cut Production Costs

Illinois is one of the best states in the nation financially for film production. Did you know that if you create a film within Illinois state lines, you may qualify for a 30% tax cut? It’s all in efforts to boost the local state economy and showcase what our beautiful state can offer filmmakers around […]