WHAT GOES INTO OUR SHOOT SESSIONS FOR ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

BY REQUEST Some of you have commented that there is alot that goes on behind the scenes to create our *shoots and that it would be good to open that up so here it is guys


PHOTO COURTESY OF JARRODB
Depending on the scale of the production, there maybe a little less work.
Some are mini productions with no more than a handfull of photographers, some productions take place in sensitive environs and require specific permits or filming permits; some span over a kilometer and need council permits, so here is a snapshot:

THE THEME:

  • develop concept*
  • work over logistics*

LOCATION

  • source locations* travel out and size up potential venues
  • prep location or venue*
  • reservations when required for pre-shoot rendezvous/check in*
  • put signage up where necessary

TALENT

  • talent scout* advertise if needed
  • screen and interview prospective models*
  • auditions for a shoot on location rehearsal with props* (sometimes up to 30 models auditioning for the same production)
  • style the model/s (up to 4 at a time)*
  • model assistant if needed*
  • choreograph routines, interchanges & art direction
  • direct hair/ makeup & styling or do it myself

PROPS & EQUIPMENT

  • hire equipment, special effects equip, generators, lights, etc*
  • bring in props, sometimes live animals, snakes, dogs*.
  • set up fire arenas…can be anything…
  • aerial performance equipment

CREW

  • bring in crew go over plans, logistics & timing*
  • security if needed*

ADMIN

  • manage correspondence for each event* before & after
  • ensure model release forms are in place including any special conditions for either the model or photographer
  • negotiate terms rates etc, special conditions for location
  • write proposals for relevant permits*
  • apply for and get permits and approvals for our group to get onto locations*
  • appropriate insurance policies (public liability for eg)*
  • get legals draughted & detailed*
  • pay everyone + bills*

ROADIE

  • pick up & drop off equipment
  • manage the set up, lighting, models, timing, changeover, shoot arena*
  • set down equipment, props & drops*
  • take a break go into dreamtime thenn * DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN & LOVE IT*

*PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A COST DEPENDING ON WHICH PRODUCTION YOU ATTEND THE ADMISSION VARIES. to give you an idea, the cost of each event is defined by the detailing that goes into each one,
There are 4 shoot categories determined by the location,
1. OPEN SESSION: open location, not limited to numbers, lower admission
2. LIMITED SESSION: Limited in numbers, midrange admission
3. EXCLUSIVE SESSION: small numbers, higher admission

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE IMAGES FROM THE SHOOTS?
I use them to promote and market them and in doing so the efforts of all those involved. ARTHOUSE PRODUCTIONS VIDEO MONTAGES

ARTHOUSE PRODUCTIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS

I actively market images and talent, whichever comes first depending on the opportunity.
I also get private or corporate clients requesting that I produce a certain image. At this point I hire photographers to cover the job, only from those i have worked with prior.

so, thats about it in a nutshell.

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