Portrait Session: Pre-Production Tips for Styled Shoots

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Erica & Connor talk about their recent experiences producing styled shoots and major campaigns, and share their tips for successful shoots

  • Erica’s most recent production
    • Hanga
    • 55 unique photos and videos
    • Production manager and photographer
  • Connor’s most recent styled shoot
    • Styled Shoot for Course Composite
    • Starting work on a series of personal projects to push myself to incorporate more and more into my productions. Will likely blog about it.
  • Why is Pre-production important? Is it really worth doing?
  • Pre-production tips
    • Concept brainstorming session
      • Concept
      • Script
      • Characters
      • Needs
        • Locations, sets, talent, props, wardrobe, stylists, HMUA, etc.
    • Organization
      • Workflows to help you keep track of things
      • Timelines
      • Communication with others involved
      • Day of shoot agenda & responsibilities
  • Production tips
    • Keep people happy
      • Food, drinks, music, etc.
    • Consider bringing someone to keep track of everyone and everything
    • Set lights and test everything before shoot begins

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