Week 3 – Goals, Risk and Micro Actions

Assignment 2 – Actor Editorial Spread

You are being commissioned to photograph an actor for a cover and editorial spread. The actor is being profiled for an actor and the images will be used in the main spread that will run 5-7 pages. The editor is calling for at least two setups, preferably 3. This concept-driven shoot will be based on idea that is developed by the photographer in collaboration with the actor and should reflect not only some of the actor’s personality, work and personal style. An image that would be suitable for a cover would be culled from the shoot and the image should be composed to accommodate the banner and slugs.

Each team will be provided contact information with each actor to coordinate the details of the shoot and the concept. The photographer will need to negotiate the terms of usage of the images both for the photographer and the artist. The actor may desire some restrictions. These terms should be reflected in the model release. In consideration of the time that each actor is providing the team, the actor should receive a selection of images for use for their self promotion.

The production should make serious consideration of including a stylist, hair and make-up person. You may be asked to consider people that the actor have worked with in the past, but remember that this is your shoot and the ultimate decision is for you to decide.

If the team is unable to coordinate with the actor that they are initially connected with, the DRM should contact the DRM to arrange for another subject to be provided for them.

The budget for the shoot is $1000 plus $500 for production expenses. The license is first time usage right for print and web. JPEGs should be delivered via Dropbox by February 9th at 9pm.


Due Next Week:

  • Draft of production book
  • Mindmap of goals and micro-actions
  • 4×6 prints of images from personal project (include a 5×7 manila folder with name written on upper right hand corner).
  • 1 on 1 personal goals (see previous e-mail)
  • best practices worksheet

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