Remote Approval Shoots
Remote Approval Shoots
I put together a quick video to show the studio's capabilities and to talk a little about how remote-approval shoots work at Amy Scott Photography.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, you can sign up for a short Zoom remote studio tour and demo here. Life is wacky enough these days, but remote approval doesn't have to be a pain.
We're still shooting
Remote-approval shoots for product and food photography have long been an option used by businesses and agencies alike.
Now is the perfect time to use the tools that we're already familiar with to start moving ahead. Since I am located in Houston, TX, we can, in theory, have up to 10 individuals on set as of May 18, 2020. I don't currently feel this is wise, but I do believe we can start moving forward with small productions safely using all precautions.
I have developed a Safe Set Protocol for Amy Scott Photography, based on OSHA and CDC instruction to guide all shoots. I'm also working with each client and agency to ensure that my protocols address all of their concerns, as well as those of insurance, and any other parties involved, so that we can ensure we start all projects on the same page. The environment is still constantly changing, and the safety of those on set is paramount, so much will be decided from project to project. I am happy to share the protocols I have developed if you are interested in learning more.
Here are a few ways in which Remote-approval shooting may look during this time:
I've been using Zoom screen-sharing, email, text, and phone calls to make remote approval as easy as possible for clients. Everyone has a different preference so I let clients decide what tech they would prefer to use for remove approval.
Food Stylist, Prop Stylists, and Assistants
We are still able to use food stylists, prop stylist and assistants on set safely, using physical distancing and creating "work zones" for each individual in the crew to limit the number of individuals in any given space. We may also use prop stylists and other crew members remotely and rely more heavily on pre-planning to ensure we have the look of the shots outlined exactly before the day of the shoot.
We are still able to provide a digitech on set while still safely observing social distancing in the studio by tethering wirelessly.
There may be increased lead times for prop and wardrobe sourcing, set creation (if we're building anything from scratch), and possibly fresh food purchases. I would love to be a part of the conversations from the beginning to help guide the timeline based on the circumstances at the time.
Smaller Crew Sizes
For the time being I would like to limit my 1700 sq ft studio to a 4-5 people at any given time so that we can all stay safely distanced and maintain proper ventilation. This means I'll coordinate with crew to time their arrival and stagger teams, as well as potentially having some of crew work remotely as possible. I feel confident that we can come up with creative ways to move forward while keeping everyone safe.
This is a brave new world and I'm ready and determined to keep learning and improving on this process to make it work best for everyone. Reach out to me if you have ideas, concerns or questions!