Remote Approval Shoots
Remote Approval Shoots During COVID
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.
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. We have been working effectively with small teams 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:
Remote Approval On-Location
Remote approval is also available on-location. Just because we're out in the field doesn't mean that your team can't be a part of the process. We use a combination hot spot pucks, Facetime, Zoom, and wireless Teradek systems to ensure our clients are connected throughout the shoot.
Remote Approval In-studio
We use all available technology 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 and on location safely, using physical distancing and creating work zones for each individual in the crew. 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 and on-location by tethering wirelessly.
There may be increased lead times for prop and wardrobe sourcing, set creation (if we're building anything from scratch) depending on changing circumstances. I'd love to be a part of the conversations from the beginning to help guide the timeline.
Smaller Crew Sizes
I'm currently limiting my 1700 sq ft studio to a 7 people for physical distancing and maintaining proper ventilation. I coordinate with crew to time arrivals and stagger teams, and have crew work remotely when possible.
I'm determined to keep producing dynamic, gorgeous visuals for clients no matter what challenges come up. Reach out to me if you have ideas, concerns or questions!