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1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke

Lesson 36 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke

Lesson 36 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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36. 1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke


Class Trailer

Day 1


9:00 am - Introduction


9:15 am - The Model Agent


9:45 am - The Model Go-See


10:00 am - Making a Team


10:45 am - Your First Model Test


11:15 am - Testing Q&A


11:30 am - The Value of Testing


1:00 pm - Expectations of Models and Photographers


1:15 pm - Test Packages


1:30 pm - Casting


1:45 pm - Booking Terms


2:00 pm - Photographer as Team Director


2:45 pm - Conditions on a Shoot


3:00 pm - Student Casting Session: First Student


3:15 pm - Student Casting Session: Second Student


Day 2


9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog


9:15 am - Student Shoot: Dave, Rooftop Catalog


9:45 am - Student Shoot: Agnes, Rooftop Catalog


10:30 am - Connecting with Models


10:45 am - Morning Q&A


11:00 am - Reviewing Rooftop Images


11:30 am - Challenges


11:45 am - Assisting


1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna


1:30 pm - Student Shoot: Kumi, Jewelry Shoot


2:00 pm - Student Shoot: Todd, Jewelry Shoot


2:30 pm - Shoot: Matthew Working with New Models


3:00 pm - Personal Projects


3:15 pm - Standing Out


Day 3


9:00 am - Working with Multiple Models


10:30 am - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Benetton Ad


11:15 am - Student Shoot: Next Two Students, Benetton Ad


11:45 am - Benetton Shoot Q&A


1:00 pm - Shoot: Karaoke


1:15 pm - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Karaoke


1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke


2:00 pm - Discussion of the Shoot and Matthew Shooting


2:15 pm - Student Shoot: Second Round of Karaoke


3:15 pm - Your Life Inspires Your Work


Lesson Info

1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke

You ready, man? Todd is in the hot seat. Great job means again. Great job said to do one frame single way because you're too fast. Strong. Okay. Okay, good. Hey, how you doing? All right. You know it's yours. Your shoot. We'll come over here and check out this mood board. It's a good idea of what we're doing. We're doing a carrie okey shoot trying to sell this dress. This awesome dress right here. Wow. I probably shouldn't have been impressed with that. I should have already known and already, well, earlier, like, all right, we're gonna kind of feed off of this, um and make a nice, fun, happy party type atmosphere, questions. Did you get a good look? I don't wanna have let's have you by yourself up here and have to have you on this couch sitting. Yes, it on the cushions and kind of get close to each other and be looking at her. And you believe this was just a little bit, please. Um, you two I want on the couch. One up and one down you go. Nothing, but not well, that's. Cool. Yeah. That...

's, our and you're probably gonna have to move closer sorry, um, you made me want to be on the yeah you can get around you're fine you're fine you go and you get over that with just a hair so you could see sorry awesome and you taking kind of leaning together like you're enjoying this and kind of pointing laugh at her life with her sorry and I left there my life but watch her and play with each other and we're ready to have some music is good music really get into it way kind of all right looks good um let's change it a little bit I want get uh three of you all up to down um you'll stay there you three get up and get together around one mike and get real close and all right um let's just keep the energy moving happy music way all right um you don't get people all right let's have cannot get you to sit on this corner facing back that way you go and then just you two together really close can I get you kind of front just a little bit and you turned morning we're not that far and you move up here just based on kind of side on radio and share them I might be friendly and a little bit sexy all right let's go no no no looking at each other government together wait all right that's cool that's cool like that how do you feel feel good has been five girls in front of you I like five gorgeous women listening to me so there's a lot of fun. Yeah, great. So it is a lot of fun. The pressure comes when you have to deliver something to a client. Christ looking at every single element of this and seeing how you can make magic because you have great models, he get five great girls got a great set, the light set, everything is perfect. We use it to find that one shot is going to make the campaign, asking a lot of money on you and all of them, this one shot. I will make sure when I leave, I have the shot, the pressure's on you to give me that great shot. So as you're shooting to be always aware of that, make sure that wasn't a great time, but you stay focused on make sure they all look good, they all a great that was good. Come on up just so all of you guys know the internet is really cheering all on, they're very supportive and think you're doing a great job. They're doing a good job. So they have been watching this from back there for a while now is your turn. They're all yours and a by his head, the main girl in the front being the focus I want change it around and have you make it where she's not in the forefront but she's still the focus so you think about how you do that afternoon ladies are you guys doing ok as you might be familiar that were kind of shooting this is scary okay seen uh like so let's say that you know it's a friday night and all of you ever have been been clubbing around and now you're ready just just turn up the volume late night you get last thing last location is a karaoke club and so now you have your radio just cut loose so that they give you kind of decent idea where we're going here okay so let's see what it was like this start of let's let's start fresh and just bring everybody off offset so we can see how we can construct this you want I was like well place you last so if you want to just take a step back here and I'll take the mic so like let's just say like you just enter the club and you want picking her song so you see the couches so we'll be the natural feeling if you four ladies would just can just flood the couch is where would you naturally just kind of you kind of gear to what you d'oh carefully hanging out awesome do you want to see it on the table like yeah I was like you have your you want to rock out? Yeah you can't just do that yeah it was like you're feeling in yeah yeah towards the tonight yeah awesome okay can you wanted this give you mike we just have you just stand up just first second and then we'll we'll cue the music and so what what I'd like you to do like as you're just feeling the music that you're just moving around and then israel you're coming into the right needed this this area that now you're a just kind of go rock star into a like whatever I don't want say pose but you're just really get just about the tune it up all right so so so let's have you just just start off off here well your cue the music and then just have you just kind of take this this route round about route right into that that that couch all right okay. All right let's cue music man and I think I'm just feeling all its terrorist go slow so wait informatics there we go kill your way to the right and now you're going back to the party way awesome ok, so what was that we can stop the music and what's with just can't change it up and so now it was looking for us yes and act like I'm your client okay? I like what you're doing what you're doing a lot but I'm feeling like I'm seeing a lot of you are looking at the camera and I want to feel like we're not here okay so you just do the same thing you're doing but just directing her let's look at the camera so much okay, but I like doing way think ok so you evacuated are doing great still can't keep up that energy and vibe but instead of uh can looking that, um looking towards cameron you know that you're breaking that that fourth wall just pretend yeah yeah I'm not here doing so you're not you're not looking at and so um you know, I just happened to be like the other side the club like only if they're looking you know they're having great fun so and then you get guys they're just little living up all right? So well let's change uptick can the positions and you want it wouldn't have you kind of step out again so now we've had here is kind of like kind of breaking up if we have you to narrow on this couch and yeah so little breathing room here kara yeah just like you're just kick back on this thing bess is part the couch and then katie away others bring you down and then yeah, you do if you want just kick back elaine clubs lounges like they're very cool and then yes and then you want to look down that well now we'll have you kind of kind of rocking out right about here so we could still see see the girls okay it's okay still keep you uh focus got it stopped for a second ask how do you guys feel tired so this is hard work is hard work always becoming sick how they're feeling and make sure they can take a break get a drink something okay then bring him back to the all fresh you want keep them fresh the entire time he's there working hard you have a client back here? The monitor pressure in you like okay, um david I feel like getting it but I won't get more I wanna get more get more but you know, to get mohr we gotta make sure that they're comfortable your clients like saying ok, do this do that I want this I'm not seeing it for that so you like to hear that pressure from the client on you want to get more from them but to get maur you can't push it but so far it make sure you do the brakes so they come back fresh and then you can you client more plant does not understand that usually they just want more, more, more, more, more but you were the director you gotta know ok, we made them a break for one second and then come back and pull more and sometimes that means you said your client okay let's give them a break for like two minutes and come back so they're fresh and they're like oh ok ok because they're nervous about all the money they're spending on you all the model's hair and make up they want going to overtime the pressures on they want you to get the shot and right now they have not found the shot yet we shut for four hours absolutely I shot yet and oh my god when we get it I don't know we'll get it oh my god so the pressure's on you but you gotta keep directing your cast and keeping your client in line as well there's a lot of pressure on you they're all yours okay here we get so I think we got get you send your has got a little a little breather thanks again from just keeping the energy up so all right so guys replaced hey, listen, you want to get your right here kind of working the mike you know you're you're you're a diva like all right well let's let's keep music way but that's been filming and thinking how you did me wrong that's wrong all right, here we go ladies wait stop just take a breather about the rules can I give you guys a breather here and then let's get still feeling this would keep that do you feel okay? Let's change up so well they're still rocking up we'll have you up I'm standing here now you're wanting now you want to join you wanted so you're kind of dancing and now you're going back to the killer lean in and also can take joining it on her join join in with her put on for one second. What about that? One minute I'm going to give these guys a little more direction I want you to be okay because you're mad you're not getting all the attention I wanted to show like I should get there I should be in that dress all right? It'll work okay? All right let's go and cue music, okay? Character ahead and this is joining in their love it yes, ok and the raven now you want to do it in his well so you wanted to join it even get happened? You want to join in as well as booth and they sure you're ready to jump in and you wanted to jump up there and ok, now you're all kind of robbing a day let's let's close it up a bit and then katie now you wanted joining us well so we could kind of spread open. Yeah, so what kind of going in and out like you can come in closer wonderful kept file is going to go for the cab five gold for the mike yeah, you know, I guess you guys keep it real. Yeah, awesome waiting. So this is something great. That's. Great, wonderful. I want you all, you guys, a hand thiss, hardworking citizen, it is hard work. Take thank you so much.

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student

This was more of a collaborative course with Matthew Jordan Smith and Yoanna House, and it is brilliant. I just finished watching this for a few hours straight. I own several Creative Live courses and this is definitely in my Top 3. Matthew's teaching style is so kind but to the point and informative. That's the kind of photographer I aim to be. He puts forth his knowledge here in a way that totally encouraged everyone involved. I loved Yoanna as well. She was very direct but friendly as well. I loved watching her direct the budding models and her experience showed quite well. This part is for John, the guy who commented on June 2017. I completely disagree with you that there were too many questions and that other people were talking much more than Matthew, and that that was a negative. Matthew's whole point was not just to get straight to shooting but to talk a bit about interacting with people in general. This wasn't just about technical stuff; this was about forming that connection between photographer and model/subject. This was as much psychology as it was about actual shooting, and I absolutely loved that. So I 100% strongly disagree with you as this is one of Creative Live's BEST courses that I've seen thus far. Thanks a ton, Matthew and Yoanna, and thanks so much again, Creative Live (I'm a huge fan of you guys!).

a Creativelive Student

So amazing !! Bought this and Lara jade Fashion Workshop and the 2 compliment each other really well. If you're interested in fashion photography these 2 courses are so inspiring. I Love the Matthews passion for the creative process, its inspiring and informative.

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