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

Lesson 37 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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

Lesson 37 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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37. 2:00 pm - Discussion of the Shoot and Matthew Shooting


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

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

Now when you have a group like this it's a lot of pressure, it's, fun, it's a lot of pressure, the bigger jobs you get, the more pressure it is and you guys are doing amazing makes a huge difference when you have music and you see how they move and how they react differently, but you gotta keep the energy is you going as you shoot and read the energy? One said, you got to read how they feel, you make sure you're making the climb happy and that they're still all in great movement. So is one girl is actually very easy and then you get multiple models to be like, you know, ten models, guys and girls there's a lot more to control, so the better you get at working in the situation, you do anything which can handle this could do anything at all, but give yourself no stories within the story make different stories here, make a story here, make a focus here and shoot all around it because you want make sure once you turn your images into client, they have everything covered they have a tight s...

hot here they have three court because that's the focus that dress make sure you're covering all your bases to get that done first you got this job you want focus on getting the shot done right away when the first shots and then everything else is gravy, but make sure you first cover making that dress looked the best it can, then they can go crazy in the nuts. So all you guys did a great job. I loved all the different angles and direction it's by the best shoot I've seen I saw last year by saying they buy grow in this process. Oh, yes, come to you for a second and I like them to tell you how they feel being the models in the situation, working with all of you. So we have a mic for the ladies. Then after that, I want to shoot this looking all right, how do you feel each one of these guys shooting? Give me how you felt with them directing. I felt that, um, when you give me are any of us an emotion to express. It really helps a lot more than just things to dio or, um, that helps to direction of things to do with everything but also emotion, because someone said we are acting. And so it really helps to really play that part. We know exactly how we're supposed to feel it on the set. Yeah, definitely when you give a story line to go with it, and that makes it so much easier. Tio, kind of follow that role that you're trying to play so more background, you give this scene, I guess, the easier it is, those good? Not only did I feel like the story lines hope, but also switching it up because I felt like, sometimes maybe we weren't all embodying the story. And so when you switched it up, when you told that one a little still really hoped also got on, well, everyone had a different style of directing. You were very thorough community of lots of adjectives, a lot of directing your, um, also throwing adjectives and that that's great, I felt like is john taught todd sorry, little bag, I thought, a little big, like, I don't know what you're you have like, just like two words and so way have come already doing this before, but if I come on, maybe if it was a big commercial, because then a lot of pressure on me, if I'm getting paid a lot of money, I don't want the client to be upset, I didn't perform all right and the story line or the set up, or that I had to show the dress. So it's. Great for the model, because she also wants to get re booked. And I want to get rehired, and I want to shoot something like this again on with you. I definitely think you are very kind, so very compassionate, maybe a little more firm. That's it? Yeah, great, great, having a little bit. Agnes, I thought that you did a very nice job directing me I was never confused about what I should do and I feel very confident standing up here. Um I'm sorry what was your name coming coming, coming? I thought you also did a really good job there was only a couple of times like you were still behind the camera and he said, like, wave your hands and I thought, well, you something jazz on like, so I was a little bit confused there, but overall I felt very confident um, todd, I appreciated your style because it gave me a little bit more creativity, but I also felt very big and a little bit more shy because I didn't feel confident in what I want, what I knew, what you wanted but very fun to work with you as well. And for dave, I I like your style like you want to said, I think if you were just a little bit more firm but overall, very good, I thought it was really great to work with you guys just always remember tio to come up to the model because any time I feel like your cameras in hand, I felt like maybe I'm I'm being rushed and I don't have time to be able to ask you questions or to get further explanation overall great job, though so I think it's great for you guys to hear that from the models is you never get a chance on a job you never get this you'll never get this again we have to ask the models how they feel they're all feeling something and they'll tell their girlfriends that tend to make up artist the hairstyles until everybody but you so now you can hear from them how they feel don't be scared to give direction they want you to direct them tell them where to go what to be where to go and your client wants that too and the more you do it the more you will work don't be scared to give direction they can love your port for like oh I love it they book you one time like I love his work but or I love her work but on the shoot I felt like they were scared of the models and you lose that job in the future so don't be scared to direct give them firm direction on what you want which means you need to know before the shoot the direction you want to go which is why this board your visuals help you so much it helps you in setting the tone for what you want for the shoot what you want to pull out from the shoot you declines we told you that that's the dress if they want to feature so you you know that so now you've got to figure out how you and direct these models you go there casting you know who you have at this casting now at the job so now gets given direction so it's set you know you want heard through the sexy one she's the shy one she's the bossy one she's the bossy one given firm direction and makes it more fun for them and easier for you don't be scared to give direction don't be scared to give direction so now I'm gonna shoot this then why have you guys shoot again do I have time to do that? We're not running out of time oh good I want to shoot this again and then have you guys all ship them all over again and this time I want see maur direction and being firm all right what stopped me hasn't fun too you guys need water anything are you good? Perfect so I'm a changed around a bit you are uber sexy I want that losing out so I won't have you lounged across this one stand up ladies come on over here so you own that sofa that's great that's great! So ladies you guys are best friends and all you want do is talk to each other so you get over here posse foresee sitting on that side there that's kind of cool that's kind of cool like that and you are having a bad by yourself senior heart out so you're in the front he has seen your heart out but my focus is you in this dress I want to stress look sexy you guys could be sitting in the standing but you're best friends you have seen each other in six months and you find together you came here for this carrie okey but you just want talk to each other and you you love singing you like I just want to sing so you're right here you had the spotlight you had the mic in your hand so ladies have a seat in the house going to be on the age but your best friends in your own world you don't hear a thing you just hear each other you're catching up on your lives and your boyfriends and all that kind of stuff you can move out as much as you want now wants you longs slinking cell that dress that's what I want that's what I want beautiful so as you're moving around you could move around so much as you want to I just want tons of energy and you having a ball you in your own world and they are in their own world okay let's go to work way are there we are that's better that's better that's nice, nice, cool let's go to work let's go to work same thing you're doing what you come back no more yeah that's right that's what I want that's great that's great nice nice that's it beautiful beautiful you wanted that's nice idea that's nice there show that dress for me beautiful that's great so eyes somewhere else you want to get right with me the entire time that's what I want that's what I want so as you're singing stuff mr from or from the side as well what I'm doing you guys subliminal this story's going on but the focus is right here for me I want to sell that dress let's go let's go the train's recorders for me friends inside more that's good so where's your singing I want you going back and forth between here and that so far back and forth back and forth back and forth just having a ball in your own world let's go work nice nice nice that's a magic perfect perfect I want you going back for more I want to see it going back and forth back and forth back and forth nice nice perfect there that that's that's it make a small change change you because I want to change god's place that won't have this space a little bit more can you even like sit here and maybe nope I'm gonna have you have a seat right here and there you guys can talk to me that from there like you know it's down the normal way youngest lounge back that's better that's better beautiful there's your singing singing this corner for me come over is a tad more that's it now that's what I want that's what I want I want you crazy I want to feel it you were sexy you guys in your own world and you're the focus for me sell that dress baby let's go to work let's go to work let's go let's go let's go beautiful beautiful you know nice nice you want just like that that's it that's it that's it beautiful that's what I want that's why I want bassi lovely lovely I want you to scream for my attention he has lost forty one here I want you to grab my attention were sexy into each other going crazy all into me who were sexy into yourself into each other let's go to work let's go work beautiful basket facets beautiful nice nice that's lovely just like that just like so as I'm shooting you guys have never looking at me on ly you were looking at me all right you know he had me you're having a great time by yourself they hear you they do not see you it was in their own world you are on your own having a great time had carried plants in karaoke is matter fact a screen is right here. So you could be looking right there like you're singing along to the screen having your own little part in your hand. Beautiful. Right? Right. Nice. I want to bring your way. You almost like let's. Go to work. Let's, go to work. I like that. I think you're good. They're so be aware that no eliot looking camera. You are still selling something to get open up more to me. Let's, go to work. Let's, go to work. Beautiful! Nice! Nice that's. A beautiful, beautiful love that love that nice! Nice, beautiful, beautiful, like small change. Same thing on the floor. Past nice whatever is comfortable where it feels good. I want that give me lounged few back on there or that's. Cool that's. Cool! Nice, nice. I think it was good. Great energy. I love that let's. Go to work. You want us on you, baby? That's fast, beautiful that's! Nice that's. Nice that's. Nice fasten beautiful that's. Why? I want love! Love crunch! Attack! Nice! Nice way! Love that. Love that great! Great! I love that that's. Wonderful! I feel very good about that.

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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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