Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Exhibit "Town of Clouds" - RSVP and BTS.

I'm excited for this upcoming event we have.
In the meantime that I'm in Monterrey headed for a full week of work, we have collected some of our favorite pictures and our favorite moments in San Andrés Cohamiata, Jalisco. Diego has put together a few words of what the Journey was and what to expect to see in the "Town of Clouds" exhibit presented by Hahn, Texas this June 19th, 2010 at the MACC. Be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite or on FB.

June 19th, 2010
6.00 pm sharp.
Mexican American Cultural Center.
Everyone is welcome.
Drinks will be provided by Cruz Tequila....mmm!
Photo booth by Ms. Annie Ray.
Join us for a night of culture, fun and drinks.

It is important to mention that the photographs will be on sale. The money raised will be destined to buy material as wood and chaquira for the crafts of the Huicholes. Support art!

Hahn, Texas presents Opening Night of Town of Clouds from Dany Gutierrez on Vimeo.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Old-School VS Now : Portfolio.

Has anyone said goodbye to their print portfolios?
Good discussion initiated by a Linkedin debate.
Personally? You should not say goodbye to your print portfolio. When a client looks for you, YES they will see you on your website, take a look in what you have online but, when you come in and meet them personally, they will want to see your work in print. Print portfolios are important to have. They are who you are. Your work is finally going to be printed so you need to see it in print. And, if your work is going to be for interactive, believe me, you must have a printed copy to show in a future.
I know the iPads are a great thing to use, and I also think that the iPods do bring this way of having your photos with you always and you can use them together but do not forget about the prints. The prints is what will lead you to something more.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Call Sheet: What, where, who?

Topic of today: Call sheet.

What should it include:
Day and Time
Location: Address and who to contact.
Talent: Names and characters to be played.
Schedule catering: breakfast, lunch and/or dinner (if it applies)
Schedule make-up, hair styling.
Schedule time when people should come in and when they should come out.
Contact: I put myself as a contact. Since I am the producer, the person who should solve problems, see details and be there 100% is me. So, recommend to add cell phone and name. Believe me, everyone would turn to look at you for good and bad comments, suggestions or questions.

Big Plus! Parking Space. If you write a recommendation of parking for the crew that is coming later (such as talent) it is of great value since it saves you time from worrying if everyone will be there and that their cars will be safe.

Who should you send it to? I remember in my first production, I kept it to myself. But, there was no use. You must get it to the rest of the crew: talent, photographer and agency. If not, how would they know when to be there? Where? Send it out to the persons involved in the production. And always print out some copies for you to hand out when producing so everyone will know where to stand and where to be and at what time. Plus, it also saves you a lot of questions of "when is my turn?" "what should I do?" the paper has it all.

You will find an example attached. I hope it helps. Last time I sent this out I got a review that said, "Nice work. It is simple yet understandable". So, use it if you can!

P.S. Beauty for me means: Wardrobe Styling, Make-Up and Hair Styling. The order they prefer to work, as long as the talent is ready. Usually they will ask for their fitting first and then go ahead and t make-up and hair. Great recommendation for Wardrobe: Brandy Joy.

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