Time for some more lessons in assistant styling from SOS Assistant!! Remember yesterday how we discussed taking photos of the jewelry you use on set? Well today we are going to school you on taking photos for credits.
Credits are the small print found on the top or bottom corner of an editorial that describes that the model is wearing. It’s the assistant stylists job (usually) to keep notes on what is used in each outfit. (Tramadol) It’s a pretty important task and it’s key that you do it on set because after everything wraps the chances of you remembering what you used decreases.
So here is how it’s done …
1.) Take a photo of the model in the outfit. Make sure the model is standing like a normal human being. No America’s Next Top Model poses are necessary — they are actually quite distracting.
2.) Number the look. This depends on what type of camera you use. If you use a Polaroid camera, you can just write the look number right on the photo. If you are using a digital camera, you can have the model hold up a card with the look number written on it.
3.) Write the look number and the garments used in a notebook. When recording the garments used, SOS Assistant likes to describe the piece, jot down the clothing label, and where the garment came from (store, showroom, etc)
4.) Get all the info together in one place. Post shoot, SOS Assistant runs home to her MacBook, types up the credits, and inserts the images right there next to the credits. After everything is typed up, she files it away until its ready to be used.
And that’s all folks! Hope those two lessons were enough to hammer into your heads the importance of carrying a camera with you on the job.
Until next time …
– SOS Assistant