Since I have been shooting with professionals (models, makeup artists, and stylists) for creatives I have always created a ‘pre-production package’ for my shoots. I think its a great way to get your ideas into something a bit more manageable and it allows you and your crew to get on the same page.
Below is a sample of one pre-production packages that I used very recently. I like to break it down into visual aesthetic, makeup and hair references, and also styling references. I think of myself as a very visual person, and so far this method and been nothing but successful in relaying my ideas into a a nice tight little package that everyone can easily read.
I’ve turned it into a standard whenever I am in charge of the concept and organizing the crew, so mostly just creatives.
These slates are purely for inspiration, so whoever sees it can get the vibe and feel inspired to bring their skills to the shoot. Below is one sample image from the story that came out of these references. Stay organized my friends.