What an Estimate for a 3-Day $100,000 Photo Shoot Looks Like

Jess Dudely goes through the budget and estimate for a six figure commercial photography job. Here’s how I arrived at those numbers: Concept/Licensing: The agency came to us with four distinct concepts/ads, each portraying a specific product in use at home or in a business. The client had already selected the talent (real customers), from a Read MoreRead More

James Bond Title Sequence Director Daniel Kleinman on Being a Commercial Director

In this vintage interview with IdeasTrap, Daniel Kleinman, the director of the opening sequences for every Bond film since Goldeneye (except for Quantum of Solace) talks about what it’s like working in the commercial directing realm.Read More

Note to Movie Texters, the Alamo Drafthouse will Kick You Out

If there is any justice in this world, surely people who text, talk on the phone, or otherwise wave a bright object around in a dark theater should be put to death. Well the Alamo Drafthouse, a chain of restaurant/movie theaters in Texas, is doing the next best thing – removing them and their stupid phone off the premises.Read More

The Casting List You Never Want to Be On

Avoid getting on the Casting Director’s bad side with this list of tips from Paul Haber. …If you’re lucky and you’ve been around a while, you’ll invariably know a few casting directors who’ve become fans and call you in for auditions all the time. But what happens when the love ends? It can occur for Read MoreRead More

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