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Typical Video Shooting Schedule for a Weekend Shoot


If you are traveling to the city's location, you must arrive in town by 5-6PM. If you are flying by plane, choose a flight that arrives no later than 5-6PM. Remember: delays in flights are commonplace.

5PM: Flight arrival

6PM: Catch the Flyaway shuttle at the aiport's baggage claim level. {These shuttles depart every 30 minutes.)

6:45PM: The shuttle will drop you off the Union Station Flyaway drop off point. (Our staff will meet you there and pay for your fare.)

7:30PM: Arrive at the staging area and drop off your bags

8-9:30PM: Review script for each video, light snack

11PM: Go to sleep


7:00AM: Breakfast

8:00AM: Teaching session: how to move, how multiple takes work, how to pose, finding your mark, operating a slate, speaking tips, why not to be in a hurry, secrets to looking and sounding good on video.

8:30AM: Make-up applied. This can take longer if you have acne. Please notify the staff before departing for your shoot - if you have acne on your face.

8:45AM: Interview on video. This is where we ask you questions about your interests and life and you answer them on video. Key during this interview is pausing two seconds after hearing the question and before answering and restating the questions. Questions are based on the answers you gave on your profile page, so be sure to fill in as many answers on your profile as possible two weeks in advance. Footage from this interview is used to make a Video Bio - which you can upload to Facebook. (This video is the only video we create that you can upload onto Facebook.) You can download example questions we have used in the past.

9:15AM: Break (Tweet, update Facebook status during this time.)

9:30AM: Pose for a headshot photo. This will be used for your profile photo on the site. You will receive copies of these headshots and you can use them on Facebook or in any other way in promoting yourself.

10:00AM: Break

10:30AM: Shoot video close-ups. If any technique needs special attention, we need a "close-up" of it. For example, if holding the ball in a certain way is important, we shoot close-up footage that only shows your hand being placed on the ball. Needed close-ups must be identified in advance of your shoot. We create these close ups first, before shooting other footage.

11:30AM: Break (Tweet, update Facebook status)

11:45AM: Shoot video #1 and video #2 (We prefer to shoot videos in which you demonstrate something (and do not speak) first. This helps you get comfortable in front of the camera)

12:30PM: Lunch at the shooting location

1:15PM: Film video #3

1:45PM: Visit a Gym (optional) and Tweet, update Facebook status.

4:00PM: Film video #4 and video #5

6:00PM: Dinner

7:30PM: Film video #6, and video #7

9:00PM: End of day


7:00AM: Breakfast

8:15AM: Film video #8, video #9 and video #10

10:00AM: Record any vocal tracks (if needed)

Depart for the Flyaway shuttle 3 hours prior to your flight's departure time.