Fashion Photography / Videography in Grand Cayman

-- PROGRAM OVERVIEW --

During the winter break of 2017/2018, there will be a fashion photography / videography field experience offered through The School of Visual Communication and the Office of Global Opportunities at Ohio University.

Ten students will spend ten days in Grand Cayman making video and photographs of fashion for clients. This workshop will guide all participant through the various aspects of the creative process. We will do a deep dive into ideation, location scouting, client/model relations, equipment selection and preparation, light techniques, various approaches to shooting on location, post production and digital asset management.

Below you will find more information about this program.

-- OUR CLIENTS --

While in Cayman we will be doing photographic work for the following companies.
The Fig Leaf Boutique
Unitus
Peripheral
Ohio Valley Running Company

-- OUR BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA--

Follow our trip as it unfolds on our blog
https://17cayman.wordpress.com

Instagram hashtags we are using.
#viscomcayman #viscomohiou #scrippscollegeou #ohiogoglobal #ohiouniversity

Twitter handles we are using.
@viscomohiou @scrippsou @OHIOgoglobal @ohiou

-- CALENDAR OF EVENTS --


Dec 29 - Friday - participants arrive a George Town, Grand Cayman

Dec 30 - Saturday-
9am - 12noon - prep for day in the field - location scouting
12-1 - lunch
1-5pm - prep gear, meet talent, brainstorming for shoot

Dec 31 - Sunday - New Years Eve
7am - 9pm
[Shoot 1] client :FigLeaf
Day in the field setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Jan 1 - Monday - New Years Day
9am - 12noon - rest
12-1 - lunch
1-9pm - prep gear, meet talent, brainstorming for shoot, post production, printing file management from 12/28

Jan 2 - Tuesday
7am - 9pm
[Shoot 2] client : Unitus
Day in the field setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Jan 3 - Wednesday
9am - 12 noon
post production, file management
1pm - 9pm prep gear, meet talent, scout location, prop collection and ideation for next shoot


Jan 4 - Thursday
7am - 9pm
[Shoot 3] client : Peripheral
Day in the field setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Jan 5 - Friday
8am - 12 noon
prep for day in the field - prep gear, meet talent, scout location, prop collection and ideation
1-5pm - Group Excursion to Rum Point

Jan 6 - Saturday
7am - 9pm
[Shoot 4] client : Ohio Valley Running Company
- setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Jan 7 - Sunday
9am - 9pm
We will leave this day open for a reshoot if needed or and extra day of creative shooting.
Other options include post production, file management
printing file management from entire trip, data backup and archiving. Prep prints for shows, blog clean up

Jan 8 - Monday
9am - 12noon - post production, printing file management from 1/4
12-1 - lunch
1-5pm - post production, printing file management from entire trip, data backup and archiving. Prep prints for shows, blog clean up
7-9pm farewell dinner

Jan 9- Tuesday
Travel day - Get everyone to the airport.




-- PROGRAM DATES --

DATES: Dec 29, 2017 – Jan 9, 2018

-- PREPARATION --

Currently our group is holding weekly meetings to work on client relations, project ideation, model acquisition, location scouting, etc.
Our meetings are held every Thursday evening from 6pm - 7:20pm in
RTV 462 : Ohio University : Athens Campus



-- WHERE WE ARE STAYING --

As of right now, it looks like we will be staying at theComfort Suites in Geroge Town.



-- LOCATION --

Click here to view the program field location on Google Maps.



-- FOREIGN TRAVEL ADVICE REGARDING CAYMAN ISLANDS --

Click here to read the travel advice provided by the UK government regarding Cayman Island.

Click here to read the entry requirements provided by the Cayman Island Government.



-- IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION --

Sam Girton - Program Director
740-707-9677
girton@ohio.edu


Office of Global Opportunities Emergency Line
740-593-4583


International SOS
This is our health insurance provider.
A member number will be needed (this was provided to each student)
1-215-942-8478


Ohio University Counseling Services
740-593-1616 (24 hours)


Megan Avellana - Global Program Coordinator
740-593-4329
avellanm@ohio.edu


U.S. Consular Agency / Grand Cayman
345-945-8173
caymanacs@state.gov
usconsagency@gmail.com


UK Embassy in Washington DC
202-588-6500


-- ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS --

Heather Holt and I will be working together to make this program happen.

Heather will be working with us during the entire time we are in Grand Cayman. She is a graduate of The Ohio University School of Visual Communication from the early 2000's. She spends 1/2 her year in Cayman and 1/2 her year in Bali. Heather supports herself as a working photographer and is really well connected on the island.

Heather's Facebook presence

Heather's professional website

Heather's blog

-- COURSE INFORMATION --

All participants will sign up for two classes.
The first one will happen in the fall semester. The second one will happen over winter break.

Fall 2017
VICO 4900 Special Topics in Visual Communication Field Work Preparation
(1 credit hour)
This class will prepare you in every way for the field experience.
The meeting time of this class will meet once a week during the fall semester.
Thursday evening from 6pm-7:20pm.
in RTV 462 - Athens campus

Please sign up for the above class, even if you are not completely sure you will go on this trip. If you decide not to go, you can then drop this course.

Winter Break / Spring 2018 credit
VICO 3922 Synthesis Commercial Production for Visual Communication
(3 credit hours)
This course can count as a fashion photography course for Commercial Photography majors or as an audio video course for Multimedia majors.

-- OTHER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS I'VE LEAD --

Ecotourism in Costa Rica : An Ohio Unversity Program - Winter Break 2015
Documentary Story Telling in Ireland - Summer 2012
Documentary Story Telling in Leipzig Germany - Summer 2010
Design in Asia - Summer 2009
Design in Asia - Summer 2007

-- OTHER DOMESTIC TRIPS I'VE LEAD --

Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to Washington DC / Spring 2014
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to New York / Fall 2013
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to New York / Fall 2012
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to Washington DC / Spring 2012
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to New York City / Fall 2011
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to Chicago / Spring 2011
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to NYC / Fall 2010
Ohio University Multimedia Society goes to NYC / Fall 2009
Future Learning Environments - Spring 2005

-- ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS --

If you have additional questions please feel free to contact:
Sam Girton
740-707-9677
girton@ohio.edu