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. 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.

-- HOW TO APPLY --

https://webapps.ohio.edu/eais/student/index.cfm
Click the above link to apply to this program.

Once you are on that page, you can click “Continue to select a program” and Grand Cayman should appear at the top of the page. They you click “apply now” and can also click the INFO button on the left hand side to see what the required materials are, the dates of the program, course list, application deadline and minimum GPA.

All students must submit a 1 - 2 page typed essay describing their academic and career goals, and their interest in participating in this particular study abroad program. Those that aren’t VISCOM majors or enrolled in VICO 4900 have to submit a resume.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Cayman program. People who apply before Friday Aug. 4th will be given first priority to go on this trip. If you apply after Aug. 4, there is a high likelihood that you will still be accepted.

-- WHO CAN APPLY --

Freshman - Seniors are encouraged to apply.
All majors are welcome.
This program will be offered every other year.
Each year the class size will be 10 students.

-- LOCATION --

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

-- PROGRAM DATES --

APPROX DATES: Dec 26, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018
Firm dates will be determined based on when the cheapest days to fly are.

-- 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.

-- COST / BUDGET --

EXACT COST: $2815.00
includes tuition, housing, day excursion, all fees for models, location, hair and make up.
Does not include airfare, passport or meals.

Click here to see the offical budget for this trip.


-- HOW TO PREPARE --

Currently you should be gathering inspiration.
Begin to create a collection of photos or video that inspires you.



-- REQUIRED EQUIPMENT --

coming soon



-- OUR BLOG --

Once fall semester begins we will set up a blog to document our entire journey. We will use this to share with our family and friends what our process is as we move forward.



-- WHERE WE ARE STAYING --

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



-- CALENDAR OF EVENTS --

**TENATIVE**

Dec 26 - travel arrival

Dec 27 - (7 hours total)
9am - 12noon - prep for day in the field - location scouting (3hours)
12-1 - lunch
1-5pm - prep gear, meet talent, brainstorming for shoot (4 hours)

Dec 28 - Thursday
7am - 9pm (14 hours)
[Shoot 1] Day in the field setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Dec 29 - Friday (11 hours total)
9am - 12noon - prep for day in the field - location scouting (3hours)
12-1 - lunch
1-9pm - prep gear, meet talent, brainstorming for shoot, post production, printing file management from 12/28 (8 hours)

Dec 30 - Saturday
7am - 9pm (14 hours)
[Shoot 2] Day in the field setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Dec 31 - Sunday
9am - 12 noon (3hours)
post production, printing file management from 12/30 1-5pm - Excision

Jan 1 - Monday
9am - 1pm (rest)
1pm - 9pm prep gear, meet talent, scout location, brainstorming for shoot, post production, (8 hours)

Jan 2 - Tuesday
7am - 9pm (14 hours)
[Shoot 3] Day in the field - setup, shooting stills and video, take down

Jan 3 - Wednesday (11 hours total)
9am - 12noon - prep for day in the field - location scouting (3hours)
12-1 - lunch
1-9pm - prep gear, meet talent, brainstorming for shoot, post production, printing file management from 1/2 (8 hours)


Jan 4 - Thursday
7am - 9pm (14 hours)
[Shoot 4] Day in the field - setup, shooting stills and video, take down


Jan 5 - Friday (7 hours total)
9am - 12noon - post production, printing file management from 1/4 (3 hours)
12-1 - lunch
1-5pm - post production, printing file management from entire trip, data backup and archiving. Prep prints for show (4 hours)
7-9pm farewell dinner


Jan 6- Saturday
Travel day - Get everyone to the airport.


-- OUR PARTNERS --

We will be working with The Fig Leaf Boutique as our client for at least one of four photoshoots.



-- 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

-- 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