Remote Fashion Summer Shoots is one of the options we have offered our clients for the past decade. It’s the perfect solution for clients who are not able to travel (time-wise) or haven’t got the big-budget to fly out to the Caribbean with a complete team. Clients send their collection and according to a complete briefing from the client, we produce the campaign here in Curacao.
Now more than ever, remote shoots seem to be more relevant because of the Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19). We have checked-in with many of our clients how they are coping with the current situation and their thoughts about the near future. Staying afloat is the first concern for many right now (also for us), some will survive the coming months, some will not – unfortunately (read; heartbreaking). While the future is unsure and life as we know it has changed forever, we have to go forward and be creative in finding solutions on how to keep our businesses running.
Most borders will stay closed for an unknown period of time thus making travel impossible. Even though borders might re-open, the chance of them being closed down again is also a reality to consider in the case of new outbreaks (2nd and 3rd waves). Which makes planning a complete overseas production an expensive risk in case of cancellation. Therefore remote shoots seem like a short-term (and maybe long term) solution for brands and production companies.
A Remote Fashion Summer Shoot in Curacao possible soon?
As of today (May 5th, 2020), Curacao is an official Corona Free Island!
This Friday, May 8th we will be released from lock-down (YES!!!) and we can get back to the ‘new normal’ life on our island. Although the social distance rule is still a fact and hygienic precautions are still the norm. Local businesses can re-open and we are free to move around as we please. It’s even allowed to come together in small groups (max 25 people).
This is awesome news because (sooner than we expected to be honest), we will be able to actually plan remote shoots as from next week. Although the social distance rule will have a slight impact on our normal producing routine we are confident these are minor issues to deal with and will have little to none effect on the end product.
How does a Remote Shoot work?
In short; you send us your collection, brief us accordingly & we produce your campaign with a professional local team for you in Curacao. You can check out our portfolio (click on the tab – remote shoots), to see the remote shoots we have done in the past.
But first of all, you will have to decide if Curacao is the location you have in mind for your campaign. You can read our Blog ‘10 Reasons Why to Produce Your Summer Shoot in Curacao‘ and also check out some locations in our blog ‘Location, location, location‘. And at last but not least of course our beautiful beaches-blog ‘The Perfect Beach for your Swimwear Campaign‘
If you consider a Remote Fashion Summer Shoot on Curacao…
We are aware that a remote production needs trust, transparent communication & 100% commitment. That’s why we will make sure that before we will kick off your production, everybody will be on the same page in terms of mutual expectations.
Here is a summary of the information we will need to see if we can cater your needs for a production in Curacao;
- Do you already have a shoot plan and what is the deadline for the final material?
- How many images do you need for your new campaign?
- What does your collection look like and how many items you need to shoot?
- Do you also need films and or extra content for your social media?
- Do you already have your (sample) collection available and when can you send it to Curacao?
- What kind of locations are you looking for? E. g. beach, street, private villa?
- Do you have a creative concept or a mood board for your upcoming shoot? And/or can you send an example of your previous shoot(s)?
- Do you want to book local talent? If yes, how many models do you want to use (note: kids for half days only), in what age & size range?
As soon as we have received your input, we will put together a tailored proposal including an online location & casting package and a ballpark estimate. During this process, we will set up a video call to talk things through. Finally, after approval, we would need you to send your collection to Curacao, together with a detailed art direction/styling brief for the shoot.
And what if the world goes back to normal and we are allowed to hug each other and travel again?
Well, then we are here and ready to welcome you and your team here on our beautiful island in the Caribbean. Of course, you are more than welcome to use the Remote Summer Fashion Shoots option, if that is the best way for you to go. However, we would recommend coming solely because Curacao is a beautiful place – one you should see and experience with your own eyes! Fresh Coconut is on us!
For any inquiries about REMOTE SUMMER FASHION SHOOTS and/or a campaign production on Curacao, you are more than welcome to email us firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below!
For now, stay healthy, positive, and save!