DEFINITIONS

Photo shooting

Generally used in the fashion or glamour industry, whereby a model poses for a photographer in different scenarios (studio or outdoor) where multiple photos are taken to find the best ones for the required brief. The "model" is not always a person, however; for instance, advertising in print often requires photographic depiction of advertised goods, and food can be the subject of magazine articles (often in very elaborate presentations).

Duration: Average 4 days

Crew: less than 10 people

 

Reality Shows

Is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously unknown cast. The genre often highlights personal drama and conflict to a much greater extent than other unscripted television such as documentary shows.

Duration: more than 1 month

Crew: more than 30 people

 

Commercial shooting

Is the action to film advertising, generally for TV. It can include only a main character or a whole crowd. Spots can also involve objects and animals.

Duration: less than 2 weeks

Crew: more than 10 people

 

Music Video

Is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings.

Duration: less than one week

Crew: more than 10 people

 

Video Clip

Are short clips of video, usually part of a longer recording (movies, sitcom, etc). The term is also more loosely used to mean any short video less than the length of a traditional television program.

Duration: less than 2 weeks

Crew: more than 10 people

 



Basic requirements:

-          Big acreage

-          Seclusion of nearby neighbors

-          Hotel accommodations within 30 min (especially for reality shows)

-          Capability of night's light pollution (especially for clips and music videos)

-          Ample space to shoot property locations



Advantages

-          Mostly performed in low season

-          Besides photo shooting session, the stay is generally over and 10 days many times over 2 months

-          Villas are included in the shooting pictures giving free publicity among potential hosts

-          Media coverage