When the first email was sent about my client looking for a photographer and filmmaker, she sent a mood board across for the ideas she wanted for her lookbook and her film:
A few things stood out:
- Photography Reflective Elements
- A grainy “home-movie”/Kodak effect
- Glitchy effect
- Tupac’s poem – “The Rose That Grew From The Concrete”
These are some of the requests she made on the mood-board. Although I had an idea of what she wanted, I was still quite unsure. A grainy “home movie” effect and Kodak effect are two very different things and coupled with glitchy, I was left quite confused.
To gain a bit more clarity, I sent her a few edits I had done in the past to see if she wanted something along those lines:
Her response was that these pictures were along the lines of what she wanted. However my attempt to clarify things made things worse as now there was a collection of edits she wanted with no actual specifics.
This also raised the question about my creative capacity with regards to the project. Would I have full creative scope to create and deliver from beginning to end, what I see best or would I be joining in a creative idea to see it delivered?
I decided to have a meeting with her to clarify things.