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alno

« on: May 21, 2016, 11:29 »
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Almost every agency release form contains 'date of shoot' prompt or even short description of a shoot. Have you ever had any problems applying 'old' model releases to numerous clips from different shootings with the same model?


« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 16:19 »
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personally, each time i shoot , even with my particular favourite model (s), i have a new MR for them to sign. it's just something every agency model is used to anyway.
as for the same day different settings, i just include them all like "lakeside,studio, etc"

as for old images where i already have submitted an MR , eg ss have a list of existing MR , and i used that .


is that what you're asking about??? i hope it helps.

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 11:27 »
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I use old model release forms and had no problems. iStock wants a new one for each shoot. That really frustrates me.

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alno

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2016, 13:05 »
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is that what you're asking about??? i hope it helps.

I was wondering if I can use old model releases of friends of mine for all shootings in future. Of course they are notified of content stock usage, all I want is to avoid them signing a stack of papers every time.

« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 13:35 »
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I would get a new model release for each shoot even if it's someone you have previous model releases for.

I've heard iStock is pretty tough on requiring a model release for each shoot.

« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 03:18 »
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I was wondering if I can use old model releases of friends of mine for all shootings in future. Of course they are notified of content stock usage, all I want is to avoid them signing a stack of papers every time.

Some agencies only want one model release for each model. They assume that you do your homework and get your stuff right by yourself. Others will not accept model releases when the shoot date doesn't match the date provided in your files.

For legal reasons, I would strongly suggest you get a new model release each time you shoot images for stock. You are taking a huge personal risk if you upload content that isn't approved by the people appearing in it. Besides the personal legal risk, it only takes one model complain one time at an agency to get your account suspended and potentially risk all your future income.

I use the EasyRelease app on my phone and iPad. It's easy to use, I have it with me at all times, and it stores all the model data, so once you have a model in there, it is just a few clicks and a new signature to get a new release out of it.

alno

« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 04:10 »
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I use the EasyRelease app on my phone and iPad. It's easy to use, I have it with me at all times, and it stores all the model data, so once you have a model in there, it is just a few clicks and a new signature to get a new release out of it.

Thank you Michael!

Can I ask you a couple of questions before buying that nice app? Is there some kind of universal release or the app makes several different ones for different sites? How does model sign that release technically on a mobile device? There must be some kind of electronically generated sign, right? 

« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 08:41 »
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Thank you Michael!

Can I ask you a couple of questions before buying that nice app? Is there some kind of universal release or the app makes several different ones for different sites? How does model sign that release technically on a mobile device? There must be some kind of electronically generated sign, right?


It's a universal release and I have no problems getting them accepted at any agency. They are explicitly on the list of accepted releases on Shutterstock (http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/acceptable-foreign-language-releases) and iStock (http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1418). It generates a PDF and a JPG which you send to either yourself or the model or the both of you through email, so the model can also always get a copy easily.

The release is signed on the device screen. You can sign with the finger but I usually take a stylus pen to my shootings to make it feel more natural for the models.

An additional charme is that you just shoot the "reference image" on the device, so you have additional security.

It's so much easier than doing all of this on paper and scanning/photographing the releases with a camera. The money it costs is earned back so easily with the saved time.

alno

« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 12:53 »
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Thank you Michael!

Can I ask you a couple of questions before buying that nice app? Is there some kind of universal release or the app makes several different ones for different sites? How does model sign that release technically on a mobile device? There must be some kind of electronically generated sign, right?

It's so much easier than doing all of this on paper and scanning/photographing the releases with a camera. The money it costs is earned back so easily with the saved time.

Thank you very much for such a detailed explanation! I'll surely install this app.


 

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