No, a “Shoot” for us comprises of both mediums, stills, and video (on a shoot day, we’d normally shoot the stills first, have a lunch break, then shoot the video).
It’s likely the video shoot is not as bad as you’re imagining! We work with you and can direct you a lot if you prefer, or just provide some broad guidelines if you want to freestyle it. Or some balance between the two. We’ll ask you questions, and direct you to do activities – you’re never just told to “perform now!”.
“I thought that it was going to be more hard to shoot, especially video but it was easier because I have never shooted video before, I was doing some photos before but I never did a video, so I guess that my feelings about the video was that I was thinking it’s going to be more difficult as I think but it was pretty easy though it still took more time for video than pictures” (Anca, Mar 2019).
Also, you have a fair amount of input into the video (after all, it’s of you, and wholly about you), but there’s also some things we need to capture you doing (but only things you’re comfortable doing, and you can always choose not to do a certain thing).
“The only thing that was a little bit of a surprise was that while I knew I was going to be interviewed, I didn’t know what questions were going to be asked. Which I imagine is on purpose because you need to be authentic… I was just thinking off the top of my head but I felt good about it” (Cara, Aug 2021).
We have a page with model details for our existing models that you might find reassuring, How do the solo videos work? 📹 How do I know what say and do?
But overall, if you’re not comfortable appearing in the video under any circumstances, we’re not able to work with you, sorry.