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Film Term of the Week: Unit Still Photographer

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Unit Still Photographer

1. A unit still photographer or simply, stills photographer is a person who creates still photographic images specifically intended for use in the marketing and publicity of feature films in the motion picture industry and network television productions. These include the films theatrical release poster, DVD box artwork, the official web site photos, billboards, bus stop adverts, point of purchase displays, key art image sets released to the press and media as well as other printed and online collateral materials.

Unit still photographers are also responsible for creating “photo props” and “set dressing images”, the photos and images used on-camera to create various illusions such as forensic photos, crime drama booking photos, character drivers’ licenses, passport & I.D. photos, on-screen family photos, surveillance photos, computer screen displays, and any other image a producer may require in the course of a production.

Source: Wikipedia, Ldsfilm


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