thesugoinerdist said: Hi there! I have a question about being in a cosplay video. Do you have to pay for a photo shoot in order to be in the cosplay video? Also I love your work so far!
Thank you very much! You don’t need to be part of a shoot with me for me to feature you in a video, in fact a lot of people in my cosplay videos aren’t shooting photos with me at the time.
Much of the time the way it goes is I will notice a particularly striking cosplay at the con while I’m walking the floor, ask them there on the spot if I can get some footage, and then if it’s feasible with their costume and if I’ve got time, I’ll ask for an interview as well. This happens a little bit more often, I’d say, than the other way, which is after a shoot if we’ve both got time and I’ve brought my video equipment, I’ll ask the client if they’d like to be in the video, as I’ve advertised.
I would never ask a cosplayer for payment specifically for the video portion of a photoshoot, or for stopping them for footage in the hall. I’m going to publish this answer, thesugoinerdist, as it’s basically public information. Thank you for asking!