Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Importance of Call Sheets

When my styling student Sarah Davidson described to me her experience presenting a fashion show and how she was able to use what she'd learned in my class, I was thrilled. It's exciting to see a student value the knowledge she's gained and understand why it's so important to be well-organized. Here is what she had to say:

I recently organized a Fashion Show for Cal-Soap Career fairs, at the Scottish Rite Center in San Diego. It was a great opportunity to represent my school, San Diego Mesa College. I had three runs of the show for thousands of local high school students - there were 17 looks and 15 models.

I expressed to Susan, my Fashion Photo Styling professor, how much I learned about organizing events in her class. I created a call sheet; that doubled as a model check-in sheet as well as a photo release form. After signing in the models, photographers, and line up crew, the sheet was used by the line up crew to call models that hadn’t yet arrived. It also played a huge part in final fittings and final lineup. It was a tool that I would never have thought of on my own and I am grateful to now have the skills to organize any event.

From fashion shows to photo shoots, the skills I’ve learned are going to carry on with me through the rest of my career as a fashion designer.

Thank you for an amazing semester!
Sarah Davidson

Sarah is second from right, between the two tall models who helped with our on-campus fashion shoot in October, 2010.

There are no backstage photos from the fashion show available now but we hope they'll come later. At the risk of "tooting my own horn," I'm tempted to share more of these very flattering comments in the future. There's nothing like it for a teacher!

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    At the risk of being cheeky, would it be possible to see the call sheet that was created. I am helping to organise a fashion show and would like a document that combined all of the forms that are usually signed into one. Sarah's one sounds great.
    Kind regards