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At A New Wave of Sights and Sounds,  we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies  our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of  frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your  question here, contact us at text or cell 309-277-0861, or  scott.denys@anwosas.com.

In preparation for either video or portrait work, should I have a professional hair and makeup session?
It is strongly recommended  whether male or female to have a professional hair and makeup done for  video work. It is recommended for portrait work, but portrait work is  more forgiving as specific editing can be done for still work.  As you  are making a major investment in your project, the investment of  professional hair and makeup work is well worth the investment.  Based  upon scheduling, it is possible to have a hair and makeup artist come to  the studio or location for this purpose.

I have never performed in videos. Is there training available to help me with my project?
Training is available and can be custom tailored to your project.

When is payment due on the project?
Payment terms are are specified in the contract and vary based upon the project.

How does copyright work on images and various artistic works including videos, portraits, and graphic designs?
With technology now making  it much easier to copy, share, print and of course the new electronic  forms of portrait display, this document will help explain exactly who  owns what when it comes to a portrait, or more generally for the scope  of this document, images.

First, I will define what I  mean by an image.  An image is the general term used for a picture which  can be on one of many forms.  It can be a printed picture, a digital  file containing the image, or a physical negatives and slides. Printed  pictures are those delivered on a paper or paper like including but not  exclusive to canvas, poster, printed in books, brochures, sales  document, business reports, product information and instructions,  business cards.  Digital files can be raw from the camera, edited used  for electronic presentation including but not exclusively to Internet  web pages and email, PowerPoint and Impress presentations, and edited  but not published pictures files.  Physical negatives are from the film  era.  Slides were used for projector presentations and negatives were  created as part of the film printing process.

It should be noted that  physically, uses can be made from all of these image types.  The  question this document will answer is the use of these images.

A professional  photographer/image artist further referred in this article as the  artist, is hired by a client because of the specific skills they have  for creating images.  In contracting the artist there will be a  definition of what the artist will supply the client for the project.   Terms of the project will include requirements of the client,  requirements of the artist, locations involved, items supplied by the  client, items supplied by the artist, and the final products or the  output for the project.  It should be noted that unless otherwise  stated, the artist owns the complete copyright control of all images  created.  Many artists will define this in their contracts.

People will ask, “It is a picture of me, why does the artist own copyright and not me?”
Good question. The answer may surprise you.

The image would not exist if  the artist had not created it.  The image was created with the tools,  skills and imagination of the artist.  If the artist was not there to  create that specific image, the image would not exist.  Ownership of an  artistic creation resides in the hands of the creator unless otherwise  negotiated.

When  contracting with a professional image artist, the agreement should  specify the terms of the use, any changes or additions to the copyright  and ownership use provision, and possible extension of the use of the  images.

In  summary, all products created at A New Wave of Sights and Sounds are  the creative copyright of A New Wave of Sights and Sounds. Use  agreements are specified in the individual agreements.

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