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Alejandro Crespo

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Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Do you use some special software, or just whatever comes at hand , from paper to paint and photoshop?

Feb 26 13 07:53 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8789

Seattle, Washington, US

Alejandro Crespo wrote:
Do you use some special software, or just whatever comes at hand , from paper to paint and photoshop?

i would tear things out of magazines / print images from online.   

basically have things in a physical form.

Feb 26 13 08:37 am Link

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Mortonovich

Posts: 5538

San Diego, California, US

Just whatever is handy. Sometimes it's just a folder on my phone or laptop or I'll lay out a quick montage to print a few hard copies on crappy 8.5x11 paper. Just something to have around.

Feb 26 13 08:38 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21383

New York, New York, US

I have always done so on foam core boards or on a 4'x8' white board that I have.

I've recently tried using a moodboard app for the iPad, but I still getting used to it.  I do use Evernote with shared notebooks to communicate with a team, and make pdf files I can drop into it.  Recently started using Penultimate and Skitch to compliment that.  If you haven't heard of Evernote google it - it's a free app that runs on your desktop and mobile devices and keeps everything synced up.  I did get the premium version, which costs a little, but not much. 

But, for me, at some point it always comes down to the physical:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581613_10150664517856707_1351249810_n.jpg

Feb 26 13 08:52 am Link

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Becky-Marie

Posts: 265

Miami, Florida, US

I use pinterest! And, it's easy to share to the rest of the crew.

Feb 26 13 12:49 pm Link

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DennisRoliffPhotography

Posts: 1928

Akron, Ohio, US

photoshop moodboards to share with talent and crew

Feb 26 13 12:52 pm Link

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Robert Jewett

Posts: 2460

al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia

DennisRoliffPhotography wrote:
photoshop moodboards to share with talent and crew

Just an FYI, if all of those images are not yours, you might have useage/attribution issues...

Feb 26 13 02:33 pm Link

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Angie Borras

Posts: 1918

Kissimmee, Florida, US

Robert Jewett wrote:
Just an FYI, if all of those images are not yours, you might have useage/attribution issues...

so ripping images of a magazine and gluing them together on a board  to show your team members in a meeting would bring usage attribution issues?

Feb 26 13 02:37 pm Link

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DennisRoliffPhotography

Posts: 1928

Akron, Ohio, US

Robert Jewett wrote:
Just an FYI, if all of those images are not yours, you might have useage/attribution issues...

Angie Borras wrote:
so ripping images of a magazine and gluing them together on a board  to show your team members in a meeting would bring usage attribution issues?

No, it wouldn't. Neither does putting together a moodboard with images referenced on google to share with crew or talent. Pay no attention to the man behind the MM curtain. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/wink.gif

http://truthinator.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/the-man-behind-the-curtain-01.jpg

Feb 26 13 03:05 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

paint, or pinterest

Feb 26 13 03:07 pm Link

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Robert Jewett

Posts: 2460

al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia

DennisRoliffPhotography wrote:

No, it wouldn't. Neither does putting together a moodboard with images referenced on google to share with crew or talent. Pay no attention to the man behind the MM curtain. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/wink.gif

Tearing them out for private viewing among team members is one thing, having them on your website (promoting a commercial enterprise) is another.

You are opening yourself up to a liability whether you want to believe it or not.

Feb 27 13 03:22 pm Link

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Posts: 2055

Nashville, Tennessee, US

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Feb 27 13 03:47 pm Link

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F u t u r a Photography

Posts: 51

London, England, United Kingdom

Normally I setup a moodboard on pinterest, post some shots that I like and fit the theme. The great thing about pinterest is its a collaboration tool so people in the team can contribute their ideas.

Feb 28 13 02:36 am Link

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Anthony Altamore

Posts: 58

Chicago, Illinois, US

I have a folder on my computer with thousands of inspirational images.  I usually comb through it and pull relevant images, then arrange them in bridge.  But since making a PDF in bridge is sort of rudimentary, I usually build them page-by-page in photoshop with images and explanatory text, then merge those files into a PDF in bridge.  Complete pain in the ass, haha! 

I've heard several people mention Pinterest, and I still have no idea what it is, but that word popped up in my dreams last night so I'm going to take it as a sign and look into it!

Feb 28 13 07:34 pm Link