Concert PhotoConcert Photographer Reality Show
A reality show based on the real lives of concert photographers
around the United States. Showing them take pictures of
concerts and what goes on before they even get to the
This is an untapped gold mine that's a win win for everyone one
It can be a contest in the show link the bird watcher contest,
how many bands a team can cover in a year's time? Or not.
Then at the show how hard it is for getting interviews to going
through the crowd. This show could be a contest professional
and non-professional to get the most bands pictures in a year's
time around the United States. There's always room for another
way of having the show.
There are so many boring shows that are so called reality. I
believe people would love to see live clips of their favorite
bands while people are taking pictures.
The sponsors of the shows would be record labels, products used
on the show, product endorsements and is an untapped gold mine
for public relation groups and record labels and bands
My family would love to be involved in seeing this happen. My
son and I team up and photograph and interview. Many of my
photographer friends I am sure that they'd love to do this
The cars a person drives, the cameras a person uses, the power
bars we eat, the clothes we wear could all be part of
advertising. Our concert shirt also part of advertising.
Amateur and professional photographers would be separate in the
teams based on regions, great lakes, north east coast, south
east coast, Gulf of Mexico, southwest coast, northwest coast,
central north and etc.
Point scoring system for the well known bands the higher the
points and interviews would be extra points. Have a celebrity
team captain that give assignments. Assignments are sometimes
last minute to test the photographers. The photographers will
have to volunteer for some of the festivals to be able to take
photos as a test of labour.
The tv viewers get to vote on each persons photos to award
bonus points for that team.
Sony cameras, Sony Music, Sony Entertainment, Nike Shoes,
Record Labels, concert halls, guitars makers, drum makers,
Dodge, Chevy, Ford, Holiday Inn, Expidia, Facebook, PR firms,
hotels, airlines, cell phones, cell phone service providers, tv
stations, radio stations, bands, where you stop and eat before
We are the field testers that put things through hell and back
and all things we use are road proven.
Bands would get 100x the exposure than what they get. The show
wins, product advertisers win, record labels win, the bands
win, the pr. Firms get exposure and win new clients, and the
It is an untapped gold mine that needs attention make this a
reality if you know someone that can make this happen please
pass it to them.
By Dan Spratt copyright 08-06-2012
Concert Photographer Reality Show
Styles of coverage: One family or
team in one area coverage or multiple area teams. One photographs
and one video tapes. Teams get together and race accross the USA or
the world for the same show. Region coverage the bands only in
Video Styles: Going to and away from
the concerts. If videoing the first one or three songs aren't
allowed. Videoing the photographers taking photos of the the bands
as they perform.
Teams Regions: Great Lakes, East
coast, west coast, central mid-west, mountain, Gulf of mexico.
Types of script 1) Surprise last minute assignments. 2) Set
locations ahead of time. 3)Work at festivals as stage hands and
photograph required for each team to do festivals that are fund
raisers for their region.
Regions vs. Regions: 1) Professional
photos submit one per person per region. 2)Amatures submit one
photo per person per region.
Voting: The viewers vote for one
amature and one professional photo per week or per month depending
on the show. Amatures vs. amatures, professionals vs.
professionals, and month end professional winner vs. amature
winner. Photo winners win 5 points per photo for their team.
Photo vote 5 points.
Festival volinteer 5 points.
Well known band coverage 5
Medium known band coverage 3
Little know band coverage 1
Interviews obtain same points as
photographing the band.
Advertising: Equipment, goods and
services used by the teams in the show. Cameras, transportation,
clothing, food, hotels, car rentals, drinks, and airlines. All road
nosforotu poet (Dan Spratt)
One of the best ways to decide how a
group could score an interview would be to search out the persons
to interview. During my concert coverage through out the years
rock and metal stars would walk past people. You notice who it is
but the name oh the name evades you. Great part in a reality show
I call," wandering rock star." Before shows have the rock stars
casually wonder either with a hoodie on or sunglasses. The
reporters must identify who they are and what band they are in.
Then they must coax them into an interview. Many times before a
show we would see some rock stars wondering around but usually they
look like they don't want to be bothered or they hope no one
notices them. Another part of reporting is adapting to what type
of music is covered. "Reporter mix them up," I call this. Where
you take a report use to one style of music and put them in an
awkward position of covering a different style of music. For
example a country music reporter covering a rap show. Or a metal
reporter covering pop music as part of the reality show. See how
good a person adapts and not be fake.
By nosforotu poet (Dan Spratt)