Materials writing conversations #4: the artwork brief

This is a completely imaginary conversation. No characters in the convo are based on real people – I’m just bored and imagining conversations I might have with editors…

[Researched photo: someone sunbathing]

Comment (design): Can you be more specific? E.g. male/female, etc

[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. A male, perhaps…]

Comment (design): Can you be more specific? Is the speaker male or female?

[[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. I’m not sure if the speaker is male or female. I have requested that the speaker is male, but I don’t know until this is recorded. Maybe the best thing to do is stick with a generic reference to sunbathing, e.g. an image of a bottle of sun cream]

Comment (development editor): Given issues with appropriacy, perhaps a male would be better?

[[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. Overhead shot of guy wearing a mankini might work]

Comment (design): What is the relevance of the mankini?

[[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. Overhead shot of guy wearing a mankini might work, just because it’s funny]

Comment (development editor): No mankinis – a) dated, b) inappropriate

[[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. A hand applying sun cream]

Comment (development editor): What do you mean? Like someone rubbing sun cream onto their arm?

[[Researched photo: an image to match the phrase ‘I enjoy sunbathing’. Someone rubbing sun cream onto their arm, or squeezing it onto their hand, or something]

Comment (design): Do you need a beach backdrop?

[[Researched photo: ffs, something like this:

]

Comment (design): A bit too much skin in that photo? And what if the voice is male?

Comment (development editor): Maybe just a photo of the sun cream? I think that would be clear enough.

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