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Shoot Brief: Young at Heart


Keyword Code: YNGHRTDEC2016

Today’s seniors are staying young by engaging in fun activities they enjoyed in their youth. As “Oldchella” proved, seniors know how to party — the average age of the performers was 72 at Desert Trip 2016. Mick Jagger found time in his set to have a laugh about it all, when he told the crowd: “Tonight, we’re not going to do any age jokes or anything, OK? Welcome to the Palm Springs retirement home for gentle English musicians.”

Shot-List Thought-Starters

• Motor-biking, surfing, martial arts, skydiving, and every other cool activity deemed “unacceptable” for folks over 65

• Attending live events such as rock concerts and nightclubs

Senior Man on Harley Davidson by BMJ
Pro-Tip: Do your best to cast real-looking talent with real skills. This approach will pay dividends in the end, as clients are constantly searching for authenticity within our collection.

Suggested Conceptual Keywords: Active seniors, activity, carefree, togetherness, young at heart, vitality, happiness, individuality

Typical Users: Healthcare, retirement services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, finance and investment services, travel industries

Casting Considerations: Race and gender diversity, authenticity with talent and imagery. Accept the challenge to subtract artificiality from your setups. In other words, keep it REAL. These things will play an important role in the success of your shoot.

Location Diversity: Urban, suburban, and rural

Before You Shoot
• Please check what content already exists in the Pond5 marketplace
• Think about a visual approach that will result in new and fresh footage
• Remember that each shot must communicate a clear message

Submission Checklist:
• Remember to tag your clips with the keyword code: YNGHRTDEC2016
• Have all property and model releases filled out and submitted.
• No logos or brands may be visible in any of the clips.
• Don’t forget to add any applicable conceptual keywords to the clips.

Download this brief in PDF format here.

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Top image: Older Surfers Carrying Boards on Beach by caiapond5