The Lab. Commissions and Submissions
THE LAB is our dedicated online showcase for men’s and women’s fashion/beauty editorials and film shot exclusively for FTAPE.COM.
We’ve recently ported the platform from FTAPE.COM/colab to our main website, so you’ll notice we have sadly lost our facebook likes etc, but they’ll quickly gather speed again. We did this to make searching, sharing and browsing the platform easier, and to support it with greater exposure through our main channels. Over the coming weeks we’ll be making more improvements and will be adding even more functionality – so bare with us whilst we shed some skin.
Please email lab @ ftape.com to request the themes.
By submitting your shoot to F.TAPE, your work is not only showcased to a potential of 270,000 unique users per month; you are also getting your imagery seen by our credible following of creative professionals and agencies. THE LAB offers an ad-free, uninterrupted, large format editorial platform and each of our shoots receives our full promotion with banner ads throughout our site, our Newsletter (distributed to 15,000) and Social Media channels.
With submissions for FTAPE.COM you will be providing a complete ready-to-publish shoot or film for which we have had no involvement other than our requested shoot theme.
We will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any clothing/accessories used to create a submission for F.TAPE.
If you are a stylist pulling samples for a submission, this must be made clear, as often a PR will be under the impression the shoot is an approved commission, which it is not.
Commissions are often supported by F.TAPE on many levels including casting, production and post-production. We will have final say on models and will work with you to sign-off your proposed idea. We reserve the right not to publish your story if we feel that it doesn’t fall in line with our expectations.
We will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any clothing/accessories whilst on loan for an F.TAPE commission.
An official Commissioning Letter must be received from us before pulling any samples on behalf of F.TAPE. Our Commissioning Letter will include a specific shoot date and will be invalid thereafter.
Requesting a Commissioning Letter:
To receive an official Commissioning Letter you must provide the following:
– Names of proposed creative team with website/portfolio links.
– Mood Board showing proposed styling, location & lighting.
– Casting packages from Model Agencies. (Model choice will be approved by F.TAPE).
– Full contact details of stylist & photographer.
Things to take into consideration when shooting for F.TAPE:
We will not accept shoots that have been published in print or elsewhere online. The imagery must be exclusive to FTAPE.COM.
If you wish to pre-release any images of your shoot as part of a promotion, this must be agreed with us before publishing anywhere online or via social media as this may conflict with our marketing/promo plans.
Clothing credits must relate clearly to the image numbers when emailing us your imagery and preferably in a word doc corresponding to a thumbnail image.
The format of the THE LAB platform is landscape. Images that are shot portrait will be laid out side by side to create a DPS. Bare this in mind when shooting your images.
All imagery must be supplied at 300dpi. We will optimise the imagery for web and to our dimensions.
Please do not crop your images. You may wish to provide examples of your crops as guidelines and we will take this into account, however we will always require the full image.
Approved shoots will go live on or soon after the 14th of each month.
Shoots should be emailed (re-touched) to lab @ ftape.com with the proposed shoot name, full breakdown of creative team and clothing credits including web links.
We look forward to working with you!