It is very important to mark your stock sheet.
You have a big list of cars and you have to visit different dealerships throughout the day, how will you know which cars you took photos and videos of, at which dealership?
You will mark your missing photo report sheet or stock sheet once you have filmed a vehicle. Then when you get home, or when it is time to upload what you have filmed, you have everything numbered and in order.
When you have taken a photo of a car, on your stock sheet you will write " Done "next to the stock number. When you have taken a video of a car, you will put a number next to the stock number. So if it is your first video for the day, you would put the number 1. Everytime you take a video, no matter which dealership, you always number them in order starting with 1. Then each video you do after that will be the next number 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.
If you go to a different dealership the numbers do not restart, they keep going up in order.
There is a reason to this....... When you get home or when it is time to upload what you have filmed, you have to rename your videos with the stock number. If you fail to write them in the correct order, you will not know which stock number is attached to the vehicle.
Your camera does not know what the stock numbers are! Therefore you need to save the videos in a numbered order when you get home. That is why you record everything correctly, so you know exactly what stock number is attached to a specific vehicle, because you wrote it down earlier in the day.
TIP: When you align the vehicle to take photos or videos, prepare the vehicle, then before filming, mark the car with an O and a line through it (as the video below will show you) and a X for photos, and then mark your stock sheet with the word done and number the video on your stock sheet.
The reason we mark the vehicle is, when you get to the dealership, you walk the lot looking for cars without marks. This saves you time and energy because you can see where the vehicles are first and then you can go get the keys and be organized before you start filming. In the long run this will save you time and energy and if another photographer needs to fill in for you, they do not redo cars that are already done. Because marked ones mean they are complete, they have been filmed.
The photo below will show you the sheet with the marking on it.
Watch this video below to show you a sample of how to look for those cars that are unmarked and have no photos and videos.
At the dealerships you will need to walk the car yard or dealership lot and check all the cars first to see if the stock numbers are on your sheet. If they are unmarked and on your sheet, they need photos and videos. Then you will go and get the keys for these vehicles, and one at a time you will take the videos first, and then carefully mark the vehicle and stock sheet once they have been filmed or photographed.
Please watch this video below for a quick demonstration.
In the above video you saw that the photographer walked the car yard first to find the vehicles that are on the stock sheet that need photos and videos.
Then the photographer will get the keys to these vehicles.
In the video below you will see how to get the keys to the vehicles that need photos and videos.
Now each dealership is different. They have different key machines, and various ways of checking out keys.
Xcite™ will inform you later of the correct way to get the keys out at your assigned dealership. For now, please proceed to the next lesson.
In the next lesson you will learn how to set up your camera. You will learn which settings are needed to take photos and videos. If you have watched the videos above, you may proceed to the next lesson
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