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Archive for May, 2007

Q : Can I model in my spare time?

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

A : This is very much down to ability and personal preference… be direct with your agent and ask for the same in return…. do they honestly think you are good enough to become a full time model?

Also, get a few opinions, even if you don’t register with them all, you can ask several agents for their opinion, then at least you will be able to make an informed decision about giving up your day job….

Remember though, if you are juggling other work commitments, this can make it difficult to get to castings and shoots, being less flexible may limit what modeling work you can do… it’s a bit of a catch 22… but it’s your choice, so think long and hard about it before jumping in head first!

Modeling can earn you a good living, but there are no guarantees, so be prepared, do your homework and proceed with caution!

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Q : What happens if I need to cancel a job?

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

A : This can happen, thats understood …. but there’s a huge difference between a ‘NO SHOW’ and a genuine ‘CANCELLATION’ Once registered, most jobs are confirmed verbally and followed up in writing (usually electronically these days) once this has taken place, you are assumed booked for the job in good faith and will honor this booking.

If you think for any reason that you might not be able to make it, or are holding out for something better paid, don’t accept the job! Wait until you are certain… if you cancel a booking once accepted, without a reasonable, plausible explanation you will be letting your client down and your agent… not to mention yourself and your reputation.

Obviously, some things are out of your control, and like many things, these are considered on an individual basis…. but generally, most agencies will apply penalties or deduct from future any commission lost if you have let them down at the last minute without reasonable explanation…. which is fair enough.

On the flip side, it goes both ways, if a job you are booked for is cancelled within 24 hours, you should be compensated… unless there was a weather or other conditions proviso placed on the booking in the first place, in which case it should be re booked within 48 hours or charged at full cancellation.

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there’s no such thing as a fashionably late entrance!

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

never be late!!! It easy to become lax about time keeping in this industry as it is often hectic, over running and subject to huge shooting delays… but let that be down to the production team not you!

It’s a fast moving, stressful industry, don’t add to it by being late, an awful lot of time, organisation and cash goes into making things happen and if your not there on time, this can have a huge impact on the product, our relationship with our client and your future career!

Poor time keeping reflects badly not only on you, but also on us, so do us all a favor and get there on time!

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hair today…. gone tomorrow

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

This one is so simple yet so may models forget it… or don’t even think about it!

If you change your hair style, tell your agent!!! It’s really important to let us know what you are currently looking like, if you have a drastic style change, you’ll need to get some updated images in your portfolio, otherwise clients will not know what they are getting!

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pluck polish and trim….

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

It’s really important for men and women to make sure that they keep their nails, hair and skin in good condition…

A lot of the time clients will want to shoot with hands in shot, so bitten, tired looking hands and nails are a no go…

You should always keep your skin a good natural colour, or at least as close to the colour in the images in your portfolio or zcard… it’s really important to tell your agent if you are looking different so they can warn a client, it may make a huge difference to what they are shooting.

It’s hard work we know, but these are the tools of your trade so you need to look after them!

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smile smile smile :)

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

It’s always amazed me how many people think that they have to have a moody pout when submitting photo’s to us!

We can’t tell people enough that a nice smile is so important for lifestyle commercial modeling…. if for no other reason than to check that you have decent teeth!!!

So always remember to have at least one picture taken of you smiling, we need to see teeth!

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Q : Do I need to be a size zero to be a model?

Posted by freshagents on May 18, 2007

A : Absolutely not, this is a myth… although without a doubt the fashion catwalks are very different and have different requirements… and morals! In the lifestyle/commercial modeling world, men and women need to be average sizes as the people they are aimed at are the general ‘Jo public’ …

Generally, we look for female models to be able to have a dress size anything up to a 14… Men, waist, anything up to a 34… though both of these are a guide and can vary with height… This is mainly to ensure that you can fit into the standard clothing with little alteration requirement….

Overall, and most importantly you need to look healthy…

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Quote : Linda Evangelista

Posted by freshagents on May 11, 2007

“I don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”

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Quote : Naomi Campbell

Posted by freshagents on May 11, 2007

“The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles — but I had on thick tights underneath.”

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Quote : Gabrielle Reece

Posted by freshagents on May 11, 2007

“Once I got past my anger toward my mother, I began to excel in volleyball and modeling.”

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