Wednesday, July 2, 2008

legit modeling casting factor

A few tips for electronic modeling castings:

1. If there is an email included in the casting check it out.
For example: job@modeling333.com -Grab that last part of the email and place it into your browser. You can see ahead of time if the casting is legit usually just by the name of the company putting it out there and what their website shows.

2. In our business image matters. It is the same way for a modeling agency. We all think we are so busy and too busy, everyone is on the go, but it is very important to take notice to the agencies persona, reputation, how their website looks (even though this can be deceiving sometimes). If you don’t see anything on their website that doesn’t look like a model or modeling job that is admirable then forget about it.

3. Submit the most conservative photos that fits the job description. If the casting is for a bikini, don’t send your thong photos so desperately, just send a nice body shot…especially if you DO NOT KNOW who is putting out this casting. It could just be a guy who wants to look at women and who knows where the photo will end up. Or reply with something like: “I do have the appropriate photos but please send me an email and tell me a little more about the job so I can make sure I am right for it.”
If you do not get a reply, screw it! You don’t want your photos randomly out there.

4. Ask questions and read the fine print, and think ahead when submitting.
When you google the agency, production company, or director, or photographer do attractive things come up? Legit credits? If there is not enough information for the casting then it is probably not a good one to submit to. An honest electronically casting will list ALL details. – Usually.
What the job is: print, commercial, editorial?
How the photos will be used?- for ad campaign, for a year, for a magazine, for a company website.
What they are looking for, the rate, the type of model?
The day and time?

2 comments:

Lisa said...

To add to that, one must watch out for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence usage. If the ads aren't properly written, they can mean something dangerous sometimes.

isobella jade said...

I agree if you notice a typo in the casting and it reads "Model for Music vidio must be wling to be nude," you might want to skip that one. I think a legit production company or casting director would take the time to at least make sure their posting it proper.