Frequently Asked Questions
- Its a self independent business / profession
- It needs discipline, dedication and determination
- First step is to do your own research properly about what type of models / actors available and what kind of jobs they do.
- First you should prepare your resume (Portfolio) to approach modeling & acting world
- Observe others portfolios to understand about body language, poses and expressions, then do some mirror practice at home
- Your pictures has tobe good quality pictures, which should match the current market standard to face the competition.
- Findout best agency, who will make your best portfolio and who can guide you properly.
- If you are fresher then portfolio agency should understand your strength and weaknesses and should give full support to get best out of you.
- Once your professional pictures are ready then you can start approaching
It really depends on the requirement and concept of the advertiser. So the age range can be anything like 2-3 months baby to 50-60 years.
You require a certain ineffable look and image when posing for an artist or photographer. Being tall, dark and the spitting image of a Greek god doesn’t hurt, either. Specific requirements depend on the particular gig and on the type of modeling you are doing. For example, height, weight and clothing size requirements apply to high-fashion and runway models, but commercial models in print ads come in all different shapes and sizes, including plus-size models & actors.
No formal education is required, and some models launch a successful career while still in high school. Natural talent, good looks and on-the-job training are more important to be successful. Modeling classes are available at career schools that can teach you how to make photogenic facial expressions, pose in different ways, develop promotional materials and strut the catwalk. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that such classes do not necessarily lead to jobs, however. Unless you have the good fortune to be discovered, you will need to break into the profession by applying to modeling agencies, by providing them with a few quality head shots and a few full-body shots, including one shirtless image. If modeling agents see the potential, you will be invited to an interview and will be taught the ropes.
Model coordinators / Casting agents / Casting agencies / Modeling agencies / TV Serial & Movie Production houses / TVC production houses / Advertising agencies / Commercial Photographers
- Contact casting agents in your area. Many agencies & production houses hold “open call” days when prospective talents meet and present their portfolios. If there aren’t any casting agencies in your area, you can also send your images by mail. Some agencies offer online application forms. Agencies post open call times and application instructions on their websites.
- It’s important to look for a legitimate contacts to start your career. Scammy agents may make promises they can’t keep, taking your money and leaving you with no modeling career. A legitimate agent can help you avoid the risk of exploitation, harassment and inappropriate situations. Always trust your instinct when it comes to choosing an agent and jobs. If you’re being asked to do something inappropriate or something that makes you feel uncomfortable, remove yourself from the situation.
- Read carefully about required look, age and role of a character
- Check if you are available on shoot date or not
- Search about production house details mentioned in the audition msg
- Plan more than two auditions in a day if possible, which will increase chances to get opportunities
- Check if it comes from reliable source or not
- If anyone is demanding money from you for the job then please ignore them.
- Check Date & Location of the shoot
- Costumes and accessories if you have to carry any
- Always keep your basic measurements ready
- Payment on hand (payment after commission if any)
- Payment date / Mode of payment
- Conveyance payment (If allowed)