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Extras Needed

If you want to brush shoulders with famous actors, spot yourself in a commercial, or amuse friends with anecdotes – How about extras work?

You have probably wondered if the people milling around in the background of a commercial, television program or film are hired actors or real people who just happened to be passing by. Well, in the majority of cases, they are supporting artists, known as extras.

As the film and media business grows into a thriving industry, a supply of professional supporting artists is needed. It is great fun, you get paid, you get fed, and you get to watch the movie stars at work!

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Photographs To Be Proud Of

Don’t forget to keep sending new photographs into Models Direct, they are what represent you to our clients and there is always room for improvement on shots – So keep snapping away and here are some hints and tips to help you.

  •    For natural pictures, the key is to make it quick. Children don’t sit still for long, so keep your camera within easy reach. That way you’re more likely to get a natural shot, first time round – hopefully with a big smile and capturing their true character.
  •    Don’t get too low down or you’ll see a lot of double chins. The most flattering angle is eye level or slightly above.
  •    Watch what you put your subjects in front of, you don’t want lampshades growing out of their head, washing piles behind or other people in shot.
  •    Children and babies do love their food but avoid this in the photos it does not look nice and Models Direct will not put forward pictures of children and babies with food round their mouths to clients.
  •    Use natural locations such as a park, the light will be more complimentary and the background will look more professional.
  •    When shooting a close up, zoom in rather than going too close.
  •    Don’t upload very small images to your portfolio as these can become unclear and pixelated when being used in a search.

Say Cheese

Don’t worry about trying to make every photo absolutely perfect. The more relaxed you are, the better your pictures will be.

Models Direct look forward to seeing the results soon . . .

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The In’s & Out’s of Commercial Modelling

Could you be a commercial model with Models Direct?

What is commercial modelling?

You have seen them thousands of times, in magazines, newspapers, on billboards, posters and even on packages in grocery stores. These commercial models entice you to buy everything from food to shampoo and jeans to health insurance.

When most people think of modelling, they think of fashion models – those tall, thin, glamorous men and women who appear in ads for designer clothes.

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Glowing Maternity Models

Are you expecting??

Modelling may not be something you’ve ever considered before, but if you are expecting this might be a good time to start! Maternity models are in high demand and Models Direct would like to hear from you!

Maternity models are used regularly in advertisements and commercials for baby products, maternity clothing and other baby related products, the maternity market is growing rapidly as designers release new and innovative products for that market. Clients will be looking to hire models who are actually pregnant to promote their products or services as this creates a more authentic feel and the customer can relate to it better.

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Who Will Be The Face Of Your Next Campaign??

Models Direct are always delighted to hear our models feedback from assignments, but it’s just as important to hear what our client’s say about us too….

The Assignments team here at Models Direct have worked with a huge variety of different clients over the years from all different sectors of the entertainment industry. Every enquiry is unique, all with different requirements ranging from specific looks, measurements, ages or skills, this can all depend on the role they are being selected for.

The Assignments Coordinators work hard to maintain and develop relationships with our clients, hopefully ensuring repeat business and their first port of call when looking for new faces for their next commercial or advertising campaign.

When creating an advertising campaign or commercial it’s essential a company finds the right model(S) to portray their business correctly – if this is you, get in contact with the Models Direct team who will listen to your requirements and provide you with a variety of model options for you! Once you’ve made your selection leave it to them to coordinate the rest!

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