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2 Day Assignment for the Friend Family!!

“We always love a shoot when they provide accommodation as it always feels like a mini break!”

Model Fee: £1,333

We were excited and a little nervous about this shoot. We knew it was a 2 day family shoot with all the family including our eldest daughter Olivia. We had packed up the car early in the morning as we need to be there for 9am as it was only just over an hour away this was one of our closets shoots. The friend family always likes to take more clothes than not enough and our car looked like we were going away for 2 weeks not 2 nights. We always love a shoot when they provide accommodation as it always feels like a mini break. Shaun and I were a little apprehensive about the shoot being two long days 9-5 and having 3 children to try and keep happy and smiling is always on our minds. These shoots are never easy but we are so lucky are children seem to taken to easily. We arrived at the lodge which was the location for day one it was set in the most beautiful country side, we were working with a photograph Nick his assistant Cody and Tanya Reed head of corporate communications for Pennon Group. Tanya and Nick knew exactly what they were after which is always great when we have a firm direction. Trying to get that perfect shot will always take time but once again the children did amazing, even getting complimented from Nick and Tanya. The day went by very quickly with children getting time out for snacks, lunch and a little bit of fun on the Ipads. Second day was a completely different day we were all super excited as we were going to a reservoir to do cannoning and boating something we hadn’t done before, that’s why this job is always so good your learning and trying new things all the time. We had a quick briefing and safety talk and it was go go go. I just kept hearing the girls laughing and having a blast it always brings us so much joy to see the children having fun and trying new experiences and we get paid for it !! Nick said he got some amazing pictures and it was a wrap. This was a fantastic shoot with lots of amazing memories.” – The Friend Family

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“Do You Understand How A Talent Agency Works?”

Model and Talent Agency’s work in many different ways, sometimes this makes it tricky to know what you might be getting when joining the Models Direct books! That’s what our experienced team are here for….

Having been in business for nearly 30 years, Models Direct understands the importance of communication with our talent, that’s why we have a dedicated team of experienced and committed Agents at the end of the phone to guide you through your modelling career.

Some of the Agents in the team have been with Models Direct pretty much from the start and others have been part of this tight team for 10 years +, so they really know their business and what a model can expect while being represented by Models Direct.

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Models Direct get behind the wheel

Gillian and Chris are experienced models with Models Direct, but looked like they had a ball filming the new online commercial for Scooterpac Cabin Car!

Check out the final commercial that is now available online of Chris and Gillian having the time of their lives demonstrating the Scooterpac Cabin Car – Congratulations to you both!

 

 

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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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