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What Now – Evaluation

What Now? Welcome back to part two of What Now? A series that we are dedicating to be informative and fun. Each week we’ll present you  with a step-by-step about the processes of talent and agent. 

Last week on ‘What Now’ we went over the initial steps of applying to an agency. This included tips for the pictures to submit and where to submit (click this link here to access our application page). If you happened to have missed last week’s article, you can catch up HERE.

Part one. How to get into the modelling industry
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You’ve been invited to an evaluation, What Now?

So, you’ve submitted your photos, ( which are clear, free of props, and present your as your most natural self) and you’ve been lucky enough to get a call back from an agent. They are interested!  That’s amazing, huge hurdle for some, but you’ve gotten through it! Not so bad, right? Congratulations!

Second thing  you need to know is that the evaluation is like an interview. This is not the time to be “on”.  Be yourself! Honesty and clear communication with your agent makes for the best and easiest relationship.

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When you first meet with an agent  there are a few specific things that they are looking for, mainly, the agent will want to get to know you, your personality and your disposition.

Just like your submitted photos, you’ll want to come to an evaluation as natural as possible.  It is advisable that you when you come to an evaluation with an agent that you avoid heavy makeup,  coloured contacts, and loose or baggy clothing. We want to see you in all your natural glory with out distractions.

This is a chance for your potential agent to get to know  you. Our agents at MAX have been representing talent for many years, and the top comment or request about our talent is  they are is a amiable, presentable and ambitious. Not only will you get along with your agent famously, but with a great attitude, you’ll also have a greater impact on casting directors and potential clients.

If the agent chooses to take you on, and you choose to be represented by the agent and subsequent company, you’ll learn and have explained and roles and responsibilities an agent and yourself have going forward.

What Now?

You rocked your evaluation! the next step will be coming back for an orientation! Tune in  next week when we’ll go over what happens in the second meeting with your agent!

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What Now? How to Get into Modeling

is our new series where we explore options, processes and insider insights into the modeling world.  Read on for step one:

How to get in to the modeling industry

What Now?

Many people have dreams and aspirations of becoming a model. It is not uncommon to find young children fantasizing about growing up and walking down a runway with a million flashbulbs going off all around them. The allure and glamour of the modelling industry is something that we have been subjected to from the media for as long as media has existed.

If this idea has turned into a passionate pursuit, then how do you go from looking at magazines, to being IN the magazines? In this blog we will discuss the the steps that should be taken in order to secure representation. 

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Being a model takes much more than being just a pretty face and a large social media following. You need stamina, patience, and lots of hard work.

Now What?

Before seeking out an agent to represent you, you need photos to show off.  These will act  almost like a resume, but for your face.

Take very simple photos. When you are just starting out in it rare to already have a portfolio or even head shots yet. But no worries. You can start with simple digital or print photos at home. These can be done by family member, a friend, or even on your own with a timer camera. These photos will give agents a look into who you are and the canvas which can be worked it.

When your taking your picture remember the following:
  • Wear minimal makeup, or better yet, none at all. You want to show your features in a neutral and natural setting.
  • Wear simple, form sitting clothes that are in good taste and neutral colors. The “model uniform” usually consists of skinny jeans or leggings, and form fitting shirts or tank tops, usually in black or white.
  • Keep hair simple, consistent and well groomed.
  • Stick to simple poses, and avoid props, you are the focus of these pictures.
  • Have one head shot (or close up) of your face smiling and one close up (or head shot) of your face in a neutral expression. You can include left and right profile pictures.
  • Always include a full length body shot. Women, if you are comfortable with the idea, consider a swimsuit. Men, if you are comfortable, consider boxer briefs or swim trunks. This way it will be easy to access your fitness levels.
  • Always submit clear, and in focus photos.
When taking your pictures, super remember that following:
  • Don’t wear tons of heavy makeup. By putting on 4 layers of base, contouring on new cheekbones and overdrawing your pout, you’re covering your natural angles and beauty. Keep that for the ‘gram.
  • Don’t Wear distracting clothing. Avoid bright colors and anything Ed Hardy (in photos and in real life, please). Don’t take this as an attempt to wow a potential agent with your style. Keep it simple!
  • Don’t do elaborate up-do’s, massive hair extensions, and teasing or the roots should be steered clear of. If you are the kind to change your hair colour and style often, know that you may be asked to update your photos so as not to catfish casting directors. (this can get expensive when you have to re-shoot your professional head shots every few months. 

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Now What?

So now that you have your beautiful, clean and clear photos ready, you’ll want to start looking for an agent to get an idea of your potential and markets that you may have potential in. You can schedule a meeting with a MAX agent here. 

Now What?

Next step is an evaluation. Evaluations are a necessary part of the process, this is so time and money on both sides are not wasted. Very rarely are people signed automatically. Professional agents will give you their industry opinion and let you know where you might fit in and in what market you have potential.

“Market” can refer to both location and the sort of modeling work you will do. There are many different kinds of markets. For example: North American, Asian, commercial, and high fashion.

It is important to be persistent with your goals, don’t give up. The entertainment industry is a tough one and there will be many rejections to faced. Don’t be discouraged, keep working, keep practicing, keep getting exposure.