The Difference Between Editorial Print and Commercial Print Modeling Jobs (Part 3)
We pointed out previously that there is diversity in the model’s visual appeal and even size. The prerequisites aren’t as demanding as the editorial fashion model relating to height, weight, and body size, even so the model hired for a commercial print job will be required to “act” as whatever character they have been hired to represent in front of the camera.
The character is typically booked based on the model that matches the role such as “college student“, “corporate executive”, middle-aged pilot”, “young nurse”, etc. This company or advertising agency have their concept of how they want their product or service displayed, therefore the model will have to look and act the part to the client and also the photographer.
The newer model is usually not going to be an experienced or skilled actor; however modeling is associated with role-playing, so acting is an individual characteristic that will enhance the model’s capacity to get into character. Actors also compete for these jobs in commercial print, so it’s not only for career models. We all want the work. Commercial print modeling doesn’t have to be a full-time career choice in comparison with the editorial fashion model’s typically busy schedule.
Overall flexibility in a model’s availability is yet a major requirement to getting modeling jobs when they are available, as well. Some bookings will be made at the “very last minute” whenever clients need to hire a model as soon as possible for whatever reason they may find. You will find normally a team of people depending on “everyone” to do their job and also show up when they’re due. Time is certainly something that is paid for and a model must not think that being even 5 to 15 minutes late is appropriate. It’s not a social situation, but instead a professional, paying job. Showing up a little bit early is well worth the experience of not irritating the staff.
Also, being on time is NOT showing up at the precise moment that your job is officially beginning. It is intended that you should know to be a little earlier to follow up with any necessary details, additional planning, or changes regarding the booking. Your mind has to be open to exactly what character you may be playing and how you might best show the product.
Outfits may not regularly be supplied by the client. You don’t need to want to find that out too late! It is part of the commercial modeling industry in which might have your own “props” for example clothing, footwear, eye-glasses, jewelry, or anything else. It’s possible you’ll even be required to put on your own personal make-up and do your own hairstyle.
It’s not actually as glamorous as the public thinks. Everything will depend on the spending budget of the client, which means you should be aware of this BEFORE you show up for your modeling job. Never fail to get as much information from your agency about any special things to consider. This in no way hurts to check-up on a prospective client prior to a go-see to understand what it is that they do in case you are not familiar with them. Anything that gives you information which can help you get the job or prepare yourself to do the job a lot better is smart.
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