Hearing what models have to say about their assignment experience is amazing and so useful – a real insight to what it’s like working as a commercial model!
“At first I was really nervous because this was my first assignment – it turned out to be not that scary though! It was such a fun day and I met great people, one of which was a Models Direct model. We had to have shots taken for Solent Forts Hotel, and present its features in the best way. It was such a pleasure to spend the day in such a beautiful place! I had a great time on my first photo shoot, and now I am sure that I made the best choice to become a model.” – Simona
Recently there’s been some interesting articles in the media about modelling, what it takes to be a model and the expectations of models today in what is an incredibly competitive, driven and controversial industry….. with 28yrs experience Models Direct are now having their say!
There are lots of differences between fashion modelling and commercial modelling, however there are many similarities too. Trends and fashions come and go and this is the same for the type of models clients and designers are looking to book too. Clients will be looking for models who have the appropriate look, shape or character to portray their product/service in the most productive and effective way and appeal to their consumer. A model is someone the consumer aspires to be, so therefore great consideration is taken by a client when booking models for their latest campaign.
One of our newest model families on the Models Direct’s books gives us an insight into their experience so far…
“Our experience with Models Direct has been so positive so far! We initially came into contact through my sister in law (and business partner) who was chosen to be a part of a shoot for a huge global tech company. Our whole family ended up being involved and from start to finish the whole process was so enjoyable and professional. The shoot was over two days and was so well organised and we were so looked after that it didn’t even feel like work! It was so fun!
Models Direct were really thorough but also really approachable and friendly, I was so grateful to be a part of such a huge campaign and my daughter Ava had a wonderful day!
A few weeks later our family then got offered to do a video shoot for Yale’s new home security system. The shoot was such a pleasure to be a part of, the house was AMAZING and super child friendly with loads of toys that the girls could play with (which made it so much easier) and the team were so down to earth and friendly. They made us feel so relaxed and comfortable and it all went so quickly!
From both our experiences I could only say positive things about Models Direct. Working with young children on photo shoots can sometimes be so stressful, but everything was really well thought out on both occasions and I would definitely recommend to other families looking to work in the industry.”
With family modelling at an all time high, the demand for ‘real’ family models is in demand – so Models Direct were keen to hear from Rebecca who along with her husband and 3 children have just completed their 7th assignment with us!
“Working as a modelling family is a mixture of excitement and apprehension. As any mum knows if your going anywhere with your children you want them to be on there best behaviour.
This is no different on a photo shoot, so when your asking 3 of your children to stand up straight, smile, look happy continuously while taking direction from the photograph as well it can be challenging.
Luckily, we work with Models Direct and have always been so well looked after, from lunches being put on for the children, to overnight accommodation, to letting the children have 15 minutes time out so they can chill, go on there iPad etc.
We have now had 7 assignments and I can’t believe how lucky we are my son says its all down to his fantastic good looks.
When I first signed up to Models Direct I was a little skeptical hearing stories of people paying thousands of pounds for pictures to be done because the agency they had chosen had asked them to do so then signing a 3-year deal and not getting a single job. When I spoke to Molly for the first time from the Models Direct agency she immediately put my mind at easy, she said she only needed photos that we had taken ourselves, nice natural photos work the best, so the client can get a real feel for who you are and how you look in front of a camera. I told my children if we were lucky enough to get 1 job we would be extremely lucky.
Here we are several years later and now on our 8th job. We have managed to do so much with are extra money that has come in from our job, just little things like being able to spoil the kids a little, to a weekend away for the family to now having our garden landscaped and having a hot tub fitted.
My husband and I are so proud of our children and though it’s hard days working, keeping up with the photograph and the clients needs . We now would never look back and look forward to the next 7 assignments.” – Rebecca Friend
Most girls have thought about what their wedding dress would be like, whether you want the big white wedding or something simpler, the most important factor is……the dress!!
The wedding industry is huge! There are so many suppliers all over the world who are all fighting to get their product or service recognised and noticed. Whether it be wedding venues, cars, caterers or jewelers, they all need a model bridal couple to promote their brand and stand out above the rest.
Models Direct have provided lots of models to pose as couples for bridal shoots, we have even had a couple of our own Models Direct weddings!! When a client contacts the team at Models Direct looking for a suitable couple to promote their brand, they may have specific requirements in mind, the couple need to look genuine and work as a couple. Factors to consider may be ethnicity, age, gender and location – Models Direct like to offer diversity and options when they propose a selection of models to a client, so it’s then down to the client to match make!
The Models Direct team were pretty excited to see blue skies and the sunshine this morning, makes Monday’s that little bit easier!!
The Spring and Summer months bring lots of exciting new developments at Models Direct Head Office, the assignments team are buzzing as outside shoots and filming schedules are confirmed and some lovely new faces join the books!
It’s stating the obvious, but the modelling and talent industry is incredibly competitive, however the Models Direct team have successfully matched models to clients for over 28 years now! – So we know what we’re looking for!
If you are thinking of making an application to a modelling agency, it’s really important to consider the following points giving yourself the best possible chance of being noticed and being offered a contract of representation.
We’ve all seen the ads featuring women with the most incredible long, silky smooth hair…
Models Direct’s model Nakita was successfully selected to feature in a promotional commercial for Nanogen Hair, her long hair was exactly what the client was looking for, ideal for this assignment!
Getting paid to travel the world is a thing of dreams for most people, but it is possible with Models Direct!
“Told only that if successful the shoot would take place in Finland and and that the client a major film industry producer were willing to pay my full travel expenses and fee, I had to find out what it was all about.” – LUKE
Being an international agency the Models Direct Assignments team get enquiries from companies and production agencies all over the world, looking to source the ideal model for their latest campaign.