“This was the first commercial set that I’ve been on and boy was it a movie!”
Being an extra can be a very exciting role to be selected for whether it be to appear in film, theatre or TV!
Most TV dramas, films, commercials, campaigns, music videos and theatre productions will include extras in some way. It could be a crowd scene that requires lots of additional people, a walk on part (non speaking) or a large scene, battle, party, street, public place that needs to appear full and busy – all these people have been booked as extra’s!
Models Direct often receive enquiries from production companies looking to book extras, they generally don’t have very specific requirements and acting experience is not always necessary. The client may need a particular age group, look, gender or ethnicity depending on the project, so the Models Direct team will source the ideal people.
Commercial Modelling/Fashion Modelling – What’s the difference??
The modelling industry can be incredibly daunting and with lots of new phrases, information and options been thrown at you how are you supposed to know ‘IF’ and ‘WHERE’ you might fit in the modelling world!
When someone is referred to as a ‘Model’ it can mean several different things and this is sometimes very confusing for people who are new to the industry or uninformed.
The team at Models Direct are often asked “What is the difference between a Commercial model and a Fashion model, the answer, there is a big difference, which I will now explain;
The demand for animals in advertising is big and growing all the time! With only seconds to capture your audience’s attention, a witty comment or a cute animal works well!
We have all seen animals used in commercials for lots of different brands and high street stores. Buster the Boxer in the John Lewis Christmas commercial, McDonalds, Perina Dog Food, Whiskers…..the list goes on!
What could be better than spending the day having fun, getting messy outdoors with your family and being paid for it??
That’s exactly what our model family ‘The Burtons’ were selected for! The Models Direct Assignments team were contacted by a production company who were filming a promotional video for the NSPCC’s latest campaign, the #Messathon looking for a model family to star in the video.
The Burton family were successfully selected and had to spend the day outdoors, getting messy and having fun while being filmed – what a lovely day! AND they were paid for it!