Model for Shootings, Onlineshop and Advertising
The task of a model agency?
For customers – Find the best, the best, the best! From the first casting to the publication on the board, our model agency is all about selection.
With our experts you will find the top cast in your search for the perfect model. The selection process of models is very extensive, after all it’s about finding out, are models ambitious enough? Are you motivated enough? Are you on time? A model agency appreciates all of this in order to provide you, the customer, with the ideal module booking. Uncomplicated in the cooperation, friendly in nature and always with a sense of style.
We attach great importance to the fact that models work extremely professionally, especially in the pre-selection phase. After all, there is hardly any time on the day of production to make changes. As well as the location, the photographer, the stylists, the make-up artist, the model must also harmonize perfectly with the team. Therefore our customers trust in the selection of our model agents. This has already enabled us to help our customers with numerous shootings in various areas. Also online shop, TV advertising, product photography, advertising for insurance companies, banks, car manufacturers or even large fashion companies.
For Models – For models our model agency offers an experienced and very ambitious management. With national and international contacts we ensure that the career of our models is positively promoted. We organize, plan and manage so that customers and models can concentrate fully on the shooting. Everything in the background, let’s take it off. For young models we also offer the opportunity to experience stays abroad in our international partner network. More about this under Become a model. ///// LINK
To make sure that you get a good selection quickly, you should include the following information in your first request for the project:
- Production title
- Production company
- End customer
- Media use (media, countries / regions and temporal active use)
- Job description
- Looks of the models
- Tip! Mood Board
With this information, you have already sent the most important data for the selection. Ideally, you can also add a mood board to your project request, where model agents can quickly and easily see which scenes are being produced and which types of models are being searched for. The better the model agents can get a picture of the upcoming shooting, the faster and finer the selection is for you as a customer.
In fact, the different shooting areas vary a lot. In the area of e-commerce and online shops, models are primarily concerned with photographing a certain quantity of products or fashion pieces. Campaign shootings are completely different and TV commercials are even different. Here it’s not only the picture that counts but also the moving emotions. As a model, you have to know exactly which looks work well, when the smile is used perfectly, and of course the scenes have to be repeated frequently. In addition there are not only the different sub-areas but also other people and models with whom the model has to interact.
Whoever is booked for a family shooting mentioned here as an example must not only pay attention to their own facial expressions and gestures, but also to the entire team. This includes for example a child and a ball, the ball should be present in the picture, every person should smile and also the family dog should look into the camera.
So modeling requires a lot of experience and training. In our model agency you will only find models who fit perfectly to the conditions and their photo shoot or commercial production lead to the result that you have planned.
We place models in different areas. Here is a small overview of the most frequently booked.
Fashion and advertising photography
Fashion and advertising have so much in common. Fashion is a trend, short-term or long-term. Just like trends in fashion, trends in all other areas have to be constantly photographed or filmed. The new sports car, the perfume, the designer lamp, everything has to be staged and therefore good actors are needed who know exactly where to start to convince people of a product. This includes emotions, e.g. video clips, but also the knowledge of the perfect view, no matter in which mood situation, from surprised to cool and casual about in love and amazed. Advertising is mainly about fashion, which is a central theme in almost every country in the world. Fashion isn’t all you wear, fashion is all you live for! With bright colors we express what we want to communicate, with muted and black colors we want to show ourselves rather reserved. The suit customs show that something is going well, that it accompanies the own memory underline. Therefore, much of the work for models is closely linked to fashion.
Advertising comes to fashion. Advertising is so extremely diverse that we can only briefly outline it. The advertising is about large posters in the city centres, commercials of new cinema films, the image brochure of the energy company, the advertising video for a large telecommunications manufacturer. After fashion comes advertising, where as a model you have to be much more consistent and experienced. Here it depends on the cooperation with other models, emotionality but also text and language. That’s why advertising is much more complex than fashion. Accordingly, the pre-selection of the models should be good to get on the day of the commercial production all the scenes and photos that were previously planned.
Online Shop Product Photography
In online shops and product photography, it’s usually all about mass! The more photos you can produce in one day, the better. When 1000 new products have to be photographed at the start of the new season, every product that is created more during the day is worth a lot. Because of course all the photos have to be entered into the e-commerce later. In between there are of course still many further steps, e.g. retouching the photos, post-processing. So there is a lot of work behind an online shop or its production and creation.
Again, the philosophy of our model agency starts here, because we are already in the run-up, with the model selection, so much effort, so perfect results are guaranteed. Through experience and know-how.
TV and advertising
A very special aspect in the work of a model is moving film. For TV, cinema or streaming providers, we produce very high-quality advertising films, in which of course only first-class models find a place. Here not only short moving scenes come into play but also very small film productions. Great Klaus ups, that is, close-ups of the face, four emotions, language and interaction with others. From the commercial of an electrical manufacturer, together with the national football team, to the commercial for an automobile manufacturer who wants to be the top class and therefore skips all the others with his car. There is a lot of budget involved in such productions and accordingly all the cogs have to mesh perfectly on the day of the production.
Fashion show and presentation
Models have been busy with the topics fashion show and presentation for a long time. Especially in the early days, showrooms are very often booked. Showrooms are a kind of small fashion show in which models for selected customers present items of clothing. Often only the designer or someone from the marketing department is involved. One step further are presentations, e.g. in front of a selected audience of up to 50 people. One step further and the most important celebrities in the media are then fashion shows. Here models do not present themselves but the clothes of designers. Accordingly, you have to take a back seat as a model; after all, this is about the collection and not about the effect of your own face or your own facial expressions and gestures. The running style of all models is usually agreed upon exactly, just like the choreography.
Accordingly, fashion shows are less individual than e.g. commercials, but they still take up a large part of the work. From the initial showrooms to later fashion shows and presentations for regular customers.
measurement and moderation
More rarely, but sometimes, it goes for models also on fairs. If, for example, international companies present something new here, experienced presenters have to be found. Whether with or without moderation, for such high-quality jobs, models are usually booked. This involves, for example, large paper machine manufacturers who want to show that huge machines can also produce filigree garments. As a model you then present the tailor-made designer dress made of paper, for the effect. If you have even more experience, e.g. in acting or moderation, you can also take over the entire moderation and presentation. It is particularly important to create positive images.
Model agency and philosophy
The philosophy behind our agency is good cooperation, based on partnership and a high degree of ambition and discipline. With the typical, classic German virtues around punctuality, accuracy and the ambition to achieve one of the best results, our model agency goes into the race every day. We bring together outstanding cooperation partners with our partners, customers and models.
Just as friendly and productive as the cooperation with our models is, is the entire cooperation with our customers and regular customers. We look forward to seeing you. We love media and we love fashion.
become a model: Prerequisites and procedure
You want to be a model? If you have no experience in modeling, then it is important for you to know the basics first. What really matters?
patience, motivation and ambition
Nobody becomes a star overnight. That’s why motivation and ambition are a must, as is patience. If you want to build up and establish yourself as a model, don’t count in weeks but in years. As in any other profession, it is about building a structured career and your own network. You can do that with a modeling agency. That is why it is so important to convince one of the best agencies, ideally of course STIL Models! We focus on sustainable planning, long-term goals and ideally, of course, immediate success, e.g. through your first set up shootings or through explanations, directly and personally from our model agents, who are always there for you.
So patience is the first thing you should bring as a model. A further prerequisite is ambition and motivation. Of course you won’t work every day at the beginning, that’s the case with every model. But when the first requests come slowly, you have to show the same motivation and ambition with every single request. You receive the e-mail or the call from your model agent spontaneously, the customer needs some daily updated photos of you and a small video. Maybe you won’t get the job because there are over 20 models at the casting. Maybe you won’t get the next job, you took photos and videos again. The next job, I’m afraid, will be nothing. But then comes casting number 4, suddenly your first photo shoot or your first commercial is there. You have made it, if you have convinced one customer of yourself, you can also make it with another. Once you have convinced three of your customers, you can be sure that you are on the right track.
You have to be so honest with yourself and that is why it is important that you stay motivated and patient!
That is the real prerequisite for models, completely apart from measurements and sizes.
Model body height and weight
If you’ve thought about whether you really want to be a model or if it’s just a short-term dream, then you realize that maybe it’s just a short-term idea, you shouldn’t bother to become a model. In the end, you’re just frustrated and you don’t have a job. But if you say yes, I take a few years to develop and build myself, then you are right.
Is there the perfect size ?
The market for models is becoming more and more diverse, the keyword diversity is also growing. Today, models are no longer just about high fashion, but also about everyday people. That’s why we at STIL Models also rely on building up various talents.
What matters is your charisma
In general one can say that your proportions should be harmonious. No matter if you are slim or lying on average, e.g. with clothing size 42, 44. It is also important that you feel comfortable in your body and that you radiate it!
There are then certain prerequisites for certain areas. Why is that? If, for example, collection pieces are presented at a fashion show, the models should not distract from the fashion pieces. Therefore all models are relatively the same size. Accordingly, women must always be a little smaller than men, not too small, not too big. It is the same with men, they can only be a little bigger than women, not too big. But they must not be too muscular either, depending on the job, depending on the customer, the requirements for models differ.
The classic measurements of 90, 60, 90 and a body height for women of 176 cm to 180 cm and for men of 184 cm to 192 cm apply above all to haute couture, high fashion.
In the field of advertising, the requirements are much more diverse. Freckles, a big belly, a long beard, tattoos, anything is possible.
Your first footage
For you as a model, it is important to build a model folder that corresponds to your type, so that you have a central character. You are booked as a model because you are the Sunnyboy, the “older Georges Clooney guy”, the cool, international woman, the Asian beauty for business. Your model folder must be varied but concentrated. An extreme example, premium fashion brands will not book you if your model portfolio is too revealing. At the same time you have no chance as a bikini model if your portfolio is not more revealing.
Your agency can help you with this, too. Which guy are you with? What type are you booked as?
To get the chance, you have to write your first application. Fortunately you don’t need much text in a model agency, 3, 4 beautiful photos of you in daylight are enough. For your model application you don’t need a professional photographer or a professional photo shooting! Just grab your smartphone, a good friend and take 3, 4 photos of you in daylight.
Photos for the agency application:
- Photos in daylight, simple background like a wall
- No styling, simple outfit, no make-up
- One portrait photo
- One full body photo
- A portrait and a full body photo from the side
Your first model application
Your first application to a model agency is therefore not extensive. Everything you need for your photos and some information, contact details and clothing sizes. What exactly, you can find in our application form! That’s what you should look out for in your model application:
- Contact details, email address and phone number
- Complete name, before and last name
- body height in cm or inch
- Hip, waist, chest in cm or inch
- Social Media Channel if you have over 10,000 followers
Today you usually apply online via a form or via e-mail. Most agencies, including ours, prefer to apply using the form. This is because it definitely contains all the data the agency needs without forgetting anything.
After your application the evaluation takes about 5 to 10 days. If you don’t hear from the agency within this period, you can take it as a rejection. Due to the large number of applications, no personal rejection is possible. If your photos match the agency and the customers, the model scout will usually contact you within the next five to ten days. In the following you will first be asked for more material, in the form of photos and information. Then it comes to meet a first agency. After the meeting the team will decide if you fit to the model board. If yes, everything else will be explained to you in the following step, up to the model contract.
Congratulations, now you’ve done it!
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