HOW TO SPEAK LIKE A MODEL

BOOK=   Is another word for all important portfolio models have. A book or portfolio is used to show clients and designers both how the model looks in photos and what kind they have done.

BOOKER=    A staff member at an agency whose job is to handle requests from clients and to present and set up appointments for models.

CLEAN CLEAN=    This is how a model should show up for a photo shoot. Freshly washed hair and clean make-up free face. Clients often specify clean, clean.

FITTING=  A session that might take place before a fashion show or photo shoot where the clothes to be modelled are fitted onto the model.

GO-SEE=    An appointment for a model to see a photographer or a client unlike a casting there is no specific brief.

HAUTE COUTURE=    Pronounced as “OAT-KO-CHURE” this is a phrase in French for “HIGH FASHION” Couture is extremely high-end, tailor-made designer clothes that only a few dozen people have in the world to afford.

LIGHT METER=    A device used to measure the intensity of light for a photo. Photographers or their assistants will hold a light meter up in front of the model before taking a photograph.

LOCATION=     Any place, other than a studio, where a shoot takes place.

NEW FACES=        Models who are new to the business.

OPTION=     An option is put to a model by a client to see if he/she would be available for their shoot. Options are then confirmed as a booking or released.

STORYBOARD=   A comic-like piece of art work that shows a frame-by-frame depiction of a photo shoot in drawing.

TEAR SHEETS=   These are photos which are literally torn from magazines and which a model can use in her book. Tear sheets from magazines like VOGUE and ELLE are what every model hopes to have in her book.

ZED CARD / COMPOSITE CARD=    This is basically a business card for models. A5 in size, zed cards or composite cards normally show at least 2 photos, as well as basic information such as model’s hair colour, eye colour, height and agency contact details.

 

SENTENCES YOU CAN USE:

 

“I LOVE THOSE BOOTS! WHOSE ARE THEY?”

“WOW, YOU’RE REALLY WORKING THAT HAT!”

“FEATHERS ARE A MUST-HAVE THIS FALL

ITS ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIZING  RIGHT NOW”

I’M LOVING EMERALD GREEN”

“NEON JUST SCREAMS 1999″

“PUNK IS SO OF THE MOMENT

“GREY IS THE NEW BLACK

“VELVET IS SO IMPORTANT THIS SEASON

 

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