Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Recent Requests for Models Direct Models

Here at Models Direct we are inundated with exciting enquiries from clients looking for all sorts of models. To give you an idea of the range of assignments we receive, here are some of the recent requests we’ve had.

• One client requested models to play a mother and child for product photography for a creative craft company.

• A new alternative fashion website required female models with red hair for a photoshoot.

• Another client was looking for a pure white cat for a photographic assignment.

• A male plus plus-size model was needed for a lifestyle product photoshoot.

• A major high street clothing company came to Models Direct looking for experienced female models to take part in a catwalk show. The models needed to be 30-50 years old and a size 12.

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Friday, 26 March 2010

Repeat Assignments for Ashleigh with Smiffy's Fancy Dress

This month, fancy- dress shop Smiffy’s rebooked six six-year year-old Ashleigh for the third time to model costumes for their website. As always Models Direct had some glowing feedback from her mum Kerry after the assignment.

“This is the third modelling assignment with the same client during the last five months. Therefore same photographer, make-up artist etc,” Kerry informed Models Direct. “Fab people that make Ashleigh and her mummy feel very welcome and at ease. Ashleigh posed confidently – a pro now! – in eight Christmas fancy dress costumes and wants to go back again. It must be the chocolate biscuits and blackcurrant juice!”

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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Models Direct Models Get Virtual Reality Makeovers

Models Direct were excited to hear about some rather unusual assignments last month. Almost twenty male and female models were chosen by client Infinite Realities, who specialise in creating digital 3D characters.

Each of the models posed while photographs were taken of them pulling different facial expressions. They could then watch as they were transformed into computer-generated characters such as those seen in films. We had great feedback from all of the models and Lee, founder of Infinite Realities.

Here’s just one model’s response…

“It was great, I really enjoyed it,” Model Damian told Models Direct. “It was amazing. The best thing about the assignment was the photographer was really professional and was very helpful. I was asked to sit and make faces as he took photos of me which would then be turned into 3D. It was really great and I enjoyed it.”

Here are some photos of our models Damian and Amy, showing the work that Infinite Realities do.

You can read more about this modelling assignment here.

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Friday, 19 March 2010

Another Assignment for Models Direct Model Kat

Model Kat, who was lucky enough to work on the assignment for Schwarzkopf, also had an assignment with Torch B2B for Hobart.

Hobart is a company that provides caterers with various kitchen appliances. It was Kat’s job to demonstrate them for a video. Despite having a very early start, Kat was more than happy about how the assignment went. Here’s what she said about her morning…

“The TV crew I worked with were very friendly and communicative. It was a real team spirit as everyone mucked in throughout the day,” Kat explained. “It was great working alongside the male model who was also an actor so I gained some good tips from him!”

Models Direct staff have all been very proficient in organising my assignments so far,” she continued. “As long as you are confident and don’t get disheartened by rejection now and then it is a great job to have. The opportunities are endless and mostly very glam and fun!”

Read more about Kat's modelling assignments here.

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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Models Take Part in Campaign for NHS

When Ice Creates turned to Models Direct they needed a varied mix of nine models who could portray the British public, including a husband and wife, labourers and office workers, to take part in a photoshoot.

The models selected were to take part in a rather thought-provoking assignment for a mental health campaign for the NHS. The male and female models posed around Middlesbrough at locations including Middlesbrough Football Club and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

It was the first assignment for all of the models and despite some pre-assignment nerves everyone enjoyed it.

“I enjoyed the experience and the support I received to gain knowledge and a professional attitude,” one model, Gary, told Models Direct coordinators after the assignment. “It felt excellent and not as daunting as first thought.”

"This was my first assignment, so I was a bit nervous and didn't know what to expect at the beginning," another model, Hang, explained. "But the people who worked together were really kind and friendly and made me relaxed. I enjoyed every single minute of it."

You can read more about this assignment here.

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Monday, 8 March 2010

A Perfectly Fitting Assignment for Models Direct

At the end of 2009, Columbia Sportswear completed their tenth and eleventh assignments with Models Direct! The company has returned again and again to find fitting models for their clothes.

All ages and types of models are needed for fitting modelling and help clothing manufacturers find out how their clothes feel to wear and how they could be improved. For one of the recent assignments with Columbia Sportswear, it was 11-year-old Harry’s turn.

“I loved it. It was the first time I’d done anything like it and the people and clothes I had to try on were fantastic,” Harry informed one Models Direct’s coordinator. “I loved the new experience and the fact that everyone was so nice to me the whole time I was there.”

You can read more about this assignment here.

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Friday, 5 March 2010

Kat Receives Her First Assignment!

It’s not every day you get paid to have your hair cut and coloured by top hair-care professionals, so Models Direct model Kat jumped at the chance for this assignment. She starred in a step-by-step video for Schwarzkopf, filmed by award-winning television and video production company Signal.

Signal had never used Models Direct before but were impressed by the service offered. “I was a little hesitant to use Models Direct having never heard or worked them before but it’s been a pleasure,” commented Stacy from Signal. “The model was absolutely fantastic. We were very pleased with her and our client was too!”

Kat is obviously a natural in front of the camera! “It was a really fun day and I loved every minute of it,” she told us. “As long as you are confident, organised and have a sense of humour, modelling is definitely a great profession.”

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

They Say Never Work With Children or Animals...

In the entertainment business they say never work with children or animals, but working with both turned out to be the perfect combination for one of our female models, Elena.

Elena was working on a photographic assignment with fellow Models Direct model Gareth, young toddler Sam and a pet dog. The photoshoot took place in Sevenoaks, Kent, and was for Kit for Kids, a child care and development company to recreate a previous company logo image.

Elena was the star of the day when she managed to get the grumpy toddler interested in what was going on, which ultimately resulted in a very successful assignment. Models Direct received a very positive account from Lindsay at Kit for Kids.

“Both Elena and Gareth were great and very professional but Elena especially was brilliant,” Lindsay informed us. “All in all it was a successful shoot and wouldn’t hesitate to use either model again.”

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