Thursday, 29 April 2010

Repeat Assignments for The National Sporting Club!

You may remember that a while ago Models Direct had an assignment with The National Sporting Club, a high class hospitality provider for, you guessed it, sporting events.

As was the case for Models Direct's first assignment with company, The National Sporting Club required promotional models to help out an auction and function at Twickenham Stadium.

For the first assignment back in November the England rugby team were playing New Zealand. Now our models are helping out at events that are part of the Six Nations tournament.

Models Direct asked the girls how they got on…

“This was my first job from Models Direct,” Diana explained. “The job was very easy and nice. Me and seven other girls worked as hostesses. We had to meet customers and smile. It was a great experience for me. I hope to get similar jobs again.”

“It felt extremely good to be recognised as a model,” model Nirmin agreed. “The best thing about the assignment was getting to meet new people and interacting with them on a professionally friendly level.”

Models Direct hope the next assignment with the company goes just as well!

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Monday, 26 April 2010

Another 'Purrfect' Assignment With Refinery Photography

Models Direct have just completed their third pet modelling assignment with Manchester company Refinery Photography. Again they were looking for animals to model products in the Kleeneze brochure.

Angel the dog and Dippy the cat were chosen for the photoshoot. Angel’s owner Nicola gave us an account of the day.

“We really enjoyed taking Angel today,” Nicola told Models Direct in her feedback. “The people were really nice to both us and Angel, she was a good girl and the seemed to be happy with her. She had three lots of pictures taken for the Kleeneze brochure, one for a safety gate, one in a car and one with a flashing collar light. Thank you for the assignment and we hope you will use Angel again in the near future.”

You can read more about this pet modelling assignment here.

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Friday, 23 April 2010

Model Ellis Chosen to Model Makeup

Earlier this month, one female model was selected by a long-term client of Models Direct. We have supplied models for one make-up artist throughout her training and to provide images for her portfolio. This time it was model Ellis chosen for the assignment. She said this about the assignment…

“I really enjoyed being a model for Karen, she was really friendly and we got on well. For my assignment I had to get my make up done by Karen then have pictures taken of me. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and I hope to do more work in the future.”

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A Day at the Cinema for Models Direct Models

It’s always nice when lots of different models get to work with each other. This was the case for a recent assignment with Emperor Design, for which our coordinators had to find twelve models, including children, teenagers and adults.

Emperor Design was working with Models Direct on behalf of Cineworld cinemas, who required models for all of their publicity material. The assignment involved the models being photographed around one of the cinemas in Aberdeen.

This was perfect for five-year-old Ellie, as her mum explains…

“Marc the organiser and Patric the photographer were really great. They made Ellie feel so at ease that she needed little or no direction, she just enjoyed herself.”

“Ellie was asked to sit in the cinema and watch the big screen while having her photo taken. She also had her picture taken while choosing pick and mix sweets, popcorn and ice cream, this was a little girl’s dream come true as she was allowed to eat it all!”

We have to say, it sounds pretty fun to us too!

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Friday, 16 April 2010

Promotional Modelling with a Difference

When luxury furniture company Natuzzi needed some models to help meet and greet at some of their stores, they turned to Models Direct!

Natuzzi needed friendly models for three locations in Croydon, Manchester and London to welcome customers to the stores. Raymond, Katie, Shelene, Andrew and Rachael were the models chosen, and although it was an unusual modelling assignment in many ways, they still all enjoyed it.

“I had a very relaxed and fun day working for a luxury Italian furniture store,” Katie, who was working at the Finchley Road shop in London. “The staff were all really friendly, as was the other model I was working for. My job was to see if the customers were happy and I learnt how to use a coffee machine – always handy!”

Below are pictures of some of the models that took part.

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Models Direct Goes Cosmic: An Update

At the end of last year Models Direct models worked with repeat client Cosmic Link, a Japanese hair salon. Now we have some pictures from the assignment. We think all of the models look fantastic!

You can read more about this hair modelling assignment here.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Model George Looked The Part For This Promotional Modelling Assignment

You may have seen the blogs about some of Models Direct's recent promotional assignments, and now comes one with a difference! Companies often use young men and women to help meet and greet at trade shows and events, but for this assignment, Cyprus-based company Bet Soft Gaming wanted a different sort of promotional model.

70-year-old George was chosen to play the role of one of their mascots, The Slot Father. It was a three-day assignment helping Bet Soft Gaming at the Gaming Expo at Earls Court.

George has lots of experience modelling, but he’s more used to being in front of a camera. He still had a great time though, working with great clients and meeting the public. As you can see from the pictures he certainly looked the part!

You can read more about George's assignment here.

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Friday, 9 April 2010

Models Direct Assignments With Infinite Realities: An Update

We’ve had such a positive response to recent assignments with Infinite Realities that we didn’t have enough space to quote all of the models! Read on for some more feedback from the assignments.

“The client gave me positive feedback and the assignment in my eyes was a success,” model Glen told Models Direct. “It was a good feeling to finally receive my first assignment and look forward to hopefully working again soon.”

“Today I had a job with Lee Perry-Smith and he basically just took shots of my head with different facial expressions,” explained model Alice. “I really enjoyed it, it was easier than I thought and he was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I didn’t feel stupid even though I was pulling the weirdest facial expressions, it was really fun and I would love to do it again!”

“I really enjoyed my assignment,” Samantha told Models Direct coordinators. “I was asked to pull different expressions so the designer could use them to make a digital version of me. I particularly enjoyed seeing a snapshot of what I could look like in the digital world! A fun and different assignment.”

And finally…

“It was a great experience. I had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed it,” Daniel reported. “The best thing was doing something different from my normal job and having fun with it. I was asked to do various facial expressions.”

Here at Models Direct we love it when models enjoy their assignments as much as this!

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

A Baby Modelling Assignment for New Zealand Based Company Outlook

Recently, Models Direct had an assignment with marketing consultants Intuisys, who are based just a few miles down the road from our head office in Norwich. They were looking for models on behalf of their client Outlook, based in New Zealand – not quite so close to home!

Outlook designs and produces various pram and pushchair accessories such as sunshades and snugs. They needed some baby models to demonstrate these products for publicity material.

Baby models Elsie, Sofia and brothers Harrison and Jake were chosen for the photoshoot, which took place in Dereham, Norfolk. The assignment went well and Models Direct had some great feedback from the children’s parents.

“Elsie was very content and happy throughout the shoot,” her mum Amy told one of our coordinators. “She had a few changes of clothes and changes of props but she remained calm and looked like she enjoyed all the attention. I was pleased with the whole experience and hope to have more to look forward to in the future.”

No doubt all of the babies’ mums are excited about the thought of their bundles of joy being in publicity material that will be seen all over the world!

You can find out more about this baby modelling assignment and read more feedback here.

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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Model Visits BBC Radio 1 Promoting God Of War Computer Game

Model Gordan got to mingle with some famous DJs when he was selected for a promotions assignment with client John Doe. He had to dress up as a character from a popular computer game and visit various radio stations.

Gordan really enjoyed the assignment, especially as he got to meet Chris Moyles and Dave Berry.

“It was great dressing up today as God of War for the PS3 promotion with John Doe Agency,” Gordan informed Models Direct. “I got to meet celebrity DJs like Chris Moyles from BBC Radio and Dave Berry from Xfm.”

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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Models Wendy and Jahmel Appear in National News

Two Models Direct models were all over the news on Tuesday morning as they modelled a new hospital gown, designed by Ben de Lisi, on national TV channels including the BBC and ITV.

Wendy and Jahmel were hired by the Design Council to work on the assignment and as well as appearing on television, they also had their photos taken by the press for various newspapers. News of the hospital gown and pictures of our models has even spread over into the US and Canada!

Wendy gave us some feedback about the morning.

“I loved being a model for the day,” she told Models Direct. “Design Council were lovely people, very professional and friendly. I learnt a lot and also the whole morning was a joy and a pleasure.”

You can read more about the assignment and Ben de Lisi’s new design here.

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Another Assignment for Model Shaun

Models Direct recently had a request for an overweight male model to pose for a photoshoot for the Helen Hamlyn Centre. The clients were looking for images that could be used in the documentation of a new hospital gown, to be publicised in exhibitions and press releases.

It was model Shaun who was selected and he was soon setting out on his third assignment with Models Direct. The agency asked him how he felt about the assignment.

“The photographer gave me direction with the designer on what they wanted,” Shaun explained. “They were very pleased with the shoot which then made me feel great… I love being a model. Bring on more!”

You can read more about this modelling assignment here.

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