MODELING DEFINITIONS

Modeling Agent- Modeling and talent agents provide representation to models, actors and other talent. The agency helps you find work and collects a commisiona after your work is complete. The agency commission is usually 10-20% and gives you the rest.

Booking- A Booking happens when a company selects a model for a particular job.

Book- A book is usually used when referring to a model’s portfolio.

BOOK OUT
When you tell your agency that you are unavailable to work for certain day(s), for example, a vacation or another job

Callback- All callback is when a client is interested in a model or actor and would like to see them for a second time, prior to making the ultimate selection as to who will get the modeling job.

CATALOG MODELING
Posing for mail order items for major retailers


COMPOSITE CARD, COMP CARD, CARD
Card with 3-5 photos of model and their height, eye and hair color and size information to promote and distribute to prospective clients See what it looks like


Fashion Modeling- Fashion modeling is modeling where the clothing is the central focus.


Fitting- A model goes to a fitting prior to being booked for, say, a runway job. There, the model tries on the clothes of the designer so that booking and other decisions can be made about the talent.


Figure Modeling- Fashion modeling is the kind of modeling where the body is the central focus, such as nude modeling.


Fit models- Fit models are used to test the sizing of sample garments.

Freelance Model - Modeling for many clients without agency representation


Go-See- An interview or audition for a model prior to being booked


Junior Model- A model that looks young and can model junior-sized clothing.

MODEL AGENCY - represents model for employment and receives a percentage of the bookings


Model Bag- Any bag that is used to carry the necessary items a model needs, such as a change of clothes, deodorant, combs and brushes.

Modeling Jobs - jobs that models book including: Print Modeling Jobs, Runway Modeling Jobs, Commercial Print Jobs, etc...


Model Release- A model release is a contract a model signs giving clients permission to use photos of them.

OPEN CALL - casting when the client sees all models suitable for the type requested


Parts Model- A parts model is a model that is photographed at specific parts of the body, such as the model’s hands or feet.

Portfolio- Contains photos, usually of a model’s prior work, that is used at go-sees to determine which model will be selected for a job.


PRINT WORK - photography taken for catalog and mail order, books, brochures, ads for magazines or newspapers, magazine covers, commercial photography for household products, business products and services, glamour products


Runway Modeling- The opposite of Print Work, this modeling usually involves a catwalk for models to display a designers clothing line.

SCOUT - to look for prospective models from other, smaller agencies, other locations, or even in the mall or while on the beaches; finding model potential in a crowd

SHOOT - photo session

TEST SHOTS, TEST PHOTOGRAPHY - free or low cost photos used to build a beginning portfolio 3/4 SHOTS photo from head to mid thigh