Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Reviews from The Model Factory

The Model Factory Reviews

Welcome to The Model Factory Reviews blog. When someone decides to be a model, whether they are male or female, the same problems seem to always arise. Aspiring models don't know the best ways to get themselves noticed, where to put their time and energy, or who to turn to for advice on the next steps to take. 
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The Model Factory
This is where The Model Factory come in. With our select team of modeling consultants, agents and studios we help dozens of men and women, young and old, to take their first steps towards becoming working models. The definition of a professional model is a person who makes the majority of their income from modeling jobs. Unfortunately the number of people who can honestly say that this is the case are relatively few, but many people have modeling as an additional source of income; perhaps doing 1 or 2 well paid days a month. Here is what John said about his time with The Model Factory.

Hey! I'm really happy you wrote. Basically, since I left The Model Factory I've felt really on top of things. I took your advice about treating my self as a business and things have fallen into place a lot better than I had hoped. Last month I had one job, this month coming I've got 2 lined up. These aren't through an agency but I'm also considering joining one if I really feel that it's worthwhile. I seem to be pretty good at finding my own work! Will keep in touch. Best. John

If you want to find out more about The Model Factory and how we can help you, talk to us today for free by filling out the short application on our website. Watch this video to hear more about who we are and what we do.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Model Factory: Getting Shortlisted

Getting Shortlisted

If you've recently been to a model casting or audition, you will have noticed that there were far more models there than needed for the job. The atmosphere will have been one of competition, as each model wonders where they stand and whether they will be among the lucky ones to be called back. The common line that you will hear is, "Don't call us, we'll call you." This might be disheartening, but they do mean it, and they might call. If 50 models started calling the next day to find out who got the job, you can imagine the strain this would put on any agency, no matter how many phones they have!

"Guys I'm a bit worried. The casting director seemed to give me a good response but hasn't called me back and the job is supposed to be next week. Should I pester them or just forget about it?"

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Help and Advice from The Model Factory
There are three outcomes after a casting. Either they won't call you, they will call you in for a second round, or they will hand you the assignment. While you are waiting to hear back, if you know when the actual shoot is to be held, do your best to keep it open in your diary. If it gets too close, perhaps 2-3 weeks away, and you have other priorities, it's not a bad idea to forget about getting a call. Keeping dates open for jobs you don't know will materialise can be upsetting when you're at a loose end on shoot day, and you know some of the others from the casting are excited and working. Keeping positive can be difficult after a few occasions where the call never came, but it's not too hard to keep momentum in The Model Factory's experience.

Whenever the blues start to strike, boost your energy levels by getting out of the house and going somewhere you've never been. If you live in London there are countless free-entry galleries and attractions that, as a native, we often consider to be only for the tourists. Find out more about The Model Factory in the video below. Read other reviews from our models on The Model Factory Reviews blog. 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Model Factory Reviews

The Model Factory Reviews

The Model Factory are based in Manchester, with strong connections to photography studios and modelling agencies all around the country. We are not a modelling agency, but offer help to those who want to become models. We know how difficult it can be as a young person wanting to become a model and built our company around this knowledge in the hope that we can be a part of your success. 

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Here is a recent email we got from Ada who spent six months with us on our Organic Track - find out more about The Model Factory packages on our website.

Dear Shona

I wanted to say thank you, properly, for your help in the last few months. I found out yesterday that I've been shortlisted by a major agency, and have a group casting in London in mid February. From what I've heard, they're looking for my type - tall slim and small busted. I don't know if these things are photoshopped sometimes, but I'm really hoping my green eyes seal the deal! I know they will... :P

Take care then and speak soon maybe, i'll pop in when i'm up your way!

Find out more about other models who The Model Factory have helped avoid the pitfalls of modelling by giving impartial, genuine advice on our other blogs by viewing this blog from The Model Factory. Additionally, find us on Facebook to see more about what the Model Factory are up to and who's goin places! 

Monday, 29 December 2014

The Model Factory Reviews

The Model Factory Reviews

The Model Factory are the UK's leading modelling advice and training resource. We have relationships with leading agencies and studios and can help any aspiring model take the right steps in the right order to establish themselves as a self employed model. There are lots of things to take into account when you want to start modelling and we can help you understand them all in a short amount of time.

Many models make mistakes when it comes to managing their careers, because as a model you are expected to be your own employee and also your own manager. Modelling agencies can help you with the management side but they see you more as a partner, and that has its own responsibilities. The Model Factory have a selection of packages, the Free Track, the Organic Track, and the Fast Track. The services we provide differ amongst these packages but all include an online appraisal in which we will review your application and photos and try to point you in the right direction for the niche of modelling that best suits you. If you don't have a portfolio already made, you can even send mirror selfies, full body shots in focus, and also a simple head shot so we can see who you are nice and clearly. Here is a letter we received from a model we helped after she had her first day on a professional advertising shoot for a branded household product!

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Hi guys, I'm not long back from Birmingham where the shoot was. It was sooooo cool! In the photos it looks like I'm in a stately home but it was all set up in this amazing studio. I have no idea how they did it. Everything ran to schedule I think and they seemed really happy with me. I'm so thankful for the opportunity and really hope that they or someone else call me again. My family is really excited to see the result, I didn't really get a good look on their screens because it was all a bit busy. I'll be in touch anyway! Lara x

We love receiving notes like this and are really happy when our models do well. If you want to find out more about The Model Factory then read our other blogs. Also make sure to check out The Model Factory boards on Pinterest and repin all your favourites! The video below outlines who we are and what we do, we look forward to seeing your application!

Friday, 28 November 2014

The Model Factory: Commercial Modelling

What is Commercial Modelling?

Commercial modelling is the largest area of modelling. There are thousands of garments and products coming out every year and each one requires a model to show the piece in the best light. It also involves representing companies at trade shows and expos, TV work, print commercials and work for internet advertising.
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How do I get into Commercial Modelling?

Apart from being confident, camera friendly and great at networking, you need to have a real determination to beat the competition. Talk to The Model Factory to find out more.

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Where can I find out more about The Model Factory?

You can find out more by watching the video below and by getting in touch on The Model Factory website or on the Facebook link under the video!

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Monday, 20 October 2014

The Model Factory Reviews

The Model Factory Reviews

With over 12 years experience in the industry and a team in both London and Manchester, The Model Factory will provide you with the tools you need and on going support. The Model Factory is not an agency as we do not find models work, but we have an enormous amount of experience and expertise in the area. Our team are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe and secure experience in kick starting your modelling career. Freelance modelling is when a model is not signed up to a modelling agency. A freelance model will market his or herself in the industry and find modelling work independently. Many freelance models work as part time models to earn a second income. 

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The Model Factory
"My daughter Nicola has always dreamed of becoming a model, however we have no prior experience of the modelling industry and therefore had no idea how to go about it. The Model Factory have been fantastic. It is very reassuring that we can ring in if we need any further advice. They arranged for us to go to Thomas Street Studios to have Nicola's portfolio pictures taken, which was wonderful."

"Big thank you to everyone at The Model Factory for giving me the confidence to press ahead with my career as a model. Went for a test shoot in Manchester which went really well and I loved the work. Will recommend you to my friends." Juliet

Watch this video to find out more about The Model Factory.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Model Factory: Personality

The Model Factory: Personality Matters

You may be driven, successful, and smart but whether you choose to show respect or not speaks volumes about the type of attitude it takes to make it in life. The Model Factory help aspiring models to break into the very tough modelling industry. They have a selection of packages suited to every model and provide the best advice and support available. The Model Factory even offer the "Free Track" including an assessment and modelling advice. 

The Model Factory
The Model Factory

The Model Factory meet a range of personalities on a daily basis. The type of people who make it are those who remember that beauty really isn't skin deep. We always tell children to “treat others the way we want to be treated” and yet, sometimes we don't subscribe to it ourselves. Do you step on others to get ahead? Do you take your spouse, friends, or colleagues for granted? Do you show gratitude or attitude when others help you? In this case, it’s often the little things you do that make the biggest difference in how children perceive how to succeed in business and relationships. The Model Factory will help to make your development in modelling as healthy and productive as possible. 

To find out more about modelling with The Model Factory, watch the video below.