Are you an aspiring model who can bring out the best of what you wear? Do you have the looks that brands are looking for to be their spokesperson? Are you versatile and natural in front of the camera? We are looking for models for video productions and you could well be on your way to be the next face of the top fashion brand soon.
What it takes to be a model?
- Gender – In video production, gender is immaterial although the general preconception is that female models are preferred. However, male models are required as well because brands today are more inclusive across the board.
- Age – Similarly to gender, both adults and children would be needed for video production. It is important to note that managing the younger ones might be more challenging especially when they are below 3 years of age.
- Looks – Most importantly, you need to be confident of yourself to be a model. In video production, you need to be able to speak well, to carry yourself well and to look confident.
What about the X factor?
When it comes to being a model, you need to have the X factor which is often talked about. This is where you need to be able to show character in all that you do. The camera is only able to capture so much about a person. The rest is up to you to communicate by the way you walk, how you talk and your gestures.
What else to look for?
On the other hand, being natural is very crucial. Whenever you are in front of the camera, you need to be yourself. On top of that, you need to be able to express yourself. This does not mean you over-act in trying to communicate. You have to be able to demonstrate ways that can tell the audience what your act is all about. Small gestures and body language play very important roles in this.
Some people are born with these natural talents. They are extremely comfortable in front of the camera while some might not. In fact, some people would need some form of training or education. You need to prepare for this. Practice makes perfect. Do whatever you do in front of the mirror until you get it right. Then, you should have no problem when the camera is pointing at you.