Modelling 101

KNOWLEDGE BASE
Advice from the Industry
Susana Hong (makeup & hair)
Juliana Schiavinatto (wardrobe stylist)
Owen Bruce (photographer)
Ainsley McWha (model)
Agencies
Navigating Open Calls
List of Canadian agencies
Agency vs. Freelance
Basic information on finding an agent
Meeting with agents
Open Calls (Preparing)
Using the web to attract agencies
Using e-mail to attract agencies
Basics
Frequently Asked Questions
Modelling Glossary
Realities of Modelling
Castings
Casting Tips (runway)
Commerical Modelling
Sherrida Models
Contracts
Sample Agency Contract
Diet
Getting a Model Physique
Model Health & Fitness
Education
Modelling On A Student Exchange
Fashion Shows
Basic runway technique
Charity Step 2005 Fashion Show
Pink Tartan Fall/Winter ’06 Casting
Tips from L’Oréal Fashion Week
Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2006
Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2006
Finances
Financial Rehab
Fitness
Getting a Model Physique
Model Health & Fitness
Frequently Asked Questions
The most common questions asked by newcomers
Glossary
170 modelling-related terms you should know
Hair
Tips from L’Oréal Fashion Week
Health
Getting a Model Physique
Model Health & Fitness
Markets (Canadian)
Montréal (Alexandre de Bellefeuille)
Toronto (Gail McInnes)
Toronto (Robin Buss)
Markets (non-Canadian)
New York (IMG Models)
New York (Trump Models)
Athens (Anya Nordström)
Bangkok (Courtney Mark)
Beijing (Rebecca Dunham)
Cape Town (Y Models)
Hong Kong (Kelly Foss)
Hong Kong (Robin Buss)
Hong Kong (Jobee Yoshizawa)
Jakarta (Rebecca Dunham)
Kuala Lumpur (Rebecca Dunham)
Kuala Lumpur (Natalia Zurowski)
London (Lydia Nyilasi)
London (Michelle Valencourt)
London (Stephanie Wallick)
Milan (Robin Buss)
Paris (Ksenia Mezenina)
Seoul (Nathalie Beaulieu)
Shanghai (Laura Kell)
Singapore
Singapore (Anna Okorokov)
Sydney (Platform Models)
Taiwan (Jobee Yoshizawa)
Tokyo (Shotaro Arai)
Tokyo (Kiley Hodgson)
Model Searches & Conventions
Elite Model Look
An overview of Modelling Conventions
An explanation of Model Searches
FAQ’s from Model & Talent Search Canada
Tips from Model & Talent Search Canada
ProScout Analysis
Model Qualities
Overview
Model Types
Overview
Plus Size
Model’s Bag
Suggested contents (generally)
Suggested contents for a photoshoot (Annie Lam)
Modelling Schools
Overview
Photos/Portfolio
Portfolio basics
First Photo Shoot
What to bring (Annie Lam)
How to show up on set (Beau Nelson)
Advice from Owen Bruce
Advice from Francisco Garcia
Advice from mooishi
Advice from Geoff Barrenger
Runway Technique
Basics
Runway preparedness
Skin Care
Skin Care Basics
Acne
The Importance of Water
Facials
Skin Care while travelling (Beau Nelson)
Tips from L’Oréal Fashion Week
Travel
Healthy Travel
Skin Care while travelling (Beau Nelson)
Working in Fashion
Top Five Tips (Alice Keith)
Becoming a Fashion Stylist (Annie Lam)

YOUR QUESTIONS

Age
I’m 33. Is it worth it to start modelling at my age?
Source: Questions 2005
Appearance / Health
Why do agencies only want tall, skinny people?
Source: FAQs

How can I get advice on weight management?
Source: Questions 2005

Are the models with tans getting them in the sun, or from a bottle?
Source: Questions 2006
Choosing an Agency
What should I expect from an agent?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

Will agencies pay for me to get started?
Source: FAQs

How do agencies operate?
Source: FAQs

How many agents can I have
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

What should I expect from an open call?
Source: Questions 2006

Should I have a portfolio before I find an agency?
Source: FAQs

If I have a portfolio already but it isn’t very good, should I bring it with me when I look for a new agency?
Source: Questions 2005

Should I be concerned if I signed a modelling agency contract that sells photos?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

Do reputable agencies have their own photographers?
Source: FAQs

How do I spot a scam?
Source: FAQs

How do I find a good children’s agency
Source: FAQs

If I live in Toronto can I have a mother agency in a different city?
Source: Questions 2005
Choosing a Market
Is there a language barrier in modelling?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

Should I even consider New York if I’ve been unsuccessful in Toronto?
Source: Questions 2005

Can I be a full-time model in Vancouver?
Source: Questions 2005

If I want to work in Toronto, can I live two hours away?
Source: Questions 2006

What are guarantees?
Source: FAQs
Contracts
Is it customary for Asian agencies pay for a parent to travel with their teenage model?
Source: Questions 2006

Should I be concerned if I signed a modelling agency contract that sells photos?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

What are guarantees?
Source: FAQs
Conventions and Searches
Does coming to MTSC make me more prepared?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

If I get a callback from an agency in my own town, can I skip that callback and visit their office later?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

Does my child have to come to the callbacks?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

If I don’t get signed, should I try again?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)
Financial Matters
How does my agency collect money?
Source: FAQs

Why does it take so long to get paid?
Source: FAQs

What are guarantees?
Source: FAQs

How do taxes work?
Source: FAQs
Modelling Schools
Why does Modelresource endorse modelling schools?
Source: FAQs
Photos / Photo Shoots / Portfolios
Should I have a portfolio before I get started?
Source: FAQs

Should I be concerned if I signed a modelling agency contract that sells photos?
Source: MTSC Agents Panel (May 2006)

Do reputable agencies have their own photographers?
Source: FAQs

Will my agency pay for my photos initially, then get repaid from my bookings?
Source: FAQs

Can I just do photography?
Source: FAQs

How many prints should I be purchasing from one shoot?
Source: Questions 2005

Why do I need professional photos?
Source: FAQs

What makeup should I be wearing to a photo shoot?
Source: Questions 2005

What happens after the photoshoot?
Source: FAQs

If I have a portfolio, why do I need comp cards?
Source: FAQs
Scams
How do I spot a scam?
Source: FAQs