This blog is packed full of useful information designed to help you fully understand how Models Direct works and be beneficial to you..
What kind of work does Models Direct offer?
Models Direct represents a diverse variety of talent across the UK and worldwide. Our clients ask us for singers, dancers, models, actors, musicians, pets and promotional staff for work in many areas of the industry including; film, TV, events, fashion shows, photographic shoots, theatre, catalogues, advertising, product launches and promotions.
From plumbing to acting, model Terry has it all in hand…..check out how he got on on a two day filming assignment with Finish Dishwasher.
Commercial modelling brings with it a large range of unique briefs and model requirements, the latest commercial for Finish Dishwasher needed a male model who’s also a fully qualified plumber – not a problem for Models Direct!
Male model Terry successfully secured the two day filming assignment all thanks to his acting abilities and is plumbing qualifications.
Model fee: £500 “Last week I completed an assignment which Charlie helped me secure. It was for a commercial for Finish, advertising the new product line of dishwasher cleaners in the UK 🇬🇧 and in Germany 🇩🇪. I was playing an engineer who was inspecting the inside of a dishwasher and watching the cleaner at work as it produced a shiny clean wine glass. 🍷 I can’t wait to see the final edit to add some amazing shots to me show-reel and see myself on TV 📺 🤩 It was a pleasure to work with the whole production team from the runners, catering staff, producers, creative directors, wardrobe etc. So many people made the experience from start to finish a great one. Looking forward to more and more work with Models direct.”
As we see London Fashion Week draw to a close today you may be asking yourself; “What is the difference between commercial and fashion models??” Or perhaps you didn’t even realise there was one!
London Fashion Week receives huge amounts of media coverage, so if fashion and beauty are your thing no doubt you will have been following the latest looks, trends and updates on social media direct from the catwalk.
Commercial Model Criteria
The criteria to be a commercial model is very different to that of a fashion model, Models Direct represents commercial models and talent and hopefully this blog will explain a few of the differences.
Commercial models are ‘real people’ who have a good look and often experienced in acting, singing, dancing or another talent, they are used to performing to an audience or portraying a different character. The criteria for commercial models is very varied, clients often require a wide diversity in model looks, size, ethnicity, age and location depending on the product or service they are promoting.
Commercial models are used in promoting everyday products, they are appealing to the majority, so the models sourced need to be relatable to the consumer.
How much do Commercial Models earn??
Earnings can vary depending on many factors, models experience, length of assignment and client budget. A good agent will negotiate the best rate for you – commercial models can expect to earn anything from £150 to £1000’s!
With such a huge focus on healthy living across the media it is surprising to learn our waistlines are getting bigger and that the plus size clothing market is worth approximately £5 billion and continuously growing…is it any wonder brands are desperately seeking the next top plus-size model?!
Congratulations to model Steve on completing another successful assignment with Models Direct – your feedback is so interesting…..
“I arrived promptly for this photo shoot, having checked in advance the detailed arrangements and dress requirements with the client. As a result I was more than well prepared.
The shoot was at a Care Home with 48 private apartments and would involve indoor and outdoor shots. Photo shoots with clients, staff and other models would be required.
A parking space had been reserved for me which made things much easier in terms of carrying my luggage and props into the venue. – ( a nice touch )
The shoot was fairly advanced when I arrived and the models who were booked for earlier shoots were busy working . After introductions with the photographer and creative director I was briefed and very quickly the shoot was underway.
The clients understanding of the assignment was clear and thus enabled a very efficient shoot. So much so that we finished 3 minutes earlier than scheduled.
Great client, great colleagues, very efficient photographer and wonderful organisation by Charlie from Models Direct and the most hospitable client you could wish for.
With thousands of followers keeping up to date withModels Directon social media, isn’t it time you did too?
With the wonder of social media and blogs it’s now easier than ever to stay in contact with our models and talent. The social media team at Models Direct put fresh, new and exciting content on our platforms daily, all to help you develop and launch your career as a successful model or artist.
Models Direct’sInstagram account is updated daily with pictures of our models on assignments, new faces joining the Models Direct books and lots of fun and interesting model feedback videos and #bts pics! It’s a great way to get a better insight into what Models Direct does and the type work our models are being selected for.
There are also a few of the Models Directteam working hard to promote you and daily head office goings on too!
The easiest way to get social with Models Direct is to visit the social media wall – link below: