Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DOLLS MODEL MGMT Test Shoot: How We Get A Model Started

Have you ever wondered how we get our models started? They don't just appear in the pages of Vogue out of nowhere, do they? Once a model is scouted or submits photos to us, we set up an online meeting with them, and Pulse Mgmt President, Stacey Eastman.  Stacey has a video call with the model and usually one or both of his/her parents and we see if the model is what we are looking for, and the model does the same and can decide if we are the type of management he/she wants. If both parties think we are a good fit, we set up a test shoot for the model in the Hollywood Hills with our sister company, Dolls Model Management.

At the photo shoot the model has assistance selecting wardrobe, and get his/her hair and make up done by one of the industry's finest artists. Dolls Model Management only uses photographers/hair and makeup artists that we know and respect within the fashion industry because we want to make sure the test shoot has the potential for the best outcome possible.  The model is photographed in a couple of different looks, and is also captured in an HD video reel, which serves almost like a commercial for the model so we can show potential agencies and clients a little bit of their personalities and they can see the model's movement.

We also have a current or former model on hand to give a basic lesson on photo movement and on runway walking.  We then take digital polaroids of each model and Stacey and Shayna Eastman are present to answer any additional questions the models or their parents may have.  The test shoot is so we can see how well you photograph, which for a model is crucial.

This video was taken at our test shoot a couple of months ago.  The main purpose of it is to show potential models what occurs at our test shoots, and to hopefully answer some questions and ease some anxieties about what to expect.