Whether you live in a small town or the big city, there are opportunities to get into modeling and acting. All it takes is a little more creativity and a little more thought behind your plan, but you can trust that many successful models and actors have been in your shoes.
Models and actors come in all shapes and sizes and in both genders.
When it comes to modeling, many people have the notion that they either have to live in a hot spot or give up on their modeling dream. But what if you cant just pack up your things and move to California or New York?
The following modeling tips will help get you on your way into the modeling industry.
First you will need a resume about yourself. In your resume, include your modeling experience, hobbies, interests, and vital stats such as height and weight. This is called a modeling portfolio.
Take pictures, specifically head shots and keep them simple. Wear neat and clean clothing. Dont worry about wearing the latest fashion or style. Ladies keep your make up simple. In fact, it would be best if you had several pictures of you without any make up.
The same goes for hairstyles. Clear your face of any hair so that your face is fully visible. Keep your hair neat, clean and simple. If you cant afford a professional photographer, then use a basic camera. Make sure you have good lighting.
Research the addresses of agencies and photographers in your area. You can look this up in your local phone book, public library and online at our website Hollywood North.
The key is to begin to make contacts and to build your modeling portfolio picture by picture with the goal of achieving commercial gigs.
For actors, the best piece of advice is to develop your acting skills. Look for local acting schools or classes near your area.
Stay clear of any agencies telling you that you have to pay money to sign up with them. In general, agencies receive a commission when you work. Many beginning photographers will also work at low cost to help build up their own portfolios.
Hollywood North acting and modeling offers free talent profiles, as well as business contacts to the acting and modeling industries.