Thursday, April 30, 2009

BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER!

Toxic boyfriends, drinking drugs.....get rid of it or them...this business is tough enough without adding that into the mix...& yes it does exist...but if you want longevity....there just isn't room for that...so choose your company wisely.
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

AFTER A FASHION SHOOT!

The clothes...don't leave them on the floor for others to pick up...it always amazed me how many models would do that!
Do you think they will hire the girl that cleaned up after herself or the diva that dropped everything got her voucher signed and took off to meet Mr. Right now?
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz

Monday, April 27, 2009

WHAT DO PEOPLE SEE IN YOU?

Be conscious & curtious...I worked solid for 10yrs making a wonderful living not because I was the most beautiful, tallest or skinniest but because I was a great mover in front of the camera, respectful of the projects I worked on.
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz

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Friday, April 24, 2009

PHOTOS AND TESTING!

test,test,test,test...practice makes perfect & I am a big believer in moving the energy..... study the poses in the magazines, put some different outfits on & get in front of the mirror.....goal get people talking about you as a model....professional, great mover, upbeat etc.
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz




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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SHOPPING!

More tips from Alisa Shultz!
Next go shopping for clothes to recreate the looks ...keep really nice piece just for castings.
You might find that a certain outfit really works for you in a photo, by all means wear it to a casting!
Guest Blogger Alisa Shultz


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Monday, April 20, 2009

HAIR STYLES CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU!

Fashion model Alisa Shultz shares her secret to finding the do that does it for you!
Hair style something that will defined your look...I started with shoulder legnth hair , a nice bob..that was a good workable catalog legnth......goal make $ & learn what your markets are.
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz



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Friday, April 17, 2009

REFINING THE MODEL LOOK!

Buy a bunch of fashion magazines...find girls who are similar to you & copy the types of photos you feel that you best represent!
Guest blogger Alisa Shultz
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MODELS. GET IN SHAPE!

More advice from models that know the ropes!

Get in shape....but for godsake do it the healthy way..... joined a gym..invest in a nutritionist if you can or buy a book there are plenty of them out there.... have a goal& reward yourself often for meeting your goals.

Guest blogger Alisa Shultz

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Monday, April 13, 2009

GET A JOB!

Many models have asked what they can do inbetween bookings, we have some expert advice from working models that have been booking for years...
Advice from seasoned model, Alisa Shultz!

Get a job....before I could start anything I had to make sure I could eat...my ego didn't like that but the reality is it grounded me & gave me a goal.
* Modeling requires investing in oneself unless you come from a wealthy family who is willing to support you & your needs to get one started here's my 1st suggestion...get a job.......you must be willing to invest in yourself everything cost $... clothes, hair, make up, testing,pictures printed for yourbook, portfolio, Models bag-shoes,stockings ...well you get the picture!
Guest Blogger Alisa Shultz
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

PREPARE A WINNING PERSONALITY!

When going to auditions of course you’ve over rehearsed those sides, picked out the perfect outfit, and you have the perfect headshot/portfolio in tow, but… what happens when the casting director ask you about you and not the project. You can be prepared for the dreadful, “tell me a little bit about yourself.” In most cases, we quickly talk about our lives as performing artist instead of utilizing this opportunity to really let your personality shine and set your self aside from the other 100 people that will be seen for the casting. I highly suggest everyone write done some creative and unique things about themselves that will leave a lasting impression so that there isn’t that awkward, “well I moved out here to be an actor/model… or I’ve been studying acting since…” well of course so has everyone else. Be funny and intriguing. I like to share tid bits about how I once worked as a psychic for the psychic friends network and how I swear I have moments of clairvoyance. I think I’m the best unofficial private investigator. I have OCD when it comes to cleanliness and share crazy blurbs of how it affects my life. Be creative and leave a lasting impression. So often we all have “the look” they’re seeking but who would they like to invite over for a barbecue, hmm…

Guest Blogger Sarita Michelle

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Monday, April 6, 2009

WHAT EVERY ACTOR OR MODEL MUST HAVE!

The Holdon Log. It should be every performing artist’s Bible and you shouldn’t leave home with out it. After going out on multiple auditions and go-sees and not getting a callback it’s important to see if there’s something you can do to improve your chances. I decided to treat it like a well documented research experiment and I got myself a Holdon Log. It allows you to keep good records of your auditions in a handy notebook so that you can later analyze your situation. The book allows you to log everything about your audition; the project type (Film, TV, Commercial, Modeling, Voice-Over, etc.), the role, location, directions, contact info, any expenses incurred (parking, mileage) which has been so helpful during tax preparation, who submitted you for the audition, which headshot used. It even has a post audition section in which you write who you met with, what you wore, and your thoughts. It then encourages you to follow-up and has a space for you to write the date and the method by which you followed-up (postcard, phone, email, and agent). The cool thing is I discovered that I had a “lucky” dress that really worked for me during commercial auditions so I wore it and wore it and my callback and booking ratio increased as a result. Too bad the dress eventually fell apart. I sort of over did it.
Guest Blogger Sarita Michelle





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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HONESTY, HONESTLY...

This is a brutal business. It can be very hard on the soul, and we humans are easily wounded. I think that one thing we must all develop is a sense of honestly about ourselves. Again, bust out the camera. Put on the bright lights in the room and take some truthful shots of yourself. What do you really look like? What do you look like to the world, and is that different from what you thought you looked like in the mirror? If you imagine yourself to be a runway model but are 5'7", maybe your ideas of yourself simply do not meet up to the reality of the industry. This is not to say to give up your dreams; just tailor them to a version that you can attain and achieve in a realistic way. Investigate other types of modeling that you could realistically do, and pursue it fervently. And if you love runway modeling, then watch it, follow it, go to the shows and celebrate it in your heart as one of the things you love in life. It will make you a universal participant, even though you're not the one walking down the runway. The other half of it is that no matter how many cards you have stacked in your favor in this town, you still have to work hard to make it. Even the folks with famous parents and star director spouses work their tails off to prove that they deserve the roles they get, maybe even more so because of their insider connections; people may even more easily write them off as hacks because daddy got them the job. Here's a great quote a friend of mine recently sent to me:
"the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. . . .and what's more, the people at the very top don't work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder."
Guest blogger Mary Kay Twargowski
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