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Modelling AdviceWhat are you looking for in a Curve Model?Aside from the obvious, of course we look for natural beauty. But we also and almost more importantly look for women with a natural confidence and ease with themselves. We love models with personality and a positive outlook on life in general. It’s such an exciting rewarding industry but its lots of long hours and travel, a lot of time spent away from family and friends and lots of different clients who all have different personalities. Because of this we like to work with models who have a great can do attitude and can roll with whatever comes up. Modelling is like no other business; you never know what you are doing one day to the next!5 Tips for Parents of Children in the Entertainment Industry.What do you look for when looking at hundreds of model headshots?It’s an immediate connection to the image, more a feeling than anything else that first captures your interest and then we look more c...

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Making a film on a budget

Making a film on a budgetIf there's one thing independent filmmakers know how to do well, it's how to make a little bit of money go a long way! While working with low budgets could be seen as restrictive, filmmakers embracing the lean ethos have led to a groundswell of exciting independent films around the world. Films that explore exciting new ways to tell a story, innovative methods of distribution and a higher chance of a return for the creators.Open Channel brought many of these young visionaries together at the Generation Next: Micro Movie Conference in Melbourne earlier this year to share their successes, challenges and advice with aspiring filmmakers. Ways to Take Your Casting Call From Good to Great.Over two days of panel discussions with Australia's most exciting new filmmakers, content creators, and expert advisors, we heard the stories of how these bold and risk-taking movies have been made, how they have found audiences, and how they are lau...

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I Created a ModelFactory Profile — Now What Next?

I Created a ModelFactory Profile — Now What Next?So, you've created a ModelFactory profile and now you can sit back, relax and wait for your invitation to the Oscars. Right? Wrong.Ever heard the saying "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"? In many cases, success depends much more on the time and effort you put in. Talent is great, but no matter how talented you are, you won't get cast if you don't put the work in.ModelFactory members who apply for the most jobs, land the most jobs. Simple.To get the most out of your ModelFactory membership, and increase your chances of getting cast, follow these five steps daily. Rinse, and repeat. 1. Apply, apply, applyBe pro-active. Infact, be super pro-active. Apply for jobs regularly and keep going – it's normal not to be cast in every job you apply for.2. Check your matching jobsApply for jobs that suit you – don't go applying for random rol...

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How your following can get you cast ?

How your following can get you cast ?These days, it’s not just your acting but your ability to bring an audience with you that counts when getting cast. Like it or not, your social media presence matters when you’re building a career in the entertainment industry.It’s not fair! You cry.Why can’t it all be about talent! You shout.The truth is, getting cast has always been about more than who is the most talented. And the good thing about social media is, we can ALL build a network.Casting Professionals Update.Online networking – why should I?1) It just makes sense to collect a group of like-minded people to support you. You can give feedback on tools of the trade like headshots, swaps tips on the best agents and courses, and take heart knowing there are other people out there going through the same things you are!2) Casting Professionals love it when you have a ready-made audience of followers. When they cast you, you...

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How to Upload Your Video Audition?

How to Upload Your Video Audition?So you want to enter our Obsessed with ModelFactory competition? We’ve put together a short video explaining everything you need to know about how to submit your video audition.The first thing you need to do is think of why you’re obsessed with ModelFactory, and gather any props you might need to make your video really stand out. Then it’s time to film! This can be done on anything, a smartphone, your computer’s webcam or any type of camera you have. Your video should be well lit, with an uncluttered background and clear audio.Essential Things You Need to Start Modelling.Once you’ve filmed your audition, play your video back several times to make sure you’re happy before you import it. When importing make sure your video is one of these formats: MOV, 3GP, AAC, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG-2, H.264, WebM, AVI and that the maximum file size does not exceed 750MB.Once you’ve got your video imp...

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