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Common Head-shot Mistakes to Avoid

Common Head-shot Mistakes to AvoidHeadshots get you hired. It's as simple as thatYour headshot is the first thing a casting professional will see, so it's super important to make a great first impression. Actor headshots should show emotion, versatility and be a true reflection of what you look like, while model headshots can have a bit more creative license.We see a lot of headshots here at ModelFactory, so we thought we'd let you know some of the most common mistakes to avoid and increase your chances of getting cast!1. Not using a recent photoIf you're in the habit of changing your hairstyle, or anything else about your appearance, it's important to keep your headshot up-to-date with your latest look. Even if you haven't changed your appearance that much, a good rule of thumb is to update your headshot every year.While you may have recent photos on the rest of your profile, a casting professional often only has time to look at your hea...

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Casting Professionals Update: Share your applicants and download a shortlist

Casting Professionals Update: Share your applicants and download a shortlistGot a bunch of talented applicants for your ModelFactory listing, but need another opinion on who to pick? Good news! You can now share your list of applicants. It's quick, simple, and looks great (handy for impressing that fussy client!).Sharing applicants you've placed in the 'new', 'shortlisted' and 'unsuccessful' folders means your colleagues or clients can view profiles in a single click - no log-ins are needed. All of your other account details (like messages and past listings) remain private to you.5 Steps to Help You Get Cast.Download your shortlisted applicationsOnce you've narrowed your shortlist, you're probably ready to start booking talent!We've added another handy feature that allows you to download a more comprehensive view of your shortlisted candidates.Simply select 'Download shortlist to spreadsheet' in the options...

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Be your Best, Forget the Rest

Be your Best, Forget the restHave you ever been in a race, in the lead, when that little voice in your head all of a sudden appears questioning how close your opponent is? You think to yourself, ‘I’m winning … I’ll just take a quick peak.’ You take your ‘peak’ and before you know it, your opponent passes you and pips you at the post! Or perhaps you’re in an audition room, going for a show you really, really want. And there in your group ready to dance is ‘Meg’, in all her graciously talented glory, looking absolutely FABULOUS! ‘I wish I was as good as her! ‘If only I had/ could (insert your comparison here)’. How do those auditions go when in this headspace? I’m guessing you’re so focused on what ‘Meg’ is doing that you fail to deliver the ‘real’ version of your best self.Best Techniques for Modeling Photography.The tendency to compare ourselves to othe...

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Audition Safety Tips That Everyone Needs to Know

Audition Safety Tips That Everyone Needs to KnowOur members' safety is our number one priority. That's why we have a dedicated, full-time Customer Success team who check every casting call on ModelFactory.Did you know we don't publish every casting call submitted to us? When appropriate, we ask questions, request background information, and decline casting calls that don't meet our guidelines. We use sophisticated software to monitor content and to help ensure everyone using our site works within our community guidelines.Unfortunately, not everyone in this world has the best intentions, so we also want educate members on how to look after themselves. Read on for our tips on how to stay safe and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about something you've seen on our site.5 Tips for a Stunning Modelling Portfolio.1. Trust your instincts.If something seems suspicious or too good to be true, then it p...

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Are you wasting the most important 30 Seconds of your audition?

Are you wasting the most important 30 Seconds of your audition?Reel Scene trains actors how to audition, cold read and teaches them about the realities and mechanics of the industry through seminars led by industry professionals. The Reel Scene also prepares actors on the course to showcase their talent in front of agents, casting directors and directors for an opportunity of representation.Want to know a secret about connecting with Casting Professionals in the audition room? It often happens before the audition even begins.5 Questions You Should Ask When Working as an Influencer.Just as you’d learn the script before an audition, you should also rehearse what you’re going to say about yourself before the audition starts!When I run through hot seating exercises at Reel Scene, (asking the actors general questions as a casting director may do, about themselves, acting or the character they are playing) I’m always surprised how many actors stumble thr...

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