SUPPORTING DISABILITY - I CARE
I decided to join Talent Management because I love to model and I wanted to get some new experience. I always make sure I update my model e-portfolio with recent photos and keep my personal information up-to-date.
I was quite nervous before I went on my photo-shoot today but as soon as the first few camera shots were taken I started to relax and felt better. The assignment was about getting the point across to MPs in the government that disabled people have a voice, and that there needs to be more people out there caring for disabled people. I had to do various poses and hold a cup that said ‘we care’. This was a new experience for me and the most enjoyable part of the day was learning how to pose with an angry expression to get the clients point across - that we care what happens to us. I would recommend this experience to others and it felt good to support this cause. There should be greater support and more help available out there for disabled people and those needing care.
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS
I joined Talent Management when I retired, partly because I wanted to try something completely different to my working life in an office. I would recommend anyone to join Talent Management if they want to expand their horizons, meet new people and have fun at the same time.
I was very pleased to return to the holiday village on the Sussex coast, as I'd enjoyed my last assignment there. I played the part of a grandmother being filmed whilst enjoying various fun activities with the other family members. The other models, Herb, Lucy, Robin, Kyle and Jessica were easy to work with, as were the director and photographer. The best bit came at the end of the shoot when we enjoyed a dip in the hot tub.
I learnt that even simple scenes need to be shot several times before they are good enough, especially when a dog is involved. Luckily my 'model' grandchildren did as they were directed!
DRESSING UP AS DOCTORS
At first I was very nervous about being sent on my first assignment by Talent Management, but when I met the other models and had a chance for a chat and coffee I felt much more relaxed. The day was a lot of fun and the group of people were very nice. I would definitely like to do it again as I know now that I would be more relaxed and confident. What made this day more interesting was dressing up as doctors and I loved getting my make up and hair done. The photographer was great too; he helped me to relax and made me laugh. As a new mother it was good to earn some extra money and be around new people.
I was really looking forward to my first assignment with Talent Management and it was so much fun I can't wait to do it again. I was playing the part of the mother in a family - the other models I met on the day were so nice I think we almost were a little family by the end of the day.
The whole thing was filmed as opposed to photos being taken so I learnt a lot about acting and also working in sync with other people, we even did a scene in the swimming pool!
I would recommend that anybody wishing to have a go at modelling should join an agency because everything you do is an experience to take to the next assignment. I joined Talent Management two months ago and I am so glad I did. Today has just made me want to do more. Thank you Talent Management, if I hadn't joined I would not have had this experience.
I WASN'T THE ONLY NEW GIRL!
I had a great time being a model for the day. I was a little nervous beforehand as this was my first assignment and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. However, after meeting the other models on the day I soon realised that I wasn't the only "new girl" on the day, so that made me feel better. The people were really friendly and the photographer was great, there was no pressure and it really made you feel at ease.
I was chosen to be photographed as a speech therapist talking and explaining things to her patient. It was great fun and the organisers and photographer talked you through everything and encouraged you, which really boosted my confidence. It was also fun having your make-up and hair done. I'm 51 years old and would never have thought of joining Talent Management if it wasn't for a friend who encouraged me to give it a go. I would certainly recommend anyone (no matter how old you are) to give it a go!! And it's great to earn a little bit of extra money and having fun at the same time... bring on the next assignment!! :)
A MODEL TAN
I really enjoyed my experience of being a model for the day. I was slightly nervous beforehand as I had never really done anything like it before and wasn't sure what to expect… but mainly I was just excited, as modelling is something I've always wanted to try.
I think it’s definitely a good idea to join an agency if you are looking to pursue work in the talent industry as it’s really hard to find that kind of work on your own. I wouldn't know where to start looking. I joined with Talent Management after being told by a lot of people that I should try modelling and I decided I wanted to give it a go.
I was modelling for a tanning company named I-tan. The assignment involved me being photographed in a bikini to start with to show the "before" look. I was then videoed getting a spray tan in one of their tanning booths. I had to make sure I was doing the right positions as it will ultimately be used to show people how to use the booths. I was then photographed with my new tan to show what the after affect was like. This was a really enjoyable experience and I feel I have gained a lot of confidence from doing it - I would love to do something like this again.
IT WAS FUN TO BE A BRIDE FOR THE DAY
I was very happy to be chosen for a bridal photo shoot in South London and work with the professionals in this area. Everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere overall was fantastic. We were lucky to have great weather on the day - the blue sky and sun made the work flow easier and made the experience even more pleasant.
Another female model from Talent Management also took part in this photo shoot with me. We posed wearing some amazing wedding dresses and our makeup and hair was done beautifully. First we had pictures taken at a Bridal Shop and afterwards we all went to Crystal Palace Park for some outside shots, which was a great location.
Overall, it was fun to be a bride for a day :-)
GREAT WORK ETHIC
I felt quite nervous about working as a promotional model as I didn't really know what to expect. I have never done it before but it turned out to be really good fun and I met some great people.
The best part of the assignment was being part of the whole thing in general and seeing it all come together. I really enjoyed welcoming people in and I learnt a lot about how events like this are organised and how important it is for everyone to get stuck in and work as a team. I would love to work with the guys from Derelict again as I really liked their work ethic and felt that I fitted in quite well. I would definitely recommend this experience to others as I learnt so much and it was a brilliant way to meet so many new and different people - who I probably wouldn't have had the chance to meet otherwise.
My advice would be that even though you are going on an assignment to be an actor/model/entertainer etc., don't be afraid to get stuck into all the other tasks that are going on, don't just stand about, ask what else you can do to help. I think people really appreciate this and are then more likely to want to work with you again. I joined Talent Management because I really wanted to be a model, and although it’s no longer my prime focus I will snap up any opportunities given to me and put 110% of my efforts into them.
I decided to join this agency after getting advice from someone saying I should get back in to modelling. I am so happy I did as today was a great experience! Surprisingly I didn’t feel very nervous and made sure I arrived in plenty of time and was where I was supposed to be.
I was so happy when Talent Management confirmed to me that I had got the job. I was really excited but also so nervous. On the day, there was a few times when I actually thought I wouldn't be able to do it…but I sucked it up and obviously I wasn't going to let an opportunity like this go to waste! I absolutely loved being a part of this assignment, and I would be honoured to be a part of it again. The assignment involved being at St Potter's Field Park in London at 7:30am for a PR campaign to raising awareness about the dangers of skin cancer. The client was Positive Communications on behalf of La Roche Possay.
I was instructed that I would be made up to look like I had severely sun damaged skin on one side of my face. My make up was all done in public, so passers by could see. There were two other models as well who showed the dangers of skin cancer and the scars left after surgery to remove the tumours. As well as doing a number of photo-shoots for various companies, we were able to actually have an active part in promoting awareness.
The most enjoyable part of the assignment was being able to actually make a difference. I spoke to many people during the day and gave them the opportunity to have a free consultation with a dermatologist about any moles they had been worried about, but hadn't necessarily got checked out. I gained a lot more confidence due to this assignment, as I had to look like I had sun damaged skin for the entire day and had to deal with many people giving me awkward looks. Some passersby actually asked me if it was real, others gave me sympathetic looks and some school children walking by made negative comments. It was such an insight as to what it actually must be like. It proved to me that I have more self confidence than I originally thought, as I believe it has to take someone who is very self-sure to be able to look like that and deal with the repercussions for a day. I would absolutely recommend the experience to anyone who wants to have the opportunity to do things that they otherwise may not have been able to!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
I was a model for the day for a video camera company during a seminar. The assignment was to demonstrate how different lighting and angles of a camera shot can affect the quality of the images taken. I was asked to sit on a chair while different camera shots were taken of my face under different lighting. It was really interesting and I picked up a good few tips to apply when taking my own photos. All the team were really friendly and made me feel welcome and at ease. I enjoyed the whole day, it was interesting as well as enjoyable and food and drink were also provided. I would definitely do it again without a doubt. I would like to be more proactive with my Talent Management portfolio because this proves that it really is worthwhile. I want to get this done ASAP so it will then hopefully provide me with more fun assignments - and with this I will gain more experience.
MODELS IN THE NORWICH AREA
I had already worked on a photo-shoot with the photographer David Burton for Talent Management before, so I knew he was very professional. I enjoyed doing the shoot on location at the UEA and I would recommend this experience to all models in the Norwich area.Apply: Female modelling
FUN DAY IN BEAUTIFUL CORNWALL
I travelled to Bude by train and was collected by the Videographer at the other end - it was a long journey but well worth the experience. My role was to play the part of a 'Yummy Mummy', I had two gorgeous children and a lovable Border Collie called Maud. We had to pretend we were on a tropical beach with a Green Scene behind us. I enjoyed this assignment organised by Talent Management and I am looking forward to seeing the final cut in post production.
MOVIES AND POPCORN
I thoroughly enjoyed being a model for the day. This was my first assignment, so naturally I was a bit nervous to begin with. However, the client was extremely friendly and professional and I was soon put at ease. This is something, without hesitation, I would definitely do again! The most enjoyable part of the assignment for me was the model role play. The group of models I was assigned with for the day were a great bunch of people and we all got along exceptionally well!
I personally decided upon Talent Management instead of another agency, simply because they are completely honest and transparent about everything. I have found the staff friendly and have immediate access to an agent if I have any queries. They are also efficient in updating me on my e-portfolio views through email so I can gauge the level of interest in my profile. In my opinion, they are ahead of many others in the talent management industry. I am pleased that I made them my No.1 choice!
The assignment was promoting Cineworld and its products including testing the various special effects used for movies. The skills I learnt included effective communication, confidence building, and good team working. I would recommend the experience to others as I believe that everyone is talented in different ways. It is about finding your talent and embarking upon it. If anyone is considering pursuing work in the talent industry, I would encourage them to join a reputable agency such as Talent Management.
SKY BUSINESS COMMERCIAL
Talent Management organised a modelling assignment for me - playing a small part in a commercial, something I would've never thought of doing. I really enjoyed being in front of the camera and re-shooting actual bloopers. Before filming I was a bit nervous but when we introduced ourselves and got started it all came naturally. The people and crew were really nice and made me feel comfortable in what I was doing. It was an amazing experience where I could learn new things from others as well as myself. I have also discovered a new skill that I didn’t know I existed - and I can’t wait to do more!
GETTING PAMPERED WITH MY DAUGHTER
It was a fantastic experience being sent by Talent Management to be a model for the day. What made it more special is that I was shooting with my daughter. I would definitely love to do it again. The best part about it was both of us getting pampered so to speak… hair, makeup and loads of clothes to try on. We both had to try a number of clothes on before deciding what we were wearing and then we had our make up done and our hair styled. After that we had to do some casual shots then a few more shots with dresses on. We were made to feel very comfortable and relaxed which helped to improve my confidence. I would definitely recommend others to give it a go and join an agency - as you will know there are no scams involved and you are safe in your work. It's also great for updating your portfolio so you get more views and interest. It was my daughter who asked me to join this agency – it’s the best thing I’ve done…
MODELLING INDIAN BRIDAL JEWELLERY
Yesterday's shoot went perfectly with no problems at all. I had a really good time and the client was wonderful and a joy to be around. Thank you Talent Management – I am looking forward to seeing the photos on their website!Apply: Female modelling
A MILLION DOLLAR BABE
I decided to join Talent Management because I am ambitious and I want to earn extra money using my skills and looks. As a fitness instructor and dancer I invest so much time in my figure and image that I believe it is the natural course of action to add some modelling, or similarly related work, in order to boost my career and my monthly earnings.
The day was amazing! It all went smoothly and the outfits and look were perfect. The designer and her team were fantastic and I felt completely at ease. I was a little nervous beforehand but it all came naturally once I was in front of the camera. The most amazing experience was wearing 'a million dollar babe' outfits and posing in front of the camera. The assignment involved hair and make up and clothes modelling (changing into about 18 outfits overall). I was simply required to pose in many ways - and as I was relaxed and knew what I was doing it worked well. It was clear to me the mood that the designer had in mind so I worked according to that, checking myself in the mirror in different outfits to understand what poses would enhance the look of it. I suppose now that I realised how natural it comes to me to pose and model.
I would recommend it of course. It's a fun experience, a confidence booster and perfect for someone that works part-time and in a related industry. It is a good idea to be represented by an agency; in fact it's the only way to get some work if you are serious about modelling or related assignments. I will be more active and proactive in pursuing work and uploading and updating my portfolio, as I felt greatly encouraged by this assignment today.
TOTALLY WORTH IT
It felt really good to be a promotional model at National Sporting Club for the second time and I had a great time with the other models. I can say I definitely gain more and more experience and confidence after each assignment finishes. It is amazing what great opportunities Talent Management can give you. I would certainly recommend everyone to join the agency and if you haven't what are you waiting for? It's totally worth it.
I had a great time working as a promotional model at the VIP section at a rugby match. It was fun working with the other staff and it was a very positive environment where the work was enjoyable. Thank you Talent Management.
WEDDING DRESSES A-PLENTY!
It felt great doing this modelling assignment, they made me feel really welcome and the best part of the job was posing for the pictures. I was asked to try on different wedding gowns and have a couple of photos taken with each of them on. I would definitely recommend it to others because the agency has always got assignments for you, and are willing to help you fulfil the criteria requested by the client. My advice to others would be to always update your e-portfolio so you will be more likely to be put forward for assignments. Also when you're on an assignment - do the best you can so you will get good feedback. I decided to join up with Talent Management mainly because of my ambition for modelling; it’s always been a passion of mine from a young age.
ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS
I really enjoyed this assignment - I had to model for an upcoming Football World Cup billboard. The most enjoyable part was engaging with the photographer and working with the stylist. I would definitely recommend Talent Management agency as they are very professional and are determined to help you achieve your dreams.
SITTING IN A STUNNING DRESS
My assignment was great fun. I was modelling plus size bridal wear for Beau Belles, so I got to be a bride for the day. I was dressed in many different styles and colours of dresses and was photographed and videoed whilst wearing each dress. The shots were for their website and YouTube, so their clients could see what each dress looks like.
I was very nervous about the assignment before I went and was still nervous once I got there. But Avril the shop owner and the photographer were lovely and put me at ease straight away. I spent a lot of the time having fun and giggling. I'd definitely do this type of shoot again and it has boosted my confidence a lot. I don't think I will be as scared on my next shoot, I can hopefully go feeling a little more relaxed. My favourite part of this shoot was wearing the biggest dress she had and sitting on the floor surrounded by a stunning dress.
I think if anyone is looking to get into this industry they would be better with an agency as they can help you find work and know where to look. Talent Management have been great helping me find work to suit me and putting me forward for it as and when it comes up. I picked this agency because they seemed to be the best at what I was looking for. I looked at quite a few before I picked, but Talent Management offered all the things and more to suit me.
WARM, FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING
I have done a few assignments now and it is something I very much enjoy. I certainly appreciate the opportunity to do something different. The client was great, welcoming and it was a fun day. You get the most out of the assignment by being warm, friendly and accommodating, not by being moody or bored. You need to appreciate that there can be some waiting around and it's not just about you - it's about the client. If you realise this then you will most certainly get out of it what you put in.
From working in the corporate world I very much enjoy this side of things, and if I get a job then that's great. If I don't, I certainly don't stress over it. There is a lot of competition out there, so by being personable and friendly it can help make you much more memorable and likely to be chosen for another assignment. I have always found Talent Management to be lovely and helpful...
POSES AND PROPS
This was my first assignment and to be honest I was very nervous, but everyone made me feel comfortable and at ease. The directors were very attentive and the photographer was a nice guy. We all had great fun with the different poses and props. I learnt to be more creative and confident from this shoot and would definitely like to do this again. I would recommend anyone to try it – it is a fun day out and I think it is something that anyone can do at any age. It is always best to update profile regularly for people to see how you look and make any changes if applicable. Talent Management is the best agency to start at a minimum cost for a highly lucrative career. It has been a great experience!
It felt great being a model for FIFA. One of the most enjoyable parts was trying on all the different outfits. We were put in groups and wore different colours amongst ourselves and we were asked to scream and shout "yeah" and "goal" to show our excitement and happiness to be at the football match. I improved my acting skills and became more confident about making faces and expressions. I would definitely recommend this experience to a lot of people as it helps you as an individual in many ways to build confidence levels and professional skills.
My advice to any aspiring models / actors would be to believe in yourself and go for what you want, if you believe runway is where your heart is - focus on it, the same applies to commercial modelling and every other talent opportunity you may have. Joining an agency is great as they constantly find you work, they push you in positive ways and by providing you with work, you are able to grow in the industry and be comfortable and confident when called for assignments. I joined Talent Management because I believe I have more than one talent, and by joining an agency that focuses on talent I believed they would be able to help me - and also I would get to do the things that I love and enjoy doing!