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Beauty Tips for Models

 

Whether you are an aspiring model or an experienced one, these beauty tips will help your modelling career. 
 

  1. MAKE-UP APPLICATION (Step by Step)

  2. SKINCARE

  3. FACIAL SKINCARE

  4. HAIRCUTS FOR THE DIFFERENT FACE SHAPES

  5. ADVICE ABOUT HAIR COLOUR

  6. ESSENTIAL MAKE-UP TO BRING TO A PHOTOSHOOT

  7. MODEL TERMINOLOGY

 

MAKEUP APPLICATION STEP BY STEP

Expenses are an area that seem to create the most confusion and misunderstandings between new models and agencies.
  1. Always apply makeup to clean skin (follow the routine appropriate for your skin type).
  2. Make sure you have all the appropriate makeup tools and products you need.
  3. Apply makeup in a well-lighted area.
  4. Use a magnifying mirror to check your blending and overall smoothness.
Step 1: Foundation

Select a foundation for your skin type that matches your underlying skin tone exactly. Using the flat, smooth surface of a round, nonporous synthetic sponge, pour some foundation onto the sponge, then transfer the foundation in dots and dabs all over the face and the eyelids. You can also use your fingers to transfer the foundation in dots from the bottle to the face. Use your sponge to blend the foundation down and out over the face. Use the edge of the sponge without foundation (or turn the sponge over to the clean side) to dab or buff away any excess product. Do not apply foundation on the neck or under the chin. Your sponge is an exceptional blending tool that can be utilized throughout the makeup application process.

Note: If you are relying on a foundation with sunscreen for sun protection, you must apply a complete, even layer over the entire face. A thin or too sheer application will not provide adequate protection from the sun.

   
Step 2: Concealer
Use a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation. Apply it in a small arc around the inside corner of the eye. Using your fingers or a concealer brush, blend the concealer out evenly by dabbing and buffing. Avoid pulling or tugging the skin under the eye. Be careful not to spread the concealer onto areas where you don’t want it. You can also apply concealer to the eyelid if that area is dark or, if your concealer has a matte finish, as a way to help eye shadow cling better. For concealing facial discolorations such as freckles, blemishes, or red spots, use a concealer that matches or is just slightly lighter than your natural skin tone.

Note: Overly emollient or greasy moisturizers can make concealer slip into the lines around the eyes.

   
Step 3: Powder

After you apply the foundation and concealer, dust a light layer of powder over the entire face and eyelids. Apply the powder with a large, full, round brush. Avoid using a sponge or powder puff, which can put too much powder onto the face. Pick up some of the powder on the full end of the brush, knock off the excess, and brush it on using the same motion and direction as you did for the foundation (down and out).

Powder is great for touch-ups as the day goes by to dust down excessive shine.

Powder with sunscreen must be applied liberally so a thorough application is necessary for adequate protection. It is best to use a powder with sunscreen in combination with a foundation and/or moisturizer that also offers sun protection.

   
Step 4: Eyeshadow
All of the options for building an eye design are too numerous to list here. The following is a basic application that can be adapted to create a variety of looks:
Typically, the lightest colour is applied to the entire eyelid and to the edge of the eyebrow. (The general rule is that the larger or more prominent the eyelid area is compared with the under-brow area, the darker or deeper the eyelid colour can be; the smaller the eyelid area is compared with the under-brow area, the brighter or lighter the eyelid colour can be.) Select a deeper colour from the same or a complementary colour family to shade the crease. Practice your application and blend well; the goal is not to have obvious edges of colour. Remember, lighter colours bring things forward and highlight, dark colours recede and add depth and shading.
   
Step 5: Eyeliner
Position the brush, pencil, or applicator as close to the lashline along the eyelid as possible. Then draw a line from the inner to outer corner using one fluid stroke, following the curvature of the eyelid. As a general rule, do not extend the line past the outer corner of the eye or hug the tear duct area of the eye. At first, keep the line as thin as possible, and if a thicker line is desired, repeat the process either across the entire lash line or simply on the outer third of the lid along the lashes.

Generally, the line along the lower lashes should be thinner and a less-intense colour than the upper liner. Make sure that the two lines meet at the back corner of the eye. As a general rule, the larger the eyelid area, the thicker and softer the eyeliner should be. The smaller the eyelid area, the thinner and more intense the liner should be. For health reasons, avoid lining the rim of the eye.

   
Step 6: Eyebrow Shaping

Use a colour that closely matches the colour of your brows rather than your hair colour or a colour you think would look better than what already exists. Apply powder brow colour using a wedge brush, working in the direction the hair grows. Use a light touch, with short, quick motions, and avoid the temptation to exaggerate the shape of the brow by arching it severely or extending the brow into the temple area.
   
Step 7: Mascara

If you use a lash curler, it is best to use it before you apply mascara. Squeeze gently with even pressure. Hold for a few seconds as you “walk” the curler along the length of the eyelashes, and release slowly. Apply mascara to the upper lashes using long, sweeping strokes. Be sure to begin as close to the lash root as possible and brush up and out. Use an old, cleaned-up mascara wand to remove any clumping that occurs.

Apply mascara to the lower lashes by holding the wand perpendicular to the eye and parallel to the lashes (using the tip of the wand). If necessary, use a tissue to wipe excess mascara off the brush before applying to the lower lashes.

   
Step 8: Blush
Using a blush brush, apply blush along the full line of the cheekbone brushing down and back toward the ear. Always knock the excess powder out of the brush to avoid applying too much blush. Use your sponge to soften any hard edges. Do not apply blush to the temple area, chin, nose, or forehead--this tends to make skin look uneven and ruddy.
   
Step 9: Lipstick and Lip Liner

A lip brush or lip pencil is an optional accessory. You can use a lip pencil to draw a definitive edge around the mouth to follow when applying lipstick, and a lip brush to control your application. A standard tube of lipstick makes too wide a mark for some lips and too narrow a mark for others. If your lips are small, it is best to use a lip brush; if your lips are large, the only reason to use a lip brush is to improve your accuracy, especially with deeper shades such as red.

Line the actual shape of your mouth. Do not use corrective techniques that make the mouth look larger or longer, especially for daytime makeup--it almost always looks like a mistake.

If you want your lipstick to last, apply more of it and don’t blot; blotting takes off several layers before you’ve even left the house.

Important Reminder:

Good brushes are essential for applying makeup:
  • Use soft, pliable brushes. Avoid hard or stiff brushes. Use a brush that is the correct size for the area of the face you are working on. Avoid brushes that are too large or too small.
  • Remember to knock the excess powder off the brush before you apply the colour to your face.
  • Brush on the colour gently with short even strokes; avoid wiping or rubbing the brush across the face.
  • Gently wash your brushes every month or so.
   

 

SKINCARE 

Getting healthier skin is not contingent upon high-cost prescription medications or obsessive skin care routines. Modifying your daily routine a tiny bit and upholding disciplined cleansing habits can help to add flawless skin to the list of your best qualities.

 

Eat healthier
By avoiding foods that often make your face breakout, your skin will be less oily and more resistant to blemishes. Some problem foods that may cause pimples or breakouts include chocolate and other candy, French fries, fast food, pizza and soft drinks.

To get your skin in better shape, you may not have to give up everything that has negative effects on your skin, but rather, eat those things in moderation. Have greasier foods as a special treat or on rare occasion when eating a healthy, balanced meal is out of the question.

   
 

Hydrate and exercise
Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day coupled with some regular exercise - walking, running, bicycling, engaging in sports - should have a great impact on one’s complexion. Increased blood flow due to aerobic exercise will positively impact one’s complexion with a glowing look to replace dull skin.

Not only will exercise and drinking water help skin tone and texture, but it will also make you feel more energized and great about yourself. By keeping your body in shape, you will feel less stressed and more capable of achieving those things you set out to do.

   
 

Monitor sun exposure
By using a moderate strength sunscreen, you will be protecting your skin from sun damage, skin cancer, aging and premature wrinkles. Too much sun can blister one’s lips, leaving them red, sore and charred. Sunburned skin will eventually peel most times, leaving skin areas blotchy and sensitive. The best approach to preventing sunburn and other sun-caused skin problems is to monitor how much time one spends in the sun and to avoid sun exposure by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater.

 

 

 

Practice a regular cleansing routine

  • Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize…this daily routine should carry you on your way toward healthier skin. Select a gentle skin cleansing solution that works for your specific type of skin - dry, oily, normal. Using your selected product, cleanse face in a circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water, as hot water zaps skin’s moisture.

  • Follow the cleansing stage with an exfoliant. A granular product is often especially effective in smoothing rough areas and releasing dead skin cells, allowing the face to be better moisturized.

  • After the exfoliation process concludes, use a toner or an astringent to tighten skin and remove any makeup or cleanser residue. A nice alternative to a toner or astringent would be doing a facial masque at least once a week, which tackles clogged pores while also firming skin and leaving it soft and silky.

  • Finally, pat skin dry with a soft towel but do not dry up all the water. Apply a moisturizer (with or without sunscreen) to help protect skin from dryness. Those who have oily skin do not have to moisturize as often as those who have dry, normal or combination skin.

  • When meeting someone new, most people take notice of the person’s face first, what is very important for models. For this and other reasons, maintaining clean, healthy skin is paramount to self-esteem, confidence, attitude, and, of course, your modelling career.

FACIAL SKIN CARE 

Use the toning mixture of equal parts of water and vinegar and dissolve few aspirins in it twice a day to counter any aging signs in your face. Vinegar flakes off dead skin cells while aspirin is a superb anti-acne product and is also effective on deep acne spots. However, it tends to make skin thinner like store bought toner and so sun block with at least SPF 15 should be used essentially everyday.
  • Wash your face several times a day and wipe off with a clean cloth to keep acne off the oily skin.
  • If your eyes look puffy or swollen, wash your face and cover your eyes with sliced potatoes or cucumbers for a few minutes. This is really effective in the morning.
  • Olive oil works well as face and eye makeup remover.
  • Clean you nails with white vinegar before applying nail polish for a smoother finish and make it last longer.
  • Olive oil mixed with melted beeswax is a great lip balm.
CLEANSING

Women who wear make-up should carry out a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising each evening, as well as washing the face in the morning. Cleansing will remove old make-up and the grime and grease that have been accumulated during the day.

  • Remove mascara with a cotton bud dipped in eye-dipped in eye-cleansing lotion. To make the job easier keep your hair off your face.
  • Remove the eyeshadow by gently wiping it off with a pad of clean cotton wool moistened with eye-cleansing lotion.
  • Pour a little face cleansing cream into the palm of one hand and dab it generously over the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks---using two fingers of the other hand.
  • Massage the cream into the skin, starting under the throat, using a gentle upward motion.
    Continue massaging the cream up to the forehead, using the fingertips.
  • Gently massage the cream from the eyes to the nose.
  • Massage cream back over the chin, which is particularly prone to blackheads. Use the index finger.
  • Remove the cream from the face with tissue pads in each hand. Start under the chin and work over the cheeks and on to the forehead.
TONING
Toners remove all traces of dirt, make-up or cleanser that remain after cleansing. Immediately after cleansing apply toner to the forehead and cheeks on a pad of cotton wool. Apply the toner to the crevices around the nose. Apply the toner to the crevices around the chin.

 

MOISTURIZING

Without moisture, the skin will not remain smooth and supple. The face is exposed to the drying effect of the weather, so moisturisers -- which form a film over the skin -- contain and augment the natural moisture.
Moisturising cream lightly all over the face. Press the fingers of both hands into the centre of the forehead and work the cream slowly outwards. Pat the cream gently around the eyes.
Work the cream around the jaw line, chin and mouth with the middle fingers of both hands.
Massage the cream over the throat with alternating hands, using upward strokes from collar-bone to chin.

Daily skin and facial care is much more effective in making us look beautiful than any cosmetics in the world. Here we are going to discuss some of the tips and tricks that we can use to make us look younger and more beautiful without spending too much of extra time and money:
Get a quick facial at home by splashing your face with lots of warm water and then massaging it with olive oil to moisturize your skin. Use a half-teaspoon of sugar for scrubbing your face and keep rubbing it until it melts away. Wipe off your face with a warm, wet cloth.
 


HAIRCUTS FOR THE DIFFERENT FACE SHAPES

What Cuts to Avoid

No matter your face shape, there will be cuts that look best on you. (Except for this style which looks great on almost everyone). Here's a quick guide of what to look for and what to avoid for 5 different face shapes. Pick yours to determine what's the most flattering haircut for your face shape.

Oval
This is the most versatile face. You can pull off almost any look -- short, long, straight or wavy. No matter the length of your cut, you'll look best with layers near your cheekbones, lips or chin -- basically whatever feature you want to highlight.
Styles that are super hot now: Choppy bobs, long waves & shoulder-skimming shags.
Avoid: Short layers that add height on top of your head. This will make your face appear long. If your hair is thick or curly, avoid a blunt cut. You'll look like a pyramid.
Tools you can't live without: A great curling iron & flat iron to & sleek locks.
   
Long
For straight hair, you can create more width with bangs. Long, side-swept bangs are very modern. Chin-length bobs & cuts are also ideal for you because they create the illusion of width. Curls & waves also add width, but avoid short layers that add volume on top.
Super hot styles now: Long layers.
Avoid: Stay away from extremely long or short cuts. These elongate your face. If you must have long hair past your shoulders, make sure to cut in a few long layers, especially around the face. You might also consider a v-shaped style, where the length is mainly in the back, while the sides & front of your hair seem shorter.
Styling tools you can't live without: A great volumizer.
   
Round
Your best bet are styles that fall right below your chin or add a little volume on top. Soft, graduated layers are also a great bet because they make your face appear slimmer & tend to remove bulk & weight from the sides. Bangs are flattering, but keep them long or side swept. Go for wispy and tapered ends. These de-emphasize the roundness of your face. See photos of hairstyles that flatter round face shapes.
Avoid: One-length, blunt cuts if you have short hair. These only emphasize your round face.
Tools you need: A great Boar's Hair brush to keep hair tame.
   
Square
If you have a square face, you'll want to play down your strong, angular jaw. Texture, in the form of curls or choppy ends, do this brilliantly. You can also get away with short, spiky cuts & long, sleek styles with layers that start at the jaw line & continue downward.
Avoid: One-length bobs (especially chin-length) and blunt-cut bangs. These will make your face look even more square.
   
Heart
Your pointy chin tends to be the focal point of your face. Draw attention to your eyes & cheekbones instead with side swept bangs (these act almost like arrows to your eyes or cheeks), brow-grazing fringe, a strong part & hair that falls at or below your jaw line. Have short hair? Keep top layers soft & long. Long hair? Go for wavy layers that graze your cheekbones.
Avoid: Blunt-cut bangs and harsh, choppy layers.
   

 

ADVICE ABOUT HAIR COLOUR

Here are 7 tips & tricks only your hairdresser knows, from how to avoid the wrong colour to exactly how to do it yourself.

1. Pick the right colour. Your hair colour should suit your complexion. Any hair colour will look good on pale skin. If you have pink skin, avoid shades of red or golden blonde. Opt instead for ash tones to neutralize your colouring. Sallow complexion? Stick with deep reds & avoid yellow, gold or orange tones. If your skin is olive, stick with dark colours & add richness with lowlights in red or brown shades.

2. To colour or to highlight, that's the question. If you have short hair, avoid highlights & opt for full colour. Subtle highlights around your face will brighten your complexion if you have longer hair. Keep in mind that due to root growth, all-over colouring will need to be touched up every 4 to 8 weeks, while highlights can last up to 2 or 3 months.

3. Different types of highlights. There are basically 4 types of highlights: basic foil highlights, bialiage or 'hair painting', chunking or 'piecing' & low lighting.

4. Doing it yourself? Home-colour kits have come a long way in the past few years & are perfect for busy people & those who want cut the cost of professional colourings. (We know of a couple top fashion editors who colour their hair themselves!). Some great hair colouring kits include:
L'Oreal Natural Match Hair Colour
Clairol Nice and Easy

Some home hair colouring tips: Rub Vaseline around your hairline as a protective measure before applying colour. To remove after colouring, rub a small amount of cream cleanser & wipe off with cotton balls. Always wear gloves & wrap an old dark-coloured towel around your shoulders. Rinse your eyes with water if you get colour in your eyes. If you forgot the Vaseline & stained your skin, rub the area with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol-based toner.

5. Don't like the colour? Don't be afraid to go back to the salon & talk to your stylist. There are all sorts of ways to fix colour that's just not right. If you did it yourself with a semi-permanent colour, use a body-building shampoo to wash away the colour faster.

6. After care. Refresh your colour by using a colour-enhancing shampoo & conditioner once a week. These products deposit miniscule amounts of colour into hair.

7. Root rescue. You can expect your colour to last about 6 to 8 weeks before your roots show. Be sure & test the colour first before applying.
If you have highlights or lowlights, you can avoid having your whole head coloured by asking your stylist to do your hairline, crown & part. A word of warning: Foil highlights require precise application & fixing dark roots is nearly impossible. Ask about easier to maintain highlighting techniques.

Getting your hair colour right isn't a science. It's really quite simple: Stick to the colours that compliment your skin tone, figure out if you're best off with all-over colour or highlights & then decide if you're going to pay someone else to do it or do it yourself.

MAKE-UP AND ESSENTIAL LIST FOR MODELS

For female models

Foundation
Concealer
Contour
Translucent powder
Eye shadows
Blushers
Mascara
Eyebrow pencil
Eyebrow brush
Eye pencils
Eye liner
Lip brush
Lip stick
Spongers Cotton swabs and tissues
Pencil sharpener
Blush brush
Powder brush
Hair bands, pins, clips
Hair spray, gel, mousse
Blow dryer
Curling iron
Hot rollers
Brush, comb
Makeup remover
Cleanser
Moisturizer
Razor

Tweezers
False eyelashes
Small towel
Toothbrush and paste
Hand mirror
Emery boards
Nail polishes and remover
Sewing kits, clips, pins
Band - Aids
Clothes pins
Tape

Accessories:
Assorted inexpensive jewelry
Scarves
Assorted pantyhose
Assorted shoes
Bodystocking
Slips (full and half)
Strapless bra
Robe
Bathing suit
Props - i.e., glasses, clipboards, etc.

Agency vouchers
Composite card
Portfolio
Appointment book

 

 

Make-up and essential list for male models

Underwear Assorted Socks - different colors
Assorted shoes
Assorted pants
Assorted shirts
Swimwear
Make-up ( base and powder)
Hair spray, gel, brush etc.
Deodorant

Razor
Toothbrush and paste
Sewing kit

Agency vouchers
Composite card
Portfolio
Appointment book


 

 

 MODELLING PROFESSIONAL TERMS GLOSSARY (Lingo)

ADVERTISING AGENCY - creates advertising campaigns for clients, selects models.

 

AFTRA - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, union for all TV performers.

AGENT, AGENCY - third party negotiator, receives percentage fee of bookings; could be an individual person or a company.

 

ART DIRECTOR - artist who creates layout for ads, illustrates model's poses.

BACKDROP - background used in a photographer's studio.

 

BLOCKING - the actual physical movements by actors in any scene.

BLOW-UP - enlargement photo from a negative or slide.

 

BOOK - see PORTFOLIO; BOOK (verb) - to secure a job

BOOKER - person at agency who sets appointments for models.

 

BOOKING - specific job assignment.

BOOK OUT - when you tell your agency that you are unavailable to work for certain day(s), for example, a vacation or another job.

 

BREAKDOWN SERVICE - a professional listing available only to agencies that lists movies, film, TV, and stage projects with what types of actors are being cast.

BUYER - retail store employee who purchases clothing from the manufacturer; models show the line of clothing to store buyers.

 

BUYOUT - advance payment for future use of a print ad or a commercial for a specific period of time

CALL - appointment.

 

CALL-BACK - second interview after go and see/audition which means they are narrowing down the selection and they are considering you.

CALL TIME - actual time you are due on set.

 

CASTING - choosing models/actors for a specific job.

CASTING DIRECTOR - selects suitable models to represent the comp or storyboard.

 

CANCELLATION - 24 hour notice before booking is to begin or money is due agency and talent.

CATALOGUE MODELLING - posing for mail order items for major retailers.

 

CATTLE CALL - several agencies send many models of the same general type to a casting session.

CLIENT - company who hires the ad agency, pays the model's fee.

 

COLD READING - a script that you are reading for the first time in front of the client, without time to memorize the lines.

COLLECTION - group of coordinated clothes being shown by a designer.

 

COMMENTARY - script used to describe clothes for a fashion show.

COMMERCIAL - promotional advertisement on TV, radio or other media.

 

COMMISSION - a percentage of model's fee required as payment to agency.

COMPOSITE CARD, COMP CARD, CARD - card with 3-5 photos of model and their height, eye and hair color and size information to promote and distribute to prospective clients.

 

CONTACT SHEET - proofs of black and white film used to determine best shots.

COPY - written words to be spoken on a commercial.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - ad agency employee who determines the model type.

DEMONSTRATOR - model who shows use of product at a trade show or store.

 

DESIGNER - creator of the fashion collections.

DRESSER - helps models dress backstage for fashion shows.

 

FASHION COORDINATOR - puts fashion show outfits together in retail stores.

EXTRA - acting job where the actor has no speaking lines, but stands in the background and adds to the atmosphere of a scene.

 

FASHION TRENDS - gradual changes in fashion styles.

FIT MODELLING - modelling the original sample garment to test for sizing, clients chose a model whose measurements match the sample size exactly.

 

FITTING - trying on clothes to determine fit and style, usually before a fashion show

FLIPPER - false teeth used for young children to temporarily fill in for lost teeth.

 

FORMAL FASHION SHOW, RUNWAY SHOW - invited audience, stage, music; models walk down runway to show designer clothing.

FREELANCE - modelling for clients without agency representation.

 

FULL-LENGTH SHOT - head to toe photograph.

GO & SEE - job interview, model meets a client and shows portfolio.

 

HAIR STYLIST - works on hair changes.

HEADSHOT - photo of head and shoulders.

 

HEADSHEET - agency sheet, poster, or book of models they represent that goes to prospective clients

HIGH FASHION - extreme, chic, sophisticated model type.

 

HOLD - when the agency puts you "on hold" for a job, it means the client is seriously considering you and wants you to keep the time available for them first.

ILLUSTRATION MODEL - poses for artists.

 

INDUSTRIAL - non-broadcast production, often educational or sales films & tapes.

INFORMAL FASHION SHOW - in stores or restaurants, walk around, no runway

 

JUNIOR MODEL - youthful type

LINES -script, words.

 

LINE-UP - position of model and garment in a fashion show.

LOCATION -assignment site outside the studio.

 

LOUPE -small magnifying glass to see slides and contact sheet images eight times larger.

MAKEUP ARTIST - applies and changes makeup for photo sessions.

 

MARKET, JOB MARKET - any location where there is a lot of work.

MARKET WEEK - 4-6 times per year when seasonal collections are shown to buyers.

 

MODEL BAG - a large tote in which you carry all your makeup and working essentials.

MODEL RELEASE - contract in which the model gives permission to use the photo as the client specifies.

 

MODEL AGENCY - represents model for employment and receives a percentage of the bookings.

MONOLOGUE - a scene performed by one person for a client, which reflects a particular mood and demonstrates your acting talent.

 

MOOD - the feeling a model projects to suit the specific assignment

OPEN CALL - casting when the client sees all models suitable for the type requested.

 

PORTFOLIO - main promotional tool for models - select photos in a vinyl or leather casebook which show the model at his/her photogenic best and samples of their work (tearsheets).

PRINCIPAL - main performer in the foreground.

 

PRINT - a photograph printed in newspaper or magazine form.

PRINTWORK - photography taken for catalogue and mail order, books, brochures, ads for magazines or newspapers, magazine covers, commercial photography for household products, business products and services, glamour products.

 

PRODUCER - person responsible for the day to day decision making on a production

 

PROMOTION - publicity to advance a product, service or person.

 

PROOF - intermediate stage of photo development from which you can chose best pictures.

PUBLIC RELATIONS - creating an image of a product or service in the eyes of the public, mainly through newspaper articles.

 

RATES - fees charged by the model.

RESIDUALS - additional money paid when a piece runs in repeat, rates dictated by the unions.

 

ROUNDS -calling on prospective clients for photography and television.

RUNWAY -a narrow raised platform on which the model shows the clothing.

 

SAMPLE - piece of clothing from a line, one-of-a-kind.

SCALE WAGE -minimum wage set by the unions.

 

SCOUT - person looking for prospective models.

SET - arrangement of props and furniture in a TV or photo studio.

 

SHOOT - photo session.

SHOWROOM WORK - manufacturer's showcase of a clothing line to buyers using live models, when the seasonal clothing designs are being shown.

 

SIGN-IN SHEET - on cattle calls, lists the order in which each model arrived to audition.

SLATE - to state your name on camera before your commercial audition.

 

SPEC SHOT - photographer's idea of a comp which he/she hopes to sell to the client.

SPOKESPERSON - person/model chosen to explain the features of a product/service

 

STAGE PARENT - an adult who pushes and watches too closely over a child performer, gets in the way of the shoot.

STATS - statistical information of a model, including measurements, size, height, etc.

 

STORYBOARD -artwork that shows each scene of a commercial.

STROBE - light unit used by a photographer.

 

STYLIST - coordinates the fashions and accessories, checks fit of clothing, visual scene.

TEARSHEET - copy of a print ad that the model keeps in the portfolio as proof of work.

 

TELEPROMPTER - TV-like screen that displays the cue card words.

TESTIMONIAL - celebrity declaration to the value of a product/service; improvisational endorsement of a product or service that the actor has officially tested, used and approved.

 

TEST SHOTS, TEST PHOTOGRAPHY - photos used to build a beginning portfolio

3/4 SHOTS - photo from head to mid thigh.

 

TRADES, TRADE PAPERS - trade publications such as Variety, Backstage, NY Casting, Actor's Resource Network, Ross Reports, Drama-Logue, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter.

TRADE SHOWS - industry promotional display of products/services usually in a hotel or convention centre

 

TRANSPARENCIES - the slide forms of a photograph.

TRUNK SHOW - informal modelling of one specific designer line, usually in a store or small boutique.

 

USAGE - additional fees for higher exposure, like a billboard or national use.

VOICEOVER - background voices for radio or video recorded separately in a recording studio and dubbed onto visual.

 

VOUCHER - three-piece form with a model release on which client acknowledges hours worked by the model, agency copy used to bill and get paid.

WEATHER PERMIT - a location job that is dependent on fair weather may be cancelled the day before or that morning.