If you are an aspiring performer for a talent agency, you better read this article because we are here to give you some ideas that can help you become successful and a much better chance of meeting your goal.
First thing you will need is a Composite Card also known as a company card. It is basically a marketing tool used by actors, performers, and talents containing their names, vital statistics, height, eye and skin color, their photos, etc. Company card is a very useful instrument that gives some basic information about the person in it. Creating a composite card seems to be really difficult, but if you just begin and try it by yourself, you will realize that it can be as easy as cake.
If you are still wondering how to build your own composite card, don’t worry Hubient will always be supportive to create an advertising tool for talents, actors and especially models.
Remember a company card shows your best shots, measurements, variety of looks and contains some of your general information such as:
Clothing size (top/bottom)
Vital Statistics (bust/chest, waist, hips)
Hobbies and Interests
and many more…
Of course don’t forget the most important thing, your photos.
(scroll down to learn all the types of angles your photos must have)
Basically, you already know what to put in your company card. Now, to help casting agents or clients remember who you are, you need to learn and consider these things in order to have the latest and best of a model’s portfolio:
Find out which type of shots will suit your look.
Take for example, if you have beautiful cheekbones and facial features but are shorter than average runway length, you might be focusing on your good facial looks with your make ups. It is very recommended to wear casual but form-fitting black pants and a black top, or jeans (no rips) and a white tee. Avoid loud accessories or bright nail polish. Then, if you are tall and have a stunning body, you better have some appealing pictures with your sexy outfits.
Find a good design.
Your company card will include a four-photo collage of your digitals, as well as your information. Be careful of the font you will be using. Always remember that simplicity is more engaging. Your text must be readable. Your four photo should be in different angles:
* Portrait Shot – This is a close-up shot of your face.
* Half-Body Shot – This shows a photo of your upper body and your face.
* Full-Body Shot – Show off your entire body.
* Action Shot – A photo of you jumping, laughing or walking down the catwalk can be used.
Honest Measurements and correct information.
Your company card is composed of your information. So your height, vital statistic, eye color and other information must be all accurate because giving misleading information can cause you a problem later on.
High quality photos are recommended.
It should look natural and neutral, not artificially set up or staged. Take inspiration from other models by looking at their digitals. You can compare the standard poses of male and female to find which one works best for you.
Do not digitally alter your digitals.
This could be misleading for casting agents or to your agency. You should let the filters and photo shop go. Your natural beauty should shine through.
It is possible to create your own company cards. You can achieve success with it. Just trust yourself. Don’t mind some negative comments from others. Be natural and be you.
Hubient Agency is one of the best that will help you find work in this kind of industry for actors, models, talents and other creative professionals. Here are some samples of Company Cards that you can use as your reference.