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Modeling Definitions
Modeling definitions you should know…

(by AM Staff)

   Test your knowledge of everything modeling; including models, modeling terms and modeling tools that help models become even better models, with these industry terms.


Modeling Agent-Model and talent agents provide representation to actors, models and other talent. The agency helps you find work and collects money after your work is complete. The agency then takes a commission from your work (usually 10-20%) and sends you the rest.

(to) Book- Booking happens when a company selects a model for a particular job. This term is most often used when referring to a model being selected for, say, a runway job.

A Book- A book is usually used when referring to a model’s portfolio.

Callback- All callback is when a client is interested in a model or actor and would like to see them for a second time, prior to making the ultimate selection as to who will get the modeling job.

Composite Card
- Also known as a “comp” card, it is a card with a couple of pictures that a model or modeling agency uses to land model work.

Fashion Modeling
- Fashion modeling is modeling where the clothing is the central focus.

- A model goes to a fitting prior to being booked for, say, a runway job. There, the model tries on the clothes of the designer so that booking and other decisions can be made about the talent.

Figure Modeling
- Fashion modeling is the kind of modeling where the body is the central focus, such as nude modeling.

Fit models
- Fit models are used to test the sizing of sample garments.

- An interview or audition for a model prior to being booked

Junior Model
- A model that looks young and can model junior-sized clothing.

Model Bag
- Any bag that is used to carry the necessary items a model needs, such as a change of clothes, deodorant, combs and brushes.

Model Release
- A model release is a contract a model signs giving clients permission to use photos of them.

Parts Model- A parts model is a model that is photographed at specific parts of the body, such as the model’s hands or feet.

- Contains photos, usually of a model’s prior work, that is used at go-sees to determine which model will be selected for a job.

Print Work
- Unlike runway modeling, this work is done using still camera pictures and is used for print, such as magazine photos.

Runway Modeling
- The opposite of Print Work, this modeling usually involves a catwalk for models to display a designers clothing line.



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