Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Model Factory: Getting Shortlisted

Getting Shortlisted

If you've recently been to a model casting or audition, you will have noticed that there were far more models there than needed for the job. The atmosphere will have been one of competition, as each model wonders where they stand and whether they will be among the lucky ones to be called back. The common line that you will hear is, "Don't call us, we'll call you." This might be disheartening, but they do mean it, and they might call. If 50 models started calling the next day to find out who got the job, you can imagine the strain this would put on any agency, no matter how many phones they have!

"Guys I'm a bit worried. The casting director seemed to give me a good response but hasn't called me back and the job is supposed to be next week. Should I pester them or just forget about it?"

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Help and Advice from The Model Factory
There are three outcomes after a casting. Either they won't call you, they will call you in for a second round, or they will hand you the assignment. While you are waiting to hear back, if you know when the actual shoot is to be held, do your best to keep it open in your diary. If it gets too close, perhaps 2-3 weeks away, and you have other priorities, it's not a bad idea to forget about getting a call. Keeping dates open for jobs you don't know will materialise can be upsetting when you're at a loose end on shoot day, and you know some of the others from the casting are excited and working. Keeping positive can be difficult after a few occasions where the call never came, but it's not too hard to keep momentum in The Model Factory's experience.

Whenever the blues start to strike, boost your energy levels by getting out of the house and going somewhere you've never been. If you live in London there are countless free-entry galleries and attractions that, as a native, we often consider to be only for the tourists. Find out more about The Model Factory in the video below. Read other reviews from our models on The Model Factory Reviews blog. 

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