With the VALEUR MODEL CASTINGS 2017, we offer the big chance to you to
EVERYTHING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START WITH VALEUR
- English Skills
As professional artist you are always welcome to contact us to expand you business field. Of course, you haven’t to join the standard model castings for newcomer. However, we will inform you about the steps how we could start to work together.
We are working with models, dancer and artists from all over the world. No matter where you come from, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us.
The stuff that we need from you for the beginning, you can find in the list on the right side.
- Reference Pictures
- Introduction Video / Show-Reel
- Conditions & General Availability
- Complete Measurements
- Complete Contacts
- Introduction Video
As newcomer you have to join the model castings, but VALEUR invites you only, when we see true talent and good chances for future jobs. Therefore, it is very important to send us the material listed on the left side.
When we invite you, your chances are good to become a VALEUR MODEL.
Because of our high demands, the VALEUR CASTINGS last from 2 to 3 days. You will learn more about them in the FAQ below.
The model castings are important to check your talent, but also your personality. Since a model is a business woman or men, it isn’t important just to look good, but to act always in a professional way. Therefore, we check you in detail, but we help you also to find the right way.
As mentioned before, VALEUR is focused on a complete package, not only good looking people. Therefore, we have to check you in detail. However, the huge advantage for you is, that the VALEUR MODEL castings are highly valued by international clients. So, we are able to place you in international jobs via direct booking or through pre-selected castings.
On the first day
we check your personality and skills. Then, we produce some “Fresh-Test” pictures and videos. Furthermore, we will discuss the cooperation.
The second day
will be focused on the test shooting. Please read more about it in the respective FAQ section.
The regular model castings take place in Berlin, but from time to time we can cast you in the following areas:
- Warsaw, Krakow, Szczecin
- Paris, Marseille
- New York, Miami, L.A.
- Cape Town
- Hong Kong
- You have to travel to the model casting. As mentioned before, the regular castings takes place in Berlin. Nevertheless, we help with free accommodation.
- As model you have also to travel a lot. The model job is hard, and you have to work worldwide. In the beginning, you can be focused on your home area. There, you can gather experiences, but later you should meet the international challenges. Therefore, you have to go to New York, and other model hot-spots.
Actually, there are no risks. The biggest risk is overconfidence. Therefore, be always realistic regarding to yourself and your own skills. We take care of the rest.
You have not to pay anything to us. The model castings as well as the cooperation is free of costs. Only the first travel to the casting you have to organize by yourself.
Polaroids are snapshots of you. Since the quality isn’t an important aspect, you can take the pictures with your smartphone,
- They should show you naturally, without makeup/styling.
- Don’t use filters or photoshop.
- If you have scars or any problem zones, don’t hide it.
- Take close-up pictures of your face from the front and both sides.
- Take some full body shots from the front and all sides, incl. backside.
- Wear lingerie or a bikini to show your figure and skin.
- Take pictures from your hands or other body parts, which you like at most.
- Take pictures form your tattoos, piercings etc.
The introduction video should show the following:
- a short introduction of you: “hello my name is, I want to become your model because…”
- the same as the polaroids (see answer before)
- a short walk in your room – catwalk style (also in lingerie, bikini or shorts)
Important here as well as regarding the Polaroids is, that we can see you, your skin, figure, hair, hands, legs etc.
We use them only internal relating to your application.
If you are successful, we use only relevant data such as measurements, height etc. (with your permission) for your promotion, sedcard and book.
The biggest mistake of newcomers is to join castings on the fly, but you have only one chance.
Therefore, it is very important to have some practice before. So, use your mirror, corridor, stairs, smartphone etc. to for a walk, posing and interview training.
Watch fashion show and making of… videos on youtube.
View pictures in the internet, magazines, in the warehouse and try to find YOUR own posing.
We will help you, but you should show basic skills as well as that you are well-prepared to take the first steps.
Except shoes (some high heels), you don’t need own clothes. VALEUR will organize everything for you.
We organize high-fashion, urban streetwear, lounge wear, lingerie, beachwear etc.
The test shooting is an important part of the model castings. During this shooting, we check your skills in front of the camera. It will include all relevant themes.
Your advantage: We organize a stunning location as well as trendy outfits for the shooting. When you act professional, the test turns into your individual promotion shooting. It means, that the pictures – if you and they are good enough – will be used for your sedcard/ composite card, book and further promotion, such as in the VALEUR MAGAZINE, and related media.
No, we don’t expect a sedcard or book. We will produce it for you, if you should be successfull.
Please check the pink info box. Your advantages are clear, because VALEUR
- isn’t running an agency with 500 models, but an exclusive, personalized management,
- recommends you to international clients of all important business areas,
- promotes you via eye-catching and individual magazine editorials
- produces for you sedcard, books and reference material
- helps you with the first as well as further steps
The model business is one of the hardest. Therefore, nobody can give you a guarantee that you become a successful model.
But, if you are motivated and talented, the chances are very good, when you work the VALEUR MODELS.
Some reasons for it, you will find in the previous answers.
Every beginning is hard. Therefore, you shouldn’t dream. The first jobs are relevant to promote you and to introduce you to the market. But they will not bring big money. Besides, there are no collectively agreed wages.
At the beginning, it is important to use all good chances to create an effective portfolio.
VALEUR takes care of all steps. We select the best options and projects. If you are a professional person, with perseverance, you will get offers for bigger projects and productions, and so you will get higher fees step by step.
This question depends on you. If you want to be successful, you should be focused on the job. But, at the beginning, you should have additional options to secure your life.
Of course, especially at the beginning you can (should) work beside the model job. However, you should ensure to be available for castings and jobs, also during the week. You should also prepared, to get THE ONE offer, which could be the foundation of an international career.
This offer could mean to interrupt your study or school. Nobody could tell you, when – and if – this offer will come, but you should be prepared.
Of course, as long as their work isn’t touching ours, you are free to work with other agencies. Only in our closest business area we expect an exclusive cooperation.
The Internet is boon and bane. You are free to maintain a personal webpage, but you should keep you exclusive. But, if clients see, that you promote yourself to everybody, no one of them – as well as we – will be interested to work with you.
Therefore, the magic word is exclusivity. It doesn’t mean exclusive contracts, but an exclusive and professional behavior. You should think about designer fashion, jewelry etc. Everything, which is rare, is expensive too. Right?
However, in any case, you should talk with us and allow us to “clean”, improve and optimize your posts.
No, you have not to move. Although it would be an advantage. The closer you are, the better are your chances. However, you should find ways and friends, who make it easy for you, to be in town flexible. At the beginning, you have to go to New York, Cape Town, Hong Kong and other places. Please note: these stays last mainly 3 month and more.
Yes, we offer coaching, trainings etc. Already, the casting is a first training, because, we will help you to use these days in the most effective way.
Nowadays, there are no limits. Some models become more beautiful with the age, some not. It depends on you, your private life, your lifestyle, health etc. However, if everything is fine, you can work a long time in the business. Additionally, you will meet many people and you will learn a lot. Besides, the experiences will help you to find alternative jobs within the business, in front or behind the camera.