Many new models and actors get confused about the difference between a comp card, aka composite cards are and what a portfolio is. How does a model use them? To put it simply, a composite card is one sheet of about 4-5 photos (including one main headshot) of the model or actor.
The photos on a composite card will typically be very versatile, showing different looks or angles for the model. The comp card also will include one main headshot, as well information on the models’ measurements and characteristics like height, weight, hair and eye color as well as contact information. The composite card is usually used as almost like a “business card” or resume for a model.
A portfolio is a collection of many different photos of a model, and also includes tear sheets from any print work that the model has done. A model’s composite card is typically included in the portfolio. As opposed to a composite card being just one sheet, a portfolio is generally presented in a portfolio case that displays the photos in a book format, with pages that are generally 9 1/2″X12 1/2″ in size. Seeking Modeling agencies in smaller markets like Miami Florida requires the best photographs since their are not as many options in a market like New York.
For modeling in 2020 and beyond, modeling agencies typically generate and use only digital comp cards and online portfolios for their talent.
Rejection SUCKS. In the modeling and acting world, rejection is just part of the industry, nothing personal like many new talent take it. In fact, the reality is that you will be rejected for 99% of the time when it comes to casting auditions you submit or try out for.
Starting out as a model or actor is so hard. Many agencies want you to have a resume before they will even meet with you. How does a new model or actor build a resume? This video is a MUST watch for any talent looking to get started!
Check out Latitude Talent Gabriel, a male model who has been with Latitude since 2018.
Gabriel stopped by the office to update some digitals below. As a talent member with Latitude, you can update your digitals at any time, just reach out to the office to make an appointment.
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Are you a new actor or model looking to get started? At Latitude, we understand there are very few options aspiring models and actors have. You can either apply to modeling agencies and wait to hear back, or go to a modeling school to learn.
Modeling agencies are very selective in the talent they sign. Thats why less than 5% of models get signed to a major modeling agency.
Talent and Modeling schools are very, very expensive and only focus on education, not getting talent the opportunities they want.
As a service, we help models and actors by giving talent the tools and resources to get started. From headshot development, digital marketing, digital composite cards with access to submit to casting opportunities both public and private, Latitude is the best way to get started.
Start by visiting online and applying to become a model.
For new and aspiring models, getting signed to a top modeling agency is the ultimate goal. To get started however, it’s important to find the right agency that can propel your career to the next level.
There are hundreds of modeling agencies, finding the right one is hard.
For starters, many people start by contacting and researching modeling agencies in their local market. Whether your in a major market like New York City or Miami, Florida, it is very important to make sure you are what the agency is looking for as every model scout manages different types of talent. For example, a major agency such as Ford Models works with many editorial and commercial talent, where as VNY Models in New York focuses mainly on editorial male talent.
Smaller markets like Boston or Pennsylvania typically specialize in commercial print models and talent. These are great markets to start your career in modeling or acting. Simple classes and Model Workshops and get you in front of real industry professionals. Before getting into a modeling school, make sure the school and classes are in line with your goals and objectives prior to committing the time and money.
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