In the modeling and acting industry, auditions are usually physical. Talents would report to the audition venue and would be tested by the directors for the roles they’re applying for. Technology has changed the way auditions take place. Today, it’s common for aspiring models to send in their self-tape auditions from their location to clients and companies. The use of audition tapes has grown more popular due to the crisis that restricted movement and physical gathering.
Making a self-tape audition can be challenging especially for first-timers. It’s even more tricky when you don’t have someone to assist you. Self-taping auditions are becoming increasingly popular in the modeling industry and as an aspiring model, you need to learn the basics of a self-tape audition if you want to take advantage of more opportunities.
Becoming a model has many obstacles for those that don’t know where to get started. For even those that think they know how to get started, they really don’t. Many naysayers will tell you “never pay to be a model (wrong) “. or “you don’t have what it takes, get a real job (wrong)”. Latitude was started to help models and actors of all backgrounds gain experience and access to the castings that are so hard to find.
Is Latitude talent really worth it? Yes. And here’s why.
Good Reviews ( Yup, Very Real Members)
“My experience with Latitude was the best. You can tell, that Latitude really cares about their models and actors in their company. They really help build your portfolio, and gain more experience as a model and a actor. They really seek the best in their talent. I would definitely recommend Latitude, to anyone who is a beginner model and actor. It’s a great place to start off modeling and acting. The people there are so nice, professional, welcoming, and friendly to each person. The person that interviewed me, made me feel comfortable when I was so nervous getting interviewed by them. I was signed on the spot right away. It was such a great experience. I’m so grateful that I was apart of their company, and I still am today. Thank you so much Latitude for everything you did for me!” – Zoie P.
“I definitely would recommend this place to anyone, especially for people that want to get into this type of stuff in the industry for modeling and acting. Me and my twin sister went for our evaluation in the middle of July and we’re signed on the spot, and already landed a couple of casting calls. The staff is really nice and the person that interviewed me and my twin sister made us feel comfortable and we definitely felt very welcomed as we were there. Definitely would recommend this place to beginners for modeling and acting. They help you seek casting calls, and build your portfolio and really seek the best in all of their talent.” – Zada P.
“I rarely write reviews, but the atmosphere was so friendly and welcoming! I went in yesterday and signed on the spot! The information I was provided, the expectations, and overall the walk through was very straight forward; you can tell that Latitude Talent Studious really cares about their talents/models. I am looking forward to see where this modeling career path takes me 🙂 I am very excited and will work hard 10000%!!” – Inji C.
“Really professional, i love the place the and the people are really nice. They try their best to make it work for you ! I definitely recommend.” – Neskin S.
Models/Actors are independent contractor. That means you do not get a paycheck weekly to complete your job. Models and actors are freelancers, that means that if or when you get a job it’s typically on your own terms and only one project, one time. Many people nowadays are freelancing and replace a full-time jobs because it allows them the opportunities to be able to do things and choose your own schedule.
Freelancing as a model means that you’re an independent contractor and all of the expenses that you incur are yours. So yes, you always cover your own stuff as a model or actor. There are so many people that spend thousands on schools, training and photography, you really should know why and why you’re spending on. Whether you’re a talent member with Latitude online or a talent studio in New York or Miami, everything is extremely affordable as a part of the service. Why? Because talent come first.
Access to Castings, Instantly
Casting agents don’t go online to search for models, they don’t have to. When you’re part of Latitude you instantly gain access to casting opportunities to submit yourself too. Whether it’s a student film, a print role or a major project, you can pick and choose the opportunities you want to submit too. While you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not applying to every opportunity you match, as a freelancer you have that choice to do things on your own terms. It’s important for talent to be realistic, anyone that promises you success isn’t being real. There are never any guarantees in any industry, especially entertainment.
There are casting websites that simply enroll anybody that signs up. Want to join? Go ahead click here! Not Latitude. You are provided with a real guidance from real people at any time. Need help? Simply reach out for any assistance.
No. While our New York office has an in-house studio, we do not have photography packages. In fact, we recommend new models and actors to NEVER spend thousands on photography. They are simply useless if you do not have access to the projects to connect too.
Latitude Talent Studios is a tech-powered platform for models and actors that connects talent to casting call opportunities in their market. No one compares to the level of support we provide for beginners.
At Latitude, our philosophy is simple, yet is the key to our success: our talent are number one.
Latitude is a tech-powered platform for models and actors that connects talent to casting call opportunities in their market.
Our talent studio in New York also allows talent to create unique, high-impact content designed to resonate with the industry professionals seeking talent.
Whether your goal is to become a model or actor, connect with a modeling or talent agency, or to take your experience to the next level in a major market like New York City, our platform can help connect you with the opportunities to get started.
Getting started as a model is one of the most difficult professions. It can also be the most rewarding. There are many realities to the industry that people don’t know.
Careers and entertainment are notoriously the most difficult and competitive. Many spend their whole life learning the craft and then when they are finally ready, they seek out representation either through a modeling agent or acting agent. Because there are so many people trying to get into the industry, it is a very difficult business. Anyone that tells you otherwise hasn’t really worked as a model or actor before.
While yes, becoming a model is difficult, it is not impossible. In fact, because of the Internet there are many new outlets and platforms for aspiring models to use. Leveraging social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter it can help you stand out from others. This can make all the difference if you were trying to get an agent to wrap you or if you’re seeking to land a roll or campaign as a model.
Modeling is more than just a pretty face and posing in front of the camera. It involves submissions to casting agents, updating your photos, working out and eating healthy. Because there has been such a push for alternative looks and diversity in the modeling industry, models of all shapes and sizes regardless of whether or not they work out have a real shot at getting signed. Latitude talent believes every one, regardless of their background, has a shot.
Many new agencies such as we speak management are companies that focus on models of all shapes and sizes.
With a little bit of confidence, and support from friends and family, it can make getting started a bit easier. Once you establish the right tools and have the proper guidance, you are ready to take the leap and become a model.
Attending an open call as a new or established model is the first step to be seen by a modeling scout. Here are 3 best tips to stand out.
If you ask anybody if they would like to be a “rich and successful model or actor” 99% of the people would say, hell yes! The problem is that 99% of people do not want to put any work or effort into perfecting their craft. Sadly many models and actors have no idea what it takes to become successful.
Tip 1: Come Prepared
Attending a meeting with a modeling agent, model management company or platform requires you to do your homework prior to attending. Modeling safety is important, as is know what you are getting yourself in to and if the company is a good fit for what you are seeking.
Tip 2: Act Professional
If you were invited in to meet with a modeling agency or even attend a public open call, the most basic step is acting professional when you arrive. No one will be impressed with the fact that you’re wearing sunglasses or listening to music or talking on the phone. It shows that not only are you not serious, you are not professional. First impressions are very important. If you are an established model or have some projects under your belt, it is best to present that at an audition. Composite cards and Headshots are always required, however for a new model they do not need them just yet. If you have those materials already always attend an open casting with those.
Tip 3: Be Realistic
Almost no one walks in to a meeting with an agent or model scout gushing over how beautiful and fabulous the actor or model is. Many times people are unrealistic in their approach and think that because they want to become a model or actor that an agent is going to do all the work for them. This is simply not the case. If you are not fully prepared to become a model or actor then this business is not for you! Even if you are signed to an agency, you have to be realistic. No one can promise or guarantee jobs. That is ultimately the clients decision. Anyone that promises you any type of success or guarantees is not being honest with you!