Modeling terms (glossary)
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AFTRA - American Federation of Radio and Television Artists a television performers union.
Age Category - The age range you appear to be. Generally between 5 - 7 years over or under your actual age.
Art Director - a person responsible for developing the look of an ad, editorial or other visual presentation. Can be a an independent contractor or employed by an advertising agency, a magazine or photographer.
Beauty Shot - a clean headshot with excellent makeup and simple hairstyle. A beauty shots shows your face in an elegant and beautiful manner. No big hair, no heavy jewellery or anything that distracts from your skin, bone structure and overall features.
Billing Form - (see also Voucher) A form used by models to record the names of clients, job descriptions, number of hours worked, rate of pay, and expenses. The model has the client sign the form (voucher) and will give the client one copy, the agency one copy and will keep one copy for herself.
Book - the model's portfolio book of photos.
Booker - A person working in a modeling agency who books jobs, schedules appointments and assignments for models.
Booking - A modeling job or paid assignment.
Booking Conditions - Factors that may exist in a booking and for which the model may be paid more. An agency establishes booking conditions that outline fee specifications for cancellations, weather permitting bookings, overtime or weekend fees, or bonuses for a variety of other conditions.
Booking Out - When a model books out he or she makes specific hours or days they are unavailable for assignments.
Buy-out - An arrangement in which a client will issue a model a one-time payment for use of their work rather than pay residuals.
Call Back - A second audition or meeting with the client so they can see you again before they make a final hiring decision.
Cattle Call - (see also Go-See) A mass interview or audition where numerous models attend.
Chart - A file or sheet used to chart a model's schedule, appointments and other activities.
Composite - Often referred to as a comp card. A card used to promote the model that contains several photos, the model's stats and contact information.
Contact Sheet - A sheet developed by a photographer showing all the shots from a roll of film so photos that can be selected quickly and easily. Can be in black and white or color.
Day Rate - The rate charged for a model's services for a full 8 hour day of work.
Editorial Print - Fashion pages of a magazine that are produced by the magazine itself to portray current trends, clothing and fashion ideas. Editorial work does not pay as well as commercial print which is work done for an actual paying client.
Fitting - When the model tries on clothing and outfits to make sure they fit properly and can be altered before a booking such as fashion show, commercial or print shoot.
Fitting Model - A model who is used by designer...