Thursday, December 18, 2014
There are many ways for a male to become a model!
The most lucrative yet hardest way is to become a high fashion model. Most male high fashion models are between 5’11” to 6’3” tall, they are extremely well built without being overly muscular. The normal chest size is 40-44 inches, waist size of 30-34 inches and inseam of 32-34 inches.
The age range of a male high fashion model is 16-30 years old. They normally possess a strong chiseled face but sometimes a softer almost boyish look is also marketable. A High fashion model does print work, runway and sometimes commercials.
The next step unless you live in the largest cities in the world would be to get a modeling agent who has a proven track record of booking high fashion models in their local market. You then can build a portfolio with a variety of photos and tear sheets of the work you have done.
Once you become established in your local market, a great local agent can then shop you to the reputable and busy National Agencies. Most good high fashion models can make money in smaller markets but it is limited. To make $100,000 a year or more you will have to work in the Major modeling markets in the USA, Europe, Asia and a few other Countries.
If you do not have an agent you can always submit a photo to the large market agencies. This is a tough way to get discovered because they usually receive many submissions. If you are planning a trip to a large market many of the agencies have a day they see new faces. You may be able to see a few different agencies in the same day with luck and planning.
The second way to become a working male model is to work as a lifestyle, catalog or commercial type model. The good news is most cities with a population of 400,000 or more have some fairly consistent work in one or more of these areas. Often there are not as many restrictions for this type of modeling.
It ranges from really expressive fun cute kids, teens and young adults, to 25 -60 year old business looking people or character faces then to healthy looking seniors. Usually the work is not as consistent but this work is much more available in smaller markets. Most people are only able to do this as a part time job.
A good model booking this kind of work can make $50-$300 per hour once they are established. It does not matter your age but generally adults work more than youth. Once a model is established with a company or photographer they will often receive multiple booking from the client because they have developed a professional working relationship.
The Agency I own the Craze Agency works mostly in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado Washington, and Wyoming. Our models book 90% of the more commercial oriented jobs and in our markets this type of modeling pays about the same as high fashion modeling jobs. A successful model must also be very outgoing, fun to work with, on time and take great direction. The models that possess these qualities work most consistently. For more advice go to www.crazeagency.wordpress.com
To apply go to www.crazeagency.com
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Craze Agency has successfully promoted Actors, Models and Extras throughout Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Western Colorado, and Wyoming since 1999!
We are strictly a booking agency and not a training center! Most Agencies will require that you take extremely expensive classes ($800-$5000) with them before they decide to promote you. Craze does not follow this practice. We recommend ages 3 and up, there a very few opportunities for younger than 3 (parents should consider being promoted there is a ton of work for adults).
You will need to set up a brief interview with us. Once we meet you in person we will be able to answer all of yours and our questions.
Currently you must live in one of the above regions and States. Though some ages work more than others we are currently promoting all ages.
Every person’s talents are different, that is why we need to meet you in person. You do need a photo for us to promote you with but it is not required or recommended for the interview. We are very busy right now so call us at 801-438-0067 Utah, 702-530-9176 Nevada or 208-433-9511 Idaho. If you live outside of these areas and are at least 18 and interested in promotional modeling only let us know.
You can also go to http://www.crazeagency.com/what_people_say.php to see a list of the hundreds of clients we work with and positive quotes we have received.
We are currently working on numerous Modeling and Acting projects.
We do not charge an upfront fee for us to promote you. We take 10% on most extra work and SAG projects if you are a member and never more than 15% commission on each job that you are hired on.
We have projects going on now and need new talent for them! Craze Agency strives hard to keep the best reputation in the industry.
A Rated Member of the Utah and Idaho Better Business Bureaus
Nationally Rated IMDB.COM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This is the third installment of interview’s I will be doing with interesting and successful Utah Actors and Models. These interviews will show the world there are talented people in our area who are capable of handling just about anything that comes their way!
Randall Malin is currently starring as “The Professor” in the successful series of over 20 commercials for “Check City”. Randal has worked on numerous Films and Television programs with Scott Wolfe, June Lockhart, Tom Amandes, Steve Valentine, Todd Bridges, Larry Thomas and John Quinones.
What made you decide to get into the acting and modeling business?
I was watching a show on PBS that had a profound impact on me. The next day I picked up the phone and made an appointment with Craze Agency.
What made you stick with it when you first started and received some rejection?
I knew from the start that I loved it and improvement was up to me so rejection motivated me.
I know from personal experience many friends and family can sometimes be skeptical or jealous about being in the entertainment business even if you show some success. What do your family and friends think about you being in it? Have they changed their minds over a period of time?
I tend to go "all in" when I commit to something. They may have thought it would be a hobby but has grown to be so much more than that.
Who are your favorite entertainers and why?
Daniel Day Lewis, George Clooney, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep. All are relaxed, authentic and effortless. A beautiful thing to watch.
What has been the hardest thing for you as an actor or model?
When I'm less than 100% in an audition.
What are the things you enjoy the most about our business?
When I'm on set and everyone is functioning as one, focused and cohesive unit. You can feel it, and it feels great.
Do you have a funny story to tell about this business?
Yes, my first "Trailer" was a U-Haul
What keeps you going in our business? I
Love it, it challenges me and brings me much joy. Another thing that I love about acting is that it's always expanding and opening, this fascinates me.
What do you feel makes you unique and talented?
My extremely positive and happy energy.
Who have been your biggest influences in our business?
Glenn Morshower, Charlie Halford, Jeff Johnson, Catrine McGregor and Troy Lee.
What is your regular occupation? How do you juggle both?
I'm also a Chiropractor. I create time and honor them both.
How long have you been serious as an actor or model?
One of the toughest things for me as an agent is when I continually promote our talent really hard and because of things like the size of the market, the time of year or that there just is not a job coming up immediately for that particular talent, some talent get discouraged and lose interest. As an experienced agent I know things will soon get busy when you do the right things and stick with it. How have you not let the slower periods or even when you are busy auditioning but not booking jobs discourage you?
Staying involved in workshops and classes. It's fun and keeps you sharp, and focused.
What advice would you give newcomers entering the business?
Take a Meissner Class from a quality instructor.
What would your dream role or entertainment job be?
Lead role in a highly successful feature film and TV series
What makes you most nervous in our industry?
Can you tell us about yourself pertaining to the entertainment business, (most notable roles, and some interesting personal facts about you)?
I am currently playing The Crazy, Intense Professor for Check City. This has been wildly successful. I received a great role in the SAG film Tex Murphy playing Mason, doing my best to save the planet. Also I just finished filming on the hit TV show Granite Flats. I played Bud, a wormy stepson (so much fun). On the personal side, I'm a marathon runner and have gone 100 miles/hour on snow skis (that was an adventure).
This interview was conducted by Troy Lee CEO of Craze Agency. For more information about Randall or to schedule an interview go to www.crazeagency.com email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-438-0067.