Modeling castings are events where models meet with potential clients, photographers, and casting directors to showcase their abilities and secure work. Castings are often held by modeling agencies, but they can also be arranged by clients directly.
Here are a few common types of modeling castings:
- Go-See: A go-see is a brief meeting with a client or casting director to assess a model’s look and potential for a specific job or campaign.
- Open Call: An open call is a casting event where multiple models meet with a client or casting director, often at the agency’s offices, to be considered for a job or campaign.
- Private Casting: A private casting is a one-on-one meeting with a client or casting director to assess a model’s potential for a specific job or campaign.
- Tear Sheet Casting: A tear sheet casting is a photo shoot where models are photographed for their portfolios or “tear sheets” to be used in marketing materials.
To attend a casting, models must typically be signed with a modeling agency or reach out directly to the client or casting director. It’s also important for models to prepare by bringing their portfolio, a professional attitude, and the appropriate attire for the type of job they are applying for.