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Berlin: Model agency | CM Gosee Days for New Faces 11.8-14.8. – apply now!

Berlin – This summer we have a very special offer for you! 35° it will be this week in Berlin. Perfect for us CM Gosee Days. Instead of the big Berlin Fashion Week Casting we start our CM Gosee Days on Monday. Instead of 3 hours and up to 150 models we plan 5 days and single appointments – fitting to the current situation #staysave

Gosee Days instead of Fashion Week Casting

Your chance for a direct, personal appointment. This week our international booker Natascha is in town. Together with our head scout you have a unique chance to meet the team members you will be working with as a model. Instead of 2 minutes, a short hello and thank you very much, you will get a few insights into the work, processes and how you will be built up step by step as a Berlin model.

Normally we organize the big Fashion Week Castings in summer. At these castings there are sometimes up to 150 models per casting date. Because of this year’s situation, we have decided to redesign our summer Fashion Week Casting. Instead of a week with events, fashion shows and fashion fair, this year it’s 3 days of Gosees for New Faces.

Your friend should definitely become a model?

You know someone who should definitely start modeling? Then tell her or him now!

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You always wanted to apply for a model casting with CM, but so far there has never been the right moment, now it’s here!

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    How does a casting run?

    For our CM Gosee Days in August we have reserved three days and a separate model apartment, where models who travel to Paris from abroad usually spend their time. So we have an extra protected room and can use each Carsten as a single appointment.

    A casting appointment usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many details are added. For example, if you have already gained experience, your model portfolio is already a little set up or you have the prerequisites to work as a model in the big fashion metropolises.

    New Faces are young models between 14-18 years. This is the perfect age to start modeling step by step besides school. Learn more here:

    Dates and address

    Please understand that due to the current situation we will not hold large, open castings. Send us a short application for the casting days. Our model scout is looking through all applications 3 times a day.

    The casting location is centrally located at Hackescher Markt.

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      Be part of the next CM generation

      We are looking for the new generation! New Faces from Berlin.

      In September the new season starts, Modeling in Paris, London, Milan. For our professionals it goes, under all security measures, again on advertising productions, photo shootings and jobs.

      If you meet the requirements – In our model agency you don’t only have small jobs in and around Berlin, here you can get hold of big campaigns or even commercials. If the requirements are right, you can also work abroad as a model and be part of the Fashion Weeks, e.g. in London, Shanghai or New York.

      Did you know? CM is the only model agency in Germany that also produces its own fashion shows, like here at the last Berlin Fashion Week, for the grand finale on Saturday evening, by CM.

      Not only partners from our agency are guests, but also many media and celebrities. For example Sat1 with “Promis Privat” but also the last GNTM winner Simone Kowalski.

      Castings of Cocaine Models (Videos)

      Here a little insight, this is how model casting works.

      Berlin Fashion Week Casting

      Curvy Model Casting

      Internal Model Casting: Scouting for Milan

      As soon as you have worked as a model for 1-2 years besides school (build-up, not a full-time job), you will start your international modeling career after successfully completing school. Here you can see a small example of how international modelling is done for Paris and Milan.

      Catwalk Coaching: Training

      When many New Faces come together, we sometimes, once a year, organize an extra training for our New Faces, as preparation for the big brands.

      Casting Types For Modeling Jobs

      For models, castings are the most natural thing on earth. For runway shows, commercials or online shops. But overall for big clients and campaigns, clients require them. At castings, people involved like photographers or managers, marketing and sales can evaluate who fits perfectly into the look of the campaign. For bigger castings, there are casting agencies hired. One of the most famous casting agency in United States would be Rolf Scheider. He is known from the TV show “United States’s Next Topmodel“and many other television appearances. One of the important persons of the fashion world, you might get to meet when making it to the bigger castings.

      + Berlin | CM Gosee Days 11.08. - 14.08.

      4 days exclusive appointments: Instead of big Fashion Week Casting, this year with 4 days and single dates at the CM Gosee Days! You know someone who should definitely become a model? You always wanted to go to a model casting, but until now you have not had the time? Now you have 4 full days, from 11.08. to 14.08.2020 in Berlin. You can find all information here:

      Castings! Your daily business in cities like NY, Paris, London and Shanghai

      Dates for castings will be done in two ways. Either way that as many models as possible can attend or that only a selected number of models may attend. The bigger the job, and the more exclusive and small the pre selection is. The best jobs are only booked by the best agencies, when casting agencies are sure that only the best professional models will attend the casting.

      In general castings will always take place centrally. In the United States, a lot of castings are in Los Angeles and New York. This is also where the big agencies are located. And therefore, it makes sense for models to move to these cities at a certain stage. Appointments can be really time consuming and castings may take a couple of hours. And if there are thirty models ahead of you, you have to get used to spending time with your smartphone. Be patient and wait. Lots of models even learn for school or university while waiting at castings or jobs. E-castings are more comfortable and easier. They are also done for bigger jobs.

      So, let’s have a look at the different types of castings:

      Types of castings

      In general, you can differentiate between two categories: live castings and e-castings. Selected models send a self-made video for an e-casting, which has to comply certain requirements. That saves traveling, expenses, and organization. Live castings are more challenging. At model castings’, usually lots of different types are on location, not only models but also the team. Bigger castings are also full of helping hands and editors of magazines. You have to deliver what they ask, if it is a text you had to learn, dancing or acting. Gosees are the shortest form of castings. It doesn’t matter which casting you attend: every model wants the job and every model has a great book. You have to keep your self-confidence and charisma and doing all this without being nervous is really a challenge for younger models.

      Gosee: The short type of castings

      At gosees you have to capture the people with only a little effort. At castings, it is always about showing a natural image of you. You should not wear any makeup or too much styling when attending a casting. At gosees it comes down to your look and your measurements. You only get a few seconds to convince them. Even though you might bring your book or sedcard, at gosees that doesn’t really matter because there is not time to have a look at them. Therefore, it is important to be perfectly prepared. From being on time at the location to perfect clothing. And of course, never forget to be friendly and smile when introducing yourself. If you are meeting several people at the same time, look for one person that is standing towards you. Many models focus on one person in the jury that is directed towards them.

      If somebody likes you and smiles at you and others might not be interested, just focus on the person that likes you.

      Note > if you are standing in front of the jury: never greet them by handshaking. Nobody likes to shake the hand of forty of fifty people.

      Castings are mass events. In particular for new faces, castings are always a reality check. From twenty to two hundred models – castings are a real competition. You feel as model yourself, that they are very attractive, have a perfect body, are talented and are nice models. So, if you are not getting the fitting or job after a gosee, don’t be so hard on yourself or sad. Gosees are mostly for runway jobs and agency model castings. It is a chance to compare a high number of models within a short period of time and to get a quick result. For clients and jobs, castings are better. At live castings, you will have to play scenes with other models and at e-castings you will l have to say some lines for a commercial.

      Live casting: It’s up to you

      If you are invited from your agency to a live casting, you have good chances of getting the job. You have already been recommended as model and the client has already made a selection. With this invitation, you have already passed the pre-selection. Live castings consume time and money, and only models that have convinced the clients with their pictures will be invited. The clients now want to see you live. At live castings, you get the chance to show more of yourself. Usually it is your acting that they want to see, whether it is for photoshoots, of you playing a role with other models, for commercials and even saying some lines. Maybe a shoe company wants you to speak about the shoe for two minutes and tell them about your day. Another wants to see some sporty posing. Another casting would be you at a party, having fun, dancing although it is early in the morning. You have to be able to deliver all that when requested at all times.

      E-casting: Do it yourself

      If you participate in an e-casting it is mostly about campaigns that are big. For example, an international company is looking for new faces and that is why they do castings worldwide. Usually within the capitals of the respective countries in Europe, but also worldwide. You will get clear instructions by your agency on how to prepare the video and how to make it.

      The quality of the video is not so important here. Perfect light is more important than an expensive camera. You might have to make videos in the short-term or between jobs. You have to introduce yourself by name and as already mentioned describe your acting talent. The video will be sent to the client as onetake (without any editing) and he/she will make a pre-selection. E-castings are for bigger and/or international campaigns, but also commercials, shootings etc. With e-castings both sides save money and time. The final selection will then be booked or invited to a regular casting.

      Preparation for your next model casting

      How can you prepare yourself for a model casting? With gosees or live castings it is about convincing them of you – fast in order to get to the next round or fitting. For gosees or live castings a basic preparation is enough. Before we look at the details of your casting you should pay attention to these 9 bases and know them: simple clothing, no styling. For women a white top, black heels, simple jeans and bikini or nude underwear. Clothing has to be fit and tight so that the jury will see your body directly. That includes high heels, which you will put on before the casting. No make-up or styling. Men wear black pants, white shirts, and also no styling for our male models here. Bring your sedcard and model book with you. If you already had your first photoshoot your agency might have already printed sedcards and you should bring them. If you are standing in front of the jury you can leave your sedcard with them. When doing the selection later they will easily remember your face with the sedcard. Of course your book is also a pro, so bring it with you! You might not get the chance at every casting to show it to them (especially with gosees), but usually the clients take at least a few seconds to look at some pages of your book, at least the first ones. Read our checklist for the next casting: 9 important things for your next casting.

      Briefing and dates: Make a checklist

      Before you leave for your casting you will get an address from your agency. So always plan your travel in advance and you will not experience any bad surprises on the way and be on time. Again, we are getting back to being on time, like at the beginning of this book. Professional models always make a route planning. Clients and agency will expect you to be on time and trust is that is always paying off for you as model. Go to bed early enough so that you are fit and awake the next day. Grab a little snack before the casting so you are full of energy.

      So now you know what to expect from a gosee or casting. With the right and proper preparation, you will increase your chances of getting the job. Which means, being fit and well rested, prepared, on time and bringing all the necessary stuff with you: clothing, sedcards and modelbook. The procedure is always the same. You will enter the room, there will be a jury sitting somewhere, you introduce yourself and wait for instructions. At the end, you leave your sedcard, say thank you and leave the room. The more castings you do, the higher the chances of getting the jobs for photoshoots, campaigns and so on. In the next chapter, we will take a look behind the scenes of a modeling agency. How are enquiries handled? How is a selection made? Enquires, scouting and booking: here you will see again how important it is to work well and to collaborate!

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      Castings for jobs and agencies – The 9 most important things for your next casting

      For models, casting is the most normal thing in the world. Whether for fashion shows, commercials or online shops, most model jobs require casting by the customer. Competent persons such as photographers or people from purchasing/sales or marketing evaluate which model fits the imaginary look of the campaign perfectly. Casting dates are set so that as many models as possible can participate. Therefore, they are usually centrally located and take place over several hours. There are also e-castings for larger jobs. What types of castings are there?

      Castings – From Gosee to E-Casting

      In principle, there are three forms of castings. There are fast castings that we call Gosee, ordinary castings that require different qualifications (acting, sports, interaction, etc.) and e-castings, where the model does not meet the agency or the client live, but records a video that is then sent to the client by the agency or the agent. Here we once described the three basic types of casting for you. At the end you will also learn how to prepare yourself perfectly for a model casting for jobs. A Gosee is about quick convincing. Mostly to get into the next round or to get to the fitting. In the case of a gutter, basic preparation is often sufficient. These include:

      9 basics for your next model casting

      1. Fitted clothing
      2. close fitting, clean, white top for women or a shirt for men
      3. close fitting, clean, black trousers
      4. high shoes for women
      5. fine black or brown shoes for men
      6. bikini or skin-colored underwear
      7. Without Make-Up
      8. printed, high-quality sedcard
      9. Tip! For New Faces, a large-format, printed image with names and dimensions is often enough
      10. black, high quality model book

      Tip! As a beginner you don’t need a book, just take a smile with you to the casting!

      Gosee – The fast, mass casting for models

      At Gosee it all depends on you – you only have a few seconds to convince three or four people (jury) of you. Even though sedcard and model book are standard equipment for a model, both are rarely considered in Gosees, as there is simply no time to look at each book individually. Therefore, it is important to convince yourself as a person. With a smile on their lips, the right clothes and a friendly manner. Many models also focus their gaze on one of the jury members. Your goal is to catch or reach the people with little means. Either way, casting is always about showing a natural picture of you. That’s why make-up and styling should be avoided. All that matters is you!

      Gosees can usually be found in catwalk jobs and agency castings. Here it is possible to compare a large number of models within a relatively short time and to form an opinion.

      Live Casting – The Classic, show your talent

      If you don’t get a fitting or a job after a Gosee, don’t let your head hang down. As we have already written in our article about Berlin Fashion Week, castings are real mass events, especially for big customers. From twenty to two hundred models – castings are real competition. Here you can also feel as a model that there are many attractive, perfectly built, talented and likeable models and that you yourself are not the only model. Especially for newcomers, big castings are always a reality experience.

      But on castings you often have the opportunity to show more of yourself. Acting talent is often asked for. For example, one shoe manufacturer might want you to talk to a pair of shoes for three minutes, another wants you to see five sports poses in ten seconds. As a model you have to be able to call up all this spontaneously in a casting.

      Castings are the rule for jobs offered by your agency or your model agents. Here a recommendation has already been made for the model, the customer usually wants to know or see more directly.

      E-Casting – Selection based on your videos

      When you take part in an e-casting, it’s often about campaigns that are even bigger. For example, if an international company is looking for new advertising faces, the castings are carried out worldwide, often in the metropolises of the individual countries or regions. Digital videos showing the casting situation will be submitted in advance. That means you introduce yourself and branch as described above, for example acting interludes. The video is then sent as Onetake (without cut) to the customer, who can make a preselection for himself.

      E-castings are, as described, often used for large and/or international campaigns, but also for commercials, shootings, and much more. The advantage here is that neither the customer nor the model has to invest much time in casting, driving, etc.. This saves both time, the final selection is then invited to the regular casting.

      How to prepare for a model casting?

      Before going into the absolute details of a casting, you should first make sure you have your 9 basics together: Plain clothes, no styling. For women this means a white top, black, plain trousers and a bikini or skin-coloured underwear. No matter how, the clothes have to be figure-hugging, so that the jury can also get a direct impression of you. This includes high heels, which you put on directly before the casting. Make-up and styling should be completely dispensed with. Men also wear black trousers and a white shirt. Men also have to do without styling.

      Also take your sedcard and your model book with you! If you have already completed your first shootings as a model, your agency may have already printed your own model-sedcard, which you should always take with you. When you stand before the jury, you should leave your sedcard right there. This makes it easier for them to remember your face in the later selection after the casting. As a professional model, with many shootings, you may already have your own model book with you. Of course, your book is always an advantage, so take it with you! You don’t get to use your model folder in every casting (see Gosee), but the customer usually takes a few seconds to browse through the first pages of your book. Tip! Your strongest pictures should come at the beginning. Often the customer doesn’t have time to look at all the pages, so they only look at the first photos of you.

      Before you go to an audition, you will of course receive an exact address from your agency. Plan your trip in advance to avoid surprises on the way and always be on time with the customer. Professional models are especially good route planning, so Kudne and the agency can always rely on you and your p+nktlichs appearance – the trust always pays off for you. Go to bed early enough to start the day fit the next morning! Also grab a little snack before the casting, which you won’t lose your energy.

      Success at casting? Preparation is everything!

      Now you know exactly what is expected of you on Gosees and Castings. With the right preparation your chances of success increase. That means rested, well prepared, on time and with all necessary clothing and promotional material: Sedcard and Modelbook. The procedure is always the same, you enter the room, a jury is sitting somewhere, you introduce yourself, wait for instructions and instructions. At the end you hand in a sedcard, say thank you and leave the room. The more castings you create, the more chances you have of getting good jobs for photo shootings, advertising campaigns and the like.

      If you have any further questions, you will find more tips & information in the help section.