Frequently Asked Questions
How does Vision agency work?
The number of requests for models we receive on a daily basis from production companies, photographers, casting directors, event organisers and business owners is increasing.
Our success in finding work for models is the quality of our talent profiles. It should be as easy as possible for a potential hirer to find the perfect model for their project. This is done by ensuring the portfolio pictures are of the highest standard. Ideally each model has a downloadable comp card.
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The application process
Prospective Models are asked to fill in a simple email form and attach a couple of pictures of baby. That’s all we need! We will reply to your email within 3 to 7 days. If you application is successful, you will receive a request to formally register with the agency and a profile page will be set up for baby. The portfolio pages can contain up to a maximum of 15 photos, a comp card and even video clips.
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If we like what we see in the application, you will be invited to register with the agency and you will undergo a quick assessment. Providing all goes well, you will be given the ability to upload professional pictures FREE OF CHARGE to kick start your profile page. You can also create a downloadable model card to go on the page FREE OF CHARGE.
What is the registration fee for?
In line with current legislation, we do not charge representation fees or any up front fees to find work. The fees charged are for the design, upload and maintenance of your portfolio on our website for one year.
It’s entirely your choice. Our advice is NOT to password protect your profile. If the portfolio is not password protected it will get a lot more viewings and consequently a lot more requests for auditions and bookings.
Upload your own pictures
All pictures that go on the profile pages must be up to date and to a professional standard. If you already have up to date professional pictures of your child you are welcome to send them to us and we will upload these pictures into your portfolio for you. If you or a friend have a decent camera, you are welcome to use them.
What is the hiring process?
Any business or production company applying to hire models go through a vetting procedure to establish their credentials and legitimacy.
Dates and model availability is checked with you, fees are negotiated with the client and you will then receive a confirmed booking for an audition or quite possibly, a paid assignment.
What is a Comp or Z Card?
Comp cards are also known as ‘Z’ or ‘Zed’ cards. They are usually around A5 in size and show several pictures of the model. They also contain the contact details of the agency who represents the model. You will find that printed comp cards are very useful when you attend auditions and bookings where they can be handed out to industry professionals that may be interested in hiring baby for future assignments. You can download these and print copies at home.
Who does the Agency accept?
We receive an average of 100 model applications a week depending on the time of year. Applications from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
Do we need professional photos?
When you make your initial application to join our agency, snap shots are fine – that’s all we need to see.
There is a a lot of advice on the web which says ‘No, professional pictures are not required. However, a quick look through many agency websites show some shockingly taken pictures of models from which a casting director has to make a snap decision. These pictures are often out of focus, badly lit, poorly composed and are, in short, totally unsuitable for the purpose. Simply put, professional photographs sell products and services. You need to give yourself the best possibly chance of getting booked.
Do I need a printed portfolio?
It is not essential but, as with comp cards, it is an extremely quick way to show off your talents to industry professionals during a booking or audition when they may be too busy to sit down at a computer and look at the online portfolio. It is definitely worth while having printed a portfolio if you can afford the extra expense. A printed portfolio consists of an A4 or A3 book with plastic slip in sleeves into which your portfolio photos can be inserted. Tear sheets from any magazine photo shoots can also be added.
How much commission do you charge?
The agency earns commission on securing you work. We deduct just 20% commission on assignments. So, for example, if you have worked for two hours (our minimum booking) and has earned $60 per hour, we would invoice the client for $120. When we receive payment, we would keep £30 (25%) and pay baby £90 (75%) This compares favourably to many other agencies who can charge considerably more.
Are model assignments guaranteed?
As an agency, we cannot guarantee you will find work. During the application process, we pick models that we think are going to do well. Ultimately is the client’s choice as to the which model they think is suitable.
Can I help myself to find work?
Yes! As a model, you should be very pro-active on your child’s behalf. You should immediately reply to any emails from us regarding bookings. Parents should also keep the portfolio pages up to date.
How much can I earn?
Assignments can pay anything between £60/hour to literally thousands of pounds for high profile TV advertising campaigns involving a buyout fee if you were chosen as a ‘featured artist’. When we email you confirmation of a booking it will inform you of the fee negotiated with the client for babies services.
What age groups are you looking for?
We represent models from all backgrounds and ages. We are also on the look out for pregnant ladies who very much in demand.
What days of the week do assignments happen?
Most of auditions, castings and confirmed bookings take place between Monday and Friday. Occasionally work will come in at the weekends and evenings. Work frequently come in at short notice, especially castings and photo shoots. So bear in mind that it pays to be as flexible as possible.
What makes your job quotes so special?
Sometimes, casting directors ask us to supply a list of baby models that we think are right for the job. We simply place all the model portfolios of suitable kids onto a hidden page on the website and email a link to the casting director. It’s fast, simple and extremely successful in getting kids booked out on jobs. Click on the link below to see what we mean.
Am I allowed to join other agencies?
We do not demand exclusivity. You are free to sign up with other agencies.
How do I join?
The first step is to to fill out the application form!
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