Alycia Kaback and Colby KMM questions how someone studies to be an Actor!

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 At Colby KMM we know anyone who has looked into studying acting can recall hearing about an acting technique or “the method”. Sounds easy enough, right? Acting is a skill, therefore there must be some sort of method behind it- okay teach! Then, anyone who has studied acting learns that this “method” actually refers to about six different major acting techniques, and that actors are meant to figure out which works best for them. What sounded like an obvious and straight forward approach to the art of acting instantly turned into a daunting, confusing, and consuming task. However, speaking from a young actor’s point of view, it is not as bad as it may seem. The process to discovering which acting technique works best for you can be challenging; but it can also be an amazing opportunity for self-discovery which is extremely rewarding. It also helps to know a bit about each method before you begin to try them out, so here is a synopsis of each of the six major acting techniques, and a few other techniques that can be applied to any acting work!

The first thing at Colby KMM we tell anyone they need to know is that this “method” of which every acting teacher speaks, was originally developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky. Stanislavsky was a Russian actor, director, and mentor who lived from 1863-1938. He was the first man to propose the idea that there was a step by step, calculated process to the art of acting. When someone refers to “the method” this is what they are talking about; the process of living truthfully in an imaginary circumstance, as developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky. Through the years, however, this original method has been changed and adapted by practicing actors and teachers and from it has stemmed the six major techniques I mentioned earlier. Nonetheless, to understand any technique, you must understand where it originated, and that origin is Stanislavsky’s method.

1. The Stanislavsky System

Much of the Stanislavsky system revolved around the script itself. Stanislavsky believed that by breaking down the script you could further understand the character and the emotional qualities would evolve through this process. He said that the first thing needed to developing a character was to identify the characters super-objective. This is the over-all goal that the character wants to achieve. The next step would be to identify the obstacles, or the things that can prevent the character from achieving his/her goal. Next would be to identify the tools or methods used to overcome these obstacles. The script would then typically be broken down to units and bits. These are small objectives and methods used to reach the overall goal; bits make up the units, and the units make up the whole. Lastly, one would define actions for each line. These are identified through action verbs so there is a clear focus on what the goal is line by line. Stanislavsky believed that the best way to communicate these objectives truthfully was through emotional memory. He would ask his students to do this by recalling their own experiences in which they felt the emotion they were trying to portray in a scene and then try to recreate this emotional reaction. This was often successful; however, it also often proved to be ineffective. This was because some students would dig so deep into their emotional past that they would have mental break downs and no longer be in control of the emotion they were trying to portray. While this may have appeared to be very convincing, I don’t believe the actor must have felt too great afterwards!

2. The Chekhov Technique

Mikhail Chekhov worked very closely with Stanislavsky at the Moscow Art Theatre. He is considered to be Stanislavsky’s greatest pupil; however his approach to acting is inherently different. I have recently spent a term devoted to the study of this technique and it is both extremely rewarding and extremely hard to explain, so bare with me!

The Chekhov Technique revolves around the use of the imagination and the actor’s physical connection to his imagination, his intuition, and mind as one whole, cooperative unit. Perhaps the most important detail in this technique is the use of the imagination. The actor must be able to imagine great images and sensations within himself and his surroundings and be able to immerse himself in these imaginings to perform any of this acting method.

Chekhov believed that all movement and motivation for movement should begin in one of the three centers, these are the will center (the pelvis), the heart center (the middle of the chest), and the knowledge center (the head). He believed that use of each center would produce a different quality and an entirely different take on a character. These centers could also be used to develop the same character at different emotional states. He would teach his students to associate certain images to certain centers, to help further express different emotion. Some images one might play with is the image of a sun, growing warmer and warmer within the will center, and then expanding as far as possible; this image may help to express a feeling of growing passion, for example. Another might be an ice box in your heart center; this image may be used to express someone who is hardened and cold toward a certain person or object. These images are totally up to the actor’s discretion. The goal is to choose an image that you can associate with the quality you are trying to portray and let it resonate within you until that quality becomes innate.

Chekhov also believed that qualities of movement must be applied to each and every movement made. The qualities of movement he worked with were moldingfloatingflying, and radiating. He would teach students to apply these qualities, again, using imagery work. The quality of molding is often performed by moving as if you are surrounded by clay, floating can be accomplished by imagining you are a piece of seaweed under the water, flying is done by picturing you are a leaf on the wind, and radiating is performed by imaging you are a growing beam of light, expanding on all sides. (It is important to note that these specific images are not a requirement- just a suggestion that Chekhov found to be effective. Any actor can choose whatever imagery works best for him.)

Chekhov would also apply the role of the atmosphere into any scene. When he referred to the atmosphere he meant the overall mood or air of the scene- which could be different for everyone involved. This would affect any and every move made by someone within a scene- just as it would in everyday life.

Another part of the Chekov technique that makes it so appealing is its use of physiological gesture. This is a technique based on the idea that within every human is archetypical gestures that expresses these six statements: I want, I need, I feel, I yield, I stand my ground, and I reject. It is believed that these basic statements can be found within any action. The way physiological gesture works is the actor chooses his/her objective and simplifies it as much as possible (it does not necessarily have to be one of these statements) an example of this might be “I want to love” or “I want you to stop”. Then the actor has to allow his body to begin to react intuitively to this objective when spoken. After finding the slightest reaction within the body the actor is expected to drop the phrase and let his body take over. When done correctly the movement should provoke a deep and real physical emotional response to the desired objective. This makes it easy to conjure up difficult emotions at the drop of a dime, simply by doing the gesture that works best for you! I can speak from personal experience when I say that this truly works! It really is an amazing experience, although it takes a lot of getting used to. The whole prospect of the Chekov work needs to be done with as little sense of ego as possible. It is somewhat eccentric work but I believe it really makes the work about the actor as a person- strengthening the performance to a new level

3. Method Acting (The Lee Strasberg Method)

What most would refer to as “Method Acting” is the method that was adapted directly from the Stanislavsky System, developed by Lee Strasberg. This method was designed to help actors conjure up real thoughts and emotions in imaginary circumstances. Before you chose if this method is for you, I believe you should highly consider what it is like to have a real emotional release. This method of acting can result in outstanding performances- mainly because any emoting done by the actor is actually occurring rather than appearing to occur.

This result is achieved, for the most part, through sense memory and emotional memory training. The idea of sense memory is fairly easy to grasp. Here’s an example of how sense memory would  work: The smell of my mother’s perfume is one I would recognize anywhere. If I smell it I am immediately overwhelmed with thoughts of mom, and associate these thoughts with warmth, love, and safety. If in a scene I ever needed to reproduce how this makes me feel, I would simply remember the scent of this perfume, and theoretically this should trigger such emotions. Students use sight, sound, touch, and smell to explore experiences in their own life and apply the reactions to these experiences within a scene.

After sense memory has been strengthened through various exercises, method actors then begin to use the sense memory to remember and recreate the strong emotions associated with a given sense memory. This is referred to as emotional memory. There are many exercises use to strengthen this skill- as the overall goal is to bring on the desired emotional response at the drop of a dime; this is a huge reason why this method is so popular amongst film actors!

As most of the acting techniques, the Strasberg Method relies heavily upon relaxation. Strasberg believed that in order to create the most open and responsive actor, their bodies must lack any tension whatsoever. A great deal of this method revolves around meditation and the release of tension throughout the body. As I said before, one must highly consider themselves before choosing to work on this method, as it can bring up enormous emotional release that not every person can handle. Some of the greatest method actors of our time have used this tool to live their career to the fullest such as Daniel Day Lewis, and Robert De Niro. On the other hand, Heath Ledger, another incredible method actor, is speculated to have been driven mad by his method work on the role of The Joker in The Dark Knight. This work is highly rewarding, however it is also highly taxing on the mind of the actor.

For many method actors, exploring a character often involves completely immersing themselves in the character and not coming out of it. They truly become the character in every sense. Daniel Day Lewis is notorious for this, and his fellow cast members can testify to that! Here’s a video if Joseph Gordon Levitt describing his interactions with Lewis on the set of Lincoln.

 

4. The Meisner Technique

Sanford Meisner, the founder of the technique, defines acting as “living (or doing) truthfully under imaginary circumstances”. A lot of people think of Meisner as ‘repetition technique’, but that is only its most basic form. What the technique really stresses is the reality of doing. Emotion, Meisner teachers believe, is brought to the surface through the action. Because acting is, essentially, performing a series of actions, the Meisner technique stresses the importance of putting your all into those actions. For instance, if you have to sew a piece of clothing perfectly, put 100% of your attention into making every detail perfect. You cannot divert your attention from this task even for a second because you’re focused on making sure you cry on cue or waiting for the next actor to enter the scene. If you don’t set up a reality where that article of clothing has to be sewn perfectly, what kind of world are you setting up for the audience? One that is not based in truth. It’s not interesting to just watch a person cry. It’s interesting to see what spontaneously comes out of the struggle of doing. Doing doesn’t always have to be a physical act (such as sewing, cleaning, cooking, etc.) Listening and responding truthfully to what your acting partner is saying fall under the category of active doing. A two year conservatory program in the Meisner Technique strips the daily niceties and airs of actors to get down to their guttural response (in the 1st year), and then gives the actor tools (i.e. point of view, impediments, fully realized objectives, etc.) to build characters from that place of truthful response.

5. The Stella Adler Technique

Stella Adler was an actress who studied under Stanislavsky. However, Adler did not believe, like Stanislavsky had, that an actor needed to relive past experiences to connect to the play. She developed her own method in which the major belief was that an actor had to rely on his/her imagination to fully believe in the circumstances of the play. Adler believed that acting is doing, and that you must constantly be performing an action and in doing so, find his conflict in this action. Every action done must have justification. She also believed that an actor must use his imagination to create the world around him, using every detail, down to the most miniscule. She believed that if the actor could truly see the world around him, the audience would see through his eyes. If you could not tell already, much of Adler’s technique pertains to thinking and analyzing. A deep analytical understanding of the script was a necessity to performing your role. She thought that you must know and understand the piece you were performing as much as humanly possible in order to perform it truthfully.

Another really important tool in Adler’s method is size. She pushed her actors to be bigger in everything they did. Their voices and bodies must be strong, and they must always be searching for the bigger meaning in the text.

6. The Uta Hagan Method

Uta Hagan was a well renowned German-American actress of the 1900’s. Much of Hagan’s approach revolves around specialized exercises used to hone in on the tools she felt every great actor must possess. These tools often pertained to behavior in a given circumstance. She believed that there was a given set of behavior that pertained to circumstances such as these and it should be recreated accurately to enhance the scene.

Another thing we focused on was “the moment before,” in which we would have to identify specifically what happened before the moment the scene began and consider how this would affect us at the start of the scene. An exercise used to explore this is one known as “Three Entrances” in which a student comes through a door three separate times, each time using a different moment before. After entering through the door the student would only react to that moment before- the moment unseen- and then the exercise would end.

Utah Hagan also used Stanislavsky’s approach to breaking down the script, and applied the “as if” technique as well. This meant that she would ask actors to perform a scene “as if” they were acting a circumstance they could relate to. My acting teacher at the time always found this particularly effective as opposed to imagination, and she would use an example from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to explain why she felt this way. She said, “A line in The Crucible is ‘I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine,’… how the hell are you supposed to imagine how you would feel if that happened!? You can’t possibly relate to seeing that because you never have-its bullshit,” she so eloquently put, “But you have experienced circumstances in which you felt scared and alone, use those!” What my teacher was saying was that someone playing this particular role should be acting “as if” they were in the circumstance that they have actually experienced when they felt scared and alone- and not the circumstance they are actually trying to portray at all, because they do not have that experience to draw on as an emotional trigger.

8. The Suzuki Method

Suzuki is a Japanese movement technique designed to help actors ground themselves within their bodies and characters. Most people tell stories with words and facial expressions, but in Suzuki both of those outlets are taken away from you. The face is in a constant state of relaxation “cool face”. Some teachers will allow expression through the eyes (crying, ‘smeyesing’, etc.) and others discourage it, this depends on the class. The form is rigid, and the actor’s knees are constantly slightly bent, rooting his body to the floor. The actor is forced to express himself fully within the constraints of the form. Suzuki is also endurance and strength training since most of the exercises are extremely taxing on the lower body.

9. The Alexander Technique

I had the privilege of studying the Alexander Technique with one of its nationally renowned trainers, Meade Andrews. Besides the fact that Meade is one of my favorite people on the planet, I have so many reasons to say that this class was my favorite and most beneficial class I have ever/ will ever take. I recommend the Alexander Technique to EVERYONE- actor, singer, dancer, teacher, banker, farmer, mother, you name it. This is because the Alexander Technique is focused on regaining our innate movement patterns that have been lost to years of tension built up within the body.

The body is built to be completely agile, flexible, and responsive to impulse. So why is it that so many people deal with musculature pain and limited mobility everyday of their lives? It is because over the years we lose this natural grace with which we are born. We lose this due to tension. Tension can be caused by numerous factors; stress, injury, a poor night’s sleep, and so much more. This tension can often lead to mobility habits, such as walking with a certain limp or swagger or having a slouch. The truth is that these habits only retain tension and it gets progressively worse. This tension stops us from responding truthfully to our minds intentions regarding movement. The Alexander Technique helps to relieve these tensions and break these habits, allowing us to return to our natural and healthy movement patterns. One example that was completely eye opening to me was this: Picture a baby, sitting upright on his bottom, for hours. Before a baby can walk all they do it sit up, and they have no problem doing so! An adult generally cannot sit upright without back support for more than a few minutes. I know I can’t! This is because this baby is free from habitual tension, and is able to float around his natural center of gravity- without effort. The truth is, it should take very little effort to move your body- it’s made for it! The Alexander Technique helps us to find the natural center of gravity and use it to motivate all movement. It is like learning to walk again. I experienced so many benefits from taking this class. I lost back pain and shoulder tension that had been with me for years. Most importantly, from an actor’s standpoint, it really helped me to be organically responsive to impulses. Once some excess tension was stripped away my body was significantly more in-tune with my mind and its innate intentions of movement. This technique can and should be paired with any other acting technique or any life-style.

Now that you have read this article everyone at Colby KMM sincerely hope you are excited to begin your work as an actor. While the process may be a long one, the entire journey is rewarding and beautiful if this is something you truly love. While acting is often taught using these already formulated techniques, remember that someone created these because they felt they had a better approach to an art and they wanted to share it with the world. Do not think that you have to choose one of these methods to find your way as an actor! No matter what you study it is imperative to understand that this art is developed within the artist, and your technique may be entirely different than any before. Being a good actor relies heavily on knowing yourself. Use these techniques as a guide line to find the actor you are, as no two are exactly the same.

 

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS IS NOW REPRESENTING NADIA TALEL SAG-AFTRA

KABACK MODEL MANAGEMENT IS NOW MANAGING SAG-AFTRA MEMBER NADIA TALEL

The It Factor Productions represents models, actors, dancers, and musicians at all levels of their career.  KMM Talent has the resources to help talent who have never done anything like this before as well as Oscar winners who are in KMM’s Celebrity division.   Today, Alycia Kaback and everyone at The It Factor Productions is proud to announce that we are working with SAG-AFTRA member Nadia Talel who will be attending our VIP Talent Connect Entertainment Networking Event in NYC on December 14, 2013.

Kaback Model Nadia Talel’s television acting resume credits include: Einstein: Theory of Love, CBS’s Loving Leah, Boris Godunov Interview, Varsity. She also has credits in film and theatre.  Alycia Kaback also found out she’s a smart cookie– Nadia Talel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University.

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS EXPLAINS SAG-AFTRA

When we say that Nadia Talel is SAG-AFTRA, you might be wondering what that means.

SAG-AFTRA is a union, which represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.  Once you are a member, you must abide by the rules of membership, starting with Global Rule One and the No Contract/No Work Rule. And never accept work during a Union strike!

To qualify for SAG-AFTRA membership performers may join SAG-AFTRA upon proof of employment. Employment must be in a principal or speaking role in a SAG film, television program or commercial.  Background Actors may join SAG upon proof of employment as a SAG–covered background player at full SAG rates and conditions for a MINIMUM of three work days subsequent to March 25, 1990. Employment must be by a company signed to a SAG Agreement under which the Producer is required to cover background actors. Proof of employment must be in the form of original paystubs or a payroll printout faxed from the payroll house. Such documents must provide the same information (name, Social Security number, etc.) as listed above.

There is an initial fee of $3,099, then each SAG-AFTRA member pays annual base dues of $198.00. In addition members pay 1.575% of all individual earnings under SAG or AFTRA contracts between $1 and $500,000.  This all worth it because you are not eligible for certain types of jobs unless you are a member.  However, you should discuss it with your agent before you make the decision to join.  Not everyone is ready to compete on that level and membership also means that you cannot take certain lesser roles.

For more news on SAG-AFTRA actors check out The It Factor Productions at this link.

Modeling career opportunity with Hollister through the It Factor Productions

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS IS LOOKING FOR MODELS WHO CAN MODEL FOR HOLLISTER

Founded in 2000, Hollister Co. is a division of Abercrombie & Fitch co that also offers plenty of opportunities for modeling for Hollister.

As you already know, modeling for Abercrombie was a huge foot in the door for plenty of today’s top celebrities, and the same can be said for Hollister.

Hollister is a lower priced clothing brand designed to attract 14 to 18 year old customers, and they have done a great job of doing it. Walk into pretty much any high school in the United States and you will see Hollister clothing on all of the students.  Since Hollister’s target market is teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18, they are in need of teenage models to represent their brand and drive sales.

 If you have ever wanted to be a fashion model, this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the fashion modeling world by modeling for Hollister. Just as their parent company Abercrombie has done for so many celebrities before you, Hollister is a great way to build your modeling resume and become successful in the competitive world of fashion modeling.

 HOW TO START MODELING FOR HOLLISTER THROUGH THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS

Put together a modeling portfolio
Get professionally taken headshots

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be submitted to modeling jobs, including Hollister modeling jobs if we have them available.

Breaking into the fashion modeling market is competitive, but you can stand out from the competition by putting together a solid portfolio and having professional Headshot photographs taken. However, modeling for Hollister is a great way to break into the competitive modeling world and right now is one of the best times in history to do so.  So don’t think twice, start your modeling career with Hollister today!

Learn more about modeling from The It Factor Productions.

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS TALENT SCOUTS AND ALYCIA KABACK TO LOOK FOR NEW FACES AT ROYALTY PAGEANT IN PENNSYLVANIA

Join The It Factor Productions CEO of Kaback Model Management, Alycia Kaback for the 1st Annual Royalty Pageant held at Genetti’s Best Western in Hazleton, Pennsylvania! If your child is interested in becoming a model, actor, or actress, pageants are a great way for your child to gain exposure as an entertainer.  This pageant will be especially helpful if you want to know how to get signed by an agency as The It Factor Productions talent scouts and Alycia Kaback will be looking for new faces to scout who may be eligible to get signed by our agency/ model management company in Pennsylvania, Kaback Model Management or KMM Talent.

For more information on Kaback Model Management and The It Factor Productions and Alycia Kaback, click here.

Talented kids will be competing in categories that include Beauty/Eveningwear, Swimwear, Talent, Photogenic, Glitz and Your Choice!

Entrance form deadline is July 1st! Please have all entrance forms and payments in by this date! Make all checks or money orders payable to:

Royalty Pageants LLC
Po Box 192, Harleigh, PA 18225

Everyone at The It Factor Productions is excited to see the talented children win prizes at the competition and wonder which kids will get signed to the agency in Pa, Kaback Model Management.

 

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS CONGRATULATES WILLIAM AND KATE ON THE NEW ROYAL BABY

THE ROYAL BABY BOY –A JOY FOR EVERYONE AT THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS

Alycia Kaback and Everyone at The It Factor Productions / VIP Talent Connect is delighted at the news that Duchess of Cambridge, Kate has given birth to a son.  And that was exactly what she was hoping for – a son.  Her dream came true at 4.24pm. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of his son who weighed 8lbs 6oz and said “We couldn’t be happier.”  The Royal Family will not visit the hospital as it demands an extra level of security which could cause disruption.

The Prince of Wales said that “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

As Alycia Kaback, CEO of The IT Factor Productions, recalls the birth of her first niece a few years ago, she understand what a big, life changing experience this is for the whole family.

VIP TALENT CONNECT AND THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS CELEBRATE

You may be wondering what this has to do with becoming a model, refining your acting skills, getting seen as a musician, or landing gigs as a dancer.  The It Factor Productions and VIP Talent Connects focus isn’t how to become famous; it’s about making dreams come true and all of life’s successes on the way.

Again, The It Factor Productions congratulates the Duke and Duchess on their Royal Baby Boy – may their family feel a little bit more complete with their new addition.

Read more from The It Factor Productions and VIP Talent Connect, here: http://tagvip.com/news/the-it-factor-productions-ryan-huttar-gets-aftra-card/

KMM/COLBY Model Ryan Weaver Casted for music video “Good Time”

Here at the It Factor Productions, we are proud to announce that our KMM/COLBY model, Ryan Weaver who was scouted on the streets of Philadelphia, is consistently working all around the city of New York, the number one fashion city in the world. He is working in both TV and film print, and he is also in the new music video, “Good Time”, by Carly Rae Jensen featuring Owl City. Check out the video, and keep your eyes out for him!

The It Factor Productions/KMM model Mark Mandia was requested by Michael Bay shooting

Here at the It Factor Productions, we have many success stories about our talent that is signed with us. One story that we are so happy about is our model Mark Mandia who was requested by Michael Bay to meet for an upcoming movie that he is directing. Michael Bay is an award winning commercial and music video director. He is one of Hollywood’s boldest feature film directors, is the director of the latest “Transformers” movie, “Bad Boys” movie starring Will Smith, “The Rock” starring Nicolas Cage, “Armageddon” starring Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis, as well as many more well known movies. We are excited to see what turns out with the meeting between Michael Bay and our model Mark Mandia.

THE IT FACTOR TIPS: HOW TO BECOME A VICTORIA’S Secret MODEL:

If you’ve ever wondered how to model for Victoria’s Secret, look no further. The It Factor Productions got the modeling secret that Victoria has been keeping locked up for a long time.

  • Ideal height to start modeling for Victoria’s Secret is 5 foot 9 inches.
  • An ideal measurement for a Victoria’s Secret model is 34-24-34.
  • It goes without saying, but you must be in good shape.
  • That’s it, the 3 secrets to qualify you for your dream of modeling for Victoria’s Secret.
  • … But, we’re not going to leave you hanging there. There’s also a few other tips we have for you to increase your chances of modeling for one of the most popular brands in America.

VICTORIA’S SECRET MODELING TIPS

  • Edward Razek – He’s the man responsible for choosing who walks down the Victoria Secret runway. Get to know everything you can about Edward. If you have him on your side, you’ll greatly improve your chances of modeling for Victoria’s Secret.
  • Easier said than done, but land as many magazine covers as you can. This is just like any other business – okay, not really, but in the sense that an impressive resume goes a long way it is.  Modeling is competitive, we’ve said it time and time again here at The It Factor Productions. If you want to stand out from the competition you need to work harder, longer, and have an impressive resume.
  • Invest in a nutritionist and personal trainer. Have you seen a VS model lately? They’ve killer bodies, and if you want to be walking the Victoria’s Secret runway with them then you better be in shape too.
  • Market yourself properly. Your agent will help you with this.
  • Have a set of professional photographs taken for your modeling resume and portfolio. Model scouts need to see what your capable of and the best way to showcase that is by having a set of professional photographs.
  • Attend as many open castings as possible. It will give you experience and build your portfolio. Luckily we have a ton of modeling jobs available here at The It Factor Productions so make sure you take advantage of them by following the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Even if you get rejected, keep working towards your goal. Every single KMM modeling success story, without exception, has experienced rejection sometime in his or her life. Very few people in this world experience immediate success.
  • Victoria’s Secret holds a fashion show competition. Enter their competition and knock it out of the park, this is probably your best bet.

Now there’s a good start to modeling for Victoria’s Secret if I ever seen one. Good luck on your modeling quest and feel free to write us in if you have any other tips that you feel may help other aspiring models, or even to let us know how these tips worked out for you.

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS’ ALYCIA KABACK MEET WITH RAY PARK

Networking is what we do at The It Factor Productions and that’s exactly what Alycia Kaback, our CEO, was doing a couple weeks ago when she met Ray Park.

Ray Park  is a Scottish actor, stuntman and martial artist, best known for playing Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Toad in X-Men, Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Edgar on Heroes.  Alycia Kaback was so excited to meet him as Heroes is one of her very favorite shows.   

We’re very excited to announce that Ray Park was very interested in the possibility of working with The It Factor Productions on the next VIP Talent Connect Networking Event coming up in December 2013.  Nothing is set in stone yet, but all the staff at The It Factor Productions have their fingers crossed.

The next VIP Talent Connect Networking event looks like it might be the best of the year.  Find out about other exciting this happening at The It Factor Productions.

THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS A LINGERIE FASHION WEEK MODELING SUCCESS STORY

 

KMM MODEL SARAH TYMON BOOKS CASTING FOR LINGERIE FASHION WEEK THROUGH THE IT FACTOR PRODUCTIONS

Of all the KMM Models that The It Factor Productions’ submitted to Affinitas & Parfait for Lingerie Fashion Week, Kaback Model Management’s Sarah Tymon was selected by the casting director to come in for a go see. Affinitas makes it her mission to bring beautiful lingerie to women around the world seeking sophisticated & quality lingerie. To achieve this goal, each piece of Affinitas lingerie is crafted with creative, fashion forward designs, fine, soft-to-the-touch materials, and a special attention to superior comfort and fit. Sarah has a great body to be a lingerie model. That’s a shot of her from her professional modeling portfolio to the left.  Obviously not everyone can model for lingerie.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A LINGERIE FASHION MODEL?

A proportionate, standard sized figure is necessary to fit into designers’ standard sized samples; clear skin will make photographers more willing to work with you, especially on an ongoing basis; and you should keep yourself generally well maintained (this includes things like your hair cut and color, clean and trimmed or manicured nails, no habitual giant bruises, scratches, or sunburns, etc).  No, you don’t have to look like a Victoria’s Secret model, unless you want to model for Victoria’s Secret. There are plenty of more curvy lingerie companies.  Parfait by Affinitas is for more curvy girls; however, you’ll notice that while the girls who model Parfait are bigger, they are still fit, have firm legs and a smooth stomach.

Watch the video below to see what the Affinitas & Parfait show was like at Lingerie Fashion Week last year.

http://youtu.be/zIh4mUekUWU

Everyone at The It Factor Productions hopes to see KMM Models’ Sarah Tymon in the next video from Affinitas & Parafait.  Stay tuned to find out if she got the part and in the meantime, check out some more modeling success stories from The It Factor Productions.