Kids who love being in front of the camera can have fun and earn money modelling. There are a lot of different ways to get started as a kid model. Firstly, you should investigate joining an agency if you haven’t already. This usually provides the gateway to auditions and modelling jobs. But for those interested, here are some of the popular kids modelling jobs available.
Print modelling is a great way to get started in the industry. You’ll be working with designers, photographers, and stylists to create images that will be used in catalogues, magazines and advertisements. Print models come in all shapes and sizes so you don’t have to be tall or thin like runway models.
Print modelling can also be more relaxed than runway work because there isn’t as much pressure on you to look perfect every time you are shot by the camera.
Commercial modelling is one of the most common types of kids’ modelling jobs. It’s also one of the easiest jobs to get, but it can also be a bit more challenging than others. In commercial modelling, you will be paid a fee for your time and efforts in front of the camera. You may be required to wear clothing from the brand that is sponsoring your commercial (or posing with products), so make sure you like what they’re offering before agreeing.
Runway modelling is probably one of the most widely known forms of child modelling. Models walk down a runway wearing high fashion clothes, often alongside other models and usually while music plays in the background. Runway models typically must be tall, thin and between 14-24 years old. However, there are still children’s fashion shows around the country too. It might not be Paris or Milan, but there are still jobs like this available for kids.
Acting opportunities in TV or film
While modelling is one form of performing art, acting is another. Many kids who enjoy modelling also thrive at acting, so it’s worth looking into. While your child may need a little experience for these jobs, they’re not out of reach.
- TV/film acting includes roles in television shows or movies that are filmed with professional equipment. There are varying levels of budget, scope and professionalism throughout the acting industry.
- Commercials are also an option. There are more of them, for starters. So, your child has a better chance of scoring a role in a commercial. Plus, it’s not a bad way to earn some extra money!
Your child doesn’t need to be an acting expert, but if they have a love of performing they should do well. Your agency can always help you find suitable opportunities.
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