Read this FAQ page to have your most pressing Legends Cafe questions answered. If you don’t see your question on the list, please email us and we will be happy to answer it 🙂
What does 'casting' mean?
Casting is a process of curating talent/people/models/folks for your project. Firstly the brand/client/collaborator tells us about the project and specs for talent. Then the Legends team goes searching & scouting for the individuals to help tell the proposed story. Once we find the ‘talent’, we gather their consent to be nominated for the project. If the talent and brand are interested in one another, then we work to agree on dates + rates, gather the talent’s info, and up-to-date photographs.
At this point, we create a package for the brand, which is essentially a PDF of all the people we find. We then send this package to the brand team, including the client, art director, casting director, producer, marketing director, coordinator, and maybe someone’s pup.
When the client selects their favorite people, we book them for the job! 🙂
What is a 'go see' / 'fitting'?
A ‘go see’ is when a collaborator reaches out and requests to meet and greet with someone from the package we sent or someone from our signed roster. If this is you, then you would go see the collaborator and meet with them. We promise this is not as intimidating as it sounds – you basically say hello and maybe try a few pieces of clothing on. It’s sort of like a job interview, but you don’t need to sell yourself or bring a resume. Occasionally, a go-see becomes more of a fitting session, in which case, you try on a few of the pieces you would be photographed in – if you booked the project – so the client can see how everything fits, looks, and feels. A official “fitting” before a shoot that you are confirmed for is different. See the q and a for that below.
What is a 'casting call'?
A casting call is when a client, brand, production office, producer, or project photographer calls in a few individuals (ie: the talent/models), one at a time, to do a quick version of a go-see. Casting calls can be 10 people or 100. An “open casting call” means that anyone can go. Always know your measurements when you arrive and be prepared to wait in line. We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes, tshirt and jeans. Wear your hair down, day makeup, no jewelry or hats. That is of course if you are comfortable with that.
Do you have open calls?
At this time, due to health and safety regulations, we are not hosting open calls – but hopefully in the future 🙂
Should I wear any makeup in my application photos?
Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. We prefer to see no makeup or day makeup but ultimately its up to you!
Can I submit if I don't have any modelling experience?
Living your life is all the experience required to be a Legend. 🙂
What should I do if I don't have any professional photos?
We prefer you not to have professional photos! What we really want to see is fresh, natural snapshots of you that any friend or family member can easily take on a phone or camera. They don’t need to be a pro, and neither do you!
Will I have to drop out of school?
This is up to you of course, but as far as “modelling” goes, it is not mandatory to quit school.
My sister / brother / cousin / friend would make a perfect Legend! Can I apply on their behalf?
Unfortunately, no. If they’re going to apply for a project, it’s up to them to submit. If you think they should then encourage them to apply. Boost their confidence! Offer to be their photographer!
What is a 'test photoshoot'?
A test photoshoot is traditionally your first photoshoot, used to capture your natural appearance and personal look. Together, we will discuss how you’d like to be portrayed, then we put together a very chill little shoot. For example, if you are hoping to book more athletic work, then we might choose to do your photoshoot at a tennis court. Sometimes a stylist will help, or an exceptional photographer will get involved. The final product is a batch of photos that we can use to nominate you for casting in future projects.
Test packages are available for sale in our SHOP or email us to inquire.
What are 'digitals' / 'polaroids'?
Digitals/Polaroids are natural photos of you. Shot on a plain backdrop. You should wear white and or basic colors. Fresh face, hair down. No hats, no jewelry, no heels, no bikinis. Take a few photos full body and a few portraits. Casual posing ~ nothing extreme.
What is a fitting?
A fitting is different then the go see try on session. A fitting that is scheduled after you have booked the project is to establish the outfits before the shoot. It is when the stylist, or whoever is in charge of putting the outfits together, has you try on all the looks they designed/put together. This usually takes place a few days or the day before the shoot. Sometimes right before the shoot on the same day. We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes that are easy to slip on and off and to not wear hats or jewelry.