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Modeling 101

Lesson 27 of 28

Final Runway Practice

 

Modeling 101

Lesson 27 of 28

Final Runway Practice

 

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Final Runway Practice

So you girls did your walks in front of me yesterday, and I'm just gonna do one sample. Walk of what? What is right? Um and it's very basic. So anyone that's watching I'm not trying to copy a Victoria's Secret walk or a particular designer style, something that you start with and something that they taught me. And I'm gonna take off my shoes. So that way, you girls can see my feet better, and I'm gonna come up. And normally when you're starting a runway, you're gonna have someone here saying I need the next girl. Please. Okay, so you're gonna be lined up. There'll be another girl here, and you've got to be quick but still walk to the pace of the music. Okay, you don't want to lose that, But you also have to come back and probably get dressed and your next outfit. And normally, if it's a decent runway show, they'll time you to where you have enough time to get dressed quickly and line back up and know where you are. So doing that, we get some music, so wait. Okay, so I kind of came back...

and pause because it is such a short runway and you need to find out to uni. Girls need to follow directions. There's always going to be a board if you're doing a runway hopefully or someone directing you. Okay, they might ask you to come pause. Okay. And then when you pivot and come back, you might have to walk straight off, or they might want you to re show the outfit again. Okay, every show is different, and it's also about timing with the next model, and they're gonna be coming in. So let's say you're walking down the runway on your times and all of this. And then here comes someone warp speed, you know, walking faster. It's gonna ruin the vibe off the sequence of the show. So it's definitely hitting your back feet of the song and understanding the direction of the designer or whoever's directing backstage how they want you to walk. Okay, So if I can get all the girls lined up and I will explain to you what I'm gonna want, I'm gonna want you to walk up to this point here, and I'm gonna want you to take your time. Like I had said, And you don't have to pose the way I did. I'm just being very generic. You could do this or you could do this, whatever. But it's about it's about pivoting. Okay, girls, it's not about or and you know it's about being smooth and graceful. And then I want you girls to come back, pause and then walk off gracefully. Okay, so it should never have a look of you rushing to get off to get to your next look. It should be right when you're hitting that curtain. That's when you're rushing, because you don't want people to see that too. Um, all right, so let's start. Let's have fun way. All right, So the girls were doing better, however, summer walking too fast or too slow. So could we start the song over and I'm gonna show you a little bit about finding your back beat, Okay? And it's I'm purposely so you guys can see my feet, but all right, so it's got this. It's not and it's not okay. It's getting comfortable and okay. Less poppy. But way girls walk together is that they were exiting the show and applauding designer. So let's have you all do it and time together. No, you're gonna go in a row. And what you're gonna do is you're in a calm. Okay? Okay. Slower. That's dead. So much better from yesterday. Better so much better. And you guys fall a great direction, and I definitely think, but now I think it's a big improvement. And the music really helps to sow practice in your bedrooms, practice with different heels, practice with different songs. And, um, we'll go ahead and we'll do another song, and I'm gonna throw out. Um, let's say we had a board back here and I were to say, OK, you guys were walking for the latest bridal designer in town, you know? And she wants you to be soft and sweet that, you know, you have to learn how to do that. If you're walking for an indie or an edgy designer and they want you to be a little more cool, then you need to show the audience and sell those type of clothing. Okay? Yeah, just see what song? All right, so let's make this about an indie hip designer selling jeans or I'm gonna try and sell these genes that he wants, so I'm gonna calm, look a little bored. Whatever. Play with pockets, come back and then so sell those jeans. You don't have to do what I do. I want you to do what You How you would do it. Great. Did a great job. Great, right. That wraps up our runway portion. The girls did an excellent job learning, and I felt like this was a great opportunity for them because we're definitely here to help each other and not break each other down. So you guys did awesome. The music helped. You didn't carry over the stiffness of the shoulders. And I saw with some in the clumping of the feet. So he really listened to the vice like I gave you yesterday and carried it over. And I guess if there any questions right now about runway, um, I can answer one or two and then we'll break down, um, tomorrow. All right. We do have we do have a couple of questions about music And is there a particular type of music that they should practice to? I work the better, um, tempos or be the tempos and backbeats if you can hear back. But every type of song. You know, if you're doing shows in Paris or New York or Milan are even local shows, they're gonna throw all sorts of songs that you and it's learning how to understand. Music is important as a model when you're walking in those shows and, um, so all all kinds, you know, help. And you really do need rhythm. Yes, if you don't, you have to learn. And I think it can be learned. You know you can definitely be learned and watch yourself film yourself. Have someone film you. It's gonna be a lot easier to see the mistakes you've made, even from an IPhone. Watching yourself, having your sister, your best friend or your boyfriend film you on pulling back your shoulders or loosening yourself up. If you can watch yourself in a video, it's a lot easier toe. Learn from the mistakes, so I have one final question for you. Yes, so when I was 15 or 16 my grandfather decided to give me for my birthday a photo shoot and I was that girl in L. A who wanted to be a model, Um, and like many girls in L. A. And like many girls out there. Um and I went Teoh, I got my photo shoot done, and I went to one agency and they said, Your look is to commercial and that was their feedback. And I walked away like, Oh, okay, Done. I'm not a model. My look is too commercial. Didn't even know what that meant. I didn't know anything. What kind of what? For people who are young and just getting into this, what are some final words of encouragement that you can give people to just keep going or, you know about hard knocks or what kind of final words do? Well, you know, I'm not an agent, so I can't really give opinions on if certain girls looks or certain ways or whatever, but like David said yesterday with the agency, and I'll be really brief, Um, send your picture out to more than just one person. Like I said, someone. There was a quote from Dita von Tease. I love her and she said, you could be the rapist, juiciest peach in the world. And someone might not like Peaches. So, you know, I always you know, that's why don't I don't really go by that, but um, just be realistic, Teoh or someone keeps telling you over and over and over again that you're to commercial. Then be commercial, make money. Commercial makes money. Um, go with that. Too many girls want to be so high fashion, and they just might not have that. And they should go with an opportunity to make a living off of what they're doing. Okay, that's what all models hoped for. In reality, it's a business you want to be able to pay your rent. You want to be able to have travel money and buy the latest Prada boot, you know, so it's about making money. And if that means your constant getting booked as a catalog model, great, you're being told your commercial great. But don't just go by one person's opinion. I definitely think you should keep trying. Or if it's if you're receiving, like 678 10 people telling you the same thing, or if you keep hearing from a photographer your awkward posing or your look frightened, then you know maybe there's some things that you should work on or maybe go a different direction. Try acting instead of modeling or, um, become a photographer, and I mean there's a different type of photographer. Fashion's not your niche. Be a lifestyle photographer, be a commercial. I mean, yeah, you know, Matthew was saying that. So definitely. And and then finally, what are their mentors out there in the world of modeling? Better there. No mentors. There's no information. I didn't get any help from anyone. After coming from top model, I was expected to know everything on it was mistakes along the way that I've made. It was advice that was given to me here and there from Booker's from agents from photographers. No. One, definitely. There's no book that's out there that I know of. Um, and I could only share my experiences and what I've learned working in this industry with other people who may be shared their experiences. But I don't feel like the truth is really known out there. And I hope that I've been able to debunk a lot of the myths and, um, offer the best I can this information out there, I'm sure if I went upto a model when I first started out, it was a top model. Hey, can you help me? Guarantee should be like, Who are you? So you know, that's just the reality. So, um, I had a great time here and hope I could help as much as I can and have fun doing it. Well, you truly have. I mean, everything you just said is in. That is awesome. Really? What you have done and just opened up a world of people who don't get to see this. Yeah, to get to see this. And so we have on behalf of the Internet, on behalf of all of us. Here, Creativelive, we want to give you a huge, huge global round of applause. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Class Description

Yoanna House (winner of America's Next Top Model season 2) is coming to creativeLIVE to teach you all about the modeling industry! This is the inside playbook of the modeling industry! What does it take to be a model? How do you get into modeling and become a model? How should you prepare for your first photo shoot? How do you find an agent? How to stay healthy and how to take care of your skin? During this 2-day workshop, fashion model Yoanna House shares her own experience and teaches the skills needed in various types of modeling: runway, commercial, high fashion, and more.

Photographers: interested in learning how to find and work with models? This course has some great techniques for you, as well as a rare interview with an agency booker who has insider information for you! Also check out the related Working with Models workshop with Matthew Jordan Smith!

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Tbh, this course should be mandatory viewing for all new models. A very insightful review of how it is to be a model, what is expected, what you can expect, how the industry works, what kind of modelling there is, how to deal with different types of photographers, catwalk, etc. Everything they should know but often need to learn the hard way. All masterfully presented by Yoanna House and Matthew Jordan Smith. Henrik "Imaginara" Bengtsson Sweden