2013 Matches

2013 Matches:

Studio Artist Veronica Cianfrano & Tori Adamo, Painting/Drawing '15

Jennifer Schick of PHAIR & Sydney Andrews, Multidisciplinary '14

Studio Artist Kay Healy & Tim Martin, Animation '15

Kay Healy & Monica Morris, Sculpture '15

Studio Artist Michele Kishita, & Alexandra Coultas, Painting/Drawing '14

Michele Kishita & Phillip Mastrippolito, Painting/Drawing '15

Nicolette Marinos of Sandbox Studios & Morgan Beye, Photography '15

Friday, May 31, 2013

Models Galore

I spent Wednesday and Thursday this week completing day two and three at Sandbox Studios. I believe I'm finally getting used to the Philly to NYC commute. Let me start by saying, I had no idea truly how many models were on the market, and the steep competition between them. I was asked to come in to complete a specific project for them involving their Target models binder. To start my day with a binder this large was a little intimidating.

My first job was to sort through the binder and update the excel worksheet. This was my first time ever using excel, and I was excited how easy I found it to use and to be able to gain some basic useful knowledge about the application. 
I learned Target is extremely specific with the models used for their fashion shoots. They use three companies, FORD, Wilhelmina, and NEXT management and pick specific models for their different brands that include Merona, Missoni, C9, Xhil, and Converse One Star. Some models are approved for more than one, there are specific plus size models and junior models as well. My second task once I updated their current list was to update a new list sent over from target that involved me finding the specific models online and adding them into the worksheet. 
I was pleased to have finished the tasks by the time I had to leave. I really learned that true focus pays off. I got to work in a studio that was shooting Calvin Klein still lives so whenever I took a short break it was fun to watch the photographer work. 

Since I was asked to come in twice that week I spent my first night in the city in Brooklyn at Pratt University with a close fried. It was fun to stay over, and I was excited to get an early start at Sandbox the following day. 

Thursday might have been my favorite day there so far. Each day I get to learn and watch and do something exciting and new. The previous week I had hung, tagged, and prepared the Calvin Klein underwear for a shoot. When I came in Thursday, I learned I got to be in the studio where the shoot was taking place. It was my first time ever getting to watch a professional on model shoot. Although, the stylist and stylist assistant were in dire need of extra hands, so I spent about 6 hours steaming CK clothes for a shoot the day after. They were extremely grateful, and I was happy to help, and learned how to steam clothes properly! 

While steaming I had time to speak with the stylist, the assistant, and makeup artist and learned a lot from them! I was excited to finish up the job and had a few minutes to sit in on the actual shoot. I got to sit behind the photographer and watch as he worked. 

The photographer even took the time to look at my website and gave me some great advice on what to add into my professional portfolio. Overall it was a greta two days at Sandbox. I'm having a great time and learning so much from so many different people! Until next week! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update, Morgan. It sounds like you're making some great connections, picking up some practical skills, and having fun! Your photos are fabulous, too.