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Dec 31, 2014 06:49 |  #1

I'm thinking about working with a model to augment my presentations, i.e. model facing front but pointing to her left. In Powerpoint, the person would then be pointing at the first item in a list, and so on.

As far as the whole model thing goes, I have many questions.

What is a reasonable hourly rate for a model? I might go for some sort of TFP arrangement, unless models are cheap enough.

What are the better ways to find a legitimate model?

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Dec 31, 2014 11:39 |  #2

If I am understanding correctly you want someone to help you physically while you do PPT presentation, not to take a picture of a model and place the image within a PPT presentation itself. In that case the person does not have to be a model, just someone attractive enough to be eye candy for your presentation that can point to the PPT presentation on the big screen.

I think for this type of work $20/hour would be a lot in Iowa. You can try ModelMayhem for more established models and it doesnt hurt to try posting a free ad on Craigslist. In both places you can find TFP & cheap hourly rates. I would post an ad on CL for TFP and see who bites. While you wait for some action you can browse thru existing models on MM and see if they will accept TFP and/or maybe someone has the look that you want and you will pay hourly.


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Dec 31, 2014 12:26 as a reply to  @ dkizzle's post |  #3

The plan is to take pictures of the model for use inside the powerpoint presentation. I'll take a look at ModelMayhem for local talent.


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Dec 31, 2014 14:37 |  #4

If your just looking for a model in a simple shirt and pants/skirt and only need poses of her pointing at a few different angles your probably going to look at around $50. Unless your offering some head shots or something TFP they will want to make it worth their time plus gas money.

A lot of models have minimum rate because $20 for an hour when they have a 1/2 hour each way commute isn't necessarily worth their time.

As dkizzle said model mayhem is good place to start. If you post that your paying in the subject line of your emails you will get a lot more responses vs. TFP emails.


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Jan 02, 2015 06:06 |  #5

Now since I have a clear picture of what you want I want to suggest CL again. Since its a very simple job you should be able to get someone for free for TFP. It's free to post an ad and you can explain that its a very simple job and that you will provide the model with copies of the pictures from the shoot. Ask models to bring 3 different outfits and you will be able to take more pictures for your PPT use as well as to offer to them as TFP compensation. It can be a big time saver when you post a free ad that takes you 5 mins and you wait for those that are interested to contact you. Going to MM and to look thru dozens of profiles and to contact some of them offering your TFP will be time consuming and in my opinion should be done as a secondary step.


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Jan 02, 2015 12:14 |  #6

You'll have no problem finding a model for free/tfp.

You might have a problem finding a GOOD model on Craiglist for free/tfp.


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Jan 02, 2015 17:46 |  #7

nathancarter wrote in post #17362283 (external link)
You'll have no problem finding a model for free/tfp.

You might have a problem finding a GOOD model on Craiglist for free/tfp.

if you're looking for portrait practice then the difference between GOOD and BAD models may not matter much




  
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Jan 02, 2015 18:50 |  #8

watt100 wrote in post #17362800 (external link)
if you're looking for portrait practice then the difference between GOOD and BAD models may not matter much

It's true, this is for practice and to support my day job activities. I'll be happy if the model doesn't give my address to a gangster. Along those lines, is it a bad idea to do this at home?


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Jan 05, 2015 11:02 |  #9

watt100 wrote in post #17362800 (external link)
if you're looking for portrait practice then the difference between GOOD and BAD models may not matter much

From the first post, I didn't think he was looking for portrait practice - I thought he was looking for a professional-looking model to enhance a presentation.

A free craiglist-quality "model" might show up in rumpled, ill-fitting clothing, poorly done makeup & hair, and outdated styling - not what I would want to put in a professional presentation. Sure, you can practice your portrait techniques, but the end results still might not be useful.


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Jan 05, 2015 18:06 |  #10

nathancarter wrote in post #17367279 (external link)
From the first post, I didn't think he was looking for portrait practice - I thought he was looking for a professional-looking model to enhance a presentation.

A free craiglist-quality "model" might show up in rumpled, ill-fitting clothing, poorly done makeup & hair, and outdated styling - not what I would want to put in a professional presentation. Sure, you can practice your portrait techniques, but the end results still might not be useful.

I don't see the two as mutually exclusive. Portrait practice, with the output being some graphics for my presentations. The model you are describing is definitely not what I'm after though.

I'm in the process of registering with ModelMayhem. They have a few listings in my area, so I'll give that a try.


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Jan 07, 2015 09:30 |  #11

I'm trying to visualize how it would look to have a photo of a person placed into a power point presentation just to point at the bullet points? Why not just have each bullt point slide in with each mouse click? To me it would look completely cheesy to have a picture of someone pointing at what I am being shown. (almost game show like) In fact, you often want less, not more on a slide so that they listen to you instead of focusing on the slide and not hearing your words.




  
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Jan 07, 2015 16:48 |  #12

Give CL a try as well, it is free and I have had some great "models" come from there. Honestly I have only had 2 models that kind of sucked and they both came from MM.




  
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Jan 07, 2015 20:46 |  #13

mikeinctown wrote in post #17370537 (external link)
I'm trying to visualize how it would look to have a photo of a person placed into a power point presentation just to point at the bullet points? Why not just have each bullt point slide in with each mouse click? To me it would look completely cheesy to have a picture of someone pointing at what I am being shown. (almost game show like) In fact, you often want less, not more on a slide so that they listen to you instead of focusing on the slide and not hearing your words.

I add a voiceover and turn it into a movie. Kind of like adobe captivate. You're right though , a little can go a long way.


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