Now I had more solid ideas running through my mind in this project, and we didn’t have an awful lot of time to complete this project in, it was time for me to start sourcing my model who will pose for my before shot, after shot and also do some acting in the 2 minute interview video. I needed to find someone who fit my barbie doll idea and would be able to be made into one of the looks from my ‘Before’ moodboard. I wanted someone blonde, slim, pretty and not afraid to let loose in front of the camera.
I put out a couple of adverts and mood boards asking for people to get in touch if they were interested, but I didn’t have a lot of luck. I kept trying over the span of a couple of days, but then it started getting to a point where I needed to start getting things together and start shooting/filming. So with time running out, I really had to think.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, but my friend Paige popped to mind. We have become friends through collaborating on photoshoots and projects this term and we are now comfortable with working with one another. Luckily, she also fit the look I was after… she had blonde hair, was slim, and confident in front of the camera. As a bonus she also had dogs I could use to get across my ‘dog groomer’ attribute, that she often clipped and groomed herself to save paying out for someone else to do it.
I ran all of my ideas past Paige and she was excited to work with me and help me out on this project in such a short space of time, I couldn’t be more over the moon! Paige was also kind enough to offer her house for me to film in, which I have been to once before so I am familiar with where the natural light comes in, and how much space we have to work with.
Paige has previous modelling experience and is comfortable being put into any look/style and working with it. She has worked with being glammed up and the colour pink before, so I had an idea she would look good in my before shot and video interview. She also sent me an image of her 3 dogs she has, who she said I can use when photographing and filming.
Now I had my model sorted, I needed to start thinking about what my before shot will look like, how it is going to be styled, and how I am going to light it.