In this day and age, the word artist is taken so passively. Every other person who can sing rather tunefully pitches himself as a singer. The ones who are adept at shaking a leg at parties and events consider themselves as dancers. Not only will this trend let mediocrity creep in but the techniques of the respective arts go down the drain as well! Yes, we are talking about the importance of formal training.
You could be a short film maker with highly specific talent requirements.
You could be an ad film maker looking for people from all age-groups, skills and ethnic backgrounds.
You could even be a music producer looking for a live orchestra for an impromptu gig coming up in a short time.
Where do you source your artists from? Knocking those regular doors and being quoted with an exorbitant sum is not a great idea.
There was a time when those who were blessed with great looks dreamed were advised to join the fashion or film industries. ‘You should become a model.’ used to be a common retort. Come to think of it, how easy or difficult is it for a novice to make a mark in this industry? Are drop dead gorgeous looks all what matters?
E-commerce is all about selling on face value. Users cannot touch, free and try the product. Therefore, the image that showcases the product becomes the ultimate selling point.
Indian cinema seems to have grown a new spine in the past couple of years, given the kind of bold cinema making its way to the audiences. Vidya Balan’s Dirty Picture is yet another example that forces the question of how can they emote such behaviour on camera for the world and its brother to see. Actress Preeti Gupta is presently in the news for her nude pictures that have gone viral. When asked about her work she said, “Shooting such scenes needs dedication and discipline. It’s very challenging. The concept of the film made sense to me and that’s why we decided to show the truth of the situation. Ultimately, we were trying to recreate two hours of reality. Our intention is not to titillate but to show you the truth. It needs courage.”
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Models, men and women, go where the job takes them and therefore do travel a lot. Given the nature of their profession, it also comes to pass that their face and hair suffer through a lot with the multiple make up applications and hair styling products. It takes a lot of effort, to then, take care of their skin, their hair, their diet and many times their sanity too. It really helps to keep a well-stocked bag alongside with all the essentials that will help instantly revive tired skin, hair and refresh the mind in between shoots.
Eyes are said to be the key to the soul. The entire face however is the key to acting or emoting. Priyanka Chopra’s performance in Barfi was lauded worldwide for her brilliance in ‘becoming’ an autistic person. She expresses a whole gamut of emotions, in many shots, with just her face. Be it fear, confusion, happiness or sadness – she captured everyone’s attention and hearts as the utterly innocent Jhilmil Chatterjee. There are many ways to express an emotion with just one’s face. Given that, nowadays, everyone uses emote-icons in most of their digital communications, it is even more easy, to realise the impact that facial expressions add to any communiqué. ☺ ☺