05/24/12 01:05 AM Filed in: Video Vixens
is looking great
in the new Kevin McCall video "Naked."
This is one of those better-than-average music
videos for an aspiring model, as it really
showcases the models and has some nifty
production design. Carol was kind enough to give
me a brief interview on how
to get into a music video
like this. It's a
good read for aspiring models. (Below photo by
1. How did you get the video?
I got the video through Shatter Proof Marketing,
which is an agency I work with. I also book lots of
work independently but most music videos I book
2. Were you selected outright, call back,
In this instance I didn’t even have to go to a
casting call, which was great. They were looking for
girls who were at least 5’8 and I got booked through
3. Is booking a job just thru pics alone
something a newbie could expect to happen, or is that
reserved for the more experienced models that people
have seen in action?
I think as long as they have good pics and get
submitted they should be fine.
4. Was the shoot a long day? Several
Music videos are always long . . . I was there from
2pm to 1am on Easter Sunday.
5. How is the pay for these sorts of gigs,
ballpark - did negotiate at all or was it
The pay varies a lot for music video these days, you
can always negotiate if you are ready to piss a
production off, but it might be worth it! I would say
the pay for this one was on the average side, like
6. Of course, the big question - did that
special effect shot require you to actually be naked
for the vid?
I was hoping to let people’s mind wonder on this one
. . . but I think we all know there’s no reason to be
naked on set when there is this amazing little
invention called pasties out there!
7. Any advice to aspiring models about
breaking into this business?
Do it if you think the pay is reasonable, not for the
exposure, or else you can be deeply disappointed. Its
always exciting when the video comes out and you got
good camera time, but you can never guarantee that,
and a production will always try to convince you to
do it for cheaper by throwing out some BS like
‘You’re the lead!’ then you get there and yeah you’re
the lead . . . along with 8 other ‘leads’! So don’t
even give them your phone number since they think
models are brain-dead and will try to take advantage
of you, give them your manager’s number.
What matters is that you get compensated for your
time, like on any other job. So don’t do it for free
or for some pitiful pay, and don’t be throwing
yourself in front of the camera, respect yourself.