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Glossary - Technical Terms


Actor contract - Rights and expectations
Agency commission - Commission, conditions
Artist - Make-up Artists
Best Ager  - Senior Models
Booker - Contact person
Briefing - Introduction
Business license - How to register a business
Buyout - Rights of use
Callsheet/ Dispo - Informations
Calltime - Date of production
Casting - Choosing the model
Casting sheet - Facts and specifications
Classic - Classic models
Close-up/ Headshot - Close photos
Commercial/ advertising model - Models for commercials and advertising
Commission - Mediation fee
Copyright - Protecting intellectual property
Covermodel Models for magazine covers
Credits/ Photocredits - References for photographers Customer Commission - Percentages and conditions
Dressman - Male Models
E-Casting - Video Casting
Editorial - Magazine shooting
Exclusive contract Working together exclusively
Fair hostess - Models for international fairs and congresses
Fashion show - Presenting new clothes collections
Fashion week - The big fashion shows
Fitting - Try-on
Go&See - A quick casting
Grid Girl - Hostess for automotive events
Künstlersozialkasse - KSK (Artists' Social Insurance Fund)
Location - Place
Lookbook - Folder of photos
Make-up artist - Consultant for the right make-up
Mannequin - An anatomic model
Material flat fee - Fee for an agency's service
Measurements - Height, Waist, etc.
Model fee - Model salary

Model release - Contract between model and agency
Mother agency - Agency with an exclusive contract
New face - New model
Not available - Unavailable time period
Nude Photographs - Photos without clothes
On Stay - Staying in an apartment for a job
OOH-Out-of-Home - Advertising in public
Option period- Availability of a model
Overtime - Longer hours
Partner agency - Cooperative agency
Plus Size - Curvy models
Polas/ Polaroids - Immediate pictures
Portfolio - References
Posing - Body positions and postures
PPM-Pre-Production-Meeting - Meeting before the job
Prep(aration) Day - Preparing for a shoot or event
Product Photography - Presenting products the perfect way
Promotional Models - Interaction with customers directly
Rehearsal - Just before the show...
Runway - Stage platform
Scout Identifying new potential models
Set - Where the shooting takes place
Setcard - Contact card
Sedcard-photos - Photos for the Sedcard
Shooting - Taking pictures
Shortlist - Considered candidates
Showroom - Result of the casting
Stylist - The fashion advisor
Testshooting - A way to get professional pictures
Travel Fee - Compensation of travel and housing cost