Second Hand Models is a concept I dreamed up a few years ago. We decided to make it the first project for the production team I have been assembling for over a year. It is intended as a real life training exercise for the team as well as a pilot production for Second Hand Studio L.L.C. It is also a real competition in which the contestants will receive the wardrobes they assemble and the winning contestants will receive cash prizes that may even cover their gas expenses to get to the shoots!
Due to various complications (such as not having any of the models make all the shoots so scheduling and rescheduling has been a big problem!) the official start of the competition has lagged behind the shooting of the competition. When the budget of the film is limited to what is in the Executive Producer’s wallet, delays are to be expected. The competition is now on.
How will the competitors be ranked? We will be posting YouTube interviews, music videos, pictures from their photo shoots and tabulating the views and likes each person gets. YouTube gives us the ability to check the duration of the views so we will probably implement a graded counting system for the votes. That is, 100 views and 100 likes and only 1% of the video viewed would turn into 1 vote/like. While 10 views and 10 like that viewed 100% of the video would be 10 views/likes.
On October 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. at
the Woodland Mall Celebration Cinema in Kentwood, Michigan (the greater Grand Rapids area) we will have a runway fashion show.
Due to technical difficulties the venue has been changed to the Atomic Vixens’ studio at 447 Century Avenue.
The models will have their first opportunity to wear their wardrobes for a live audience. We will also have videos with highlights of their interviews, shopping trips, and photo shoots while they are changing into the next outfit. The audience will also have the opportunity to purchase and have autographed photos of the models from their choice of favorites from the photo shoots and to put their ticket stub in a sealed container as a vote for their favorite model. Seating is limited to 100 (if it sells out in advance we will move to a larger theater) so purchase your ticket in advance!
Thanks for the support and I hope to see you next Sunday at Celebration Cinema!
John N. Collins