COMP CARDS

STARRSHOTS STUDIOS' Master Photographer and CEO, Garvin Smith is unique having been involved at many levels of the entertainment industry. See About Us for a bio. During this period; he has come into contact and worked with very well-known Models, Celebrities, Musical talents, their agents and their managers. He has also, over the years, mentored many fledgling models and actors. One of the major problems of these new actors or models is that they are confronted with is a lack of knowledge about how they are to market themselves until the professionals take control of their careers. When the subject of a comp card or head shot is discussed there appears to be quite a bit of confusion and misconception. Therefore, below, is a description pertaining to the use and layout of the comp card. This description is generic but it applies to the industry at a world wide level. Every model must know this information if they're going to succeed in their marketing efforts.

Composite card, Model card, Comp sheet, flip cards, Sed card, Zed cards is a marketing tool for models. The various card names apply to what regional area you are marketing too. Today, some Casting Directors are now requesting actors to submit cards in addition to their headshots. The cards are made up from photographs depicting distinct lifestyle images. They can also serve as their mini-portfolio or business cards.

Composite cards are used on three major levels; they are used by models, agents and the agent's clients. Comp cards have been around for many years as the essential marketing tool for a model and are likely to retain this standing because they are an inexpensive way to effectively and professionally showcase a model's range.

A comp card typically contains a minimum of two pictures, a cover image and, on the back, a selection of representative shots relating to the portfolio and the model's basic stats, typically height, weight, three sizes (bust, waist, hips), shoe size, eye and hair color, and contact phone number (agent or personal). Today’s standard card is printed in color on both sides of an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of glossy card stock (12 pt stock) (US) or A5 (Europe, Asia).

Currently, models and Actors have many options when creating comp cards. They can ask their photographer or agent to select the photos for them. This is the correct method. They can select the photos themselves then create their own card on a computer using today's selection of image editing or graphics software. This can have disastrous consequences. In addition, with technology's increasingly strong influence (the web) on the market place, many digital printing companies have looked to the internet to facilitate the ordering and printing process for comp cards.

Comp Card Front Professional Pose Comp Card Back

 

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