Spot a Fake Casting:  Crowd skill Creative

From: Natalie O’leary <>
Date: Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Music Video

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming shoot with Crowd skill Creative. We are shooting a music video at the 4th and 5th of next month and are currently looking for models and extra to get involved. 

We are working with an international music artist. This music video would be based around a party vibe environment. We are looking for people with great uplifting energy, who are not afraid to perform inform of the camera. 

You will only be required for 4 to 5 hours on set.  

We’re making arrangements for a suitable location, you will receive the location details and driving direction as soon as the venue is confirmed.

You will be paid $4950.60 for this assignment. This would also be a great opportunity for models that need high-quality content for their portfolios. Once the video is completed and aired a downloadable link can be sent to you up upon request. 

Bonus: free lunch, models will receive copies of photo shoot via Dropbox or on a 2gb memory stick and all clothes, shoes and other accessories you will be wearing for the shoot will be yours after the shoot.

Video Reference : Please have a look at these videos 

Badshah – Pagal

Nafe Smallz ft Tory Lanez – Good Love 

The shoot is from 4:00 PM to 08:00 PM but you won’t be needed for this whole time. we will email you all the information/time for when you will be needed.

NOTE: The total pay for this job is $4950.60. An advanced deposit/booking fee of $500 will be mailed upfront to you BEFORE the shoot to ensure your engagement on the upcoming project with us in line with our business ethics. Meanwhile,the balance of $4,4950.60 will be paid at the venue as soon as the shoot is completed. Moreover, YOU WILL NOT ONLY RECEIVE A CERTIFIED PAYCHECK OF $500 but also with an ADDITIONAL amount that

you will use to pay for your wardrobes bills which you will forward to the designer in charge of your Wardrobe after processing the check. The payment for your wardrobe and clothing measurements has to be forwarded to the designer by you, reason being that, the payment for your wardrobe has to be made or billed to your Name/info as requested and acceptable business terms by the designer, to ensure a tallied customization and label to be printed on your costumes. Please be informed that you are NOT responsible for the funds that you will use to pay for your wardrobe, the funds will be mailed in one payment to you alongside with that of your upfront/booking payment I.e. (your advanced payment $500  plus extra amount for wardrobe cost and shipping fee all on one check)  I hope this is clear?

Final Note: we recommend that you read the content above over again for proper understanding and do not hesitate to ask questions. Below are the required payment and sign-up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheck for your upfront and Wardrobe bills:

Name to be written on check/Your Legal name:

Residence address:(Not Po. Box)

Apartment number if any:

City/state/zip code:

Direct mobile phone number:

Your available date:

Your escort name if any:

Your current occupation:


Do not hesitate to ask any questions if any concerning the details above. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and we look forward to working with you on this project.

Warmest Regards

Jacob Wyatt

Creative Director

Crowd Skill Creatives

Remember, a client will never prepay a talent for a booking. This is a fake casting call!

How to Use Sunless Tanner

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Self tanning can help you glow, especially if you have a photo shoot coming up. If you have large pores or dry skin, you should apply a moisturizer 20 minutes before self-tanning. Use a cleaning pad to wipe off excess bronze on your hands, nails, or feet. Allow your skin to dry completely before dressing or applying makeup. After showering, pat your skin dry, and then apply sunscreen in a cool and dry place to avoid excessive sweating.

Starting from the bottom, start applying the self-tanner piece by piece (feet, legs, torso, chest, arms and face). Apply bronzer to the body in parts, such as arms, then legs and torso. Take a little more time to exfoliate in the thickest areas of your skin, elbows, knees, and ankles. Use a loofah to exfoliate your skin before applying a self-tanner.

Use loofah or exfoliants to remove excess dead skin. Use Salux Cloth and Triple Action Shower Gel exfoliants to clean the skin of the body to brighten thick and rough skin that has been severely stained by tanning. After showering, dry your body thoroughly, and then apply a thin layer of night cream or body lotion (without AHA or BHA) on the body parts that need to be tanned. To dilute, wipe gently with a damp towel or apply a thin layer of lotion on the self-tanning.

So rinse it off with slightly colder water than usual, and don’t use scrubs or soap, as these can dull your tan. To consolidate and prolong tanning, apply moisturizer after rinsing and while tanning. Keep your skin very hydrated in the days leading up to tanning, but make sure you don’t over-hydrate it before using your self-tanner.

To keep your tan from looking blotchy and unevenly fading, use an oil-free exfoliator before starting (oil creates a barrier between your skin and your tanner and leaves streaks on it). Exfoliate a few days before self-tanning, as these products are easier to apply to smoother skin and you will get a smoother result. Do not use an exfoliator after self-tanning, as it will cause discoloration or staining. Before tanning, it’s important to exfoliate and rinse your skin to remove dead skin cells (which cause bumps), dirt, oil, and anything else that can create a barrier between the skin and the product.

When you’re ready to apply the suntan lotion, make sure you do it with clean hands or you can use latex gloves. If you have usually dry skin, apply a light layer of moisturizer evenly all over your body.

Some self-tanning brands have moisturizers specially formulated to prolong the life of your new glow. Use an exfoliating facial cleanser to remove dead skin cells and prepare your face for a fresh, tanned look. Wash your face with a mild cleanser, keep your skin hydrated at all times, and avoid using retinols and acne products that can dissolve the color on your face.

If you shave (you don’t have to be 100%, just for clarity), be sure to do so before applying your fake tan. Then use a facial scrub such as LOreal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub or LOreal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Kiwi Scrub to remove dead skin clumps from the surface of the skin before applying the self-tanner. If you have darker or uneven areas of skin from self-tanning, use an exfoliator such as Paulas Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid on those areas.

Make sure you use enough bronzer to get your whole body tanned. Use a small amount and apply the self-tanning agent to the naturally tanned areas of the face. If you want to get all your skin tanned, you usually use one tanning agent to tan your face and another to tan your whole body.

Creams and lotions can quickly cover large areas and make it easier to track the amount of bronzer applied to the skin. Wipes simplify application and reduce the risk of loss of areas; However, applying self-tanning wipes from head to toe can be difficult and time-consuming. Using a rug or gloves can help avoid this problem, but if you apply with bare hands you need to wash them thoroughly before moving on to tanning other areas.

To reduce the tanning effect on these areas, gently wipe them off with a damp towel or apply some lotion on top of your self-tanner. Always apply bronzer in a cool, dry place to avoid perspiration. The granularity of the exfoliator will help remove any tan residues that may have adhered to your skin during the process.

If you use cleansers in the shower, you will find that your tan will be less tan compared to a simple rinse with water. Tanning products last better and last longer if the skin is exfoliated before application.

If you want to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but don’t want to sacrifice your golden bronzed skin, a tanning lotion is the perfect solution. Tanning products, also known as self-tanning products, can make your skin look tan without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Tanning products are usually sold in the form of lotions, creams and sprays applied to the skin. Natural sunless tanning products are a safe and effective way to keep your skin tanned throughout the year.

With some know-how, a self-tanning facial can be part of your skincare routine. However, you may not have fully learned how to apply self-tanning to your face, as getting a tan on your face is a little more difficult than applying self-tanning to the rest of your body. But a perfectly even, natural self-tan is possible with a few clever preparatory steps and a small arsenal of skin care products, some of which may already be in your bathroom.

Find a sun-free bronzer that’s right for your skin tone, whether it’s light, medium, or already slightly tanned. You will need to use a good exfoliator to make sure that the self-tanner is completely removed, and this method will most likely only complete the tan rather than completely remove it.

Just make sure you are not using any products that contain oil, which basically acts as a protective agent and prevents your skin from absorbing the tanning formula. This means that it is best not to use these products immediately before applying a self-tanning product, and certainly not after applying it. Even if you use a self-tanning glove.

5 Tips to Look Best in Photographs

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Judging by how many people are looking for tips on how to look our best in photographs, most of us find it difficult to feel non-photogenic. Surprising a gruesome look in photos can be a little traumatic – and that’s enough to make us wonder exactly how all of these models manage to look so good all the time.

Taking a great photo is an art, much more difficult than it sounds to make sure your real beauty is captured by the camera. Learning to take the perfect selfies or photos and really love the way you look at them is a skill you can fully master.

If you tend to blink in photos, close your eyes before taking the picture and slowly open them until the camera clicks. Always look slightly above the camera lens, but not directly into the camera. Use your cell phone in selfie mode (you don’t need to take a picture), look at the screen, slowly turning in a circle to find the best light on your face. Whether you’re taking a selfie or asking a friend to take a photo of you, make sure the camera is tilted down.

This will help look make you look slimmer, not only on the face, but also on the whole body, if it is in the photo. This will naturally reflect the light and reduce shadows, which will make you look like you have a double chin. Make it clear which side you like best, and remember to tilt your face this way when shooting, rather than looking directly into the camera. It may sound silly at first, but practicing smiling, turning your head slightly, and posing in front of a mirror can help you understand your best sides.

Even if you think you’re not photogenic, it’s easy to look good in photographs if you know how to pose in front of the lens. Being photogenic means understanding the poses, camera angles, and little tricks that make you feel your best in front of the camera. Gaining confidence and learning simple techniques such as posturing and choosing the best light and scenery will keep you always photographic. I hope these 5 tips for how to look your best in photos will help you in your daily life or on your next trip.

Whether you want to expand your Instagram or just want to know how to look better in photos with friends, you can use some tips and tricks to always stay at your best. So let us dive into some of the best tips to make your face more photogenic. So here are some real-world tricks that I learned to look better in really important photos.

No matter what you decide to focus the photo, make sure to shoot and focus in good light. If you are the subject of a photo, make sure you have something that really stands out in the photo.

Without the blush on your cheeks, your face can appear two-dimensional in photographs. Without blush, your face may appear pale or washed out in a photo, even if your skin is naturally dark. Blush should be transparent (consider creating a watercolor effect) for a romantic look, not Raggedy Ann.

If you’re dressing up for a party, you might want to complement your dress or jumpsuit with glamorous makeup. If I know I’m going to be photographed, I just add a little more makeup than usual because it will look better in photos. You may also want to consider using a darker colored eyebrow pencil if you know you will be photographing, as facial features tend to appear lighter in photographs. Avoid frizzing as the camera flash can bring out fluttering hair, don’t use too much hair product to keep your hair dry and crisp, and turn your head right in front of the image to add some volume (if your hairstyle allows it).

Of course, when we pose for a photo, we tend to spread our arms on either side of the body, but this will make you look awkward and uncomfortable, and it will also make your arms look bigger than they actually are. Therefore, people tend to move their heads away from the camera, tilt back or lower their chins when taking photos.

Hair touching is a natural movement that we all do, which is why it looks airy and frank in the photo. Your hair is also an effective support, and touching or playing with your hair makes you look in place and look natural.

Even if you walk slowly in circles, your photo will look smoother and more natural. Instead of staying in one place all the time while someone photographs you (or takes a selfie – don’t be ashamed), keep moving. Josie advised to walk slowly in circles while the photographers take the picture – even if it looks awkward, the photos come out natural and candid (this is always what we look for).

This ensures the maximum variety of photos and that you don’t get hung up on photos of a corny fake smile. It’s always good to take a lot of photos and try all the angles and images that come to mind, and then only use and store the photos that you like. You always want your eyes to catch people and be the center of attention in photos, and there are several things you can do to make that happen. If you make your photos smile, it will look bad.

No posture can make you look more beautiful than amazing light. When you cannot shoot in the shade or in direct sunlight, it’s best you shoot in uniform light.

A tip for taking good photos is to understand what angle you are in front of the camera. These tips will undoubtedly change the way you pose for photographs, from knowing the angle to strategically positioning your camera. We take literally thousands of head photos every year, so we’ve learned a few tricks to help our clients look good in their photos.

However, armed with these expert makeup, hair, and strategic posture tips, you will quickly become perfect. A face masked with any solid foundation will look flat and soft in photos, said Real Simple Morgen Schick, beauty expert and author of Your Makeover.

Spotting Bad Casting Calls

Bad Castings are Hard to Spot. Here are Some Tips

Rule of Thumb: No casting client will ever compensate you before a doing an actual booking.

Also, there is never a “model coach” on set of any types of projects. If it’s too good to be true, it is! Here are some examples below.

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See an example of a fake casting #1″:

From: Benjamin Williams <>

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming shoot notice. It would be an honor to work with you. We are currently working on creating a dating app(LOVESEARCHER) which will be launched hopefully by the end of December. Models/actors are required to assume the role of an app user and be photographed in a natural environment, such as a coffee shop, restaurant, library, at home etc. Event dates notice: you are to check your availability and choose the best date feasible for you between 15th and 27th of November, 2021. Please note that any day you pick cannot be changed later on except the changes are made a week before the shoot. Location/Venue of event: We will make arrangements for suitable locations within your city for the event, you will receive the location’s details and driving direction as soon as the locations are confirmed.

Compensation: (SOME CRAZY PRICE THEY TELL YOU) for the complete usage right for 3 months. We(LOVESEARCHER) are entitled to use the produced shoot on our website and app for the period of 3 months only and this will be backed up by a contract.

Bonus: free lunch, models will receive copies of photo shoots via Dropbox or on a 2gb memory stick and all clothes, shoes and other accessories you will be wearing for the shoot will be yours after the shoot. Time of Event: 10:00 A.M – 3:00 P.M Nudity: No No level of experience is required (Free Model Coach available upon request).

Models/actors may attend the shoot with their choice of escort (maximum of two) and should not arrive location later than 9:30 commence make-ups and attend a brief introductory class about the proposed project and shoot starts by 10:15 a.m. This shoot is going to be fun as different acting characters maybe involved, which is the real sense of this project. Take the courage to participate in this paid and legitimate offer as we look forward to working with you. Final Note: we recommend that you read the content above over again for proper understanding and do not hesitate to ask questions. Below are the required payment and sign-up details you are to forward to us for filling and to mail you the aforementioned paycheck for your upfront and Wardrobe bills: Name to be written on check/Your Legal name: Residence address:(Not Po. Box) Apartment number if any: City/state/zip code: Direct mobile phone number: Your available date: Your escort name if any: Your current occupation: Age:

Fake Casting Example #2

From: Benjamin Williams <>

Subject: Dating App Photoshoot

How’s your day going ……I have been instructed by the account officer to inform you that for some reasons(Logistics issues etc), We’ve decided that a picture of the payment check for your upfront/booking fee() and extra funds for your wardrobe will be sent to your email today. You are to follow all instructions as detailed below immediately you receive the payment check in your email today.

* Have the payment check printed out on a white paper

* cut out the edges of the front and back of the payment check.

* Endorse the back of the check with your signature and write “For deposit only.

* Deposit the payment check through your bank app on your mobile phone(Mobile deposit) and have the receipt/evidence of deposit sent to our email so that we can instruct the issuing bank to release funds immediately to execute its purpose.

It is important that you have the check deposited as soon as you receive it so as to ensure the funds are made available under 24hrs to execute its purpose because we have very limited time before the shoot for the delivery of your wardrobe. All contracts/paper works are backed up by power of attorney and it is important you follow up my instructions strictly.

When the funds are available I will send you further instructions on how to send the funds meant for your wardrobe to the fashion stylist without delay. Please send me a reply note confirming that you receive this email and understand the content of it. I will be waiting to read from you

Thank you for the patience and understanding

Fake Casting Example #3


We got your personal information as required by the company and it will be profiled and updated so you are welcome aboard to BRAND NAME Photography, We urge you to be patient as we reveal to you every document containing the contract and some other vital documents. Your part-payment check will come first so as to prompt model/actor’s hard work and commitment to this project, this will be delivered via a courier service to your provided home or office address so be aware as we keep you updated daily and make sure you crosscheck the address you provided us with from your last email and confirm if it is correct. Your clothing/wardrobe will be shipped to you by a fashion stylist after we pass all requests for your wardrobe to them. Your measurement and payment for your wardrobe shall be forwarded to the stylist after you must have received payment from us, reason being that the payment has to be made or billed to your name to ensure a tallied customization and print/label on your wardrobe as the requested terms by the designer.

Attached to this email is a simple contract agreement i will need you to endorse by printing it out, reading and signing on it with your signatures, then email me back with a scan copy for records or a Photo pic of the signed contract letter using your phone camera, then have it emailed to us from your phone. It is of high importance you get back to us with the contract form attached to this email under the next 24hr clock.

P.S : It’s of best interest that you get back to us under the next 24hour clock in order to facilitate the whole process. Thank you for your anticipation.

Other Tips to Watch Out For:

  • Avoid any castings or emails that require depositing checks money orders, or wire transfers
  • Being “Prepaid For Clothes”
  • Asking for personal information via Whats App or other Apps
  • Never accept advanced payments, “trusting you with the funds” and paying a representative back a portion of the money received.
  • Taking Pictures of Checks Through Text
  • Signing Fake Checks

Famous Photographer Red Flag

Here is a great example that shows you how to avoid the fake fashion photographer email.


You might have heard of the saying “Natural talent” being used to describe a person who does something so effortlessly without having any experience nor requiring much practice. This term is applicable in several fields and the modeling industry is no exception. If you’re wondering if it’s possible to become a model without any experience. We are here to tell you it’s very possible because where there’s a will there is a way.

You can develop your natural talent by grooming yourself to be at par with a model with years of experience. However, you must understand that to be a model you must be committed and consisted. This article entails careful steps you can employ to become a model without requiring any experience.


The first step you must take if you want to understand something is to educate yourself on the subject. This is now easy as technology has given us the privilege to access variety of information from the comfort of our cellphones and laptops. To become a model, you need to conduct thorough research on different aspects of modeling.

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